Ok, peeps. I’m giving you one Schrafft family faithful field trip in case you’re not up for anything big, but my other two picks involve going over the bridge. Not just that bridge….but, also the big bridge. We’re talking The Tobin Bridge, people.
So, Pick #1
If you’ve never gone, you should. Wolf Hollow.
If you or your kids aren’t up for learning, this isn’t for you. I didn’t mean that in a snarky way…I meant it for real. Wolf Hollow is no zoo. Your children should be of an age where they’ll feel like sitting and listening to a fabulous and informative talk about the wolves while watching them romp and play in their large enclosure. For a couple more weekends they are open for Saturday and Sunday presentations, but starting in December they only do Sundays. Ticket sales begin at 1:00 and shows are at 1:30. My boys “adopted” Bear and Angus and they’ve become a part of the family.
Saturday afternoon check out the “Free Day of Holiday Fun For the Whole Family” at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston from 11-2. Cookie decorating, face painting, photos with Globe Santa, lots of arts and crafts, Legoland Discovery Center activities, a live holiday performance, and more!
A great event to kick off your holiday season!
AND talk about kick starting the holidays!!!! The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree in Faneuil Hall also takes place on Saturday! As a huge bonus, if you’ve ever wondered what 350,000 LED lights look like, you’ll be in luck, because it’s also the first night of BLINK “A light and sound Extravaganza” featuring music of the Holiday Pops!
Stroll through Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, get a bit to eat, drink some hot cocoa, listen to the music, and be amazed by the lights… and then count down as the huge Christmas Tree gets lit for the new holiday season. Does it get any more festive?