December 2014

December 1, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

December 2, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Tasty Tuesdays

Stop by Atkins and learn how to cook and taste test some of your favorite products! Every Tuesday from 4-6pm in Atkins Foyer. Call Atkins office to find out what’s cookin’ each week!

December 3, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Mini Market

Starts on November 5th, 2014 and occurs every week on Wednesdays. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Get some great foods to take home on Wednesdays. Shop with vendors for some great home-baked breads, cookies and pies. You can also get home-canned relishes, jams and soups, as well as baked kale chips and snacks, gourmet cupcakes and even hand-raised pork products!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

December 4, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

December 5, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

December 6, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

December 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Enjoy classical harp music

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern, Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest Night!

Saturdays 6, 13, and 20 are ugly holiday sweater contest night! Come on in, 5pm on, and wear your favorite. We will make our pick at the end of the night, but you don't have to still be here to win. AND enjoy our holiday candy cane martini with infused vodka, white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and other deliciousness. We also are lucky enough to have got our mitts on Berkshire Brewing Company's Holidale! Huzzah!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

December 7, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Brunch with Santa

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Brunch with Santa at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village offers a large selection of brunch items and a chance for the little ones to meet Santa. Adults $19.95; seniors $17.95, $8.95 for children ages 10 and under. Reservations Required.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Sunday Brunch with Santa

November 30th, December 7th, 14th, and 21st, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: December 7 - Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Japanese Prints by Richard O’Brien. December 14 - Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes. December 21- same mini-tour as 12/14.

December 8, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

December 9, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Tasty Tuesdays

Stop by Atkins and learn how to cook and taste test some of your favorite products! Every Tuesday from 4-6pm in Atkins Foyer. Call Atkins office to find out what’s cookin’ each week!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

December 10, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Mini Market

Starts on November 5th, 2014 and occurs every week on Wednesdays. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Get some great foods to take home on Wednesdays. Shop with vendors for some great home-baked breads, cookies and pies. You can also get home-canned relishes, jams and soups, as well as baked kale chips and snacks, gourmet cupcakes and even hand-raised pork products!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 11, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 12, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 13, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

December 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Enjoy classical harp music

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern, Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest Night!

Saturdays 6, 13, and 20 are ugly holiday sweater contest night! Come on in, 5pm on, and wear your favorite. We will make our pick at the end of the night, but you don't have to still be here to win. AND enjoy our holiday candy cane martini with infused vodka, white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and other deliciousness. We also are lucky enough to have got our mitts on Berkshire Brewing Company's Holidale! Huzzah!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 14, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Brunch with Santa

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Brunch with Santa at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village offers a large selection of brunch items and a chance for the little ones to meet Santa. Adults $19.95; seniors $17.95, $8.95 for children ages 10 and under. Reservations Required.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Sunday Brunch with Santa

November 30th, December 7th, 14th, and 21st, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: December 7 - Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Japanese Prints by Richard O’Brien. December 14 - Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes. December 21- same mini-tour as 12/14.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 15, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 16, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Tasty Tuesdays

Stop by Atkins and learn how to cook and taste test some of your favorite products! Every Tuesday from 4-6pm in Atkins Foyer. Call Atkins office to find out what’s cookin’ each week!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 17, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Mini Market

Starts on November 5th, 2014 and occurs every week on Wednesdays. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Get some great foods to take home on Wednesdays. Shop with vendors for some great home-baked breads, cookies and pies. You can also get home-canned relishes, jams and soups, as well as baked kale chips and snacks, gourmet cupcakes and even hand-raised pork products!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

Western New England University, Springfield MA

BasketBull Holiday HoopsFest

December 17-20. The event will feature some of the top basketball players in the northeast and throughout the country as it showcases 3 days of prep school action, followed by 1 1/2 days of local high school action.  Some of the area programs competing in the event include Wilbraham and Monson, Commonwealth Academy, MacDuffie School, Suffield Academy, Worcester Academy, Putnam High School, Central High School, Cathedral High School, East Longmeadow HS, West Springfield HS, and many others.  The showcase is ideal for basketball lovers and will be held at Western New England University from Wednesday – Saturday.  The event is open to the public

