Nichole’s Picks 11/19 + 11/20
Pick #1: Faneuil Hall Market Place Tree Lighting
FANEUIL HALL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR ON WBZ
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016
Join thousands of Bostonians in lighting the city’s first holiday tree of the season! Enjoy a full day of entertainment by some of Boston’s top performers! We kick off the day at 3 pm with The Revels Singers, Scullers Jazz Club, and Them Apples Band leading up to the live broadcast on WBZ-TV Channel 4 and myTV38 from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Hold tight after the confetti clears from flipping the switch to the tree, The Sugarbabies Band will be performing a concert from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm!
The “Holiday Spectacular” will be co-hosted by WBZ-TV News anchors Lisa Hughes and David Wade. The program will feature holiday musical performances by Livingston Taylor, Sons of Serendip, Boston Children’s Chorus and performances of The Nutcracker by Boston Ballet, Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Mayor Martin J. Walsh will help “flip the switch” to light the 80-foot+ holiday tree, located at Marketplace Center adjacent to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
The lighting marks the start of Blink!, a six week state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza featuring more than 350,000 LED lights with daily performances between 4:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The event also kicks off the New England Patriots Annual Holiday Toy Drive for which Faneuil Hall Marketplace will be a drop-off location for toy donations for needy children.
Pick #2: Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair: Wenham Museum
SLEIGH BELL ARTISAN FAIR
Friday, November 18 – Saturday, November 19, 2016
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Admission to Fair
Each November, the Wenham Museum hosts a festive fair of hand-crafted artisanal goods for the holiday, hostess, and home. Participating artisans generously donate 20% of their sales proceeds to benefit the Wenham Museum.
Pick #3: Big Woods Hike
November 20, 2016
There’s a walk in the woods…and then there’s a walk in the woods with a naturalist.
Bring your family and friends for a pre-Thanksgiving guided walk to discover what is happening in the world of nature as plants and animals prepare for winter.
Sanctuary naturalists will lead small groups as they venture out to the “Big Woods” on Averill’s Island. Stop along the way to hear stories of the original settlers and learn about the fascinating cultural history of the sanctuary. Look for animal signs as we hike through the woodlands and marshes, taking in the beauty of the muted colors of late autumn.
We will be out for about two hours, so dress warmly and wear comfortable footwear. Warm up by the woodstove in the Barn upon your return. Hot drinks and homemade soup and desserts will be available for purchase beginning at 11:00 am, so feel free to come early to enjoy a bite to eat before you go out on your hike.
This walk is appropriate for adults and families with children 5 years and older.
Please choose a hike time: 11:30 am, 11:45, noon, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, or 1:00 pm
Advance registration required.
Or call 978-887-9264 to register by phone.
Rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable footgear.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid