December 2016

December 1, 2016 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai

Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that will bring together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. The exhibit will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 8, 2016 – May 14, 2017. An interactive, Saturday morning TMNT cartoon area and activities based on samurai warriors will be offered for children and families within the exhibition gallery. 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Presidents, Politics, and the Pen

As America focuses on the spectacle of this year’s presidential election, Norman Rockwell Museum takes a look back at the 19th century to examine the impact that one of the nation’s greatest image-makers had over its politics. Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast will be on view through December 4.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: December 1 - The Works of William Shakespeare. December 8 - New England Takes Flight: One Hundred Years of Aerospace History. December 15- The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England. (There are no lectures on December 22 or 29 due to the holiday season).

December 2, 2016 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai

Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that will bring together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. The exhibit will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 8, 2016 – May 14, 2017. An interactive, Saturday morning TMNT cartoon area and activities based on samurai warriors will be offered for children and families within the exhibition gallery. 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Presidents, Politics, and the Pen

As America focuses on the spectacle of this year’s presidential election, Norman Rockwell Museum takes a look back at the 19th century to examine the impact that one of the nation’s greatest image-makers had over its politics. Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast will be on view through December 4.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College Theater Presents Blithe Spirit

The theater arts program at American International College (AIC) is proud to present the ever popular and entertaining Noel Coward play “Blithe Spirt” on Friday, December 2nd at 7pm, Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm, Sunday, December 4th at 2 pm. This eternally popular play was first seen in London in 1941 and was one of the longest running nonmusical plays of its time. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum & Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation Weekend

Brought to you by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, December 2-4.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 2-4, December 9-11, December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

December 3, 2016 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai

Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that will bring together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. The exhibit will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 8, 2016 – May 14, 2017. An interactive, Saturday morning TMNT cartoon area and activities based on samurai warriors will be offered for children and families within the exhibition gallery. 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Our annual Saturday holiday tea series starts on November 26th, and runs weekly through December 31st. Enjoy classical harp music from local musicians while sipping on your afternoon tea and enjoying classic accompaniments. $25.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Presidents, Politics, and the Pen

As America focuses on the spectacle of this year’s presidential election, Norman Rockwell Museum takes a look back at the 19th century to examine the impact that one of the nation’s greatest image-makers had over its politics. Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast will be on view through December 4.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College Theater Presents Blithe Spirit

The theater arts program at American International College (AIC) is proud to present the ever popular and entertaining Noel Coward play “Blithe Spirt” on Friday, December 2nd at 7pm, Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm, Sunday, December 4th at 2 pm. This eternally popular play was first seen in London in 1941 and was one of the longest running nonmusical plays of its time. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum & Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation Weekend

Brought to you by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, December 2-4.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 2-4, December 9-11, December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Santa Visits Kringle Candle

Santa will be at Kringle every weekend (Saturday & Sunday) from noon to 5 until Sunday, December 18. Also, our extended hours start and we’ll now be open Fridays & Saturdays until 7 p.m. through Saturday, December 17.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Yuletide at Storrowton

Dec. 3-4, 11am - 4pm. Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Yuletide Open House Tours - Dec. 6-10, 1 - 3pm. Yuletide Lantern Light Tours - Dec. 7, 6 to 8pm. $5.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Somers CT

Sonny's Place, Santa Says, "Hello!"

Stop by Sonny’s Place and meet Santa Claus! He’s waiting to visit and take the perfect picture with your family! Santa’s meeting and greeting kids of all ages from 1 pm - 5 pm: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17.  December 10, 7-9 PM. Want to attend the ADULTS’ PAINT EVENT and don’t know what to do with the kids? Bring them along! You’ll get a $15 Sonny Moni card good for 2 ½ hours of unlimited video games and mini bowling. They play while you paint!

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Holiday Carnival

Look forward to a special showing of The Polar Express 3D, take a ride around the plaza on the Roaming Railroad, and grab a hot cup of cocoa at Froyo Station. Create memories and enjoy holiday-themed Live Science, strolling entertainment, and activities on our plaza. Shop at our Gift Shop or sign up for our Holiday Workshop to make gifts for your loved ones. We’ll even help with the wrapping!

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Holiday Open House

Dec. 3rd & 4th. Visit with Santa! Samples & Savings, 11:00 am - 4:00 p.m. Children's Workshops, Make a Christmas Ornament, Decorate a Gingerbread Man, plus Hourly Giveaways.

December 4, 2016 (Sunday)
Windsor Locks CT

Bobby V's NFL Game Time

Every College & NFL Game - Every Sunday 4-7pm. Every week - Giveaways, Trivia, Games, Beer & Wing Specials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai

Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that will bring together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. The exhibit will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 8, 2016 – May 14, 2017. An interactive, Saturday morning TMNT cartoon area and activities based on samurai warriors will be offered for children and families within the exhibition gallery. 

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Presidents, Politics, and the Pen

As America focuses on the spectacle of this year’s presidential election, Norman Rockwell Museum takes a look back at the 19th century to examine the impact that one of the nation’s greatest image-makers had over its politics. Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast will be on view through December 4.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Sunday Brunch with Santa

November 27th, December 4th, 11th, & 18th | 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Santa will be making a special stop at 30Boltwood every weekend to visit and spread holiday cheer! He will be on hand to make gingerbread cookies and color your favorite Christmas scenes. Our regular menus will be available, in addition to a special children’s menu served on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College Theater Presents Blithe Spirit

The theater arts program at American International College (AIC) is proud to present the ever popular and entertaining Noel Coward play “Blithe Spirt” on Friday, December 2nd at 7pm, Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm, Sunday, December 4th at 2 pm. This eternally popular play was first seen in London in 1941 and was one of the longest running nonmusical plays of its time. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum & Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation Weekend

Brought to you by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, December 2-4.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 2-4, December 9-11, December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Yuletide at Storrowton

Dec. 3-4, 11am - 4pm. Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Yuletide Open House Tours - Dec. 6-10, 1 - 3pm. Yuletide Lantern Light Tours - Dec. 7, 6 to 8pm. $5.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Holiday Carnival

Look forward to a special showing of The Polar Express 3D, take a ride around the plaza on the Roaming Railroad, and grab a hot cup of cocoa at Froyo Station. Create memories and enjoy holiday-themed Live Science, strolling entertainment, and activities on our plaza. Shop at our Gift Shop or sign up for our Holiday Workshop to make gifts for your loved ones. We’ll even help with the wrapping!

