Lucie T

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Boston-Area Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

As cozy as it is at home during the end of December, there's something about the idea of someone else doing the cooking and clean-up for the family that is just so appealing—no matter what holiday you celebrate. As it turns out, not only are there a bunch of amazing restaurants open in Boston on Christmas Day, but they have all kinds of special holiday plans for guests as well.

7 Hot Holiday Show, Train, and Tea Tickets in Boston to Book Right Now

Yes, leaves remain on the trees and pumpkins still dot our doorsteps, but smart parents know that now is the time to snatch up the city's hottest holiday tickets. While November and December are full of options for family fun, prime seats at some events are worth booking very early—since, due to tradition, trends, or a limited engagement, they promise to sell fast. Whatever suits your family's fancy, you're sure to be the envy of your friends with these holiday tix in hand before December.

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Happy Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 7-Oct 9

Who's ready for a nice long weekend? The season of fall festivals continues with not-to-be-missed events in Milton, South Boston, and the mother of all festivals, HONK! (plus an awesome-sounding HONK! workshop on Sunday). Gustafer Yellowgold returns for a special new CD release show, budding archeologists are invited to a dig, and the final Red Sox Showcase of the season is at Faneuil Hall. Enjoy the Monday holiday and visit the Fenway area for a huge (free!) art and community event

We at Mommy Poppins wish all Boston families a happy and fun Columbus Day Weekend!

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

  • Bringing the kids to PJ Masks? Check out our review of the show before you go.
  • Save your money for trick-or-treat goodies and hit these 20 free—or nearly free—Halloween events.

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

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Concerts, Hayfest, and a Lion Dance, Sept 30-Oct 1

Here we are, on the cusp of October—and this weekend presents the perfect mix of summer events ending and fall events kicking into high gear. Fingers crossed for good weather for this annual kid-inspired outdoor concert, a hayfest, and the opening of the Topsfield Fair. Coolidge Corner Theater launches its fall kids' concert series with Astrograss, Berklee is hosting a jazz festival and instrument petting zoo, and Chinatown is having a lantern festival, Looking for more Chinese culture? The library is having crafts, stories, and even a lion dance

Any Lego movie fans out there? Legoland Discovery Center Boston is celebrating the opening of The Lego Ninjago Movie with ninja-tastic activities all weekend long. 

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

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

Halloween Events at Zoos Around Boston

How do you possibly make Halloween even more fun for children? By adding some real live animals in the mix! Zoos in New England are getting into the Halloween spirit and inviting guests to visit in costume to trick or treat with the critters who live there. Halloween events at all zoos are even included with the price of admission...and costumes are highly encouraged, of course.

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Outdoor Art, Jazz, and Fluff, Sept 23-24

After dealing with a sick kiddo last weekend, everyone in my household can't wait to get out this weekend. We'll be heading to JP to enjoy our favorite open studios event of the year. There's also a huge event for teen bookworms, a fall fest (complete with a pumpkin drop!), and the marshmallow-iest festival in the world

Celebrate Newtonville with some jazz, dance in the streets of Allston, or walk 26.2 miles for a good cause (or cheer on the walkers!). Whatever you do, I hope you stay healthy and germ-free! 

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

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

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Dogs and Donkeys, PJ Party, and Live Music, Sept 9-10

This weekend is for the dogs...not to mention donkeys and other farm animals, too. Along with this menagerie of offerings, don't miss an annual music festival that features 20 acts throughout the day, and this festival that ends with a bang. There's also a special birthday on the South Shore, a puppet pj party with a snail, and one more big festival on Sunday, with African roots

Still looking for fall activities? There are a bunch of free open houses where families can see learn more about classes before signing up.

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

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

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Happy Labor Day Weekend, Sept 2-4

And just like that, Labor Day is here and the final hurray of summer is upon us. While lots of families are heading north to the woods of Maine and NH or south to the beaches of the Cape, those who are planning a travel-free staycation will have plenty of things to do here in Boston this weekend. Music is in the air at this festival in Cambridge and this one in Newburyport, or set sail at this festival in Gloucester. New England's beloved King Richard's Faire opens for the season, the final Astronomy Night for 2017 is on Saturday, there's a special birthday party at Stone Zoo, and everyone is invited to a tour of Fresh Pond.

Head to Edaville for Military Appreciation, or the Bread & Roses Festival to celebrate heritage. Whatever you choose to do, we at Mommy Poppins wish you a warm, happy, and healthy Labor Day Weekend!

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

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

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