What to do with the Kids: November 30th – December 2nd

Weekend Events:
Check out the 23rd Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Cranberry Hospice November 30th through December 2nd at Plimoth Plantation. Friday hours are 10am to 9pm. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10am to 5pm. The Festival of Trees celebrates the joys of the holiday season and supports the care given by Cranberry Hospice. Come see many trees, uniquely decorated by talented individuals or groups from local communities. As you enter the Festival, you are greeted by a 15 foot giant, the Tree of Lights, whose candles glow in memory or in honor of loved ones. Stroll among the remaining trees while you enjoy the varied entertainment, make a wish with Santa or purchase a butterfly to benefit the Children’s Bereavement Program.For more information, visit www.cranberryhospice.org/festival/

How would you like to have lunch with Santa? Bring the family down to Colony Place in Plymouth to the T.G.I. Fridays on Saturdays and the Red Robin on Sundays for a visit with Santa from 11am to 2pm. Bring your own camera and get a picture with Santa. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, visit http://colonyplace.com/holiday/lunch-with-santa-photos/

How about a visit to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Let the Art Touch You! A variety of special exhibitions await your discovery. There will be workshops & special events available for adults & children.  For more information, call 508-588-6000 or visit www.fullercraft.org

Check out the fun events and activities at the Museum of Science in Boston.  Find out more at www.mos.org

Check out the New England Aquarium.  For more information, call 617-973-5206 or visit www.neaq.org

Don’t forget to take a trip over to Hull and take a ride on the Paragon Carousel. The carousel is open weekends: Fridays 4pm to dusk. Saturday and Sunday from 11am to dusk. Weather permitting. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

Look for the Fall Community Brochure. Sign up options – On-line, Mail In, or Walk In. The Recreation Department will offer programs for pre school, youth, teen and adults. Programs may include: Pre school enrichment classes, soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball, archey and so much more!  Programs for all ages and interests!


Friday November 30th, 2012:

Check out Family Friday Nights at the Children’s Museum in Boston.  From 5 to 9pm admission is only $1 a person.  For more information, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Saturday December 1st, 2012:
Calling all Reindogs and kids of all ages! It’s time for the Reindog Parade and the 8th Annual Holidays on the Green at the Pinehills in Plymouth today from 1 to 5pm. Get in the spirit of the season with free, family fun including visiting Santa from 1 to 5 at the Post Office, cookie decorating from 1 to 5 at TD Bank, the Reindog Parade at 3, and the Christmas Tree Lighting at 5pm on the Village Green. Plus, lots of other fun. Get all the details at www.pinehills.com

Sunday December 2nd, 2012:
Visit the Pembroke Tree Lighting today from 2-5pm at the Pembroke Town Green. There will be refreshments, music, hay rides, candy canes and of course a visit from Santa. For more information, visit www.pembroketreelighting.com

Check out “Christmas on the Common” this afternoon from 1 to 4 on the Bridgewater Town Common. It is a great way to get into the holiday spirit! Bring the whole family to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and get your photo taken, pony rides, holiday music, food and hot drinks. Admission is FREE. There is parking around the common and the event is within walking distance from the center of town. For more information, visit www.bridgewaterbiz.biz

It’s the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting in Marshfield today from 2 to 5pm at Library Plaza. Train rides, cookie decorating, Santa, moon walks, raffles, music, crafts, petting zoo and so much more. At 4:45pm, Santa will organize and lead the parade from Library Plaza to Dandelion Park, for hot chocolate, cookies and a tree lighting ceremony. Good for all ages.

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