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Holiday Open House

Dec. 3rd & 4th. Visit with Santa! Samples & Savings, 11:00 am - 4:00 p.m. Children's Workshops, Make a Christmas Ornament, Decorate a Gingerbread Man, plus Hourly Giveaways.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents a Talk: The Borscht Belt

Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland December 4, at 2 p.m. Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld spent years documenting the history and decline of New York’s Catskills region, dubbed the Borscht Belt because of its popularity with Jewish vacationers who were drawn by its hundreds of hotels, vacation bungalows, and clubs. Scheinfeld’s photographs are now collected in a book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland (Cornell University Press), which she will sign after her talk.

Amherst MA

UMass Amherst & Commerce High School Concert

The University of Massachusetts Chorale is currently engaged in a first-ever collaboration with Springfield’s High School of Commerce Madrigal Singers and Choir. The Commerce High choirs will be guest performers at the UMass Choral Concert on Sunday, December 4, where they will perform two gospel arrangements - “Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke and “I Need You to Survive” by Hezekiah Walker.  That concert will take place at 3pm.

Northampton MA

Northampton Annual Hot Chocolate Run

December 4. A 5k Run and 3k Walk through downtown Northampton to promote freedom from violence in Hampshire County. The run is a challenging 5K course with serious competitors. Enjoy hot chocolate, and most importantly support Safe Passage and our important programs for survivors of domestic violence.

Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Mall Presents Santa Cares Event!

Holyoke Mall will host Santa Cares on Sunday, December 4th from 9:00-11:00 a.m., allowing children with special needs to be welcomed into a photo environment designed to support their sensory, physical and developmental needs. The event is a result of a joint partnership between AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community and The Noerr Programs. Families are encouraged to RSVP prior to the event.

Santa Visits Kringle Candle

Santa will be at Kringle every weekend (Saturday & Sunday) from noon to 5 until Sunday, December 18. Also, our extended hours start and we’ll now be open Fridays & Saturdays until 7 p.m. through Saturday, December 17.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Spirit of Springfield Presents 215th Army Band Holiday Concert

215th Army Band Holiday Concert. Sunday, December 4, 2:00 pm. The 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts National Guard is distinguished with many awards for military training as well as musicianship. Free Admission with Ticket.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Holiday Dinner Dance Party

Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. The concert will feature Jimmy Mazz performing tributes to pop artists such as Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, and Michael Buble, along with country acts like George Strait and Garth Brooks. The performance also includes a set from Locomotion, Connecticut's premier dance band. A complete turkey dinner will be served. Tickets for the event are $45.

Easthampton MA

Easthampton Annual Holiday Whobalation

Millside Park on Dec. 4, from 6-9 p.m. It's that time again for the 4th Annual Easthampton Holiday Whobalation! Every Who in Whoville is invited to the 4th annual Holiday Whobalation, the city's yearly tribute to Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel's 1957 children's book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" The idea that Easthampton inspired the popular children's classic has never been proven, but the concept lives on in myth and oral history.

December 5, 2016 (Monday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Yuletide at Storrowton

Dec. 3-4, 11am - 4pm. Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Yuletide Open House Tours - Dec. 6-10, 1 - 3pm. Yuletide Lantern Light Tours - Dec. 7, 6 to 8pm. $5.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

W Springfield MA

Table & Vine, Cordials and Yoga

Join us on Monday December 5th, 6-8PM, for a unique, 60 minute yoga experience. Whether you're new to yoga or new to cordials, we think you'll love this. This all-level class will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Nicole Provenzano and your Cordials will be poured by Baystate Wine & Spirits. Please BYOM (bring your own mat!). $15.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market Open

Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the opening of the Market’s Monday, December 5 at 2:30 PM. 1341 Main Street, Directly in front of the Market. Domenic Sarno, Mayor of Springfield, Adam Gomez, Ward 1 City Councilor, and Chris Russell, Executive Director of the Springfield Business Improvement District, will all be on hand for the official opening.

 

December 6, 2016 (Tuesday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Yuletide at Storrowton

Dec. 3-4, 11am - 4pm. Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Yuletide Open House Tours - Dec. 6-10, 1 - 3pm. Yuletide Lantern Light Tours - Dec. 7, 6 to 8pm. $5.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park, $10 Dollar Tuesdays

$10 Admission for Cars. Tuesdays, December 6 and 13. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

December 7, 2016 (Wednesday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Yuletide at Storrowton

Dec. 3-4, 11am - 4pm. Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Yuletide Open House Tours - Dec. 6-10, 1 - 3pm. Yuletide Lantern Light Tours - Dec. 7, 6 to 8pm. $5.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Longmeadow MA

Bay Path University Winterfest

Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. An annual tradition, Winterfest celebrates themes of peace and light and features music, dance, poetry, caroling, and inspirational messages from leaders in the community, with a reception to follow. Winterfest takes place on the university’s Longmeadow campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park Public Safety Night

On Wednesday, Dec 7, Bright Nights at Forest Park will pay tribute to the men and women who are protecting our freedoms and our safety (Rescheduled from November 30 Due to Rain). Admission to Bright Nights will be free for active military, law enforcement officers including local, state, campus and correctional, firefighters, emergency medical services. The evening also includes one free ride ticket for children.

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield MA

Sheraton Springfield Presents The Italian Trio

The Consul General of Italy, the Honorable Nicola De Santis, and the Sheraton Springfield present: THE ITALIAN TRIO from ORTONA, ABRUZZO. Wednesday, December 7, at 5:00pm. Hors D’oeuvres & Cash Bar. $25 Donation Supporting Italian Language in Western Massachusetts Public Schools.

Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Gingerbread House Decorating

December 7 &9. Decorate a MINI ($25) or SMALL ($35) gingerbread house! Limit of 2 children, per house. Stop by Atkins anytime between 5pm & 7pm to decorate a house. No Registration Necessary. First Come, First Served....SPACE & QUANTITY IS LIMITED!

