12/2018 Events

Edaville Family Theme Park
5 Pine Street
Carver , MA
Phone: 508-866-8190

Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme Park

Friday, November 16, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New England’s most memorable holiday tradition, The Christmas Festival of Lights brings the magic to the holiday season. Every year being bigger, brighter, and better than the year before, Edaville takes you into an enchanting wonderland where you can experience millions & millions of lights, unlimited Christmas train rides, unlimited use of all 90 plus rides and attractions including access to Thomas Land & Cran Central (Dino Land is closed).

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Newport Mansions
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport , RI
Phone: 401-847-1000

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

Saturday, November 17, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Christmas at the Newport Mansions returns to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House with newly imagined holiday decor. Throughout the three houses, there will be a total of 25 large decorated Christmas trees, plus additional smaller potted trees and topiaries.

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Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich , MA
Phone: 508-888-3300

Garden's Aglow at Heritage Museum

Friday, November 23, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays from November 23 – December 30;  4:30pm-8:30pm
Join us for the celebration of lights that has become a treasured Cape Cod holiday tradition for over a decade! Heritage’s expansive gardens will be aglow with beautiful light displays, extensive indoor holiday décor and numerous activities around the grounds and galleries. This year visitors can expect expanded lighting displays and outdoor interactives, along with all of your favorites from previous years!

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Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich , MA
Phone: 508-888-3300

Santa VIP at Heritage Museum

Friday, November 23, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays November 23-December 23. Families will be treated to early-bird parking, story time, cookies and hot chocolate, a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and carousel rides. Participating families may then experience the rest of Gardens Aglow’s holiday delights around the grounds for the remainder of the evening!  A limited number of tickets will be available for an exclusive Santa VIP experience, available by advance sale only.

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Kingston Collection
101 Kingston Collection Way
Kingston , MA
Phone: 781-582-2445

Kingston Collection Pictures with Santa & Special Events

Friday, November 23, 2018 to Monday, December 24, 2018

Santa lands at Kingston Collection starting Friday, November 23rd at 1:00PM to inspire smiles and capture memories.  A few of our local brave firemen will be delivering Santa to Kingston Collection at the Red entrance located near Yankee Candle.  Make sure to get there on time as Santa will need help from all the boys and girls to guide him to his temporary home for the holidays in front of Macy’s.  In addition to photos with Santa, we will also be offering other events throughout the holiday season. 

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Hull Lifesaving Museum
1117 Nantasket Ave
Hull , MA
Phone: 781-925-5433

Introduction to the Nautical Rules of the Road

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 to Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Nautical Rules of the Road - Instructor: Sean Baggett - Wednesdays, 7- 8:30 PM
This course will familiarize both the recreational boater and professional mariner with the rules, regulations and common practices needed to safely navigate our waterways.

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Massasoit Community College
Buckley Performing Arts Center 1 Massasoit Blvd.(off Rte. 27)
Brockton , MA
Phone: 508-427-1234

"A Christmas Story"

Saturday, December 1, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dec. 1 at 8pm and Dec. 2 at 3pm
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday play follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother, Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

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Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1620

13th Annual Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 1, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018

Both Days 10am to 4pm
Ring in the festive season with Pilgrim Hall Museum’s 13th annual Holiday House Tour, featuring some of Plymouth’s most fascinating homes, adorned for the holidays.

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Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1622 x8359

Light in the Darkness: a Plimoth Plantation Holiday Tradition

Saturday, December 1, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 2018

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays beginning December 1 3:30pm-8pm
Music floats on the wintry air, candles glow, and cozy hearth fires illuminate the faces of Christmas revelers. Join in this fun-for-all-ages stroll, and savor a taste of holiday history. This annual celebration of the winter season brings light and joy to all. Program begins on the half hour between 3:30 and 8:00 P.M. You do not need to purchase a specific time. Just a specific date. The last tour leaves the Visitor Center at 7:30 P.M.


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St. Bonaventure Church
803 State Road
Plymouth , MA

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents - “Carols for the 21st Century”

Saturday, December 1, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 1 - 7:30-9pm & Sunday, Dec. 2 - 4-5:30pm
The program spotlights some of the best contemporary British choral composers for a concert of both arrangements of traditional carols and original compositions. A highlight of the concert will be James Whitbourn’s Missa Carolae, a contemporary mass setting for chorus, organ, and piccolo.

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The James Library & Center for the Arts
24 West Street
Norwell , MA
Phone: 781-659-7100

The Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Looking for locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season? Include the Marketplace when you shop this year. Artisans on three floors of the James offer quality pottery, soaps, culinary creations, textiles, bird decoys, jewelry, writing instruments, specialty dog foods and treats and more for unique holiday gift giving. This season’s unique craftspeople include Parker Posie Jewelry, Carberry Kitchen, Sirenetta Chocolatier, Mattapoisett Bird Works, Tiny Forest Soap Company and many more! Admission is free, donations appreciated at the door

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North River Wildlife Sanctuary
2000 Main Street
Marshfield , MA
Phone: 781-837-9400

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you’re here every week, you’ll want to stop in for our Holiday Open House! Enjoy shopping for unique, handmade holiday gifts in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as nature-themed ideas for everyone on your list. Enjoy woodturning and bird-carving demonstrations, holiday treats, and the stunning wildlife photography of Mike and Linda Cullivan.

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First Parish Church
19 Town Square
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-0012

Burial Hill Tours - Animal Tales

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

Guided walking tour with Dr. Anne Mason, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. Tour begins at the top of the Hill; ascend the brick steps next to First Parish Church in Town Square.

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Wareham High School
3 Viking Drive
Wareham , MA

Wareham Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

Parade route Wareham High School to Besse Park via Route 6 to Main Street. Santa will make his entrance by boat at Besse Park.

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The Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street
Duxbury , MA

Night at the Museum

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

A black tie optional GALA to commemorate North River Arts Society's 50th Anniversary!

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