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30+ Great Events Happening Christmas Week in and Around Boston

The holiday week is here, school’s out and if you are looking for something fun to do this week - with or without the kiddos - we have some great ideas for you! From Disney on Ice celebrating 100 years of magic, to the Harlem Globetrotters at the TD Garden, “Home Alone” in concert with the Boston Pops, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues and a whole lot more, check out our picks for this week.

Monday, Dec. 24

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 3 p.m., Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Drive, Avon.

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. Two performances today: 11 a.m. (kids matinee) and 3 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. 11 a.m. to 6 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. Two performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., 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. 3 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington 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.

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. 25 (Merry Christmas!)

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. 4-8 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

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.

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.

The Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are in town today with their all-new, Fan Powered World Tour where fans can interact with the Globetrotters more than ever before both on and off the court. 1 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, 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. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic with a new show with performances today right here in Boston featuring more than 50 of your favorite Disney characters. 3 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 27

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.

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.

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic with a new show with performances today right here in Boston featuring more than 50 of your favorite Disney characters. Performances today at Noon and 4 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Historic Holiday Stroll

Enjoy a historic holiday stroll around the city with the Freedom Trail Foundation. Learn how holiday traditions evolved in the city while experiencing highlights of the American Revolution. 3:30 p.m., tour departs from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall.

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.

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.

Friday, Dec. 28

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. 

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 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. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic with a new show with performances today right here in Boston featuring more than 50 of your favorite Disney characters. Performances today at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 

Historic Holiday Stroll

Enjoy a historic holiday stroll around the city with the Freedom Trail Foundation. Learn how holiday traditions evolved in the city while experiencing highlights of the American Revolution. 3:30 p.m., tour departs from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall. 

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.

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. 

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones take the stage tonight for an all-ages show at House of Blues. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic with a new show with performances today right here in Boston featuring more than 50 of your favorite Disney characters. Performances today at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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. 

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 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. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Home Alone in Concert

The holiday favorite “Home Alone” is on the big screen with a live orchestra, when members of the Wellesley High School chorus join the Boston Pops for this event the whole family will enjoy. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

Historic Holiday Stroll

Enjoy a historic holiday stroll around the city with the Freedom Trail Foundation. Learn how holiday traditions evolved in the city while experiencing highlights of the American Revolution. 3:30 p.m., tour departs from the ArtsBoston Booth at Faneuil Hall.

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.

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.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones take the stage tonight for an all-ages show at House of Blues. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston.

Sunday, Dec. 30

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.

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic with a new show with performances today right here in Boston featuring more than 50 of your favorite Disney characters. Performances today at Noon and 4 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Home Alone in Concert

The holiday favorite “Home Alone” is on the big screen with a live orchestra, when members of the Wellesley High School chorus join the Boston Pops for this event the whole family will enjoy. 3 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones take the stage tonight for an all-ages show at House of Blues. Doors open at 4 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne 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.

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.

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. 6-10 p.m., Patriot Place, 2 Patriot Place, Foxboro.

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