Northampton MA

Forbes Library Reading Series

The Forbes Library reading series, The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age, is in its second season. The series explores contemporary themes on the premise that libraries offer vibrant spaces to engage with and explore our era's most pressing questions – that in their surprises and contradictions can be understood through either a realistic lens, or through fantasy, science fiction and the surreal. Free of charge and open to the public. December 7 – Literature From and About Prison.

W Springfield MA

Table & Vine, Italian Wine Tasting

Dec 7, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Italian Wines, Cheese Parings, & Book Signing!

December 8, 2016 (Thursday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: December 1 - The Works of William Shakespeare. December 8 - New England Takes Flight: One Hundred Years of Aerospace History. December 15- The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England. (There are no lectures on December 22 or 29 due to the holiday season).

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Yuletide at Storrowton

Dec. 3-4, 11am - 4pm. Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Yuletide Open House Tours - Dec. 6-10, 1 - 3pm. Yuletide Lantern Light Tours - Dec. 7, 6 to 8pm. $5.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Gingerbread House Decorating

December 7 &9. Decorate a MINI ($25) or SMALL ($35) gingerbread house! Limit of 2 children, per house. Stop by Atkins anytime between 5pm & 7pm to decorate a house. No Registration Necessary. First Come, First Served....SPACE & QUANTITY IS LIMITED!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Eastern Dog Club Dog Show

Dec 8-11, :00 AM - 6:00 PM. ADMISSION: Free. If you love dogs, you’ll be in heaven at this 4-day cluster sponsored by the Champlain Valley Kennel Club and the Eastern Dog Club. Visitors will be permitted to wander throughout the backstage grooming areas, where they can watch as canine participants are expertly groomed for their turn in the ring, and ask questions of professional handlers and breeders.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Alice in Wonderland"

Dec. 8-Dec. 12. General admission tickets are available at the door: $10 (adults) and $5 (students). This visually exciting production combines the best moments and characters from both of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass.' Our student cast of 12 brings to life over 30 of your favorite characters from throughout the magical world of Wonderland.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Annual Holiday Concert

Thursday, December 8, 6:00pm. Experience an exquisite evening of music and fine dining. Sip seasonal cocktails when the evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar, and move into the Oliver Wight Tavern at 6:30 for a menu to warm the winter night.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Culture & Cocktails

The Springfield Museums will be hosting Gingerbread, Magic & Merriment as part of their ongoing "Culture & Cocktails" series on Dec 8 from 5-8 pm at the Springfield Science Museum. Guests can view the entries in this year’s gingerbread competition.

December 9, 2016 (Friday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Yuletide at Storrowton

Dec. 3-4, 11am - 4pm. Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Yuletide Open House Tours - Dec. 6-10, 1 - 3pm. Yuletide Lantern Light Tours - Dec. 7, 6 to 8pm. $5.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Gingerbread House Decorating

December 7 &9. Decorate a MINI ($25) or SMALL ($35) gingerbread house! Limit of 2 children, per house. Stop by Atkins anytime between 5pm & 7pm to decorate a house. No Registration Necessary. First Come, First Served....SPACE & QUANTITY IS LIMITED!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Eastern Dog Club Dog Show

Dec 8-11, :00 AM - 6:00 PM. ADMISSION: Free. If you love dogs, you’ll be in heaven at this 4-day cluster sponsored by the Champlain Valley Kennel Club and the Eastern Dog Club. Visitors will be permitted to wander throughout the backstage grooming areas, where they can watch as canine participants are expertly groomed for their turn in the ring, and ask questions of professional handlers and breeders.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Alice in Wonderland"

Dec. 8-Dec. 12. General admission tickets are available at the door: $10 (adults) and $5 (students). This visually exciting production combines the best moments and characters from both of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass.' Our student cast of 12 brings to life over 30 of your favorite characters from throughout the magical world of Wonderland.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

The Ranch Golf Club, Southwick MA

The Ranch Golf Club, Holiday Party

Please join us on Friday, December 9th at 6 PM for some Holiday Cheer. We will be providing heavy hors d'oeuvres, a carving station, and a cash bar with some delicious holiday spirits and cocktail creations! Price is $20 per person (inclusive of tax & gratuity). The Ranch Golf Club's Member Holiday Party is Open to All, Please join us and bring your guests! RSVP by Monday, December 5!

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii

Appearing for only the month of December, Christmas in Hawaii. A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! Three seating times: 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for one show at 7:15 p.m. There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations.

Turners Falls MA

It's a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls

December 9, 3-10pm. Holiday activities, art exhibitions, live music, restaurant specials, performances and unique gift buying opportunities throughout town. Children and adults alike are encouraged to put a wish list in the Magic Mailbox, as well as notes of hope for themselves, friends, family and the world! Santa will arrive at Spinner Park to collect the notes at 6:30pm.

Shelburne Falls MA

Mohawk Trail Concerts, Music at the Arms

Mohawk Trail Concerts sponsored `Music at the Arms` series second concert will take place Friday, December 9th at 12 noon at the Arms Library, corner of Main & Bridge. Cellist Rebecca Hartka will perform a recital of solo works. 40 min. concert is free and all are welcome.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 9-11, December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Presents Holiday Laugh In

Dec 9, 7PM. With Johnny Lampert & Mike Speirs. $40 per person (includes dinner).

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Free Second Friday

December 9, from 4 p.m.–8 p.m, make the Smith College Museum of Art a destination in your Downtown Northampton Holiday Stroll! From 4–6 pm Hands On! art making for all ages, inspired by works on view—“Journey Journals” Make your own travel sketchbook, then take a grand tour through the Museum and document your journey! 4:15-4:45pm The Smith College Campus School Chorus—made up of students in grades 4 to 6—will perform songs for the winter holidays and other favorites.

Northampton MA

Northampton Holiday Stroll

December 9, 5-8pm, Downtown Northampton. We're closing down Main Street! Join the Downtown Northampton Association to shop, snack, sing and stroll on Friday, December 9 from 5-8pm, as we shut down Main Street to vehicular traffic and fill the streets and sidewalks with holiday lights, music, food, drink and shopping.  

