What to do with the Kids: December 20th – 22nd, 2013

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Weekend Events:
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, 20 & 21. $8 Adult Members, $5 Child Members $10 Adult Not-Yet-Member, $7 Child Not-Yet-Members. www.plimoth.org

Visit the Heritage Museum and Gardens this weekend (20-22) to see their gardens aglow as they sparkle with festive lights and decorations during the holiday season. Join them for visits with jolly old Saint Nick, spins on the vintage carousel, kids’ yuletide keepsake crafts, marshmallow roasting, decorating demonstrations, merrymaking in Hidden Hollow, a gingerbread house display and more. Fun for the whole family from 5pm-9pm each weekend day. For more details visit www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org

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 20th, 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 21st, 2013:
The Brockton Historical Society and Brockton Fire Museum’s Holiday Party with Santa takes place today at the Brockton Fire Museum, 21 North Pearl Street (Route 27), from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Take part in an afternoon of fellowship,refreshments, and celebration of family. There will be a reading of the “Polar Express” by Storyteller Janet Landerholm, a raffle for an antique fire extinguisher, and $2 pictures with Santa for the kids! For more information call 508-583-1039 or visit www.brocktonhistoricalsociety.org

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 22nd, 2013:     

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

For the first time ever, Whitman will be celebrating Whitman’s First Night, an outdoor New Years Eve bash. The Whitman Winterfest Committee has been organizing this event with the help of funding by Nestles. There will be 3 live bands starting at 9:00 pm and other activities to be announced later. At the stroke of midnight a very large replica of a Nestles Tollhouse Cookie will be lowered in Whitman Center from 75 feet in the air, along with a pyrotechnics display! This is a free event open to the public! For more information please call Mcguiggan’s Pub at 781-447-7333. Also, check for info on www.whitmanwinterfest.com

If you have an event for families coming up, let us know by e-mail at robhakala@959watd.com or send it to What To Do With The Kids c/o
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About Rob Hakala

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