December 18, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

Western New England University, Springfield MA

BasketBull Holiday HoopsFest

December 17-20. The event will feature some of the top basketball players in the northeast and throughout the country as it showcases 3 days of prep school action, followed by 1 1/2 days of local high school action.  Some of the area programs competing in the event include Wilbraham and Monson, Commonwealth Academy, MacDuffie School, Suffield Academy, Worcester Academy, Putnam High School, Central High School, Cathedral High School, East Longmeadow HS, West Springfield HS, and many others.  The showcase is ideal for basketball lovers and will be held at Western New England University from Wednesday – Saturday.  The event is open to the public

December 19, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

Western New England University, Springfield MA

BasketBull Holiday HoopsFest

December 17-20. The event will feature some of the top basketball players in the northeast and throughout the country as it showcases 3 days of prep school action, followed by 1 1/2 days of local high school action.  Some of the area programs competing in the event include Wilbraham and Monson, Commonwealth Academy, MacDuffie School, Suffield Academy, Worcester Academy, Putnam High School, Central High School, Cathedral High School, East Longmeadow HS, West Springfield HS, and many others.  The showcase is ideal for basketball lovers and will be held at Western New England University from Wednesday – Saturday.  The event is open to the public

Northampton MA

PaintBox Theatre's Presents The Santa Show

Santa Claus is coming to town! PaintBox Theatre—Northampton’s theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages—makes a December appearance with The Santa Show! This year’s all-new show stars Santa, Mrs. Claus, a bunch of elves, and Blitzen the reindeer. Single Tickets $10. General Seating.

December 20, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Christmas in Hawaii Matinee

December 4, 5, 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, & 20 - 12:00 PM at Doors open at 12:00 PM / Show starts at 1:15 PM. .A high energy Hawaiian Show. Great for gatherings and parties! There will be $5 cover charge per person that will be added to your dinner check. Please call for reservations

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

December 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Enjoy classical harp music

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern, Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest Night!

Saturdays 6, 13, and 20 are ugly holiday sweater contest night! Come on in, 5pm on, and wear your favorite. We will make our pick at the end of the night, but you don't have to still be here to win. AND enjoy our holiday candy cane martini with infused vodka, white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and other deliciousness. We also are lucky enough to have got our mitts on Berkshire Brewing Company's Holidale! Huzzah!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

Western New England University, Springfield MA

BasketBull Holiday HoopsFest

December 17-20. The event will feature some of the top basketball players in the northeast and throughout the country as it showcases 3 days of prep school action, followed by 1 1/2 days of local high school action.  Some of the area programs competing in the event include Wilbraham and Monson, Commonwealth Academy, MacDuffie School, Suffield Academy, Worcester Academy, Putnam High School, Central High School, Cathedral High School, East Longmeadow HS, West Springfield HS, and many others.  The showcase is ideal for basketball lovers and will be held at Western New England University from Wednesday – Saturday.  The event is open to the public

Northampton MA

PaintBox Theatre's Presents The Santa Show

Santa Claus is coming to town! PaintBox Theatre—Northampton’s theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages—makes a December appearance with The Santa Show! This year’s all-new show stars Santa, Mrs. Claus, a bunch of elves, and Blitzen the reindeer. Single Tickets $10. General Seating.

Yankee Candle Village, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant Presents "Fancy Nancy" Luncheon

December 20th.  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.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Remembering Christmas during WWII

Ranger Susan Ashman will present Christmas at the Springfield Armory at 1:30pm on December 20th, in the museum theater and continues in the Commanding Officer’s house. Admission is free. Historic images reveal how workers at the Armory kept their morale up during the Christmas season while loved ones fought overseas. Following the presentation, a Ranger-led tour of the Commanding Officer’s house with light refreshments and recorded period music allow us to perhaps begin to understand how World War II influenced the type of music produced for the Christmas season.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Winter Music Jam

Dec. 20. This is a rock concert to benefit wounded veterans. A prime rib dinner and hors d'ouvres are included in the ticket price. The concert features The Curtis Mayflower Band, FAT and Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood. Doors open at 5:30. Cocktails and hors d'ouvres will be served at 5:30. Dinner will be served at 6:00. The concert begins at 6:30. Tickets are $50.00 online and $60.00 at the door.