Springfield MA

UMass Amherst & Commerce High School Concert

The University of Massachusetts Chorale is currently engaged in a first-ever collaboration with Springfield’s High School of Commerce Madrigal Singers and Choir. The project gives opportunities for young aspiring vocalists to work with talented faculty and students from UMass. On December 9, members of Chorale will be guest performers at an in-school assembly at the High School of Commerce.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, "Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball"

On this special illuminated evening tour, participants will visit with the 19th-century residents of Deerfield as they get ready for a ball. Visitors will step inside the Hall Tavern kitchen and see the food being prepared, listen to musicians rehearse in the ballroom. The tour concludes with samples of roasted chestnuts and other refreshments. The tours will be held on Friday, December 2 and Friday, December 9 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission for the tour is $20 per person.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Free Public Lecture

December 9, 1:10 PM. Museums and African American History: The Opening of a new Smithsonian Institution. Beverly Morgan-Welch, ’74, Associate Director for External Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture will reflect on her career in museums, including her role in launching the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Image credit: Courtesy of Beverly Morgan-Welch.

December 10, 2016 (Saturday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Our annual Saturday holiday tea series starts on November 26th, and runs weekly through December 31st. Enjoy classical harp music from local musicians while sipping on your afternoon tea and enjoying classic accompaniments. $25.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Santa Visits Kringle Candle

Santa will be at Kringle every weekend (Saturday & Sunday) from noon to 5 until Sunday, December 18. Also, our extended hours start and we’ll now be open Fridays & Saturdays until 7 p.m. through Saturday, December 17.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Yuletide at Storrowton

Dec. 3-4, 11am - 4pm. Our annual FREE winter holiday festival. Tour Storrowton's 18th & 19th century buildings, seasonally decorated by area garden clubs, florists and decorators. Join us for musical performances, storytelling, old-fashioned craft demonstrations, ice sculpting, Sweet Shoppe, kids' crafts, an old-fashioned Santa and much more. Yuletide Open House Tours - Dec. 6-10, 1 - 3pm. Yuletide Lantern Light Tours - Dec. 7, 6 to 8pm. $5.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Somers CT

Sonny's Place, Santa Says, "Hello!"

Stop by Sonny’s Place and meet Santa Claus! He’s waiting to visit and take the perfect picture with your family! Santa’s meeting and greeting kids of all ages from 1 pm - 5 pm: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17.  December 10, 7-9 PM. Want to attend the ADULTS’ PAINT EVENT and don’t know what to do with the kids? Bring them along! You’ll get a $15 Sonny Moni card good for 2 ½ hours of unlimited video games and mini bowling. They play while you paint!

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Eastern Dog Club Dog Show

Dec 8-11, :00 AM - 6:00 PM. ADMISSION: Free. If you love dogs, you’ll be in heaven at this 4-day cluster sponsored by the Champlain Valley Kennel Club and the Eastern Dog Club. Visitors will be permitted to wander throughout the backstage grooming areas, where they can watch as canine participants are expertly groomed for their turn in the ring, and ask questions of professional handlers and breeders.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Alice in Wonderland"

Dec. 8-Dec. 12. General admission tickets are available at the door: $10 (adults) and $5 (students). This visually exciting production combines the best moments and characters from both of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass.' Our student cast of 12 brings to life over 30 of your favorite characters from throughout the magical world of Wonderland.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii

Appearing for only the month of December, Christmas in Hawaii. A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! Three seating times: 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for one show at 7:15 p.m. There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 9-11, December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

West Dover VT

Mount Snow Demo Day!

December 10. Try out all of the latest gear right here at Mount Snow. We will have representatives from some of your favorite brands with the best of this seasons hard gear for you to test out on the trails. Find the right pair of skis for you and complete that holiday wish list!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Christmas Presentation

In conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, join Park Ranger Susan Ashman for her holiday presentation, Christmas In Our National Parks. The program begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Holiday music and light refreshments will follow the program. Admission is free.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Secret Agent Science Day

December 10, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ima Box Turtle has gone missing, and we need YOUR Super Secret Agent powers to help us find her. First, you will design your secret agent disguise so you can stay undercover. Then try to figure out who did it by analyzing shoe prints, chromatography, blood and more! If you find the correct suspect, you will help us find Ima and bring her captor to justice! After you help us get Ima back, take in a special showing of Phineas & Ferb: The Movie playing at 3PM in our theater.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents The Nutcracker

A holiday favorite, The Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl, Clara, and the magical dream she has one Christmas Eve. Set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, the story of The Nutcracker follows the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the Mouse King and embark on magical journey to The Land of Sweets. The Albany Berkshire Ballet's The Nutcracker returns to Symphony Hall on Saturday December 10th for two performances at 1 pm and 4:30 pm.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Breakfast with Santa

December 10, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Citywalk Cafes food court. Enjoy a festive morning with Santa, the Grinch, face painters, crafts, and of course delicious pancakes! Admission for the Breakfast with Santa is $10. You must Preregister for this .....

Northfield MA

Annual "Special Day in Northfield "Holiday Celebration's

11th Annual Special Day in Northfield Holiday Celebration, Saturday, December 10, Starting at 10 a.m.: Enjoy seasonal activities on Northfield's Main Street and Back Roads. The horse drawn hayrides, holiday crafts in several locations, Gingerbread man/lady decorating at Mim's Market, a wind ensemble, strolling carolers and the sunset bonfire at the Northfield Golf Course.

Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Mall Presents Milk and Cookies with Santa

Enjoy milk and cookies with Santa while listening to the classic Christmas story The Night Before Christmas. December 10th 2:00PM in Cafe Square.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Antique & Modern Firearms Show

Dec 10-11. Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-3pm. $11; children under 12 free with parent. Wide variety of antique and modern firearms, custom & utility knives and accessories.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Day of Giving

From November 25 - December 11.Historic Deerfield will support the Family Center by collecting donations of gifts for children up to 18 years of age to be distributed to families during the holidays. Gifts should be unwrapped. Gifts can include toys, gift cards, and even helpful items like gift wrap and tape. On Sunday, December 11, Historic Deerfield will accept a gift donation in lieu of museum admission.

