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Holiday Activities in Your Town!

Regardless of what holiday you celebrate, there are plenty of activities in our area to get you in the holiday spirit. Check out the list below for where you can go and the dates!

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Weston –

Santa Ride – Throughout the town of Weston, December 19 6:00 PM

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The Weston Fire Department will be helping Santa get around town! Beginning on Sears and Laurel Street, the fire truck will travel throughout the town, ending at the Town Hall. Children can wave as he passes by.


The Nutcracker – Regis College, December 20 – 22

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Commonwealth Ballet Company is putting on The Nutcracker right here in Weston! Recommended for ages four and older, this is a wonderful activity for families to participate in during the beginning of the holiday week.

Wellesley – 

Red Carpet Winter Wonderland – Kidville, December 19 11:00 AM

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Head over to the Kidville in your favorite holiday outfit and take pictures on the red carpet in a Winter Wonderland! There will be winter crafts, holiday snacks and of course, the Rockin Railroad’.


Mass Hort’s Snow Village – Massachusetts Horticultural Society The Gardens at Elm Bank, December 20 4:00 PM

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Check out all of the beautifully decorated trees and enter a raffle to win one of your own! In addition to the trees, there is also a visit from Santa, carriage rides, a snow village, s’mores and garden lights.

Newton –

The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Screening – Newton Public Library, December 21 2:00 PM

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Newton Public Library will be screening The Nightmare Before Christmas on Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 PM.


First Night Light Up Chanukah Celebration – Beth Menachem Chabad, December 22 4:00 PM

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There will be plenty of fun activities and treats for children. There will be the opportunity to take a photo with “Dreidel Man” and much more exciting activities for the family!


Menorah Lightning – Chestnut Hill Square, December 23 5:00 PM

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The evening will begin at 5:00 PM with a giant Ice Menorah led by Chabad at Chestnut Hill. In addition to the lighting, there will be music and refreshments. This event is open to the public.

Needham – 

The Sound of the Season – Wingate Healthcare, December 20 2:00 PM

All ages are invited to join together to celebrate music. The event begins at 2:00 PM.


Holiday Cookie Workshop – Needham Park and Recreation, December 21 3:00 PM

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From 3:00 – 5:00 PM, you can make family and friends cookies! Children will be able to create cookies and bring them home to bake. The ages welcomed for this event are from five to ten.

Natick – 

Christmas Eve Celebrations – Milestone Church, December 24 10:30 AM

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Music, a cookies bar and a night of fun at Milestone Church in Natick. There will also be hot cocoa, apple cider and candlelight singing.

Wayland –

Holiday Wrapping Party – Wayland Public Library, December 20 11:30 AM

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Enjoy coffee, tea and treats while wrapping your holiday presents! The Wayland Public Library will have great music and company. The library will provide gift wrap, ribbon, scissors and tape.


Winter Solstice Shabbat – PodMeadow, December 21 10:30 AM

On the first day of Winter, experience the beautiful views of the pond. Along the way the group with sing songs, stop for prayer and discussion on a Torah passage. Make sure to dress accordingly for the cold weather!


Santa’s Ride – Throughout the town of Wayland, December 20-22 5:00 PM

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Beginning at 5:00 PM, you can find Santa cruising around the town! The Wayland Fire Department will bring him to many different stops on an antique fire truck. For the schedule, click the link above.


Boston –

The Boston Common Frog Pond is open!

The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the United States. With a winter ice skating rink and learn to skate school, a reflecting pool in the spring and fall, and a summer spray pool and children’s carousel, there are always fun and exciting activities for all to enjoy.

Join in the fun at one of the year-round Frog Pond events or stop by to enjoy the scenery, Wicked Free Wi-Fi and something delicious from the café.