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 lights along with 14 decorated trees. Live music, refreshments, holiday treats, and giveaways will be provided. Don’t miss special guests Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Frosty!

Frog Pond Ice Rink Opening Day

When: Tues 11/20/18
Where: Frog Pond, Boston Common
Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Age: Any
Cost: Skate rentals–$12 adults, $6 children. Admission $6, but free for children 58 inches tall & under
The Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Rink opens for the 2018-19 winter season on Tuesday 11/20. The Frog Pond features public skating, lessons, rentals, Frog Pond Café, and a warming area. Season passes will be available for purchase. For up-to-date schedules, events, programs, offerings and general and weather-related updates please call the Frog Pond at (617) 635-2120 or visit

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

When: begins Wed 11/21/18
Where: 200 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Age: Any
Cost: $10 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children (ages 4-18); children under 4 and museum members are free
The annual “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature” at the Concord Museum gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist. The museum’s galleries will be filled with fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites. Proceeds benefit the museum’s education initiatives.

Give Thanks for a Bountiful Thanksgiving Feast

When: Thurs 11/22/18
Where: 1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Age: Any
Cost: $45 per adult, $25 per child (ages 4-12); free for children under 3
Don’t have time to cook this Thanksgiving? Pantry, the signature restaurant located at The VERVE – Crowne Plaza Boston–Natick, invites families and friends to gather for a traditional family-style Thanksgiving Day feast this year. Boasting an abundant, harvest-themed menu with fresh, autumnal flavors, Pantry’s holiday menu will leave guests feeling happily stuffed! For additional information or to make a reservation, please call 508-416-1352.

Half Price at the Franklin Park Zoo

When: Fri 11/23/18
Where: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Age: Any
Cost: Half price zoo admission
Black Friday shopping will be a zoo, so head down to the Franklin Park Zoo on Friday and receive half price admission. Warm up in the Tropical Forest as you burn off those Turkey Day calories and learn more about the Zoo’s animals during zookeeper chats. There will be an arts and crafts table and an education station, where guests can discover more about animals and the importance of conservation. This offer does not apply to online ticket sales.

2018 Lowell City of Lights Parade

When: Sat 11/24/18
Where: Jackson Street, Lowell, MA
Time: Festivities 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Parade 4:30 PM
Age: Any
Cost: Free
Ring in the holidays in Lowell by attending City of Lights 2018! Take the afternoon to stroll downtown Lowell streets and enjoy the fun. From kids activities and live performances to holiday shopping, photos with Santa, AND the crowd favorite, the Annual Hot Chocolate Competition, City of Lights will make you feel merry. The daytime fun leads to the nighttime extravaganza, the City of Lights Parade and City Hall Lighting, which marks the Lowell’s official start to the holiday season.

Allison Green
Boston Tutoring Services

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