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield MA

Sheraton Springfield Presents Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 10, 10AM - 1PM, and Sunday, December 11, 9AM - 1PM.
 Menu highlights include pancakes and cooked-to-order omelets, fresh pastries and muffins as well as scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, fresh fruit and cereals. Santa will be available for photos. Buffet cost is $9.95 for children ages 4-12 and free for those under three. Adults are $17.95. Candy canes and free passes to the Festival of Trees at Tower Square will also be given out.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Animated Talks and Screenings

December 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., join the Museum for screenings of some of Hanna-Barbera’s classic animated cartoons. A continental breakfast will be served. The screenings are free with Museum admission, or $5 for cartoon programs only. Also on November 19, from 2 to 3 p.m., Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk about the Golden Age of Hanna-Barbera, from 1958 to 1969, when the studio was just hitting its stride. Museum Curator Jesse Kowalski will discuss how the studio built on its successes and became the “architects of Saturday morning cartoons.” The talk is free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission; program only, $10.

December 11, 2016 (Sunday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 25 - Sunday, December 11 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Sunday Brunch with Santa

November 27th, December 4th, 11th, & 18th | 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Santa will be making a special stop at 30Boltwood every weekend to visit and spread holiday cheer! He will be on hand to make gingerbread cookies and color your favorite Christmas scenes. Our regular menus will be available, in addition to a special children’s menu served on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Santa Visits Kringle Candle

Santa will be at Kringle every weekend (Saturday & Sunday) from noon to 5 until Sunday, December 18. Also, our extended hours start and we’ll now be open Fridays & Saturdays until 7 p.m. through Saturday, December 17.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Eastern Dog Club Dog Show

Dec 8-11, :00 AM - 6:00 PM. ADMISSION: Free. If you love dogs, you’ll be in heaven at this 4-day cluster sponsored by the Champlain Valley Kennel Club and the Eastern Dog Club. Visitors will be permitted to wander throughout the backstage grooming areas, where they can watch as canine participants are expertly groomed for their turn in the ring, and ask questions of professional handlers and breeders.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Alice in Wonderland"

Dec. 8-Dec. 12. General admission tickets are available at the door: $10 (adults) and $5 (students). This visually exciting production combines the best moments and characters from both of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass.' Our student cast of 12 brings to life over 30 of your favorite characters from throughout the magical world of Wonderland.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii

Appearing for only the month of December, Christmas in Hawaii. A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! Three seating times: 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for one show at 7:15 p.m. There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 9-11, December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Antique & Modern Firearms Show

Dec 10-11. Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-3pm. $11; children under 12 free with parent. Wide variety of antique and modern firearms, custom & utility knives and accessories.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Day of Giving

From November 25 - December 11.Historic Deerfield will support the Family Center by collecting donations of gifts for children up to 18 years of age to be distributed to families during the holidays. Gifts should be unwrapped. Gifts can include toys, gift cards, and even helpful items like gift wrap and tape. On Sunday, December 11, Historic Deerfield will accept a gift donation in lieu of museum admission.

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield MA

Sheraton Springfield Presents Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 10, 10AM - 1PM, and Sunday, December 11, 9AM - 1PM.
 Menu highlights include pancakes and cooked-to-order omelets, fresh pastries and muffins as well as scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, fresh fruit and cereals. Santa will be available for photos. Buffet cost is $9.95 for children ages 4-12 and free for those under three. Adults are $17.95. Candy canes and free passes to the Festival of Trees at Tower Square will also be given out.

Amherst MA

Annual Amherst Holiday Brass Concert

The 27th annual Holiday Brass Concert and Carol Sing will take place at the First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, in Amherst on Sunday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m.  Donations will benefit the Amherst Survival Center. Come join in this exuberant and joyful celebration of the holiday season.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights Presents Santa and Supper

Supper with Santa at the Barney Carriage House. December 11, 13 and 16. SEATINGS 5:30PM - 6PM - 6:30PM - 7PM. Individual Tickets $18 per person $15 for children under 12. Pre-Paid Reservations Required. Price does not include admission to Bright Nights.

Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Mall Presents Pet Night with Santa!

Many people think of their dogs and cats as family members! Because of this, remember to bring your furry family member to have their photo taken with Santa on December 11th from 6pm-8pm.

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Presents a Murder Mystery

Dec 11, 5PM. The Murder Mystery Company we dish up three courses of mystery, intrigue, and murder in two hours of interactive, Clue style goodness that happens right in front of your table. The moment you walk through the door you will be immersed in a thrilling whodunit experience, mingling with crazy characters and shady suspects in a game of murder you get to play! General admission $60.

December 12, 2016 (Monday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Alice in Wonderland"

Dec. 8-Dec. 12. General admission tickets are available at the door: $10 (adults) and $5 (students). This visually exciting production combines the best moments and characters from both of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass.' Our student cast of 12 brings to life over 30 of your favorite characters from throughout the magical world of Wonderland.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii

Appearing for only the month of December, Christmas in Hawaii. A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! Three seating times: 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for one show at 7:15 p.m. There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

West Dover VT

Mount Snow Founders Day Celebration

Celebrate Mount Snow’s 62nd birthday on Founders Day, Saturday, December 12! We have a limited number of discounted lift tickets available when purchased in advance online. There are only 2000 tickets available at the $12 rate.

December 13, 2016 (Tuesday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park, $10 Dollar Tuesdays

$10 Admission for Cars. Tuesdays, December 6 and 13. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii

Appearing for only the month of December, Christmas in Hawaii. A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! Three seating times: 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for one show at 7:15 p.m. There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights Presents Santa and Supper

Supper with Santa at the Barney Carriage House. December 11, 13 and 16. SEATINGS 5:30PM - 6PM - 6:30PM - 7PM. Individual Tickets $18 per person $15 for children under 12. Pre-Paid Reservations Required. Price does not include admission to Bright Nights.

Springfield MA

American International College Hockey

AIC thumbnail.jpgThe Yellow Jackets at the MassMutual Center. Dec 13 at 7:05 p.m. against Arizona State. Tickets prices are $9 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (4-12). Veterans, active military, and children (3 and under) are FREE.

