Events

Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

Choose by dates...

We welcome the events that are open to the public. Please click here to Submit your Event.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Castleberry Faire - Wilmington, MA

Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 Shriner’s Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road Wilmington, MA
This is the big one,with 250 juried craftsmen from throughout the United States displaying and selling their American made works including, pottery, jewelry, candles, wood, photography, metal sculpture, ceramics, soap, and much more. A food sampling extravaganza also will be presented.
Time: Friday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m
Admission: $8; children under age 12, free
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Holiday Festival of Crafts - Worcester, MA

Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 The Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road Worcester, MA
Featuring 60 fine craft artists and their work. The center's mission is to showcase craft and artisan gifts for purchase, including ceramics, scarves, shawls, and hats, photography, hand-printed stationery, glass work, jewelry and metalwork, wood work, and more. The festival is held indoors and includes free parking and an on-site cafe provided by Bushel N Peck.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5; children 12 and younger admitted.

Cape Ann Artisans Holiday Show & Sale - Rockport, MA

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014 12 Main Street Rockport, MA
Unique works by 18 artisans in glass jewelry, sea glass accessories, pottery, painting, photographs, and hand painted silk, stone sculpture, weaving, mosaics, and more. Also enjoy the Masterpieces in Miniature small works show. 
Time: Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free

Children & Families

Blue Discoveries Family Days at New England Aquarium - Boston, MA

Oct 19, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston Boston, MA
Learn more about the blue planet through art, science and storytelling during this fun, family activity day. Programs highlight Aquarium favorites as well as often overlooked inhabitants. Activities are included with Aquarium admission. Forthcoming programs at Sustainable Seafood on October 19, Sea Turtles on November 16, and Deep Sea on December 14.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $24.95; child age 3-11, $17.95; senior age 60 and older, $22.95
Telephone: 617-973-5200

Farm Fun for the Family: Potato Latkes & Lantern Making at Powisset Farm - Dover, MA

Dec 7, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street Dover, MA
Join Powisset Cooks in the field for a short look at the farm in winter followed by a hands-on exploration in the kitchen with a cooking teacher. Experiment with a variety of potato pancake recipes and create lanterns to bring home. Please register in advance. http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/csa/powisset-farm-csa/powissetcooks/
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Admission: $45 per person
Telephone: 508-785-0339

Raise the Wreath at Weir River Farm - Hingham, MA

Dec 7, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Weir River Farm 227 East Street Hingham, MA
Come join the staff of Weir River Farm to make the giant wreath that hangs from our big red barn during the holidays. The kids will love sharing a cup of cocoa, making a festive holiday craft, and watching the finished wreath being hoisted up and illuminated. If there is snow, bring your sled for some extra fun.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: $5
Telephone: 781-740-7233

Comedy

MTV - COMEDY CENTRAL STARS HOMECOMING COMEDY SHOW IN BEVERLY, MA IN BEVERLY - Beverly, MA

Dec 3, 2014 - Dec 3, 2014 The Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St Beverly, MA
Lynn native Sean Lynch, made it big on MTV, Comedy Central, Spike TV, Showtime & HBO. For one night, Lynch comes home to perform a special show with NYC actor/comedian/writer Mark Riccadonna. Don't miss their only Boston area appearance this year.
Time: Doors open 6:30 pm.; show at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15, $20, $25
Telephone: 978-525-9093

A Ho Ho Ho-larious Night of Comedy to Benefit Globe Santa - Saugus, MA

Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 10, 2014 Giggles Comedy Club at Prince Pizzeria, 517 Broadway Saugus, MA 01906
Comedians Lenny Clarke, Dave Russo, Christine Hurley, Joe Yannetty and Anthony Scibelli perform a benefit for Globe Santa, The Boston Globe Foundation’s annual holiday gifting charity for local families in need.  
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30

