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30+ Great Seasonal Events for the Entire Family

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    30+ Great Seasonal Events for the Entire Family

    Whether you plan to take in a holiday show, or check out some seasonal lights and displays, this is the week to do it. From the Enchanted Village to the Nutcracker, the Holiday Pops and more, we’ve gathered dozens of great seasonal favorites the whole family will enjoy!

    Monday, Dec. 17 

    The Enchanted Village

    The Enchanted Village opens for another holiday season today. Enjoy ice skating on the enchanted ice, the Polar Express 4-D Experience, Laser LITE Show, photos with Santa and the Enchanted Village. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Holiday Pops 2018

    The Holiday Pops 2018 is one of the most popular traditions of the season. Enjoy performances filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along and a visit from Santa Claus. Tickets start at $33. 4 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

    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. 4-9 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro. 

    ZooLights

    Head to the Stone Zoo and experience ZooLights where you can stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Visit the animals, as well in their decorated areas. 5-9 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham.

    2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine

    The 2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine shine daily through Jan. 6. This magnificent display features 300,000 lights illuminating over 10 acres. Daily, 5- 9 p.m. 

    Tuesday, Dec. 18

    The Enchanted Village

    The Enchanted Village opens for another holiday season today. Enjoy ice skating on the enchanted ice, the Polar Express 4-D Experience, Laser LITE Show, photos with Santa and the Enchanted Village. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

    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. 4-9 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Holiday Pops 2018 Kids Matinee

    The Holiday Pops 2018 is one of the most popular traditions of the season. Enjoy performances filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along and a visit from Santa Claus. Tickets start at $33. 4:30 p.m. (kids matinee), Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

    ZooLights

    Head to the Stone Zoo and experience ZooLights where you can stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Visit the animals, as well in their decorated areas. 5-9 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham.

    2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine

    The 2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine shine daily through Jan. 6. This magnificent display features 300,000 lights illuminating over 10 acres. Daily, 5- 9 p.m.

    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.

    Wednesday, Dec. 19

    The Enchanted Village

    The Enchanted Village opens for another holiday season today. Enjoy ice skating on the enchanted ice, the Polar Express 4-D Experience, Laser LITE Show, photos with Santa and the Enchanted Village. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Holiday Pops 2018

    The Holiday Pops 2018 is one of the most popular traditions of the season. Enjoy performances filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along and a visit from Santa Claus. Tickets start at $33. 4 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

    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. 4-9 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro. 

    Blink! Light and Sound Show at Faneuil Hall

    The world-famous, light and sound show Blink! Returns to Faneuil Hall through December. Featuring the signature holiday tree at Marketplace Center joined by other trees and lights throughout the property, this year’s show features six holiday favorites. Performances daily from 4:30-10 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S. Market St., Boston. 

    2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine

    The 2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine shine daily through Jan. 6. This magnificent display features 300,000 lights illuminating over 10 acres. Daily, 5- 9 p.m.

    ZooLights

    Head to the Stone Zoo and experience ZooLights where you can stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Visit the animals, as well in their decorated areas. 5-9 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham.

    Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

    It isn’t the holiday season without performances of Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” This holiday favorite returns to the Boston Opera House for its sixth season through Dec. 31. 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., 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.

    Thursday, Dec. 20

    The Enchanted Village

    The Enchanted Village opens for another holiday season today. Enjoy ice skating on the enchanted ice, the Polar Express 4-D Experience, Laser LITE Show, photos with Santa and the Enchanted Village. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    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. 4-5:45 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Blink! Light and Sound Show at Faneuil Hall

    The world-famous, light and sound show Blink! Returns to Faneuil Hall through December. Featuring the signature holiday tree at Marketplace Center joined by other trees and lights throughout the property, this year’s show features six holiday favorites. Performances daily from 4:30-10 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S. Market St., Boston.

    Winterlights

    See the gardens of The Stevens-Coolidge Place sparkle with thousands of shimmering holiday lights. Winterlights features performances and activities for the entire family. $12 for members, $17 for non members and children under 12 are free. 5-8 p.m., The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover.

    2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine

    The 2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine shine daily through Jan. 6. This magnificent display features 300,000 lights illuminating over 10 acres. Daily, 5- 9 p.m.

    ZooLights

    Head to the Stone Zoo and experience ZooLights where you can stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Visit the animals, as well in their decorated areas. 5-9 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham.

    “A Christmas Carol”

    Don’t miss your chance to catch the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” This is a tradition you want to share with your friends and family. 7:30 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road #1, Beverly.

    Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

    It isn’t the holiday season without performances of Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” This holiday favorite returns to the Boston Opera House for its sixth season through Dec. 31. 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., 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.

    Friday, Dec. 21

    The Enchanted Village

    The Enchanted Village opens for another holiday season today. Enjoy ice skating on the enchanted ice, the Polar Express 4-D Experience, Laser LITE Show, photos with Santa and the Enchanted Village. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

    It isn’t the holiday season without performances of Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” This holiday favorite returns to the Boston Opera House for its sixth season through Dec. 31. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    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.

