Family Holiday Activities Happening in Massachusetts

Author: one tough job

The holidays are here, and you’re probably wondering how to make the best memories with your little one. Here are some great events happening throughout Massachusetts during the next month!

Boston Blink! Holiday Light & Sound Extravaganza at Faneuil Hall – The free, state-of-the-art light & sound extravaganza is back at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Marketplace Center this year.

Winter Lights on the Greenway - Winter Lightson The Greenway is a number of lighting displays intended to bring warmth and cheer to The Greenway during the darkest part of the year.

Gardens Aglow in Sandwich, MA- The grounds will be transformed by more than ten miles of holiday lights into a twinkling wonderland with holiday displays and family-friendly activities.

The Polar Express in 4D at the Museum of Science! - Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multisensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy!

Check out the City Hall Plaza Holiday Shopping Village! - Join Etsy Artists of Bostonat our holiday chalet at Boston City Hall Plaza December 2nd through December 31st as our gifted artists and artisans share their incredible handmade wares! There is also ice skating, snacks, and activities for the whole family!

Catch free holiday movies in theaters! - Here's where you and your family can catch all of your favorite holiday flicks at movie theaters and libraries in or near Boston this season.

Go Caroling at the Carousel on the Greenway (multiple locations)- Caroling at the Carousel is a new tradition for The Greenway, pairing one of Boston’s best family friendly attractions with renowned local musicians, seasonal treats from small local vendors, and a healthy amount of holiday cheer.

The Polar Express at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon, MA - When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Festival of Trees 2016 in the Berkshires- Walk the red carpet to see more than 100 dazzling decorated trees, bedecked in cinematic finery, reflecting this year’s movie theme.

Christmas in Cape Cod - Visit for a list of festive Christmas strolls, concerts, fairs, harbor lightings and parades across Cape Cod, as well as accommodations package, holiday shop-opportunities and the chance to win hundreds of dollars in Santa’s Helpers gift cards!

Go Sledding! (Multiple locations) - Pack the hot cocoa, slip into your snow pants, and check out these awesome sledding slopes!

Visit the gingerbread village of Wesleyan Grove (Martha’s Vineyard) - With houses that look like they tumbled out of a bakery shop window, and candy-bright colors that will warm your spirit, there’s no reason not celebrate the spirit of the season with a bit of gingerbread delight in this beautiful community.

Volunteer with the whole family! (Multiple locations) - The holiday season can be an exciting time for many; filled with family, fun and food. Share your holiday joy with those less fortunate.

For more family holiday activities, check out these great children’s event sites:

Mommy Poppins

Boston Discovery Guide

Boston Central

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