What to do with the Kids: December 6th – 8th, 2013

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Weekend Events:
It’s the Bog Hollow Farm annual Christmas Tree Farm weekend December 7th and 8th from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Free admission! Free hayrides! Choose and cut your own trees. Tree prices: fresh cut trees average $50 per tree. Choose and cut trees (still growing) are $10 per foot – $50 minimum. www.boghollowfarm.com

There’s plenty to see and do at Plimoth Plantation in December! Join in as they celebrate this magical time of year with historic old world flair and experience a sense of the past as only Plimoth Plantation can provide. Visit www.plimoth.org/calendar for more details.

Travel back in time to where the simple joys of the season abound. It’s Olde World Christmas at the Plimoth Grist Mill! The miller and his wife have decked the halls with traditional greenery and twinkling lights. A charming Christmas story unfolds as you tour the mill and discover some traditions of long ago…the holly and the ivy, sugar plums, warm cider and gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, carol singing and ringing sleigh bells. Experience the magical sights and tastes and sounds of an old world Christmas at the Mill. Tours begin at 4 p.m. and start every 15 minutes with the last tour at 8 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays, December 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21. $8 Adult Members, $5 Child Members $10 Adult Not-Yet-Member, $7 Child Not-Yet-Members. www.plimoth.org

Charles Dickens’ enduring Yuletide tale of hope and compassion comes to life with Ebenezer Scrooge as a sour-spirited Puritan who desperately needs the help of the three redemptive ghosts. Audience members will enjoy a Christmas feast with Scrooge as he celebrates his newly-found holiday cheer. (This is a ticketed event that includes dinner.)

Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th. Performance begins at 6:00 p.m. with seated meal immediately following. $45 Members, $25 Child Members $50 Not-Yet-Members, $30 Child Not-Yet-Members. All meals served family style. To purchase tickets, please contact: Diane Cox, Catering Sales Manager at (508)746-1622 x8365.

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.

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

Friday, December 6, 2013:
Check out Family Friday Nights at the Children’s Museum in Boston.  From 5 to 9pm admission is only $1 a person.  For more info, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Saturday, December 7, 2013:
It’s time for Holidays on the Green at The Pinehills in Plymouth today from 1 – 5pm for a full day of festive events for kids and adults. Start the day with pancakes with Santa at Café Olio at 8, 9:30 or 11am. You must buy tickets prior to Saturday and you can reserve your spot by calling 508.224.4200. From 11am-5pm check out the holiday artisan fair and shop for gifts from some of the finest artists, artisans and boutiques in the region. From 1-5pm meet Santa at the post office, make ornaments, decorate cookies, check out the ice sculpting demonstrations and see the petting zoo! And don’t forget to check out the Reindog Parade at 3! Have your doggie dressed and registered for the parade at The Village Green at 2pm. Cap off the day with the Christmas tree lighting at 5pm! For all the details visit pinehills.com!

Check out the Holiday Youth Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday December 7th from 10am to 3pm at Duxbury High School. There will be youth crafters from 23 towns and 3 states registered. All crafts are made by youths from 9 to 19. www.promotingyouth.org
The entertainment schedule is follows:
10:30am: Singer Adlie Morse from Middleboro
11:00am: Street Performer Will Felderman from Duxbury
12:00noon: Musician/Singer Sam Groll  from Duxbury
12:45pm: Duxbury Robotics Club – Robot Demonstration
1:30pm: “Angry Toddlers” Award-winning band from Cambridge

The North Community Church, located in Marshfield Hills, will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00am to 2:00pm in its Parish Hall. The long running holiday fair will feature local area crafters, custom decorated greenery and topiaries by Seaside Garden Club, Christmas wreaths to trim the home, baked goods and frozen foods for holiday entertaining, a children’s craft area, an area to get your gifts wrapped, and a relaxing bistro café in which to enjoy lunch. Raffles at the fair will include a Turkey and Trimmings Basket, a Gourmet Foods Basket, a Spirits Basket, along with the annual Marshfield Community League’s beautifully handmade quilt. The public is invited to enjoy the day at the fair with children and grandchildren, family, and friends. Come when the doors open to enjoy the best selection of holiday gifts and decorations. The Luncheon Café is a delightful way to relax after shopping. To get to the Fair, take 3A to Marshfield Hills. Turn onto Old Main Street at the blinking light intersection where Old Main Street/Forest Street intersect with 3A. The Church Parish Hall is ½ mile on the left side of the road. For further information and directions, please call the church office at 781-837-3784.  The facility is handicap accessible.

The Soule Homestead will hold their annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 7th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the education center located at 46 Soule Street in Middleboro, MA.  Homemade baked goods and hand-crafted items will be on sale and children’s craft activities are planned throughout the day and Santa is scheduled to make a stop at fair between 10 a.m. and noon for those wishing to take pictures.

Check out the “Feed the Animals” event today at 10:00am. Visit as the naturalists take time to stop and visit with all of the animals and give them what they need most – food! Learn what an iguana eats, what our turtles prefer and what our snakes need to survive. For more information, visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org
or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

Check out the “Meet an Animal” event today at 2pm. Join us for a chance to meet a different animal every week. Could be a turtle, could be a bullfrog, could be an owl. Whooo knows? The event is free with admission to the South Shore Natural Science Center. or more information, visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

Sunday, December 8, 2013:        
Santa Claus is coming to Plimoth Plantation today at 10:00am!  Please join for a morning of festive family fun. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and decorate your own Gingerbread man for dessert. Don’t forget your camera to capture the perfect moment with Santa! $20 Adult, $10 Child. Reservations required. Please call 508-746-1622, ext. 8365 or 8364. For more information, visit www.plimoth.org

Flying Santa is to visit the Hull Lifesaving Museum today at 10:45am. Children are invited to come meet Santa who will be arriving at the Hull Lifesaving Museum by helicopter to deliver candy canes and take photos with children. Following Santa’s visit, there will be a Gingerbread Contest. Everyone is invited to make a Gingerbread display with a Seaside Theme. There will be fun prizes for plenty of categories. To find out more about the Gingerbread Contest please visit the museum website at www.hulllifesavingmuseum.org or call 781-925-5433.

Explore the secret world of bubbles with state of the art soap bubble sculptures! It’s “Bubbleology” at the South Shore Science Center in Norwell on Saturday December 28th at 11:00am and 1:00pm. From bubbles as big as bathtubs to fog-filled spinning geometric shapes, Keith Johnson will have the audience roaring with laughter.  Discover how to continue the experiments on your own at home No Strollers please. The cost is $7 for members; $10 for non-members. Advance ticket sales only – please call 781-659-2559 to purchase tickets or visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

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Since 2000, Rob has hosted The South Shore's Morning News on WATD.