December 14, 2016 (Wednesday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii

Appearing for only the month of December, Christmas in Hawaii. A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! Three seating times: 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for one show at 7:15 p.m. There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

December 15, 2016 (Thursday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: December 1 - The Works of William Shakespeare. December 8 - New England Takes Flight: One Hundred Years of Aerospace History. December 15- The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England. (There are no lectures on December 22 or 29 due to the holiday season).

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents A Christmas Carol

December 15, 7:30 PM. Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment. A Christmas Carol is delightful and thoroughly entertaining.  It is the perfect family holiday event. Filled with beloved music of the season, superb staging and tremendous artistry, this Carol is a production you don’t want to miss! Tickets: $39/$34/$29.

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Presents Dueling Pianists

Dec 15, 7PM. $40 (includes dinner). Imagine two grand pianos center-stage with a team of outrageously talented pianists that seem to know every song ever written. Dueling piano shows are request oriented, interactive sing-a-long shows wherein two piano players sit across from each other and trade songs. The piano players act as "ring masters" of both music and comedy. Hand-picked from only the finest regional talent, they're experts on keeping audience members involved, happy and content. Don't miss out on this night of songs and laughter!

December 16, 2016 (Friday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Annual Student Exhibition

Exhibition on view Tuesday, December 6 through Friday, December 16, 2016. Reception with student artists: Thursday, December 8, 11:30am-12:30pm. Each year, the Annual Student Fall Exhibition invites the Fine Arts faculty to select work to showcase their students' finest portfolios. From colorful paintings to intricate prints, charcoal drawings to tradition gelatin silver photographs, and many other outstanding design projects, all artwork represents the culmination of a semester’s work in the Fine Arts Department at STCC.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, "Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball"

On this special illuminated evening tour, participants will visit with the 19th-century residents of Deerfield as they get ready for a ball. Visitors will step inside the Hall Tavern kitchen and see the food being prepared, listen to musicians rehearse in the ballroom. The tour concludes with samples of roasted chestnuts and other refreshments. The tours will be held on Friday, December 2 and Friday, December 9 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission for the tour is $20 per person.

Springfield MA

Springfield Thunderbirds Pre & Post game Tailgate

Fri Dec 16, Pre-game festivities begin at 4:30pm and conclude at 6:30pm with the post game from  9-11pm. We will be offering a myriad of holiday cheer, including light fare and beverages provided by The Student Prince, Hot cocoa and cookies, family activities and post-game entertainment.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

Springfield MA

Springfield Thunderbirds Game Night

Fri 12/16, 7:05 PM, PLAY AGAINST Binghamton. Holiday Theme Night (Ugly Sweater Contest) & $1 Nights presented by MGM Springfield for all Friday night games, $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas, and $1 popcorn. Plus Pregame Concert Series, presented by MGM Springfield. Local artists of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley. Check out the Sheraton Springfield Thunderbirds exclusive Hockey Package for $169 ....

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Nutcracker & Sweets

December 16-18. The best thing about the holidays is Massachusetts Academy of Ballet’s Nutcracker & Sweets at Wistariahurst Museum! Join us in imaging the ballet as it might have been produced in the 1890's when the Skinner family lived at Wistariahurst. Sparkling dancers and sugarplum fairies will alight, mice will scamper, snowflakes will scatter, colorful nutcracker soldiers will march, and there’s so much more to the story! Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchases are required.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights Presents Santa and Supper

Supper with Santa at the Barney Carriage House. December 11, 13 and 16. SEATINGS 5:30PM - 6PM - 6:30PM - 7PM. Individual Tickets $18 per person $15 for children under 12. Pre-Paid Reservations Required. Price does not include admission to Bright Nights.

December 17, 2016 (Saturday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Our annual Saturday holiday tea series starts on November 26th, and runs weekly through December 31st. Enjoy classical harp music from local musicians while sipping on your afternoon tea and enjoying classic accompaniments. $25.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Santa Visits Kringle Candle

Santa will be at Kringle every weekend (Saturday & Sunday) from noon to 5 until Sunday, December 18. Also, our extended hours start and we’ll now be open Fridays & Saturdays until 7 p.m. through Saturday, December 17.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Somers CT

Sonny's Place, Santa Says, "Hello!"

Stop by Sonny’s Place and meet Santa Claus! He’s waiting to visit and take the perfect picture with your family! Santa’s meeting and greeting kids of all ages from 1 pm - 5 pm: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17.  December 10, 7-9 PM. Want to attend the ADULTS’ PAINT EVENT and don’t know what to do with the kids? Bring them along! You’ll get a $15 Sonny Moni card good for 2 ½ hours of unlimited video games and mini bowling. They play while you paint!

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Nutcracker & Sweets

December 16-18. The best thing about the holidays is Massachusetts Academy of Ballet’s Nutcracker & Sweets at Wistariahurst Museum! Join us in imaging the ballet as it might have been produced in the 1890's when the Skinner family lived at Wistariahurst. Sparkling dancers and sugarplum fairies will alight, mice will scamper, snowflakes will scatter, colorful nutcracker soldiers will march, and there’s so much more to the story! Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchases are required.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round & Santa

Dec 17. Santa returns from 12:30-3:30pm. If you missed him the first time, see him on his second visit! Take a break from the hustle and bustle for a visit with the charming carousel horses and everybody’s favorite jolly old elf!

West Dover VT

Annual Mount Snow Film Fest

Join us on December 17th, 6PM for the 6th annual Mount Snow Film Festival at the Sundance Base Lodge! Come out and enjoy some of this year's best videos and get yourself stoked for the season! ALL AGES • FREE ENTRY• FREE RAFFLE

Springfield MA

Basketball Hall of Fame & Springfield Sting

The Springfield Sting will have 10 games at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Sting will play in the Northeast Division of the ABA. Dec. 17 vs. New York (7 p.m.)

Yankee Candle Village, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant Presents "Fancy Nancy" Luncheon

Dec 17. Billed as a mother-daughter experience, the luncheon features a reading of the modern kids' classic, "Fancy Nancy." Those planning to attend are encouraged to break out the hats, feather boas, and heels in order to "dress fancy." The luncheon begins at 11 a.m.

