Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Events for the Week of December 1, 2 & 3

baystateparent's December issue hits the stands this week. In the meantime, we've posted the holiday events for this week now (Wed., Dec. 1 - Fri., Dec. 3). We've also included some additions that you won't find in our print version.

Have fun kicking off the holiday season!
Carrie Wattu, editor and everyone at bsp

Wednesday 1

Holiday Nature Crafts. Garden in the Woods,
Framingham. Grades 1 - 4. $16.
Registration required. Call for times.
508-877-7630, x 3303; newfs.org.

Thursday 2

Celebrating Hanukkah Activities!
The Discovery Museums., Acton. 10 a.m.
A/C $10.50pp. 978-264-4200, discoverymuseums.org.
 
Painting with Santa. PYOP STUDIO, INC., 290 W. Main St.,
Northborough. Various times: 10 – 11:30, 12 – 1:30, 2 – 3:30, 4 – 5:30,
6 – 7:30.
Paint 3 ornaments, decorate 3 cookies, meet and take pictures with
Santa(you bring your camera), and story time with Santa.
$38 per child. pyopstudio.com.

Snowman/Tree/Reindeer Plate Workshop.
Claytime Paint Your Own
Pottery Studio, Shrewsbury. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Paint a winter holiday oval serving plate(Paint 1, 2 or all 3 styles). $30 for one.

13th Annual Festival of (Giving) Trees.
LaSalle Reception Center at Notre Dame Church
444 Main St., Southbridge. Thurs., Dec. 2 – Sun., Dec. 5, 1 – 5 p .m.
Celebrate the holidays by walking through a magical winter
wonderland featuring over 100 sparkling, uniquely decorated holiday trees.
Take chances to win them! Proceeds benefit the fight against breast cancer,
specifically the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, the Silent Spring
Institute and the Harrington Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Southbridge. 
Live entertainment throughout the day and refreshments, provided by
Margaux's Deli. $2 Thurs.; $3 Fri. - Sun.; C (under 12) FREE.
sparklingtrees.com.

Friday 3 

A Christmas Carol. North Shore Music Theatre. 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly. 2 & 8 p.m. 
Runs through Dec. 31st. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, this original adaptation of the
traditional holiday favorite tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by three ghosts who hope to change his destiny and save his soul. A/C $40 and up. 978-232-7200, nsmt.org. 

FREE Holiday Open House. Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St., Boston
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Ring in the holidays at the Meeting House! Tour the beautiful 1729 building. 
Enjoy light refreshments and festive entertainment. Shop for unique and affordable gifts in 
our Museum Shop. 617-482-6439, osmh.org. Also Dec. 4. 

The Urban Nutcracker. Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston. Dec. 3 – 19. 
Set in contemporary Boston, Urban Nutcracker presents a multicultural interpretation of the
19th century fairy tale fusing ballet, swing, hip hop, and urban tap with the classical score of
Tchaikovsky and the pulsating beat of Duke Ellington. Tickets: $20-$50. Order online through wheelockfamilytheatre.org or by calling 617-879-2300. 
More info can be found at urbannutcracker.org. 

Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 
Boston. Dec. 3 – 29. citicenter.org/rockettes. 

5th Annual Holly Berry Craft Faire. Fitchburg Art Museum, 25 Merriam Parkway, 
Fitcbhurg. 4 – 8 p.m. Home accessories,designer fashions, artisan 
handcrafted gifts, jewelry, handcrafted holiday d├ęcor and one-of-a-kind handcrafted Free with paid admission. 978-345-4207, fitchburgartmuseum.org.

Annual Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend. Dec. 3- 5, various times. NantucketNoel.com. 

Holiday Invitation Nights. Downtown Newburyport. Also on Dec. 10. 6 – 9 p.m. 
Holiday shopping with merchant hospitality.
Live entertainment and holiday spirit. 978-462-6680, newburyportchamber.org. 

FREE 9th Annual Festival of Trees. Rutland Historical Society, 232 Main St., Rutland.  
Dec., 3, 7:30 p.m, Dec. 4, 4 – 8 p.m., Dec. 5, 1 – 4 p.m. 
Festivities begin on Dec. 3 with a holiday concert by the Merrimack Valley Ringers 
followed by a Brownie Sundae Social at the Congregational Church. On Dec. 4th
the spectacular Festival of Trees opens in the Town Library. Santa can be found surrounded 
by Mrs. Claus and his elves at the back of the library. A Friendship Supper will be served from
5 – 7:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church. At 6 p.m. the Congregational Church 
will open for carol singing and the reading of the names honored by the Light of Love.
The 20th Annual Lighting of Rutland’s Tercentenary Tree will be held at 6:30 p.m. 
On Dec. 5th, the festivities continue from 1 – 4 p.m. with The Festival of Trees and Santa at the
Library. Also during this time there will be rides on an Antique Fire Truck at the Old Fire 
Barn and Horse and Wagon Rides in front of the Library. $6 suggested donation. rutlandmahistorical.org/festival.html, 508-886-6668. 

13th Annual Festival of (Giving) Trees. LaSalle Reception Center at Notre DameChurch, Southbridge. See Dec. 2 for details. Runs through Dec. 5. 

Festival of Trees. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 900 Washington St., Wellesley. Runs through Dec. 4. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. This indoor exhibit is for all ages to see spectacularly decorated holiday trees in a festive environment. A$8, C under 12 free. 617-933-4995, masshort.org. 

Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Children's Theatre Workshop. Wilmington Middle School, 25 Carter Lane, Wilmington. 7 p.m. Also Sat., Dec. 4, 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 5, 2 p.m. A/C $7. 978-988-0081, ctwkids.org.

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