December 21, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Brunch with Santa

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Brunch with Santa at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village offers a large selection of brunch items and a chance for the little ones to meet Santa. Adults $19.95; seniors $17.95, $8.95 for children ages 10 and under. Reservations Required.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Sunday Brunch with Santa

November 30th, December 7th, 14th, and 21st, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Christmas by Candlelight

December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21 Village historians explain the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more. Costumed interpreters sing 19th-century carols and demonstrate popular seasonal dishes of the time period. Visitors can stroll the candlelit Village, ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, sip hot cider, see chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and meet both Santa Claus and Father Christmas.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: December 7 - Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Japanese Prints by Richard O’Brien. December 14 - Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes. December 21- same mini-tour as 12/14.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

Northampton MA

PaintBox Theatre's Presents The Santa Show

Santa Claus is coming to town! PaintBox Theatre—Northampton’s theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages—makes a December appearance with The Santa Show! This year’s all-new show stars Santa, Mrs. Claus, a bunch of elves, and Blitzen the reindeer. Single Tickets $10. General Seating.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Expulsion and Memory: Descendants of the Hidden Jews

December 21, at 2 PM. Shot in Spain, Portugal, Israel, the U.S., and Canada, this beautifully photographed documentary tells the story of the Conversos, the 15th century Spanish Jews who, faced with persecution, publicly converted to Christianity while secretly continuing to practice Judaism. The lyrical Spanish/Sephardic soundtrack features Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Birth Date of Basketball Free Event

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today in celebration of the 123rd birth date of the invention of basketball, they will be opening their doors to all children ages 18 and under for free admission into the Hall of Fame on December 21, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. All local youth organization members are encouraged to attend.

Easthampton MA

Solstice Celebration

Throughout time, people have come together to celebrate the shortest day of the year and welcome the lengthening days ahead. At Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary we also have a tradition: we gather at sundown from 6-8:30 pm for music and community unity. Ward off the cold with the warmth of the bonfire, sip hot cider, and listen to music. This is a free event, however, please bring a nonperishable food item for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Registration is not required for this program.

December 22, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Holiday Lunchtime Concerts

December 1st-22nd, Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Enjoy a fun holiday concert with some local musicians and local school groups weekdays in December leading up to Christmas!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 23, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Tasty Tuesdays

Stop by Atkins and learn how to cook and taste test some of your favorite products! Every Tuesday from 4-6pm in Atkins Foyer. Call Atkins office to find out what’s cookin’ each week!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Come tell Santa and Mrs. Claus all of your holiday wishes! Be sure to check the schedule; Santa is very busy getting ready for Christmas so sometimes he has to go back to the North Pole to check on the elves & reindeer! Photos with The Clauses by Andrea York Photography. Until Dec 23! See Current Package Offerings....

December 24, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Mini Market

Starts on November 5th, 2014 and occurs every week on Wednesdays. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Get some great foods to take home on Wednesdays. Shop with vendors for some great home-baked breads, cookies and pies. You can also get home-canned relishes, jams and soups, as well as baked kale chips and snacks, gourmet cupcakes and even hand-raised pork products!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Santa’s Trains

Open Daily December 10 – 23 (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.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, December 24th, 4 pm - 9 pm. Thursday, December 25th, 11 am - 9 pm.

December 25, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, December 24th, 4 pm - 9 pm. Thursday, December 25th, 11 am - 9 pm.

December 26, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents School Vacation Week Activities

December 26-January 4 Old Sturbridge is a great place to keep the kids busy during school vacation. Village historians and educators have planned a variety of outdoor events for children ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, as well as indoor events like puppet shows and hands-on crafts.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Wacky Week

“Wacky Week” events kick-off on Friday, December 26 with all four Springfield Museums open regular hours, plus activities at the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center and shows at the Seymour Planetarium. On Saturday, December 27, the activities and events shift into high gear with hula-hooping fun withHOOPiVERSE from 11:00 am – 1:00 pmin SIS Hall, Wood Museum of Springfield History.HOOPiVERSE puts a new spin on an old past time.  They’ll have plenty of hula hoops to share and will help find the right hoop for all visitors.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun!

