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, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. The concert also features a special visit from Jolly Ole’ St. Nick and a time-honored audience sing along.

Madeline’s Christmas by Boston Children’s Theatre

When: Thurs 12/20/18 – Sun 12/23/18
Where: 527 Tremont Street, Boston
Time: varies
Age: toddlers and up
Cost: $20-$30 per person
While on their morning walk with Miss Clavel, Madeline’s schoolmates come down with the flu, and as they take to their beds many wonder if they will be able to go home and see their families for Christmas. But with the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Madeline and the other girls get a thrilling adventure beyond their wildest dreams! Madeline’s Christmas will prove to be a charming holiday musical for the whole family, with plenty of laughs, songs and thrills along the way! Run time: one hour.

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

When: Fri 12/21/18 – Sun 12/30/18
Where: Agganis Arena, Boston
Time: varies
Age: toddlers and up
Cost: $15-$130 per person
Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, including Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White, Tiana, Anna, and Elsa.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

When: Sat 12/22/18
Where: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline
Time: 10:30 AM
Age: ages 4 and up
Cost: $9 adults, $7 children
Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Academy Award winner Michael Caine gives a performance that’s anything but ‘bah, humbug!’ as greedy, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge.

JCC December Vacation Camp

When: Wed 12/26/18 – Mon 12/31/18
Where: 333 Nahanton Street, Newton
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Age: toddlers and up
Cost: depends on number of days you choose
Worrying about what to do during school vacations? Don’t worry, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston has got you covered with School Vacation Camp. Kids get to choose up to three electives daily, including sports, swimming, arts & crafts, board games and more. Enrollment is always flexible to fit your family’s plans. Kids can join for a single day, several days, or the entire week. Registration closes on December 19. For pricing and other information, please visit their website by clicking here.

Puddlestompers December Vacation Program

When: Wed 12/26/18 – Mon 12/31/18
Where: 1 Bridge St, Newton
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, extended day option to 3:00 PM
Age: ages 3-8
Cost: $68 per day
Join Puddlestompers Nature Exploration during school vacations! Running daily during your child’s school breaks, our Vacation Programs will provide active learning opportunities through engaged exploration in your community. Each day we will explore a new winter-themed nature topic through songs, games, and hands-on exploration. For more information, please visit their website by clicking here.

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