December 18, 2016 (Sunday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Sunday Brunch with Santa

November 27th, December 4th, 11th, & 18th | 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Santa will be making a special stop at 30Boltwood every weekend to visit and spread holiday cheer! He will be on hand to make gingerbread cookies and color your favorite Christmas scenes. Our regular menus will be available, in addition to a special children’s menu served on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Holiday Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides December 3, 4, 10, 11. Gift Making Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Tavern Games Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18. Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Sugar and Spice: Holiday Baking Saturdays and Sundays, December 3-18 Join our Hearth Cooks as they explore the sugar and spice that make the holidays nice. December 10 Letterpress Printing: Holiday Cards with Carl Darrow.

Santa Visits Kringle Candle

Santa will be at Kringle every weekend (Saturday & Sunday) from noon to 5 until Sunday, December 18. Also, our extended hours start and we’ll now be open Fridays & Saturdays until 7 p.m. through Saturday, December 17.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 16-18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4:00PM to 9:00PM. Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Nutcracker & Sweets

December 16-18. The best thing about the holidays is Massachusetts Academy of Ballet’s Nutcracker & Sweets at Wistariahurst Museum! Join us in imaging the ballet as it might have been produced in the 1890's when the Skinner family lived at Wistariahurst. Sparkling dancers and sugarplum fairies will alight, mice will scamper, snowflakes will scatter, colorful nutcracker soldiers will march, and there’s so much more to the story! Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchases are required.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents The Diamond Collection

Dec 18. "The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute" featuring Kenny Labelle. Doors open 5:00 PM / Show starts at 6:00 PM | Ticket Price: $22.00.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Celebrates Hanukkah

drey-dreydeleDecember 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A day of events and activities for all ages. 11 a.m.: Holiday Song Workshop: Learn Yiddish holiday songs in this fun one-hour workshop. 1p.m.: Children’s Reading Circle: Readings of holiday-themed children’s books, plus a holiday craft activity. All day: Scavenger hunts throughout the Yiddish Book Center for young detektivn (detectives).

December 19, 2016 (Monday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

December 20, 2016 (Tuesday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

December 21, 2016 (Wednesday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Basketball Hall of Fame & Birth Date of Basketball

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame celebration of the 125th birth date of the invention of basketball. Wednesday, December 21, 6:00 PM Fairfield University vs Boston College. 8:30 PM Auburn University vs University of Oklahoma.

 

Easthampton MA

Easthampton Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Dec. 21, Celebrate the shortest day of the year and welcome the lengthening days ahead. It's a tradition at Arcadia to gather on the evening of the solstice. People are invited to warm themselves by the fire, sip hot cider, listen to music, and enjoy being out of doors. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a short performance after which the bonfire will be lit. Admission is free.

December 22, 2016 (Thursday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Holiday Spirits

Over the holidays, it's time to raise a glass and have some fun. Whiskey & Martini Cocktail Party, 12/8/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. & 12/22/16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Wine Dinner 12/10/16, 6:00pm - Midnight & 12/16/16, 6:00pm - Midnight. $47. Holiday Comedy Night 12/14/16, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. $37.  Wine Tasting & Tapas Food Stations. 12/18/16, 5:00pm - 11:00pm. $47. Come celebrate with old friends and make some new ones.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square's Blood Drive

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Meeting Room - Second Floor. You can make a difference by donating blood during the American Red Cross' Tower Square Blood Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are preferred.

December 23, 2016 (Friday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Exhibition Hanna-Barbera

November 12, 2016 to May 29, 2017. Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning is the first museum exhibition on the world’s most successful animation partnership. The exhibit provides a glimpse of the extraordinary story of how two astute businessmen reacted to a dying film animation industry and revolutionized a new format for their product, while hiring the best talent in the business. Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 25-Dec 23. You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Friday 7PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Lunchtime Concerts

Weekdays at noon. Grab some lunch from the Tower Square food court and sit down to enjoy some festive holiday music week days in December featuring choral groups and bands from local schools with a few professional performers thrown into the mix!

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

December 24, 2016 (Saturday)
Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Our annual Saturday holiday tea series starts on November 26th, and runs weekly through December 31st. Enjoy classical harp music from local musicians while sipping on your afternoon tea and enjoying classic accompaniments. $25.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 9-24 (Garden House), 4:00pm-8:00pm. December 24 10am-2pm. The Garden House is transformed into a Victorian style train station to offer all the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa’s Trains; step aboard our train on wheels and take a one mile ride around the Park aboard The Look Park Holiday Express and view our over 50 holiday light displays made by our Grounds and Maintenance staff. Cost is $5/pp.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

December 25, 2016 (Sunday)
Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Christmas Dinner

Dec 25. Don’t spend Christmas working hard in the kitchen this year. Relax with your loved ones, reflect on a successful year and enjoy a delicious special dinner. Dinner service begins at 11 a.m. and is served until 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended!

December 26, 2016 (Monday)
Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun

Let your imagination soar at the New England Air Museum this holiday season! The museum is offering an exciting array of family fun activities during December School Vacation Week, December 26th through December 30th. Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft, and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, computerized Flight Simulators, and Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open from 12-4pm today.

South Deerfield, MA

Magic Wings Winter Break

Magic Wings is a huge facility. 8000 square foot tropical conservatory with upwards of 3000 free-flying tropical and native butterflies from all around the world! In addition, we have exotic reptiles, frogs, fish, and insects to see up close and personal. Escape the winter and go tropical!

December 27, 2016 (Tuesday)
Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun

Let your imagination soar at the New England Air Museum this holiday season! The museum is offering an exciting array of family fun activities during December School Vacation Week, December 26th through December 30th. Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft, and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, computerized Flight Simulators, and Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open from 12-4pm today.

South Deerfield, MA

Magic Wings Winter Break

Magic Wings is a huge facility. 8000 square foot tropical conservatory with upwards of 3000 free-flying tropical and native butterflies from all around the world! In addition, we have exotic reptiles, frogs, fish, and insects to see up close and personal. Escape the winter and go tropical!

West Dover VT

Mount Snow Grommet Jam

December 27, 10AM. #1 of 3 Grommet Jam events for our 12 and under skiers and riders. This event series is a great way for kids to get out and learn a few things from our coaches and ski school instructors. Lift ticket required & NOT included. Children should be able to ride the Grommet lift by themselves.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

Dec 27-30. Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Tuesday, December 27: Solstice Celebration. Wednesday, December 28: Green Mission. Thursday, December 29: Snowball Earth Friday, December 30: Pixelmania: Camp Edition.

