Thursday, November 10, 2011

11/8/11: Upcoming Holiday Events

As a follow on to my Halloween Upcoming Events post, here are some holiday events to go to if interested. Also note that your local town may have a Santa call form that you can submit and have Santa call your son/daughter. Santa's Village in NH also can send you a letter from Santa:

Edaville's Christmas Festival of Lights: We always enjoy this one.
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Weekdays 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Weekends Nov. 25-27, Dec. 1-4, 7-11, Dec. 14-Jan 1 (Closed Christmas Day)

Edaville's The Polar Express:  This is a new event for Edaville this year.  Open 4-9 pm.  Nov. 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, and 30  Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 24, and 31  Trains leave at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30  $30 per person

Charmingfare Farm Sleigh Rides and Santa's Big Party: We went to Santa's Big Party and had lots of fun.  Nov. 26, 27, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18
Stone Zoo lights:
November 24 through January 1 (except December 25)
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
ZooLights, a beloved holiday family tradition, returns to Stone Zoo on Thanksgiving!
Don’t miss this winter wonderland, which attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Upon entering the Zoo, guests will visit Yukon Creek, which not only features dazzling holiday lights but is also home to bald eagles, porcupine, lynx, a gray fox and reindeer. Children will want to make sure they visit with Santa, who awaits their arrival in Santa’s Castle. Jolly Old St. Nick will be available for photos through Dec. 23. After visiting with Santa, enter a magical holiday world filled with fairy tale characters and dancing plush animals. Santa photos and carousel rides are available for an additional fee.

Billerica Tree lighting: We enjoy this one.
Tree Lighting - Saturday December 3
4:30PM Entertainment

4:55PM Arrival of Santa Claus and Friends
5:15PM Tree Lighting

Breakfast with Santa: Lots of characters and Santa. Lots of fun and cheap.
Shawsheen HS Billerica 12/4 8:30-12 $5 per person

Burlington Tree lighting: Burlington Common To be posted on the Recreation Website.

Breakfast with Santa: Burlington Marriot Ballroom   December 4th 9-11 am $15 per person

Polar Express in NH: We have been the last two years and really enjoyed it.  Lottery already complete, but tickets may be available on Craigslist or E-bay.

There are also other Polar Express rides in Reading which we enjoyed last year that is sold out and one in Newburyport and Woburn.

Disney on Ice: We love this every year.
I will be posting discount codes for this. Stay tuned or purchase through Ticketmaster.

Jordan's Furniture in Avon: Enchanted Village and Polar Express 4D Odyssey movie.  We have gone the last two years and loved it. 

Smolak Farms: Andover SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011 – Tree Lighting Festival – 11:00am – 5:00pm
NOVEMBER 27th – Photos with Santa
Come ride the Smolak Express! A Train will take your child for an exciting ride ….they may think it looks like Thomas!
DECEMBER 11th – Newfoundland Dog Tree Pull
DECEMBER 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and the 18th – Santa Claus
DECEMBER 17th – Gingerbread House Workshop

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