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    20+ Great Things to Do This Weekend in and Around Boston
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    FILE - Holiday shoppers spend a sunny afternoon ice skating, Nov. 28, 2009.

    It was a short week, but coming off the holiday break, it sure felt a lot longer. Thankfully, the weekend is here and there are some great things to do to get out and have some fun. Maybe it’s ice skating on Frog Pond, or taking in some First Friday fun at the Museum of Fine Arts and if you’re planning a wedding, the Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding Expo is also happening this weekend.

    Friday, Jan. 4

    Ice Skating on Frog Pond

    The season is open for Ice Skating on Frog Pond right in the heart of the Boston Common. Lockers, skate sharpening and skating aids are also available. Admission is based on skater’s height: 58 inches and over is $6, under 58 inches if free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Boston Common.

    Downtown Boston Holiday Market

    Browse, shop and enjoy the Downtown Boston Holiday Market for a few more days. Located in Downtown Crossing, visit local vendors showcasing artisan products such as jewelry, woodcarvings, metal sculptures, food, candles, clothing and more. Boston’s Downtown Crossing, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Boston History Tour Pub Crawl

    Mix hidden history, craft beer and good times during Boston Crawling’s guided History Tour Pub Crawl. Visit historic pubs in the Faneuil Hall area of the Freedom trail while guides share stories of Revolutionary Boston. Tours offered daily at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $34.99 and must be purchased in advance. Meet at the Samuel Adams statues in front of Faneuil Hall.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place is underway. Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating to life in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. Price is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 5-10 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Museum of Fine Arts First Fridays: Winter Wonderland

    Join the folks at the Museum of Fine Arts tonight and kick off the weekend with fine art, music, signature cocktails, tapas and more. Tickets are $25, seniors and students are $23 and free for members. 6-9:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

    SoWa First Fridays

    Meet artists, view exhibits and shop as more than 200 artists, galleries, shops and showrooms open their doors to the public tonight for an evening of art, culture and inspiration. 5-9 p.m., 450-460 Harrison Ave., Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $49. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Saturday, Jan. 5

    Kids in the Kitchen: Apple Cider Donuts

    Children ages 6-12 can explore and taste the food of the season at Boston Public Markets Kids in the Kitchen series. Today Emily from Red Apple Farm will teach us how to make their signature Apple Cider Donuts. 10 a.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Ice Skating on Frog Pond

    The season is open for Ice Skating on Frog Pond right in the heart of the Boston Common. Lockers, skate sharpening and skating aids are also available. Admission is based on skater’s height: 58 inches and over is $6, under 58 inches if free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Boston Common.

    Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding Expo

    Planning a wedding in 2019? Then you don’t want to miss the Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding Expo today and tomorrow where you can meet with vendors to help you plan everything you need for your upcoming event. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington. 

    Downtown Boston Holiday Market

    Browse, shop and enjoy the Downtown Boston Holiday Market for a few more days. Located in Downtown Crossing, visit local vendors showcasing artisan products such as jewelry, woodcarvings, metal sculptures, food, candles, clothing and more. Boston’s Downtown Crossing, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating to life in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. Price is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $49. Performances today at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Boston History Tour Pub Crawl

    Mix hidden history, craft beer and good times during Boston Crawling’s guided History Tour Pub Crawl. Visit historic pubs in the Faneuil Hall area of the Freedom trail while guides share stories of Revolutionary Boston. Tours offered daily at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $34.99 and must be purchased in advance. Meet at the Samuel Adams statues in front of Faneuil Hall.

    Children’s Book LEGO Night

    Celebrate Lewis Carroll and A.A. Milne (both celebrating birthdays in January, by building a scene or character inspired by Trident Booksellers favorite books. Tickets are $10 and includes a $5 voucher toward food and drink during your build. Creations will be voted on at the end of the night and the winners will receive a $20 gift card. 7-8:30 p.m., Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury St., Boston.

    Sunday, Jan. 6

    Ice Skating on Frog Pond

    The season is open for Ice Skating on Frog Pond right in the heart of the Boston Common. Lockers, skate sharpening and skating aids are also available. Admission is based on skater’s height: 58 inches and over is $6, under 58 inches if free. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Boston Common.

    Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding Expo

    Planning a wedding in 2019? Then you don’t want to miss the Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding Expo today and tomorrow where you can meet with vendors to help you plan everything you need for your upcoming event. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington.

    Downtown Boston Holiday Market

    Browse, shop and enjoy the Downtown Boston Holiday Market for a few more days. Located in Downtown Crossing, visit local vendors showcasing artisan products such as jewelry, woodcarvings, metal sculptures, food, candles, clothing and more. Boston’s Downtown Crossing, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Winter Skate at Patriot Place

    The 10th season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place is underway. Grab the family and enjoy this time-honored tradition of outdoor ice skating to life in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. Price is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. Skate rentals are $5. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $49. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Boston History Tour Pub Crawl

    Mix hidden history, craft beer and good times during Boston Crawling’s guided History Tour Pub Crawl. Visit historic pubs in the Faneuil Hall area of the Freedom trail while guides share stories of Revolutionary Boston. Tours offered daily at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $34.99 and must be purchased in advance. Meet at the Samuel Adams statues in front of Faneuil Hall. 

    Pasta Making Workshop

    Have you always wanted to learn how to make homemade pasta? Learn how to make pasta from scratch with Chef Avery, founder and owner of Law of Pasta in The Boston Public Market. Be sure to RSVP. $56-$70, 4-6 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.