Take a drive-by street art tour. Photo courtesy of Parent Tours
Take a drive-by street art tour. Photo courtesy of Parent Tours

Things to Do in Boston This Weekend & Beyond: Hatch Light Show, Snow Globes, Art Tour

The skies may look flat and gray most January days, but there are plenty of ways to add color and creativity to your routine in the week ahead. See a free light and music show at the Hatch Shell, craft "snowmazing" snow globes in Boylston, or learn about art (from your car!) during a Street Art Tour of Surrealism. If it's energy the kiddos need to burn, check out our picks for fun family hikes around the 'burbs.

Looking to stay in and chill—no pun intended—at home? Sign your kids up for a virtual program—from Hopalong Andrew’s Music & Movement Classes for Early Childhood to Snapology Scientists—via our online programs platform, Poppins At Home. And make sure to check out our free January online events and classes. As always, keep tabs on our Boston events calendar for daily updates on local and virtual happenings. Just remember to bring your masks and practice social distancing whenever you're out and about. 

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our events calendar to find something else to do. Note new travel restrictions for out-of-state events.


Hatch Memorial Shell
Boston, MA 02108

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Chestnut Hill Farm
Chestnut Hill Road
Southborough, MA 01772

Revolution Hall
3 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421

Francis William Bird Park
Polley Lane
Walpole, MA 02032

Ice Castle
64 Railroad Street
Lincoln, NH 03251

Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Rd
Harvard, MA 01451

Appleton Farms
Route 1A
Ipswich, MA

Weir River Farm
Turkey Hill Lane
Hingham, MA

Kids Crafts with Miss Stephanie
9 North Main Street
Fall River , MA 02720

World's End
Martin's Lane
Hingham, MA

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
1280 Horseneck Road
Westport, MA 02790

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Chestnut Hill Farm
Chestnut Hill Road
Southborough, MA 01772

Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
310 Argilla Road
Ipswich , MA

Great Rock Farm
201 Pond St
Georgetown , MA

The Stevens-Coolidge Place
86 Andover Street
North Andover, MA

Bretton Woods Ski Area
99 Ski Area Road
Bretton Woods, NH 03575

Waterville Valley Ski Area
1 Ski Area Road
Waterville Valley, NH 03215

Loon Mountain Resort
60 Loon Mountain Rd
Lincoln, NH 03251

Stratton Mountain Ski Resort
5 Village Lodge Road
South Londonderry, VT 05155

Sunday River Resort
15 South Ridge Road
Newry, ME 04261

Butternut Ski Area
380 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort
64 Klein Avenue
Hunter, NY 12442

Camelback Mountain
301 Resort Drive
Tannersville, PA 18372

Jack Frost and Big Boulder Moutain
357 Big Boulder Drive Lake
Harmony, PA 18264

Massanutten
1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, VA 22840

Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink at Larz Anderson Park
23 Newton St
Brookline, MA 02476

Kelly Outdoor Skating Rink
1 Marbury Terrace
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Kendall Square Community Outdoor Ice Skating
300 Atheneum St
Cambridge, MA 02142

BankNewport City Center
Two Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI 02903

Ski Ward
1000 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA

Nashoba Valley Snow Tube Park
179 Great Road
Littleton, MA

Berskshire East
66 Thunder Mountain Road
Charlemont, MA 01339

McIntyre Ski Area
50 Chalet Way
Manchester, MA 03104

Pats Peak
686 Flanders Road
Henniker, NH 03242

Loon Mountain
60 Loon Mountain Road
Lincoln, NH 03251

Ski Butternut
380 State Rd
Great Barrington , MA 01230
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