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Christmas/Hannukah

It’s the holiday season and that means lots of events across the state. Whether you want holiday strolls, open house tours, winter carnivals or first night celebrations it’s all here in Massachusetts.

GREATER BOSTON  |  NORTH OF BOSTON | SOUTH OF BOSTON  |  CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS | CENTRAL MASS | WESTERN MASS

GREATER BOSTON

2014 Mayor’s Holiday

Mass Horticultural Society: Festival of Trees – Through December 14

Holiday Pops – Boston Pops – Through December 31

Winter on the Wharf – Boston Harbor Hotel – Through March 15

Handel’s “Messiah” – Symphony Hall, Boston – November 28-30

Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” – November 28-December 31

Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lighting – December 1
Copley Square Tree Lighting – December 2
Boston Common Tree Lighting – December 4

Holiday Open House – Longfellow House, Cambridge – December 4-5

Craftboston Holiday Show – December 5-7

Harvard Square Holiday Fairs – December 5-7, 12-14, 18-23

Black Nativity – December 5-21

Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair and Music Day – December 6

Christmas Celtic Sojourn – Cutler Majestic Theater – December 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

Metro West Festival of Trees – December 12-14

Urban Nutcracker – John Hancock Hall, Boston – December 12-28

The Christmas Revels – Sanders Theatre, Cambridge – December 12-28

Candlelight Christmas – Emmanuel Church, Boston – December 13

Back Bay Ringers Holiday Handbell Concert – Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham – December 13

KISS 108 Jingle Ball – TD Garden – December 14

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – Citi Performing Arts Center, Boston – December 16-26

Hanukkah Celebration: 8 Nights, 8 Windows – MFA, Boston – December 17

Blue Heron: “Christmas in 15th Century France & Burgundy” – First Church, Cambridge – December 18-20

Boston Camerata: “An American Christmas” – December 20

Mr. Punch’s Christmas Carol – Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline – December 24-28

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise – December 31

MidnighToast NYE 2015 at W Boston Hotel – December 31

First Night Boston – December 31

NORTH OF BOSTON

Zoo Lights – November 27-January 4

Newburyport Santa Parade & Tree Lighting – November 30

Essex Holiday Festival – December 4-6

Marblehead Christmas Walk – December 4-7

Lexington Symphony Holiday Pops – December 5

Christmas in Salem – December 5-7

A Christmas Carol – North Shore Music Theatre – December 5-21

Santa’s Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting – December 6

Late Nite Catechism: Sister’s Christmas, The Mystery of Magi’s Gold – December 16-31

SOUTH OF BOSTON

Enchanted Village, Jordan’s Furniture, Avon – Through January 4

Edaville Railroad: The Polar Express
 – November 21-23, 26 & 30; December 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 22-24, 26, 29 & 30

Edaville Railroad: Christmas Festival of Lights – November 21- 23, 26 & 28-30; December 1-January 1

Festival of Lights at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Attleboro – November 27-January 4

A North American Christmas, Pilgrim Festival Chorus – December 6-7

Scituate North Pole Express – December 7

100th Lighting of the Green, Taunton – December 7

Holiday House Tour, New Bedford – December 13-14

South Shore Polar Express – Kingston – December 13

Holiday Pops, Plymouth Philharmonic – December 14-15

CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS

Train to Christmastown, Buzzards Bay to Hyannis – Check website for dates and times

Annual Lighting of the Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown – November 26

Festival of Wreaths – November 26-December 30

Gardens Aglow, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich – Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, November 28 – December 28

Holidays at Highfield Hall – November 29 – December 8

Sandwich Holly Days – December 1-31

Eastham Holiday Festival – December 3

Brewster for the Holidays – December 5-7

Christmas in Harwich – Decmeber 5-7

Nantucket Christmas Stroll – December 5-7
Nantucket Noel – November 28-January 1

Enchanged Village at the Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis – December 5-23

Hyannis Main St. Christmas Stroll – December 6

Santa Stampede 5k and Family Fun Run – December 6

51st Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade – December 7

Yarmouthport Christmas Stroll – December 7

Chatham Christmas Stroll – December 12-13

9th Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll, Yarmouth – December 13

Mashpee Christmas Parade – December 13

Nantucket New Years – December 27-January 4

First Night Chatham – December 31

First Night Sandwich – December 31

CENTRAL MASS

Holiday events at the EcoTarium

Christmas Memories at the Salem Cross Inn

Holiday events at Wachusett Mountain

Holiday events at Willard House & Clock Museum

Holly Days: Winter Reimagined at Tower Hill Botanic Garden – November 28-January 4

5th Annual Holiday Exhibit – Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton – Through December 23

Christmas By Candlelight – Old Sturbridge Village – Evenings December 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21

Sutton Chain of Lights – December 6

Musician of the Old Post Road: “A Classical German Christmas” – Worcester Historical Museum – December 7

Millbury Chain of Lights – December 7

First Night Worcester – December 31

WESTERN MASS

Holiday Events at the Lord Jeffery Inn

Look Park Holiday Events

30th Annual Festival of Trees: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Berkshire Museum – Through January 4

Bright Nights at Forest Park – Through January 4

Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Eastern States Exposition – Through January 4

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas – December 5-7

Williamstwon Holiday Walk – December 6

Southern Berkshire Holiday Stroll – December 13

Berkshire Botanical Annual Holiday Marketplace – December 6-7

Family Hanukkah Celebrations at the Yiddish Book Center – December 14

A Christmas Carol – December 14-22

First Night Northampton – December 31

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