Who’s ready for some turkey and togetherness? After the last Thanksgiving drumstick has been claimed and pumpkin pie slice eaten, there is plenty to do in Boston this weekend. The Nutcracker performances, tree lightings, and breakfasts with Santa are underway. At the Durant-Kenrick House in Newton, guests are invited to an interactive program where they can create dioramas of a Native American village and 17th century English settler homestead. World Anteater Day is being celebrated at the Franklin Park Zoo, where visitors can watch Jockamo the Anteater have his lunch and ask the zookeeper questions about these amazing creatures. Check out the Institute of Contempary Art’s Play Date; the theme is “Reimagining our World” and admission is free for families. Also opening this weekend is an exhibit at the MFA (pictured) highlighting the award-winning author and illustrator Robert McCloskey, creator of the Boston classic, Make Way for Ducklings. Want to hit the theater? Several performances are opening this weekend including Journey to the West, Matchless & the Happy Prince, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Also on Mommy Poppins this week:
The Nutcracker is being performed by dance companies throughout the Boston area.
Deck the halls at these tree lighting ceremonies.
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Santa Claus is comin' to town.