November 24, 2017

November 24, 2017 (Friday)
Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Historic Trades Demonstrations

Weekends, September 30-November 25, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close each weekend this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. See schedule ....

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Marc Chagall and Friends: The Salon des Indépendants

Through January 28, 2018. The display features a print by Chagall alongside rarely seen works by Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz, and Amedeo Modigliani, all of whom lived in the same studio apartment complex as Chagall between 1911 and 1914. Additionally, the exhibit contains prints by several artists affiliated with the “School of Paris,” a burgeoning group of immigrant artists that included famed cubist Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.

Springfield MA

Bounce! Thanksgiving

Bounce Hours! Nov 22, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. Thanksgiving Closed Nov 23. Nov 24 Black Friday (gift card sale)10:00 am - 10:00 pm, Jump & Glow 8:00-10:00 pm, and Toddler Time is cancelled for the holiday.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 22 - January 1. Closed November 27-28. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. On weekends, kettle corn will be freshly popped and s'mores melting over open fire. Through December 22, horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered. Romantic horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered. More than 650,000 lights along a three-mile path!

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Black Friday Break

Closed for Thanksgiving Nov 23. Open Friday Nov 24, 12-4PM. Take a well deserved break and come in for a spin! 

Florence MA

Look Park Winter Wonderland

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and running through New Year’s Day, the Park comes alive with our Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Display nightly until 9pm. All of the Park’s beautifully decorated holiday displays are designed and handcrafted by members of the Park’s maintenance staff. This program is dedicated to the spirit, beauty and simplicity of an old fashioned holiday season.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Thunderbirds Game Night

The Springfield Thunderbirds are a professional ice hockey team in the AHL Atlantic Division and the affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers. Fri, Nov 24, 7:05PM Home VS Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Black Friday – Salvation Army Kettlebell Kickoff. Special guests on hand will be members of the New England Patriots cheerleading squad for a Meet & Greet.

Main Street, Springfield

Springfield Parade of the Big Balloons

Friday, November 24, 11AM. Main Street in downtown Springfield will be filled with people, bands, motorized contingents, huge colorful balloon characters and much more the day after Thanksgiving, as the Spirit of Springfield launches the annual Tower Square Parade of the Big Balloons.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Thanksgiving Classic Dog Show

Nov 24-27. Better Living Center & Mallary North Young Building. 8am-5pm. Admission: Free. All breed dog shows and Obedience trials sponsored by Holyoke, South Windsor, Springfield & Windham County Kennel Clubs.

Longhill St, Springfield MA

Shriners FezTival of Trees

Nov. 24-Dec. 3. The FezTival of Trees will be open on weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening day is Nov. 25 with special hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visits and photo opportunities with Santa will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Springfield MA

Holiday Happenings Springfield Museums

November 24. A day-long program starting with the Balloon Parade and culminating in a lighting ceremony (5 – 7 p.m.), to help kick-off the holiday season. Visitors can stroll among the festive lighting displays around the Quadrangle, see the Gingerbread House exhibit, plus Meet the Grinch. See schedule.....

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum, Santa Claus to Visit

Santa Claus Visit Nov 24. Santa Claus will meet with children in a Sikorsky helicopter between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Photos are encouraged. Also, experience a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Museum - visit our Restoration Area.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Open House

Nov 24. Come inside after Parade of the Big Balloons and bring the kids for Photos and Gifts with Santa. You'll probably run into Olaf the Snowman while waiting for the Tanglewood Marionette's performances in the food court. You'll also enjoy entertainment by Hilby the German Juggle Boy, the Merry Magician, the Talking Christmas Tree, the Yuletide Carolers and Holiday Piano Sing-A-Long with Frank Jackson.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center, The Polar Express (3D)

Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26, 3PM. Don’t miss this special holiday movie presentation in our 3D theater for a limited holiday engagement. All aboard! Get the holiday season started with this family favorite. A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure, he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Springfield MA

Springfield BID Downtown Holiday Market

Nov 24-Dec 24. The month long shopping event is filled with dozens of local retailers that sell a wide variety of gifts for everyone’s taste. Not only will there be amazing holiday shopping available but tons of exciting events planned as well.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Day of Giving

Friday, November 24, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Opt-out of Black Friday chaos, and instead let Historic Deerfield be your destination for handmade, heartfelt giving in preparation for the holiday season. On the Day of Giving, every museum visitor will have the opportunity to handcraft a special gift using simple or natural materials.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Jeweled Objects of Desire

On view through December 31. Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. The special exhibition also features the work of internationally renowned jewelry designer Sidney Mobell, celebrated for crafting common utilitarian items into unique artworks through the use of gold and precious gemstones. Free with museum admission.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights"

Nov 24th-26th, Dec. 1st -3rd, Dec. 8th-10th, Dec 15th-17th and Dec 22nd- 23rd, Dec. 26th -30th. Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM. A new addition this is year to the trolley ride is a tree light show synchronized with music. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child.

Springfield MA

American International College Hockey

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AIC vs NIAGARA, The Yellow Jackets at the MassMutual Center. The Division I Men’s Ice Hockey team will take to the ice November 24, at 2:00 pm. Tickets prices are $9 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (4-12) and children (3 and under) are FREE.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents LEAP Agility Trial

Nov 24-25, 7am-5pm. Admission: Free. American Kennel Club Dog Agility Show with hundreds of dogs competing. Many vendors will also be selling dog-related items. Mallary East & West.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum, Nocturne and Mouse’s Birthday

Picture Book Theatre presents Jane Yolen’s Nocturne (A poetic lullaby featuring a mother and son exploring a summer’s night with a flashlight, finding nocturnal creatures and nature along the way) and Mouse’s Birthday (A delightful story in verse about a mouse that lives in a very small house). November 24, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. November 25, 11:00am and 1:00pm. $5 (Members $4.50). Picture Book Theatre does adaptations of picture book illustrations through string puppets.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

 Weekends & Select Days November 24-December 31 (closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day). Celebrate alongside your favorite Looney Tunes characters dressed in their Christmas-best. At Holiday in the Park you have the opportunity to meet toy soldiers, sing along with our roaming and charismatic carolers, take a peek at what’s hiding under the tree with our ebullient elves, and visit the North Pole, where you can meet the most famous couple of all – Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus! Boasting over 50 rides, shows, and attractions, this winter season just got so much cooler.

Springfield MA

Nadim's Mediterranean Grill, Black Friday

Nov 24. Have lunch or dinner at Nadim’s this Friday. Buy $100 in gift cards and receive and additional $20 gift for yourself! Offer only valid only this day.