December 26th-31st.  Daily activities on these dates include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 12pm and 4pm.  Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls.  Additional activities are scheduled for the following days: Dec. 26 & 27, LEGO Contest. Dec. 28th, Aircraft Drawing Contest. Dec. 29th, Aero Modeling Workshop. Dec. 30th, Open Cockpit. Dec. 31st, Recyclable glider family competition.

December 27, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

December 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Enjoy classical harp music

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern, Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest Night!

Saturdays 6, 13, and 20 are ugly holiday sweater contest night! Come on in, 5pm on, and wear your favorite. We will make our pick at the end of the night, but you don't have to still be here to win. AND enjoy our holiday candy cane martini with infused vodka, white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and other deliciousness. We also are lucky enough to have got our mitts on Berkshire Brewing Company's Holidale! Huzzah!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents School Vacation Week Activities

December 26-January 4 Old Sturbridge is a great place to keep the kids busy during school vacation. Village historians and educators have planned a variety of outdoor events for children ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, as well as indoor events like puppet shows and hands-on crafts.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Wacky Week

“Wacky Week” events kick-off on Friday, December 26 with all four Springfield Museums open regular hours, plus activities at the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center and shows at the Seymour Planetarium. On Saturday, December 27, the activities and events shift into high gear with hula-hooping fun withHOOPiVERSE from 11:00 am – 1:00 pmin SIS Hall, Wood Museum of Springfield History.HOOPiVERSE puts a new spin on an old past time.  They’ll have plenty of hula hoops to share and will help find the right hoop for all visitors.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun!

December 26th-31st.  Daily activities on these dates include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 12pm and 4pm.  Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls.  Additional activities are scheduled for the following days: Dec. 26 & 27, LEGO Contest. Dec. 28th, Aircraft Drawing Contest. Dec. 29th, Aero Modeling Workshop. Dec. 30th, Open Cockpit. Dec. 31st, Recyclable glider family competition.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents D.L. Hughley

December 27.  Doors open at 5:30 PM & 9:30 PM / Show starts at 7:00 PM & 10:30 PM | Ticket Price: $25.00. As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN “The Hughleys,” D.L. is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. A veteran of numerous talk show appearances D.L. switched the tables in 2005, hosting his own talk show on Comedy Central “Weekends at the DL.”

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

Norman Rockwell Museum will present school vacation week drop-in art workshops, inspired by Rockwell’s love of the Dickensian era, from Saturday, December 27 through Friday, January 2 (closed January 1), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can enjoy art making, tours, readings, and music in the galleries by the talented performers of the Berkshire Community Music School. The weeklong programs are free with Museum admission.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents The Bremen Town Musicians

December 27, 11:00am and 1:00pm. December 28, 1:00pm. $5 (Members $4.50); Museum Admission extra. CactusHead Puppets tells the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Victorian Holiday: Fashion

On December 27, enjoy the holiday lecture, Victorian Holiday: Fashion in the Dickensian Era, starting at the Museum at 5:30 p.m. Explore Norman Rockwell’s holiday paintings, which reflect his love of Dickensian dress, and learn more about the fashions of the time from fashion historian Linda Meyer, the proprietor of Lynda’s Antique Clothing Loft in Adams, MA. Refreshments will be served. The event is free with Museum admission; or $10 for the program only.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents A Very Merry Madeline Weekend - Meet Madeline!

December 27 - December 28, All day. Free with Museum Admission. Come and visit the special exhibition Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans to learn more about this incredible artist and his beloved character, Madeline. Tea Time with Madeline December 27, 1:30pm - 3:00pm. $10 Youth; $12 Adult (Members $5).

