Kids are featured guests at the Boston Pops holiday matinees. Photo by Stu Rosner
Kids are featured guests at the Boston Pops holiday matinees. Photo by Stu Rosner

Things To Do in Boston this Weekend: STEAM, Pops, Trolley Tour

The holidays are here and with them a bounty of family activities, each more festive than the last. For free fun, there's Live Nativity and Christmas Celebration on Boston Common, a Christmas party with a German twist at Christkindlmarkt, and Holly-Day on the Harbor with music, face painting, and more. We love this science fair with holiday flair at the Chanukah-themed STEAM Fair (dreidel competition included!). Enjoy the music of the season with the Holiday Pops and the Boston College Band's Christmas Festival, and catch the Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour coming to a Boston neighborhood near you.

Better watch out...for new and exciting activities popping up on our events calendar and our Facebook page. Our Boston Holiday Fun Guide will point you to even more special ways to celebrate the season.

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.


The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
265 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Paramount Mainstage
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

various locations
Downtown Boston
Boston, MA

Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Boston Common
Boston, MA

Atlantic Wharf - Waterfront Square
290 Congress Street Waterfront Square
Boston, MA 02210

Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA

The Pinehills
33 Summerhouse Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360

German International School Boston
57 Holton Street
Boston, MA 02134

Jewish Community Day School
57 Stanley Ave
Watertown, MA 02446

The Hamm @ Boston College
300 Hammond Pond Pkwy
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Studio Cinema
376 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA 02478

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Ave.
Plymouth, MA 02360

The Shops at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston St. Center Court, Lower Level
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467