December 19-27, 2011: Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, Caroling, Winter Solstice Bonfires, Xmas Day Alternatives, Outdoor Hannukah, & Xmas Night Lights, Hot Tub Giveaway!
This Week in Review
It’s not just about Christmas this week! Yes, I’ve got some non-churchy caroling ideas, but also nature hikes and bonfires for the winter solstice and a bunch of off-beat stuff if you don’t celebrate, or if you do but want an excuse to get out of the house with your family.
And don’t forget that I list more nighttime Christmas light displays in New England than anyone else — just scroll all the way to the bottom to see. I hope you are having an awesome week. Now get out there and do something fun!
East Heaven Hot Tub – tix giveaway
Sat 1/1 – Mon 1/31
What’s better than hot tubbing? The magnificent rooftop hot tub at East Heaven, which offers a variety of massage, too. I’m giving away a hal… 33 West St, Northampton, MA.
Sing-a-Long Sound of Music
Mon 12/26 – Fri 12/30
The Sound of Music, the classic musical is being shown in Arlington along with printed lyrics so you can sing along. How fun!! And it’s happenin… Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA.
Christmas Eve Caroling – Louisburg Square on Beacon Hill
But for singing I might suggest going to Louisburg Square in… Beth Ketterson, 617-854-9019, or Mary Jane Sawyer, 781-444-5119.20 Louisburg Square, Boston, MA.
Explore Jewish Boston by Foot on Christmas Day
You wanna see some Jewish history? You could do woise! It’s a walking tour of Beacon Hill. 2011: 2pm with … 866-939-2557.Meet at Milk St near Devonshire St, Boston, MA.
Winter Solstice & Revels at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Wow! Performers from Revels will dance in the horn exhibit wearing antlers and… do you need to know more? 5-8pm. Cambridge, MA.
Winter Solstice Celebration (Norfolk)
A fire — presumably outdoors — with stores, songs, snacks, and cider. 6-8pm. Stony Brook Sanctuary, 108 North St, Norfolk, MA.
Welcome Winter Solstice
This nature hike also comes with a fire — sounds indoorsy — with cocoa and cookies. 6:30-8pm. Oak Knoll Sanctuary, 1417 Park St, Attleboro, MA.
Solstice Celebration at Arcadia
There’s a bonfire at this one. I love bonfires but I haven’t seen one since I was a kid. I really want to go! 6-8:30pm. Arcadia, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA.
What is this? I don’t really get it. It’s an outdoor bonfire and parade with costumed characters promenade, there’s hot chocolate and cookies, caroling, and presumably a fire. Amelia Park, Westfield, MA.
Winter Solstice Celebration at Stonehenge USA
I’ve been to this place and the stone blocks are most likely a hoax. But it’s fun and weird, and they have an alpaca farm. T… 603-893-8300.105 Haverhill Road, Salem, NH.
This week’s top items are below, or see the complete Boston Events Insider.
And a lot more this week at Boston Events Insider, the most popular events blog in New England, including:
Ski Resorts open for Xmas Day, like Okemo
Messiah Sing at Portsmouth, NH
Holiday Caroling on High Street Hill
A Caroling Party, with Libana
Holiday Luncheon & Sled Rides!
Grand Menorah Lighting on Boston Common
Brookline Public Menorah Lighting
Canton Chanukah Wonderland
Chanukah Celebration in West Springfield
Menorah Lighting on Needham Town Common
Xmas Day Alternatives: Movies, Chinese Restaurants, and a few Bars
Museums Open Dec 24 or Dec 26
New Years’s Jam at Earthdance
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Little Black Topsy and the Magical White Fairy Soap
And the Largest List of Nighttime Holiday Lights and Santa events in New England, tracking 130 ongoing attractions and dozens of one-shot events!