November 28, 2015

November 28, 2015 (Saturday)
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit "Love a Vet"

Love a Vet: Honoring our Veterans. November 7, 2015 through January 5, 2016. This special exhibition honors the sacrifices of veterans, calling attention to the struggles that many face upon their re-entry into civilian life. “Who stands ready to take care of those men and women upon their return when they are all too often disabled, disillusioned, or disheartened?” FREE ADMISSION TICKETS....

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

Pies, Nov 7, 14. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pies were a common dish served as part of the meal. They were savory or sweet- sometimes both-with surprising flavor combinations. Thanksgiving Dishes, November 21, 27, & 28. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Come and see how our cooks prepare traditional Thanksgiving dishes using hearth cooking methods. Learn about the history of harvest celebrations and the evolution of the American Thanksgiving holiday.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Photos with The Clauses

Santa's Pararde 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. Saturdays/Sundays from Nov. 7 - 22, then daily from Nov. 28 through Dec. 22.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Archaeology Lab

Saturdays and Sundays, November 1 - November 22. 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., drop by anytime. Come and learn about the science behind historical archaeology. Visitors will help clean, sort, and identify artifacts. Learn about soil and explore a "shoe box" dig. Make some clay marbles based on archaeological finds to take home.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Haven

“Haven,” an exhibit by Donna Beck, Beryl Salinger Schmitt, and Katie Richardson, from November 8 – December 12. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center where the artists will offer insight into their work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. General Art Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell's Spirit of the Holidays

through January 8, 2016. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images on the covers and pages of their favorite magazines, and on holiday cards that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images, which reflected the best in us, are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Firearms of Famous People Exhibit

Firearms of Famous People: From Target Shooters to Presidentsis a temporary exhibit ofextraordinary firearms and memorabilia owned by well-known politicians, presidents, and celebrities. The exhibit, which was organized in cooperation with the Smith & Wesson Collectors Association, is on display through April 24, 2016 in a space adjacent to the Smith & Wesson Gallery of Historic Firearms. Probably the two most famous gun makers in the history of this country are Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson, and this exhibit features firearms connected to both of these innovators.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID "Holiday Market"

You'll find the Holiday Market located between 1331-1391 Main Street (The Marketplace) and throughout Tower Square. We'll be open Monday-Wednesday 11AM-6PM and Thursday-Saturday 11AM- 7PM and will run until Christmas Eve. The Springfield Gift Shop is going to be the flagship store of the Holiday Market. Customers will be able to get their parking validated here as well as gift bags for their purchases. SANTA VISITS every Saturday from 1-3pm!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince "Old Home Weekend"

It’s a 4-day weekend on Fort Street. In addition to our traditional Thanksgiving feast, we've teamed up with iHeartRadio for "Giving Thanks Weekend" — featuring live music in the Biergarten. Nov 26. The Joon Band performing funky, Red Hot Chili Peppers-style rock and rhythms. Nov 27. Trailer Trash, New England's favorite modern country cover band.  Nov 28. Brass Attack, high-energy hits! Dinner reservation will be accepted starting at 5:30 PM with show starting at 7:00 PM.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

 November 25 - January 3. Closed November 30 & December 1. 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!

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Annual Festival of Trees

November 27 - Sunday, December 13 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets to win the trees, which includes everything on and under it. These items are often worth hundreds of dollars, and can include electronics, gift certificates and more.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

Buy 2016 Passes for over 60% off, free upgrade to Gold, free parking and pay nothing until March 2016! We will never offer a better deal on 2016 Season Passes and it pays for itself in just two visits. Sale ends December 1, 2015.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

Gingerbread HousesNovember 27, and runs through January 3. The Springfield Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. This year’s theme is “A Seussian Holiday.” The gingerbread houses will be displayed against a backdrop of murals by artist John Simpson that celebrate the whimsical stories and characters created by Springfield native Theodor Geisel (a.k.a Dr. Seuss).

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Old Deerfield Christmas Craft Fair

Nov 27-29, Better Living Center. Hours: Friday, Noon-6pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm. Admission: $8; Children 6-12, $1. The 28th annual, award-winning event features 250 juried exhibitors from 14 states who display and sell crafts of all media. Colorful, festive booths display a full range of crafts including collectible Santas. Ranked as one of the top classic and contemporary craft fairs in New England.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Prize Attack Weekend

Thanksgiving prize attack weekend. Win prizes every 15 minutes – all weekend long. Nov 27 “Black Friday” wear black and save $2. Nov 28 PM JAMZ Pizza Buffet. Nov 29 “Brunch of Fun”.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents A Special Storytime & Picture Book Theatre

Happy Birthday, Eloise! A Special Storytime with Hilary Knight. November 28, 11:30am. Free with Museum Admission. Celebrate the 60th birthday of Eloise. Picture Book Theatre presents: Rooster’s Off to See the World and “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth by Eric Carle. November 27, 28, 2:00pm and 3:00pm. See Eric Carle’s stories come to life with puppets and young dancers.  Produced by Therese Brady Donohue, 2008 winner of the MCC’s Gold Star Award.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Market

November 27, 9:30am to November 29, 5:00pm. $5 to enter the Winter Market only. Just in time for your holiday shopping, see dozens of juried craft vendors offering the finest hand-made items for the special people on your list. Marvel at diverse creations including pottery, paper goods, arts and crafts, ornaments, glasswork, textiles, gourmet foods, artisan jewelry, and gorgeous home accessories. Throughout November, in gratitude for their service, Old Sturbridge Village offers FREE ADMISSION* to first responders (firefighters, police officers, EMTs), teachers, and employees of non-profit organizations.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents 17th Century Life

November 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., drop in anytime, Visitor Center at Hall Tavern. Meet the Society of the 17th Century, a group of re-enactors who will bring our historic Hall Tavern building to life with an incredible array of period arts, crafts and trades. Also enjoy open hearth cooking demonstrations, and make a handmade gift with the help of a museum educator.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Santa Arrives by Helicopter!

Santa Arrives by Helicopter! Saturday, November 28. Opening early 8:30 a.m. & Festivities begin at 9 a.m. Cost: FREE. All eyes will turn to the sky as the whirr of the helicopter is heard at 10 a.m. When Santa and Mrs. Claus step out of the helicopter to cheers of delight, the holiday season will have truly begun.

Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley MA

Hadley Farms Meeting House Presents OnTrend Craft Fair

Join us on Saturday, November 28 for the Handmade Holiday Market presented by OnTrend Crafts.  Dozens of the area’s most talented indie crafters will be at the lovely Hadley Farms Meeting House on Route 9 in Hadley selling their unique handmade wares.  Shoppers will find letterpress prints and cards, candles, knit goods, handmade soaps, wood crafts, jewelry, home goods, and more.   The event will run from 10am to 4pm and is free to attend.

Mount Snow Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, & Santa!

November 28, 5:45 p.m. Join us as our Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School instructors will descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following we’ll light up the sky with a huge fireworks display. Immediately after, be sure to join us in the base lodge to get your holiday photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Holiday Fun

Programs and exhibits during the holidays include holiday-themed crafts, letters to Santa, and gallery games on weekends from November 28 - December 20, and “Week of Wonder” programs and family shows during school vacation, December 26 - 30. The Museum Store is also a major draw during the holidays, thanks to the wide variety of gifts available for all ages and tastes. Decorative glassware and handcrafted pottery items are available, along with a large selection of children’s games, books, and educational kits and models. Gift wrapping and parking is always free.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Mike Epps

November 28. Doors open at 5:30 & 9:30 PM / Show starts at 7:00 PM & 10:30 PM | Ticket Price: $45.00. Mike Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. Mike will also star in the ABC series “Uncle Buck” as Uncle Buck, a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay.

Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst MA

Lord Jeffrey Inn Presents Saturday Holiday Tea

Saturday Holiday Tea November 28th, December 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, January 2nd, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Enjoy classical harp music.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Ted and Betsy Lewin

November 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. Children’s book authors and illustrators, the Lewins have lived lives of adventure that have taken them to every corner of the world and inspired their art. Starting at 1:30 p.m., the couple will provide a behind-the-scenes look at their new memoir, "How To Babysit a Leopard: And Other True Stories from Our Travels Across Six Continents," with original art and artifacts on view; a book signing will follow the talk, offering a pre-holiday gift opportunity. At 3 p.m., visitors are invited to read and draw along with Ted and Betsy Lewin.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons AHL Hockey

Albany Devils at Springfield Falcons November 28, 7:00 PM. Teacher Appreciation Night! Thank you to all those individuals who give their time and energy to educating our youth. If you know a teacher who deserves extra recognition, we want to hear from you. The Holiday Hat Trick Packs - $40. Two vouchers to the Saturday, January 9 game between the Falcons and Providence Bruins, two vouchers to any 2015-16 regular season game and a limited edition Falcons puck. The pack will come pre-wrapped and in a Falcons branded gift box. This specialty gift is only available while supplies last.