Farms

Heifer Farm's Living Gift Market - Rutland, MA

Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 13, 2014 216 Wachusett Street Rutland, MA
Celebrate the holidays with Heifer International and all of the animals that are changing lives around the world. Meet the cows, pigs, sheep, llamas, rabbits, chickens and other barnyard animals, and purchase Alternative Gifts for a family in need. You can also enjoy a scenic wagon ride, warm up with homemade soup, hot cocoa and cider, roast chestnuts over an open fire, decorate gingerbread cookies and make international crafts. Shop at the Donation Station, Fair Trade gift shop, winter farm stand and bake sale. A donation of canned goods is requested. E-mail heifer.farm@heifer.org. Dates: December 6-7 and 12-13. 
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 508-886-2221

Historic

Day of Giving and 17th-Century Life at Historic Deerfield - Deerfield, MA

Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014 84B Old Main Street Deerfield, MA
Make a plan to visit Historic Deerfield after your Thanksgiving gathering. Bring friends and family to a Day of Giving event on Friday, November 28, when Historic Deerfield will be the destination for handmade, heartfelt gifts. The Society of the 17th Century will bring the historic Hall Tavern building to life with an array of period arts, crafts and trades.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 413-774-5581

Museums

Meet Me at the Clark - Williamstown, MA

Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 1, 2014 The Clark, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This program for people with dementia and their caregivers will be held at the Clark Art Institute on December 1, January 5, February 2, and March 2, when the museum is closed to the general public. The program provides a chance to participate in guided, themed conversations about art in a way that welcomes all contributions. Registration is required for each program date. The Clark based the program on a similar one at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2006.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Telephone: 413-458-0410

Music

The Wailers Perform Legends - Pittsfield, MA

Dec 3, 2014 - Dec 3, 2014 The Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield Pittsfield, MA
On the 30th anniversary of its release in 1984, The Wailers will perform the album Legend in its entirety. Named by Time Magazine as the "Best Album of the 20th Century" and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all-time.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $50, $40, $30
Telephone: 413-997-4444

Jane Monheit in Concert - Rockport, MA

Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014 Shalin Liu Performance Center Rockport, MA
A vocalist balancing remarkable virtuosity with innate interpretative skills, Jane Monheit has quickly ascended to the world’s top echelon of jazz singers. The native New Yorker covers vast musical ground, putting her own unique touch on beloved jazz standards, classic torch songs and contemporary pop.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $41, $51, $61
Telephone: 978 546 7391

Jane Monheit - Rockport, MA

Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport Rockport, MA
A vocalist balancing remarkable virtuosity with innate interpretative skills, Jane Monheit has quickly ascended to the world’s top echelon of jazz singers. The native New Yorker covers vast musical ground, putting her own unique touch on beloved jazz standards, classic torch songs and contemporary pop.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $61, $51, $41
Telephone: 978-546-7391

Livingston Taylor in Concert - North Truro, MA

Dec 7, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Livingston has never stopped performing since his early coffeehouse days, touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories and anecdotes, taking the events of the day or life’s milestones, and intertwining them with funny interludes of observations between musical numbers.
Time: 3 p.m.
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Outdoor Activities

Autumn Ramble: A Guided Trail Walk - Harvard, MA

Nov 29, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA
Explore nature in late autumn in this hour-long ramble across fields and glens at Fruitlands Museum. Interpreters will lead participants in a guided walk past a glacial beach, archaelogical sites, scenic vistas of the Nashua River Valley, and a thriving forest. This walk covers a mile of varied terrain and should be considered moderately easy. Trail shoes, walking stick, and warm hats recommended. No registration required.
Time: 1pp.m.
Admission: free with admission
Telephone: 978 456 3924

Holiday Skating Party - Amherst, MA

Dec 7, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 200 Commonwealth Ave Amherst, MA
The Mullins Center Community Ice Rink is getting into the holiday spirit by hosting a Holiday Skating Party. With music provided by Hits 94.3, it is sure to be a rockin' good time. Celebrate the season with:  cookie decorating, snowflake crafting, yard games, on-ice activities. Holiday food items available for purchase.
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person
Telephone: 413-545-3373

