November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017 (Thursday)
Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: Nov. 2 Pluck, Luck, & Sorrow: Anne Sullivan's Massachusetts, 1870-1920, disability, poverty, economic independence, and advocacy, Nov. 9 Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: How Art Adapted to New Ideas, Nov. 16 Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking, Nov. 30 Canaletto and the Art of Venice.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art EXHIBIT: A Dangerous Woman

Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer September 29, 2017–January 7, 2018. Honoré Sharrer's rise in the art world was meteoric. Starting at nineteen and throughout her twenties, she was included in major exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. This is the first exhibition to reveal the voice of this artist.

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College to Host the AIDS Memorial Quilt

AIC will host sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt, the 54 ½ -ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 96,000 individuals lost to AIDS. In conjunction with its 30th anniversary, The Quilt will be on view at the AIC campus from November 30 through December 3. There will be 20 blocks on display at AIC. The event is free and open to the public.