Massachusetts Holiday Programming Round-up

Massachusetts abounds with fun and picturesque family destinations, and many of them get gussied up for the holidays, throw parties, open houses, and create special creative opportunities for children to make things in festive settings. Spread some holiday cheer in your region and stop in!


Boston Athenaeum: Fall Story Time, Story Time and Craft Activities for Children 3 ½ and up

Museum of African American History: Jubilee Concert with Handel & Haydn Society, New Year’s Eve

Gore Place: Holiday Events

South East

Plimoth Plantation: Christmas at the Grist Mill

Fall River Historical Society: Holiday Open House

New Bedford Art Museum: Audubon’s Winter Birds

North East

Sargent House Museum: Middle Street Walk

Peabody Essex Museum: Drop in Art Making

Maritime Gloucester: Holiday Present Making Workshop


Sturbridge Village: Christmas by Candlelight evening events

Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton: Family Day, Celebrating Toyland

Worcester Art Museum: Holiday Family Events

Worcester Historical Museum: Holiday Events


Historic Deerfield: Horse-drawn wagon ride

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: Special Story time with illustrator Jane Dyer


Berkshire Museum: Festival of Trees Family Day

Cape and Islands

Museum of African American History: Nantucket Christmas Stroll Concert

Martha’s Vineyard Museum: Toys Exhibit

Author: Hayley Wood

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