what to do with the kids this weekend! December 13 – 15, 2013

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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 13 & 14, 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 (13-15) and next (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 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 13, 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 14, 2013:
All aboard the Polar Express! The South Shore Polar Express departs the Kingston MBTA and heads to Halifax and back at 11:45 am, 1:45 pm and 7:15 pm (4pm train is sold out)! This fun and exciting train ride features a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic Polar Express along with chefs serving hot cocoa, elves distributing gift bags for each child and a special visit from Santa! Kids are encouraged to wear their jammies over their clothes! Tickets are $20 each and family discount packs are available. To ensure tickets are still available find the most up to date information at www.plymouthrotary.com.

 It’s Kingston’s annual Luminary Display kicking off with the tree lighting and caroling at 6pm on the Town Green by the Old Town House on Green Street. Open houses at churches, the Adams Center and the Surprise Hose House will go until 8:30 pm.


Holiday’s in Halifax is happening today from 4pm-8pm in the center of town. Take in the Christmas musical performances at 4:15 at the elementary school, handbell ringers at congregational church at 5:30, holiday violin music at Holmes church at 6:00. Stroll through the town’s historical buildings and let the kids enjoy bouncy houses, hayrides and Santa! At 7:00, Twas the Night before Christmas will be read at the library, and fireworks cap off the night at 8:15. Don’t forget to check out the firehouse chili cook-off from 5-7 at the firehouse too!

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 15, 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

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/oThe South Shore’s Morning News, 130 Enterprise Drive Marshfield MA 02050




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