Weekend Fun: Friendsgiving, Film Fest, and Gift Fairs; Nov 17-18

Kids love the annual show put on by Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys at Coolidge Corner
Things to do with families in Boston this weekend

It may not even be Thanksgiving yet but some of the season's most popular holiday events have already begun. Get lost in the magical Enchanted Village, hop on a train to the North Pole, behold glistening lights at Edaville, and celebrate the holidays Dickens-style. There's also one of our favorite fall events, a film festival geared towards the younger cinematic crowd. And as winter inches closer, kids can also get back to nature by learning about animal friendships, planting a succulent garden, and even designing their own park.

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

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


 Franklin Park Zoo photo by Eric Kilby/CC BY 2.0