    Blink! Light and Sound Show at Faneuil Hall

    The world-famous, light and sound show Blink! Returns to Faneuil Hall through December. Featuring the signature holiday tree at Marketplace Center joined by other trees and lights throughout the property, this year’s show features six holiday favorites. Performances daily from 4:30-10 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S. Market St., Boston.

    Winterlights

    See the gardens of The Stevens-Coolidge Place sparkle with thousands of shimmering holiday lights. Winterlights features performances and activities for the entire family. $12 for members, $17 for non members and children under 12 are free. 5-8 p.m., The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover.

    ZooLights

    Head to the Stone Zoo and experience ZooLights where you can stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Visit the animals, as well in their decorated areas. 5-9 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 

    2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine

    The 2018 Christmas Festival of Lights at the La Salette Shrine shine daily through Jan. 6. This magnificent display features 300,000 lights illuminating over 10 acres. Daily, 5- 9 p.m.

    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. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    “A Christmas Carol”

    Don’t miss your chance to catch the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” This is a tradition you want to share with your friends and family. 7:30 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road #1, Beverly.

    Saturday, Dec. 22 

    Jamaica Pond Parkrun

    Head over to Jamaica Pond this morning and take part in a free, timed 5K run, jog or walk. This is weekly event. 9-10:30 a.m., Jamaica Pond, Jamaica Plain.

    Holiday CR[EAT]OR Market

    Saturdays and Sundays all month long, head to the Boston Public Market to find up to eight pop-up artisans selling specialty foods, jewelry, artwork and home goods all either grown or produced in New England. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    The Enchanted Village

    The Enchanted Village opens for another holiday season today. Enjoy ice skating on the enchanted ice, the Polar Express 4-D Experience, Laser LITE Show, photos with Santa and the Enchanted Village. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.

    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 10 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:20 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Selfies with Santa

    Take a selfie with Santa as he strolls through Faneuil Hall Marketplace today and visits various merchants. Noon to 4 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S. Market St., Boston.

    Salem Holiday Market

    Just in time for Christmas, the Salem Holiday Market indie craft show returns for its seventh year. This year the market is set to feature more than 90 of the best local and regional designers from around New England. Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23, Noon to 6 p.m., Old Town Hall, Derby Square, Salem. 

    Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

    It isn’t the holiday season without performances of Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” This holiday favorite returns to the Boston Opera House for its sixth season through Dec. 31. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 

    “A Christmas Carol”

    Don’t miss your chance to catch the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” This is a tradition you want to share with your friends and family. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road #1, Beverly.

    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 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Blink! Light and Sound Show at Faneuil Hall

    The world-famous, light and sound show Blink! Returns to Faneuil Hall through December. Featuring the signature holiday tree at Marketplace Center joined by other trees and lights throughout the property, this year’s show features six holiday favorites. Performances daily from 4:30-10 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 S. Market St., Boston.

    Winterlights

    See the gardens of The Stevens-Coolidge Place sparkle with thousands of shimmering holiday lights. Winterlights features performances and activities for the entire family. $12 for members, $17 for non members and children under 12 are free. 5-8 p.m., The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover.

    ZooLights

    Head to the Stone Zoo and experience ZooLights where you can stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Visit the animals, as well in their decorated areas. 5-9 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham.

    Sunday, Dec. 23

    Holiday CR[EAT]OR Market

    Saturdays and Sundays all month long, head to the Boston Public Market to find up to eight pop-up artisans selling specialty foods, jewelry, artwork and home goods all either grown or produced in New England. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    The Enchanted Village

    The Enchanted Village opens for another holiday season today. Enjoy ice skating on the enchanted ice, the Polar Express 4-D Experience, Laser LITE Show, photos with Santa and the Enchanted Village. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.

    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.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern 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. Performances today at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

    Salem Holiday Market

    Just in time for Christmas, the Salem Holiday Market indie craft show returns for its seventh year. This year the market is set to feature more than 90 of the best local and regional designers from around New England. Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23, Noon to 6 p.m., Old Town Hall, Derby Square, Salem. 

    Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

    It isn’t the holiday season without performances of Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” This holiday favorite returns to the Boston Opera House for its sixth season through Dec. 31. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    “A Christmas Carol”

    Don’t miss your chance to catch the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” This is a tradition you want to share with your friends and family. 2 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road #1, Beverly.

    Blink! Light and Sound Show at Faneuil Hall

    The world-famous, light and sound show Blink! Returns to Faneuil Hall through December. Featuring the signature holiday tree at Marketplace Center joined by other trees and lights throughout the property, this year’s show features six holiday favorites. Performances daily from 4:30-10 p.m.

    Winterlights

    See the gardens of The Stevens-Coolidge Place sparkle with thousands of shimmering holiday lights. Winterlights features performances and activities for the entire family. $12 for members, $17 for non members and children under 12 are free. 5-8 p.m., The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover.

    ZooLights

    Head to the Stone Zoo and experience ZooLights where you can stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Visit the animals, as well in their decorated areas. 5-9 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham.