Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had the day off every time the kids got a day off from school? If you’re scrambling to find childcare for December vacation, take a look at these camps in and around Boston. You may not have the day off, but you can rest easy, knowing that your kids are safe, staying active and having fun (while you toil away at work).
If you're planning to be home for the holidays and need some fun things to do with the kids during those long school-free days, check out our Holiday Fun Guide for ideas aplenty.
Magical winter wonderlands, full of lighted displays, twinkling lights and sparkling scenes. Each year, it seems like holiday light displays get more and more elaborate. Some can be viewed by car, some by train, others on foot. There are even tour buses that will take you to some of the neighborhoods that really get decked out for the season.
We've rounded up some of the best holiday displays in and around Boston that families can visit throughout December. Is it time to start a new holiday tradition this year by checking out these spectacular sights? (For more holiday traditions, please see our Winter Holidays Fun Guide.)
Ah, The Polar Express. It has become as much of a holiday tradition for our kids as The Nutcracker. The talented Chris Van Allsburg created a classic with the story about believing in the magic of Christmas. The book-inspired movie became an instant classic, which in turn inspired all sorts of events, usually involving hot chocolate and visits with Santa. Here's how Boston families can experience The Polar Express brought to life through train rides, story times, and even a 4D movie ride.
Our December Go list is packed with holiday events and activities. Looking for a Nutcracker performance or the best places to see holiday lights? Figuring out what to do during school vacation or on Christmas Day? It’s Christmas and New Year’s in Boston, and there are so many things to do that all families really need for the holidays is more time to do them all.
Holiday celebrations kick into high gear in December, many beloved seasonal traditions return, and the calendar is packed with special performances, historic re-enactments, and vacation-week activities. Read on for our top, must-do holiday activities for families, favorite special events taking place in December, and some activities that are available all winter. And for more ideas, see our Holiday Fun Guide and Events calendar.
After visiting Concord Museum's annual exhibition Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature for the first time last year, my family now has a new holiday tradition. Concord Museum celebrates the town’s rich literary heritage year-round with exhibits featuring literary giants, and during the holidays, the presentation becomes even grander. For almost two decades, the museum has celebrated classic and contemporary children’s books with Christmas trees (and wreaths) inspired by those books. Each tree pays tribute to or brings a story to life in its own unique way. Here's more about the exhibition and what’s happening at the museum during the holidays, plus some tips for getting the most out of your visit with kids.
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