December 28, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Brunch with Santa

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Brunch with Santa at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village offers a large selection of brunch items and a chance for the little ones to meet Santa. Adults $19.95; seniors $17.95, $8.95 for children ages 10 and under. Reservations Required.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Sunday Brunch with Santa

November 30th, December 7th, 14th, and 21st, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. Wreath Making, Gift Making, Gingerbread Cookie Decorating, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. See Schedule....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: December 7 - Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Japanese Prints by Richard O’Brien. December 14 - Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes. December 21- same mini-tour as 12/14.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents School Vacation Week Activities

December 26-January 4 Old Sturbridge is a great place to keep the kids busy during school vacation. Village historians and educators have planned a variety of outdoor events for children ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, as well as indoor events like puppet shows and hands-on crafts.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Wacky Week

“Wacky Week” events kick-off on Friday, December 26 with all four Springfield Museums open regular hours, plus activities at the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center and shows at the Seymour Planetarium. On Saturday, December 27, the activities and events shift into high gear with hula-hooping fun withHOOPiVERSE from 11:00 am – 1:00 pmin SIS Hall, Wood Museum of Springfield History.HOOPiVERSE puts a new spin on an old past time.  They’ll have plenty of hula hoops to share and will help find the right hoop for all visitors.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun!

December 26th-31st.  Daily activities on these dates include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 12pm and 4pm.  Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls.  Additional activities are scheduled for the following days: Dec. 26 & 27, LEGO Contest. Dec. 28th, Aircraft Drawing Contest. Dec. 29th, Aero Modeling Workshop. Dec. 30th, Open Cockpit. Dec. 31st, Recyclable glider family competition.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

Norman Rockwell Museum will present school vacation week drop-in art workshops, inspired by Rockwell’s love of the Dickensian era, from Saturday, December 27 through Friday, January 2 (closed January 1), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can enjoy art making, tours, readings, and music in the galleries by the talented performers of the Berkshire Community Music School. The weeklong programs are free with Museum admission.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents The Bremen Town Musicians

December 27, 11:00am and 1:00pm. December 28, 1:00pm. $5 (Members $4.50); Museum Admission extra. CactusHead Puppets tells the classic tale of a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster who set off on a journey together to start new lives as musicians, and the exciting adventures they have along the way.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

December 28, at 2 PM. The remarkable story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco, the community they built, and the central role they played in the city’s development into a major metropolis.

Agawam MA

Agawam Xtreme Paintball Presents Shoot the Captain Day

December 28th- Shoot the Captain Day. Regular prices, come down, test out the new Christmas toys and SHOOT THE CAPTAIN to win prizes throughout the day. Rentals are $45 and include entrance and 500 paintballs. Raffles throughout the day. 2015 Season Pass giveaway ($150 VALUE).

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Wacky Week : Magician Matt Roberts

Sun., Dec. 28, 2:00 pm - Magician Matt Roberts presents Laughs & Illusions.  A don’t miss show for all ages with an amazing finale.  Matt has performed his unique brand of magic on national television and appears annually at Boston's Symphony Hall.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Syracuse

7:00 pm

The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

December 29, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Deerfield Inn/Champney's Restaurant & Tavern Deerfield MA

Deerfield Inn Presents Winter Specials!

Dec 7-23, 27-29, 2014-Jan 27, 2015 Snowfall Special S'no joke! Stay one night, get the second night for what the temperature is at noon from 40◦ and up. Wed-Sun, Nov 28-Dec 21, Price per couple: $205.00. Cut Your Own Tree For the snowy days forecast ahead - pack up your boots, your fleece, and your home companion, and we'll send you out to a tree farm in the hills to cut down and bring home the best tree ever. Come on back for hot toddies by the fire, and enjoy a great breakfast after a sweet night's sleep.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents School Vacation Week Activities

December 26-January 4 Old Sturbridge is a great place to keep the kids busy during school vacation. Village historians and educators have planned a variety of outdoor events for children ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, as well as indoor events like puppet shows and hands-on crafts.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Wacky Week

“Wacky Week” events kick-off on Friday, December 26 with all four Springfield Museums open regular hours, plus activities at the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center and shows at the Seymour Planetarium. On Saturday, December 27, the activities and events shift into high gear with hula-hooping fun withHOOPiVERSE from 11:00 am – 1:00 pmin SIS Hall, Wood Museum of Springfield History.HOOPiVERSE puts a new spin on an old past time.  They’ll have plenty of hula hoops to share and will help find the right hoop for all visitors.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun!

