Holidays

October Weekend Activities 2018

In honor of it being my favorite month of the year, enjoy our comprehensive list of fun and festive fall activities taking place on weekends throughout October! Milford Pumpkin Festival, NH When: Fri 10/5/18 – Sun 10/7/18 Where:Union Square, Milford, NH Time: Fri 5 – 9pm, Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 3pm Age: all ages Cost: free admission Come to the Milford Pumpkin Festival to enjoy live music, a craft fair, carved pumpkin…

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Fun Holiday Events in Massachusetts

Looking for new ways to celebrate the holidays this year? Our list of local holiday events for 2017 are sure to be fun for the whole family! Boston Children’s Chorus: Fireplace Fables Winter Concert When: Sat 12/9/17 and Sun 12/10/17 Where: 645 Boylston Street, Boston Time: 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM Age: any Cost: $12 – $15 Take a break from the snowy streets, and come inside to have your heart swell with joy as…

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MA Food Banks Accepting Holiday Donations for Families in Need

Now is the time to remember those in need! Food banks all over Massachusetts are now accepting donations. Please consider getting into the spirit of giving and help those who really need it. You can either make a monetary donation or collect food to drop off at a food bank. Recommended donation items include cereal, oatmeal, rice, beans, low sodium soup, stew, chili, pasta, low sugar canned fruits, canned tuna and chicken, peanut butter and…

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October Weekend Activities 2017

Looking for things to do with your kids in October? Check out our list of October weekend events for 2017! Full Moon Barnyard When: Fri 10/6/17 Where: Chip-In Farm, 201 Hartwell Rd, Bedford Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Age: 5 and up Cost: $22 per child Parents, take the night off! Bring your kids to the farm for the evening for some barnyard fun, and take a night to yourselves. Kids will help the farmers feed the…

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Holiday Events for Special Needs Children

During the holidays, it can be challenging for parents of children with special needs to find events that will accommodate their needs while still being fun and festive. To make the search easier, we have compiled a list of holiday events for special needs children ranging from Santa visits to sensory friendly plays. Read below to find out about events near you!   1.North Pole Express Scituate, MA December 11th, 2016 Reservations required At 12:30…

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Halloween Activities for Kids in Boston

October is finally here, and we all know that with it comes the spookiest day of the year; Halloween! Although this holiday is known for being filled with sweet treats, there are many other Halloween activities for kids in Boston. From walking tours to trick or treating with animals, here are some ideas of things to do to get you in the spooky spirit!   Zoo Howl- Franklin Park Zoo Saturday, October 29 & Sunday,…

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History of Valentine’s Day

To most, Valentine’s Day is just a holiday filled with heart-shaped cards and chocolates. But what is the History of Valentine’s Day? Some know that it has both Roman and and Christian roots, but are unsure about the complete story.  Does it have any historical significance? When did it originate? Continue reading to find out! The oldest mention of Valentine’s Day comes from the Romans. Every year, on February 15th, they would celebrate a festival…

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President’s Day

President’s Day is next week, Monday, February 15, and here are some facts and activities for you and your children to celebrate it! President’s Day commemorates our U.S. Presidents, and most importantly the “Father of Our Country,” George Washington. Some may not know that this holiday is also recognized as honoring Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthdays. Before 1971, President’s Day was celebrated on Washington’s birthday, February 22nd, leaving it to fall on different days of…

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Events for Children with Disabilities During the Holiday Break

Most parents who have a child with autism or other sensory sensitivities would love for their child to experience sitting on Santa’s lap and snapping a photo of it for the family. The atmosphere of a shopping mall is chaotic around the holiday season, which makes it difficult for children with special needs to enjoy their experience with Santa. Luckily, there are multiple disability camps, workshops and events happening in the Greater Boston area to…

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Giving Back

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year?  You can make a difference for a young child in need, by brightening their holiday season. There are many children who are less fortunate and are not lucky enough to receive gifts for the holidays. Fortunately, there are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance to give back. Toys for Tots is one of the highest rated, successful, charitable organizations, which…

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