Thanksgiving break is almost here and it’s time to start planning special holiday activities. I’ve done the research for you and narrowed it down to the six most promising events of the season. Please see museum websites for further details.
1. Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18 4-9pm
$14 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $15 on Saturday
Immerse yourself in good old fashioned Christmas cheer with holiday traditions talks, music, readings, crafts, a gingerbread house contest and sleigh rides if the weather cooperates.
2. A Rich History: A Celebration of Chocolate at the Old South Meeting House Annual Holiday Open House
Friday and Saturday, December 2&3 11am-3pm
Free and open to the public
American Heritage Chocolate team members demonstrate Colonial chocolate making. Learn how chocolate, coffee and tea were served in the colonies.
3. Traditions of the Season at Paul Revere House
Saturday and Sunday, December 3&4 9:30am-4:15pm
$5 for adults, $4.50 for college students
Visit the Paul Revere House and Pierce Hichborn House to learn about celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day the 18th century way. Enjoy music, treats and mulled cider.
4. Annual Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Plimoth Plantation
Sunday, December 4 1-3pm $55 for adults
Learn about the history of wreath making while making one of your own. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
5. A Holiday Soiree at Hancock-Clarke House (Lexington Historical Society)
Friday, December 9 7:30-9pm
$10 for adult nonmembers
Reserve by calling (781) 862-1703
Explore the roots of holiday traditions while enjoying refreshments and a performance by the Colonial Singers.
6. Winter Solstice in Legend and Song at the Loring-Greenough House
Friday, December 23 8-10pm
This evening event will feature live music and storytelling that illuminates the legends behind holiday traditions.