December 26th-31st.  Daily activities on these dates include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 12pm and 4pm.  Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls.  Additional activities are scheduled for the following days: Dec. 26 & 27, LEGO Contest. Dec. 28th, Aircraft Drawing Contest. Dec. 29th, Aero Modeling Workshop. Dec. 30th, Open Cockpit. Dec. 31st, Recyclable glider family competition.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

Norman Rockwell Museum will present school vacation week drop-in art workshops, inspired by Rockwell’s love of the Dickensian era, from Saturday, December 27 through Friday, January 2 (closed January 1), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can enjoy art making, tours, readings, and music in the galleries by the talented performers of the Berkshire Community Music School. The weeklong programs are free with Museum admission.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Wacky Week : Hoopoe’s Illusion Show

December 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Chris Yerlig presents Hoopoe’s Illusion Show. Hoopoe blends pantomime comedy, movement illusions, sleight of hand magic tricks and balloon wizardry, to create an original vaudeville show that is funny, imaginative and full of surprises. Young and old unite through laughter as they follow the non-verbal antics of this unique performer to their humorous ends. Seating is limited.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

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. Kids can design a theme park, program a robot, create a Rube Goldberg-style machine, discover the latest in spy technology and more. Sign up for one day or all three! December 29, 2014: Grossed Out. December 30, 2014: Animation Station. January 19, 2015 (MLK Jr. Day): Operation Launch.

Pittsfield MA

Berkshire Health System (BHS) Bloodmobile

December 29th. Residents of local and surrounding neighborhoods are encouraged to donate blood between 9:00am and 3:00pm at 689 East Street, Pittsfield MA.

December 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Tasty Tuesdays

Stop by Atkins and learn how to cook and taste test some of your favorite products! Every Tuesday from 4-6pm in Atkins Foyer. Call Atkins office to find out what’s cookin’ each week!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents School Vacation Week Activities

December 26-January 4 Old Sturbridge is a great place to keep the kids busy during school vacation. Village historians and educators have planned a variety of outdoor events for children ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, as well as indoor events like puppet shows and hands-on crafts.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Wacky Week

“Wacky Week” events kick-off on Friday, December 26 with all four Springfield Museums open regular hours, plus activities at the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center and shows at the Seymour Planetarium. On Saturday, December 27, the activities and events shift into high gear with hula-hooping fun withHOOPiVERSE from 11:00 am – 1:00 pmin SIS Hall, Wood Museum of Springfield History.HOOPiVERSE puts a new spin on an old past time.  They’ll have plenty of hula hoops to share and will help find the right hoop for all visitors.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun!

December 26th-31st.  Daily activities on these dates include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 12pm and 4pm.  Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls.  Additional activities are scheduled for the following days: Dec. 26 & 27, LEGO Contest. Dec. 28th, Aircraft Drawing Contest. Dec. 29th, Aero Modeling Workshop. Dec. 30th, Open Cockpit. Dec. 31st, Recyclable glider family competition.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

Norman Rockwell Museum will present school vacation week drop-in art workshops, inspired by Rockwell’s love of the Dickensian era, from Saturday, December 27 through Friday, January 2 (closed January 1), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can enjoy art making, tours, readings, and music in the galleries by the talented performers of the Berkshire Community Music School. The weeklong programs are free with Museum admission.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

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. Kids can design a theme park, program a robot, create a Rube Goldberg-style machine, discover the latest in spy technology and more. Sign up for one day or all three! December 29, 2014: Grossed Out. December 30, 2014: Animation Station. January 19, 2015 (MLK Jr. Day): Operation Launch.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Wacky Week : Wacky Chad

Tues., Dec. 30, 11:00 am – Wacky Chad: Stunt Comedian. Wacky Chad and his extreme pogo skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics have landed him appearances on television shows like America's Got Talent. He’s been voted as a fan favorite for his mix of hilarious standup comedy and unusual tricks and stunts.

