Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve rounded up some of the best events happening in New England. Let us know if you visit any of these local attractions

 

Holiday Pops (Boston, MA) - Get into the holiday spirit at the Holiday Pops! Performing festive favorites from cultural traditions around the world, conductors Keith Lockhart and James Burton, along with the Pops, will get you in the holiday spirit quicker than you can sing “Fa la la la la.” You can make the concert experience even merrier with table service if seated on the orchestra level of Symphony Hall, or light refreshments in balcony seats.

 

The Nutcracker (Providence, RI) - Rhode Island’s favorite holiday tradition is back and better than ever! The magic of the holidays comes to life as the fresh new production of The Nutcracker by Yury Yanowsky returns to the stage. Critics and audiences were blown away by the 2021 premiere which Motif Magazine says is “Happy and joyful from curtain to curtain…filled with youth and hope, a timeless tale made more fitting for our time.” The crown jewel of the holiday season, this family-friendly production features a spectacular tree that grows 38 feet, a charming Nutcracker character designed by Big Nazo Lab, clever magic tricks, vibrant and shimmering costumes, and dozens of delightful young dancers performing alongside the FBP Company of world-class resident artists. 

 

Holiday Lights Spectacular (Providence, RI) - Bring family and friends to experience Holiday Lights Spectacular – an annual walk-through experience just in time for the holidays. Featuring festive, larger-than-life dazzling displays, this year’s event is even bigger and brighter boasting more than 3 ½ million illuminated lights that transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland! Join us and ring in the season nightly from November 25 through January 1, 2023. Bundle up, grab an adult beverage, hot chocolate, or roast some s’mores and stroll through 40 acres of illuminated pathways. From radiant reindeer to sparkly snowmen, this is a must-see experience this holiday season. And for the little ones, Santa will be at the Spectacular on select Thursday nights in December through Christmas. The visit is free to families who have a same-night ticket for the 5 or 6 pm timeslot only.

 

Magic of Lights (Foxborough, MA) - Magic of Lights, a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience, is bigger and brighter than ever with more than a mile of spectacular light displays that bring to life your favorite holiday scenes and characters. Don’t miss the larger-than-life sparkling Holiday Barbie™ display, the supersized Bigfoot® Monster Truck, and the life-sized dinosaurs of Prehistoric Christmas! Pile everyone into the car and experience more at the same low price! One carload, one price for the entire family.


Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate (Portland, ME) - Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for non-stop fun when 50 of your favorite Disney friends come to life through world-class ice skating. Help Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the gang help Forky realize what it means to be a toy. Sing along with Elsa at the coolest adventure in town!