What to do with the Kids: December 7th – 9th

Weekend Events:
Join Bay State Community Services at the South Shore YMCA at the Tree and Light Festival Friday December 7th from 5 to 9pm and Saturday December 8th from 9am to 3pm. This family-friendly holiday events features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, and activities for kids – including Santa and his elves. Plus, each tree will be raffled off at the end of the event. For more information, visit www.baystatecs.org

Visit Santa at the historic Paragon Carousel in Hull Saturday December 8th and Sunday December 9th from 12noon to 3pm. Santa will be seated in one of our rare Roman chariots for photos with you. They’ll also have carousel rides, refreshments and great merchandise for sale inside the Carousel as well as inside the Paragon Park Museum Shop. Photos with Santa are $10 for one, $15 for two, $20 for three. Kids, adults and well-behaved pets are most welcome to sit for photos! For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

The Plymouth Philharmonic Holiday Pops concerts are this weekend at Memorial Hall in Plymouth: Saturday December 8th at 8pm and Sunday December 9th at 3pm. This holiday tradition for South Shore families features host Jordan Rich narrating ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas accompanied by the orchestra. For more information, visit www.plymouthphil.org

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

Friday, December 7th, 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

It’s Christmas time in Historic downtown Plymouth from 5:00 to 9:00pm. From Shirley Square on Maine Street to St. Peter’s Church on Court St, there will be carolers, storytellers, Santa, illumination of Christmas trees. For more information, call Todd at 508-830-1040 or visit www.plymouthkiwanis.org

Saturday December 8th, 2012:
Santa’s coming to Hull today at 1pm and he’s arriving by helicopter! See Santa and his elves arrive in their very own, reindeer-powered helicopter at the Hull Livesaving Museum! Santa will have special, elf-kissed candy canes for every child and adult who arrives to wish him a happy holiday. He’ll be back in the air, heading for Boston Light, by 1:45pm, to please come help us celebrate this happy moment when Santa’s back in Hull. Bring your own camera for photo ops with Santa! For more information, call 781-925-5433 or visit www.lifesavingmuseum.org


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