December 28, 2016 (Wednesday)
Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun

Let your imagination soar at the New England Air Museum this holiday season! The museum is offering an exciting array of family fun activities during December School Vacation Week, December 26th through December 30th. Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft, and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, computerized Flight Simulators, and Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open from 12-4pm today.

South Deerfield, MA

Magic Wings Winter Break

Magic Wings is a huge facility. 8000 square foot tropical conservatory with upwards of 3000 free-flying tropical and native butterflies from all around the world! In addition, we have exotic reptiles, frogs, fish, and insects to see up close and personal. Escape the winter and go tropical!

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

Dec 27-30. Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Tuesday, December 27: Solstice Celebration. Wednesday, December 28: Green Mission. Thursday, December 29: Snowball Earth Friday, December 30: Pixelmania: Camp Edition.

December 29, 2016 (Thursday)
Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun

Let your imagination soar at the New England Air Museum this holiday season! The museum is offering an exciting array of family fun activities during December School Vacation Week, December 26th through December 30th. Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft, and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, computerized Flight Simulators, and Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open from 12-4pm today.

South Deerfield, MA

Magic Wings Winter Break

Magic Wings is a huge facility. 8000 square foot tropical conservatory with upwards of 3000 free-flying tropical and native butterflies from all around the world! In addition, we have exotic reptiles, frogs, fish, and insects to see up close and personal. Escape the winter and go tropical!

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

Dec 27-30. Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Tuesday, December 27: Solstice Celebration. Wednesday, December 28: Green Mission. Thursday, December 29: Snowball Earth Friday, December 30: Pixelmania: Camp Edition.

December 30, 2016 (Friday)
Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2016 and “The Tunnel of Lights." Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Dec. 2nd-4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18th and Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 6PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun

Let your imagination soar at the New England Air Museum this holiday season! The museum is offering an exciting array of family fun activities during December School Vacation Week, December 26th through December 30th. Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft, and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, computerized Flight Simulators, and Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is open from 12-4pm today.

South Deerfield, MA

Magic Wings Winter Break

Magic Wings is a huge facility. 8000 square foot tropical conservatory with upwards of 3000 free-flying tropical and native butterflies from all around the world! In addition, we have exotic reptiles, frogs, fish, and insects to see up close and personal. Escape the winter and go tropical!

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

Dec 27-30. Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Tuesday, December 27: Solstice Celebration. Wednesday, December 28: Green Mission. Thursday, December 29: Snowball Earth Friday, December 30: Pixelmania: Camp Edition.

Springfield MA

Springfield Thunderbirds Game Night

Fri 12/30, 7:05 PM, PLAY AGAINST Hartford. New Year’s Eve Bash & $1 Nights presented by MGM Springfield for all Friday night games, $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas, and $1 popcorn. Plus Pregame Concert Series, presented by MGM Springfield. Local artists of Springfield and the Pioneer Valley. Check out the Sheraton Springfield Thunderbirds exclusive Hockey Package for $169 ....

December 31, 2016 (Saturday)
Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 23 - January 1. Closed November 28-29. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 23, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered Fridays and Sundays. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Light Display. Novemeber 25th-Jan 1st.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 25, and runs through December 31. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “Holiday Magic.” The gingerbread creations will be displayed against a backdrop of murals created by Museums staff to celebrate the adventures of the world’s most famous boy wizard.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Our annual Saturday holiday tea series starts on November 26th, and runs weekly through December 31st. Enjoy classical harp music from local musicians while sipping on your afternoon tea and enjoying classic accompaniments. $25.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Holiday Fun!

Dec 23- Jan 2. Fun for everyday during the holiday break (closed Christmas Day). Santa, Star Wars, Trolls, Oreo Party, New Years Eve parties, and more.  Check it out ....

South Deerfield, MA

Magic Wings Winter Break

Magic Wings is a huge facility. 8000 square foot tropical conservatory with upwards of 3000 free-flying tropical and native butterflies from all around the world! In addition, we have exotic reptiles, frogs, fish, and insects to see up close and personal. Escape the winter and go tropical!

Northampton MA

Northampton First Night, New Years Eve

32nd Annual First Night. Fireworks, family friendly activities and more. From noon until midnight there will be a vast array of family-friendly performances at 20 downtown venues. The annual fireworks display will occur at 6:15 p.m. and the traditional ball-raising from the roof of the Hotel Northampton will cap things off at at midnight.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents New Years Eve Dinner

December 31st. Join us in 30Boltwood for a New Year's Eve celebration dinner from 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Holyoke Heritage State Park, Holyoke MA

Holyoke's Annual First Night Jr. New Years Eve Celebration

December 31: 20th Annual "First Night Jr" Celebration at Holyoke Heritage State Park. This fun filled event will be 10-4 pm & includes 6 hours of fun & activities Event features admission to the Children's Museum and VolleyBall Hall of Fame, unlimited rides on the Merry-Go-Round, magic shows, musical performers & more!

Yankee Candle Village, South Deerfield MA

Chandler’s Restaurant Kid's New Years Eve Party!

TimeDecember 31st, 11am-1pm. Why should adults get to have all the fun?! Countdown to NOON instead of Midnight with live interactive entertainment by guitarist Tom Carroll! Noise makers will be handed out and an apple cider toast. Full kids menu and lunch menu will be available.

West Dover VT

Mount Snow New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

Thursday, December 31, 5:45 p.m. Join us as our Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School instructors will descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following we’ll light up the sky with a huge fireworks display.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Ring in New Year at Bright Nights!

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a visit to Bright Nights. Free festivities for children will take place at Santa's Cottage just passed Seuss Land. Free noisemaker or hat for children.

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Ring In The New Year With Chez Josef

Chez Josef is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve gala, which will be a night you won’t want to miss. Come for an evening full of delicious cuisine with an extensive menu featuring dishes from all across the United States as well as DJ and dancing, followed by a complimentary midnight champagne toast and continental breakfast. Tickets are $60 per person.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents New Year's Eve Hawaiian Show

A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! December 31, Doors open at 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM / Show starts at 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM | $10.00.