Winter Break Activities: Looking to Keep Busy Over the Holidays?

Looking for winter break activities to keep your kids busy and having fun? Check out our list for some great ideas. Happy holidays!

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Boston
Tue, December 17, 2019 – Sun, December 29, 2019
The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.”

Hanukkah at MFA, Boston (free)
Wed, December 18, 2019   
Come together for an evening of art, music, and activities in celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Immerse yourself in history and tradition with a tour of the MFA’s Judaica collection.

Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place presents the Star Wars marathon, Dedham
Wed, December 18, 2019  –  Thu, December 19, 2019   
Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place is one of only 21 locations in North America, and the only in New England, chosen to host the Star Wars Marathon.

Caroling with Canines, Acton (free)
Wed, December 18, 2019
Here is a fun event to bring the entire family to over winter break! Bring your own flameless battery operated candle. Hot chocolate, cookies, dog biscuits provided while they last.

Holiday Sing a Long, Brookline
Thu, December 19, 2019  –  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Celebrate the season and winter break with a family friendly sing-a-long featuring dancing snowmen, jingle bells, and lots of snowy fun! Two friendly performers guide children (and their grownups) through sing-alongs, stories, and imagination games.

Solstice ‘Scapes, Acton
Fri, December 20, 2019   
Join us as we celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice and paint some winter landscapes inspired by the shortest day of the year. We’ll use crayons, cray-pas and water colors to experiment with resist painting.

NERF Adventure Night Splitting Crosshairs, Burlington
Fri, December 20, 2019
Join us for monthly Nerf Wars, Nerf Games and Nerf events at Guard Up in Burlington, MA. Bring your blasters or use ours!

The Muppet Christmas Carol, Brookline
Sat, December 21, 2019  –  Sun, December 22, 2019   
‘Tis the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as told by everyone’s favorite band of muppets. Great winter break activity.

The Fairy Circus by Tanglewood Marionettes, Brookline
Sat, December 21, 2019  –  Sun, December 22, 2019   
The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century style trick puppetry, performed by over 20 beautifully handcrafted marionettes. Each performance includes an interactive puppetry demonstration before and after.

Boston Pops Christmas Concert – Lowell, Lowell
Sun, December 22, 2019
There are many traditions throughout the holiday season, but none as magical as the Holiday Pops. This year, Keith Lockhart and the orchestra ring in the season with holiday favorites.

Cookie Decorating, Norwood
Sun, December 22, 2019
Join in a fun afternoon of holiday cookie decorating and hot coco! Who doesn’t love that. Come celebrate your winter break with us.

FREE Photos with Santa at Westgate Mall, Brockton (free)
Tue, December 24, 2019 
Westgate Mall is pleased to offer FREE Santa photos for every family this holiday season, providing two free 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image for all Santa visitors.

Secrets & Illlusions, Boston
Fri, December 27, 2019  –  Sun, December 29, 2019   
Boston Globe boasts ”Magic with a Message.” It’s a 90-minute spectacular show which displays Ivan’s signature style of thought-provoking vignettes, audience participation, and storytelling.

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony – 30th Edition, Boston
Sat, December 28, 2019  
BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY celebrates the world’s favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while the Boston Pops performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores LIVE!

The Amazing Story Machine, Brookline
Sun, December 29, 2019  –  Tue, December 31, 2019   
With help from the audience and a cast of unique puppet characters, fairy tales spring to life. This charming and highly interactive show features multiple styles of puppetry, original live music, and theatrical clowning.

First Night Family Fireworks Display on the Boston Common, Boston (free)
Tue, December 31, 2019   
On December 31 at 7 PM, a 12-minute New Year’s Eve fireworks display takes place at the Boston Common Ballfield so that families and children can celebrate the New Year without having to wait until midnight.

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon for Families, Natick
Sat, January 4, 2020  –  Sat, January 11, 2020   
Come with the whole family under the moon and stars to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.

Allison Green
Boston Tutoring Services

Winter break activities

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