Holidays

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year?  You can make a difference for young children in need by brightening their holiday season. Many children who are less fortunate are not lucky enough to receive gifts for the holidays. There are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance to give back. Please consider donating to the following worthy causes. Toys for Tots is one of the highest-rated charitable organizations.…

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Winter Break Activities 2018

Looking for winter break activities to keep your kids busy and having fun? Check out our list for some great ideas. Happy holidays! Boston Pops Christmas Concert When: Sun 12/16/18 Where: 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell Time: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Age: any Cost: $49-$129 per person Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and for their annual Holiday Pops concert! Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England,…

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November Break Holiday Activities 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We hope you are able to enjoy some of these fun holiday activities with your families during the November break. Holiday Trellis Lighting When: Mon 11/19/18 Where: Christopher Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Ave, North End Time: 5:00 PM Age: Any Cost: Free Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh in Boston to celebrate the 16th annual lighting of Christopher Columbus Park’s signature trellis. The park’s 260 feet of trellis are illuminated with 50,000 blue…

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Holiday Food Banks for Donation

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about people with food insecurity. People with food insecurity do not have access to sufficient amounts of food. Since it is the season of giving, please consider donating food or other resources to the following food banks. Merrimack Valley Food Bank The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported, non-profit organization that provides nutritional food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving…

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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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