Winter Guided Trail Walk - Harvard, MA

Dec 27, 2014 - Dec 27, 2014 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, MA
Explore nature in early winter in this hour-long ramble across fields and glens at Fruitlands. Museum interpreters will lead participants in a guilded walk along a glacial beach, archaelogical sites, scenic vistas of the Nashua River Valley and a thriving forest. This walk covers a mile of varied terrain and should be considered moderately easy. Trail shoes, walking stick and warm hats recommended. No registration required.
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person; kids under age 5, free

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

“The Trip to Bountiful” - Boston, MA

Nov 20, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street Boston, MA
Nov 20-Dec 7 Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning performance as the feisty Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s beloved story of inter-generational family dynamics. Living in a cramped apartment in Houston with her dutiful son Ludie (Blair Underwood) and bossy daughter-in-law Jessie Mae (Vanessa Williams), the elderly Carrie dreams of making one final journey to Bountiful, Texas, her childhood home. With great determination and daring, Carrie makes her arduous journey back to Bountiful. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The Trip to Bountiful is one of the half-dozen greatest American plays. It is without flaw.”
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 617-824-8400

“Annie” - Gardner, MA

Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Theatre at the Mount, 444 Green Street, Gardner Gardner, MA
Annie, her beloved dog Sandy, Daddy Warbucks and the menacing Miss Hannigan bring the classic comic strip to life on stage. Annie guarantees “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow…” and promises your entire family “A New Deal for Christmas!” mwcc.edu/tam/shows/
Time: November 28 & 29, December 5 & 6 at 8 p.m.; November 30 & December 7 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $10; $15; $20

REVERBdance Echoes Tour Boston - Boston, MA

Dec 11, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014 The Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA
The  New York City-based REVERBdance Festival is a tightly curated show with works by cutting-edge choreographers from all parts of the country. Audience members will get to vote on which top choreographers will be chosen to showcase their work at the 10th Anniversary REVERBdance Festival in New York City. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/898267
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: General admission, $24; students & seniors, $19

Science & Nature

MIT Museum's Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction Event - Cambridge, MA

Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014 120 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA
Kinetic artists Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman will mastermind the choreography of this Rube Goldberg machine, assisted by families, school groups, artists and engineers. At 3:30 p.m., when all the machines are linked together, the chain reaction will be set off with a special surprise ending.
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 - $15
Telephone: 617-253-5927

Shopping & Sales

Cultural Survival Bazaar - Cambridge, MA

Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA
A festival of native arts & cultures from around the world. Shop for unique, hand-made art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Proceeds support indigenous artisans and community projects worldwide.
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free admission. Free parking at Broadway Garage.

Cultural Survival Bazaar - Watertown, MA

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Arsenal Mall Project, 485 Arsenal Street #37 Watertown, MA
A restival of native arts & cultures from around the world. Shop unique-handmade art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Proceeds support Indigenous artisans and community projects worldwide.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 1- a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: Free admission and parking.

Cultural Survival Bazaar - Cambridge, MA

Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 CambridgeSide Galleria, 100 CambridgeSide Place Cambridge, MA
A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World. Shop unique-handmade art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Proceeds support Indigenous artisans and community projects worldwide.
Time: Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 617-441-5400

Boxing Day Sale with British Goods & Foodstuffs at The Old Manse - Concord, MA

Dec 26, 2014 - Dec 26, 2014 The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street Concord, MA
The Old Manse, meeting place of the Transcendentalist movement of the 19th century, celebrates Boxing Day with a grand sale of British goods and foodstuffs, and its popular winter bookstore sale. Tours take place at 12:30;, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. All visitors who become members of The Trustees of Reservations or buy a gift membership will receive a free tour of the rarely seen, atmospheric (and some might say, even haunted) Old Manse attic.
Time: Noon–4:30 p.m.
Admission: $9; seniors and students, $8; children $6
Telephone: 978-369-3909