We can't escape the December holiday madness, so we've decided to embrace it. Our picks this week are all Christmas-themed, much like the day trip ideas we shared over the weekend. Happily, the ubiquity of holiday events means that there are lots of great choices, including opportunities to do good and eat well, see a favorite classic holiday film on the big screen, and hear members of the BSO play in concert with a light show. If you find yourself with some extra time with the kids this week and need a few more ideas, check our Event Calendar. It's is full enough to keep your family occupied all day, every day (no kidding).
Have a fun and festive week, and don't stress over the nefarious Elf on the Shelf or gifts for the family—instead, we recommend spending some time with your kids on the ice, in a theater, or at the library.