December Holiday Community Calendar Events

December Holiday Community Calendar Events

Christmas City

Event Date: Starts Saturday 11/28/2015 and runs every Saturday and Sunday until December 20th
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Season Four
Address:
1265 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA 02420
Contact: 
781-861-1200

For More Information: http://www.seasonsfour.com/index.html

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit then attending Season’s Four Christmas City! This annual event is set to begin on November 28th and offers plenty of fun for kids of all ages. Admission is free and there will be face painting, farm animals, Christmas music, Christmas trees, and plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy!

Visit http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/holiday/p44228.php for more information. 

Family Fun Day at Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere

Event Date: Saturday December 5th
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Showcase Cinemas de Lux Revere
Address: 565 Squire Road, Revere, MA 02151

For More Information: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/film/p44664.php

With the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie set to be released in just a few weeks, the Showcase Cinema movie theater in Revere is hosting another Family Fun Day! Spend time with the family enjoying fun, kid friendly activities like face painting and airbrush tattoos. Don’t forget your camera because kids will get a chance to meet their favorite member of the chipmunk’s gang- Alvin!! Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is set to be released on December 18th

ICS’s Polar Express Ride

Event Date: Saturday December 5th *Departure times: 11:35am, 1:15pm, 3:15 pm, 5:30pm, and 7:30pm
Location: Newburyport Train Station- Newburyport, MA 01950
Contact:978-465-7780

For More Information:http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/ics-polar-express-ride/p1287.php

What better way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit than attending the ICS’s Polar Express ride. For the fifth year in a row, children are given a chance to experience the magic of the Polar Express and take their own trip to the North Pole. The trip include, hot chocolate, a silver bell, and a reading of the Polar Express. Rumor has it Santa and his elves might make an appearance as well!

Marblehead Christmas Walk

Event Dates: Thurs-Sun. 12/3-12/5/2015;

Location: Washington St. Mhead 01945

For More Information:  http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/seasonal fun/p13580.php

Schedule:

Thursday: Gingerbread Festival judging and opening reception (5-7pm) Jeremiah Lee Mansion; Holiday Shopping Preview Parties (5-8pm) various retailers

Friday: Tree Lighting Celebration (lighting at 7pm) National Grid Bank Parking Lot

Saturday: Santa’s Landing by Lobster Boat (begins at 9am) State Street Landing; Santa’s arrival (9:30am); Christmas Walk Parade “Wish Upon a Star” 11:45am State Street Landing, Washington Street; Gingerbread Festival 10am-4pm- Jeremiah Lee Mansion

Sunday: Holiday fun throughout town.

The 45th annual Marblehead Christmas Walk is quickly approaching. A fun filled weekend of Christmas events that help get everyone into the holiday spirit. Each year people gather in the seaside town to take part in the Gingerbread festival, Tree lighting, and of course, the Christmas walk. Plan for a fun weekend that the whole family will enjoy! 

Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony & Skating Spectacular

Event Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 6-8pm

Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA
Contact: 617-635-4505

For More Information: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/boston-official-tree-lighting/p888.php

The 74th annual lighting of Boston’s official Christmas tree is set to happen on December 3rd of this year. The annual ceremony includes free ice skating shows featuring national and international figure skating champions; starting at 5pm. Mayor Marty Walsh will be in attendance with Santa Claus, Andrew Younger, and the Royal Canadian Mount Police to help get the celebrations started. A fun and elaborate firwork display will close out the ceremony. Help the city celebrate their official start to the holiday season by attending and participating in this wonderful tradition. 

Community Carol Sing

Event Date: December 3rd
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: The Community House
Address: 284 Bay Road Hamilton, MA
Contact: 978-468-4818

For More Information: http://communityhouse.org/traditions/

A Christmas Carol Sing for all ages! Brian Doser, Peter Stewart and Joe Scuderi team up for an exciting musical evening with a few Special Guests. Booklets of carols are provided. A half hour of singing followed by cocoa, cookies, lighting the Gazebo and downtown Christmas Tree. A great way to kick off your Christmas celebrations.

Children are encouraged to bring their own flashlight or glow sticks for the tree and gazebo lighting.

Holiday Checklist: Feed the Reindeer

Time: Drop-in 10:00-11:00am
Date: Thursday December 18, 2015
Location: The Discovery Museums in Acton
Address: 177 Main Street (Route 27), Acton, MA 01720
Contact: 978-264-4200 or email fun@discoverymuseums.org

For More Information: http://www.discoverymuseums.org/programs-events/december-programs

Expecting a visit from Santa and his reindeer? Make sure you are prepared with not just cookies for Santa but a delicious treat for his reindeer too! The Discovery Museums in Acton will give kids a chance to make their own delicious treats to leave for Santa’s hardworking pals. For more information and a list of other fun events and exhibits the museum will hold through the month of December visit http://www.discoverymuseums.org/programs-events/december-programs.

Northeast Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Event Date: December 10-13, 2015
Location: J Everett Collins Center for Performing Arts
Address: 100 Shawsheen Rd, Andover, MA 01810
Contact: Denise Cecere 781 944-9100

For more information: www.northeastyouthballet.org or call 800-595-4849 (4tix).

Northeast Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the enchanting journey of a young girl named Clara in 1835’s Germany who embarks on a journey through a winter wonderland to a palace of sugary sweets. Featuring the talents of more than 130 dancers who auditioned from the Greater Boston area, along with international guest artists hailing from France, China, Italy, Columbia, and New York, the production will return to the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts in Andover, MA. Exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes, lavish sets, with Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score guarantee a magical holiday experience

Northeast Youth Ballet (NYB), a non-profit ballet company since 1996 in known for producing quality ballet productions in the Boston and greater Boston area. Critics rave and past praises for NYB performances include The Boston Globe, The Medford Daily Mercury, WBZ Channel 4, The Lynn Item, and other local papers and cable channels.

This year, a number of students are privileged to share the stage with international guest artists in NYB’s ballet, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker will run from Thursday, December 10th through Sunday December 13th, 2015. Tickets are $29.00 for adults and $26 for children and seniors and may be obtained through northeastyouthballet.tix.com or by calling 800-595-4849 (4tix). Groups of 20 or more and students are eligible for discounted tickets at $25.00. For those who qualify, complimentary tickets are also available through NYB’s S.T.A.R.S. Program, a community outreach program created to encourage and educate children and individuals of all ages who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the ballet. This group includes students, senior citizens, special needs organizations and military families from the inner city and surrounding communities.