December 31, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Mini Market

Starts on November 5th, 2014 and occurs every week on Wednesdays. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Location: Food Court. Get some great foods to take home on Wednesdays. Shop with vendors for some great home-baked breads, cookies and pies. You can also get home-canned relishes, jams and soups, as well as baked kale chips and snacks, gourmet cupcakes and even hand-raised pork products!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects. Also on view at the Museum is Norman Rockwell’s painted tribute to the town where he lived and worked for the past 25 years—Stockbridge Mainstreet at Christmas (Home for Christmas) (1967) is a holiday portrait of the town center.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path! Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is Adventures in Gingerbread, and is inspired by the popular tale of a brave princess and her search for her sister who has trapped their kingdom in an eternal winter. Adventures in Gingerbread opens at the Museums’ “Holiday Wonderland” event on Friday, November 28, and runs through December 31.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Dino Encounters: Live Experience

November 28, 29, 30. December 6, 13, 20, 26, 27, 28 - January 1. Journey back in time with a unique live dinosaur encounter, featuring a state of the art, walking, roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. Don’t worry- he’s friendly! You can even “feed” him to see what he likes! There are three shows daily; 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. Dino Encounters: Live Experience is FREE with General Admission.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Offers Mini-Law School

A five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuition is $35 for all five sessions, or $10 for each individual session. The program is free of charge for any high-school, college, or graduate student with a valid student ID. Mini-Law School offers non-lawyers an understanding of legal topics that impact their everyday lives. Registration will continue through Jan. 19.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents School Vacation Week Activities

December 26-January 4 Old Sturbridge is a great place to keep the kids busy during school vacation. Village historians and educators have planned a variety of outdoor events for children ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, as well as indoor events like puppet shows and hands-on crafts.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Holiday Vacation Fun!

December 26th-31st.  Daily activities on these dates include demonstrations about the science of flight, and the Museum’s Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 12pm and 4pm.  Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators to virtually fly any aircraft using real cockpit controls.  Additional activities are scheduled for the following days: Dec. 26 & 27, LEGO Contest. Dec. 28th, Aircraft Drawing Contest. Dec. 29th, Aero Modeling Workshop. Dec. 30th, Open Cockpit. Dec. 31st, Recyclable glider family competition.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

Norman Rockwell Museum will present school vacation week drop-in art workshops, inspired by Rockwell’s love of the Dickensian era, from Saturday, December 27 through Friday, January 2 (closed January 1), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can enjoy art making, tours, readings, and music in the galleries by the talented performers of the Berkshire Community Music School. The weeklong programs are free with Museum admission.

Northampton

Northampton First Night

The Center for the Arts invites you to the 30th anniversary celebration of First Night Northampton. On Wednesday, December 31st, we plan to welcome enthusiastic crowds to the venues and streets of downtown for hours of entertainment. As always, there will be a magical display of fireworks early in the evening and a traditional midnight "ball-raising" at the Hotel Northampton.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Annual First Night Jr. Celebration

December 31: 18th 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, balloon sculptures, musical performers & more!  Tickets are $6.00 in advance, $7.00 day of.

Yankee Candle Village, South Deerfield MA

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

Time: 11 am - 1 pm. December 31st. 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.

Yankee Candle Village, South Deerfield MA

New Years Eve at Chandler's Restaurant

Time: 5-9 p.m. December 31st. Come celebrate the year gone by while toasting to a wonderful new year ahead! Our regular dinner menu will be served along with some festive specials. Espresso Jazz will be playing in our Wine Cellar Lounge. Reservations requested.

Springfield MA

New Years Eve with Nadim's Mediterranean Grill

Full Mazza Dinner, Raffle, Cash Bar, and live entertainment.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 New Year’s Eve’s Party

Interskate 91 South in Wilbraham has been an entertainment icon in Western MA for 25 years. New Year’s Eve marks the kick-off of a yearlong 25th Anniversary Celebration. This New Year’s Eve’s party will feature a huge birthday cake, souvenir cups, a prize filled balloon drop, and twenty five cent food specials as just a few of the exciting things we have planned to kick off our amazing year of celebration. Dec. 31 7:30PM - 1AM. $16.