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Things to do North of Boston December 8th – December 14th, 2023

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Upcoming Events North of Boston

Scroll down for links to local public library and recreation department calendars! There is always something fun to do in our local communities.

Zoolights November 17-January 7, 2023, Stone Zoo, Stoneham, Massachusetts

Winterlights ticket sales for November 24-December 31, Stevens-Coolidge House and Gardens, North Andover, Massachusetts

Fresh Paint Art Show, through December 2023, Munroe Center, Lexington, MA

Friday, December 8th, 2023

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Downtown Winter Market, 4pm, Beverly, MA

Wool Felt Garlands, 4-4:30pm, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Wandering Soul Micro Tap Room Debut at Third Wheel, 4-8pm, Beverly, MA

Cow Connection at Appleton Farms, 4:30-5:30pm, Hamilton & Ipswich, MA

Christmas Paint Party at Brissonte, 6:30pm, North Reading, MA

Bunratty Tavern LIVE MUSIC – Tommy & Timmy, Reading, Massachusetts

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TJ Callahans presents Barz Band, 9pm, Tewksbury, MA

Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Snowman bowl, tree, candy cane door hanger, sleigh and snowman weaving class, 9:30am, Made in Burlington, Burlington, MA

Creamy Tomato Soup, 10am, ONLINE Cooking class with local Personal Chef, Debbie Bronson

Natural Wreath Making Workshop, 10am, 12pm & 2pm, Appleton Farms, Hamilton & Ipswich, MA

Pancakes & Pajamas with Santa and Buddy the Elf, 10am-2pm, La Vita Dolce, Tewksbury, MA

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Wakefield Farmer’s Market – “Celebrate the Holiday Market”, 10am-1pm, Wakefield, MA

Santa is Coming to Town!, 1pm, Wakefield Common, Wakefield, MA

Celebration of Life and Community, Arlington Town Hall, 11am-2pm, Arlington, MA

Holiday Fun at 3rd Ave, Sleigh Rides & Santa!, 12-3pm, Burlington, MA

Bunratty Tavern LIVE MUSIC – Dave Barckow, Reading, Massachusetts

Ballroom & Latin Kadanse Party!, 7-10:30pm, Kadanse, Woburn, MA

Holiday Party!, 7:30-9pm, Reading Community Singers, Parker Middle School, Reading, MA

LINDEN TREE’S ANNUAL WINTER POTPOURRI – Featuring Erin Ash Sullivan and a special showcase with 8 contestants hosted by Kirsten Manville, 7:30pm, Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield, MA

The Calamari Sisters – The Feast of the Seven Fishes, 8pm, Regent Theater, Arlington, MA

Downtown Winter Market, 8pm, Beverly, MA

2024 Pot of Gold Raffle Tickets On Sale for the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn

Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Holidays on the Hill, 11-1pm and 1-3pm, Trustees of Reservations – Long Hill, Beverly, MA

Santa Brunch at Sogno, 11am-2pm, Sogno, Woburn, MA

7th Annual Billerica Holiday Craft Fair, 11am-4pm, Billerica Elks, Billerica, MA

The Calamari Sisters – The Feast of the Seven Fishes, 2pm, Regent Theater, Arlington, MA

Know Your Neighbor Woburn — Happy Holidays…but Whose Holiday 2.0, 3-6pm, Woburn Memorial High School, Woburn, MA

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Monday, December 11th, 2023

Spanish Fun Program, 10:30-11:30am, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, Massachusetts

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Make Your Own Seasonings with Therapy Gardens, 7-8pm, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, Massachusetts

Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Woburn Public Library: Tune Inward Meditation Class, 10am, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

10-10:45am & 11-11:45am

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Piano Sing A Long w/Mel Stiller, 11-12pm, Community Center, Lexington, MA

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Story & Movement time with Daisy! Whitelam Books, Wednesdays at 10:30am, Reading, Massachusetts

ARTfull Play, 10:30-11:30am, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group (Evening Session) – Interview Strategies & Preparation, 6-8pm, Zoom – collaboration of 60 Massachusetts Libraries

Sign up today for this exciting upcoming workshop!

January 17th, 2023

WOW: “ENERGIZE YOUR LIFE: UNLEASH YOUR SUPERPOWER” with local expert, Heather Maguire, 12-1:30pm, Woburn Chamber of Commerce Women of Woburn (WOW), Woburn, Massachusetts

Theater – Upcoming Shows

December 1 – December 9, 2023

Suburban Holidays 12, Quannapowitt Players, Reading, Massachusetts

December 8 – December 23, 2023

ALL IS CALM: The Christmas Truce of 1914, Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham, Massachusetts

Art Classes

Arts Arlington, Arlington, Massachusetts

Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, Massachusetts

Julie’s Art School, North Andover, Massachusetts

Music Classes and Lessons

Group Piano Classes for Kids, Wednesdays 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm, Arlington, Massachusetts 

Second Monday of Each Month for adults

Guitar League, 7:30pm, Wakefield, Massachusetts

Music Lessons

Stage Music Center, Winchester and Acton, Massachusetts

National Music Inc, Woburn, Massachusetts

Book Clubs

Story & Movement time with Daisy! Whitelam Books, Wednesdays at 10:30am, Reading, Massachusetts

First Thursday of every month

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club at Whitelam Books, 7:00- 8:00 pm, Reading, Massachusetts

Second Thursday of every month

Non-Fiction Book Club with Nina at Whitelam Books, Reading, Massachusetts

Fitness and Health

Nursing Your Way to Wellness

Public Library Calendars

Woburn Public Library Calendar

Burlington Public Library Calendar

Arlington Public Library Calendar

Reading Public Library Calendar

Wakefield Public Library Calendar

Winchester Public Library Calendar

Lexington Public Library Calendar

Town Recreation Departments

Woburn Recreation, 10 Common Street, Woburn, Massachusetts, 781-897-5805

Burlington Parks & Recreation, 61 Center Street, Burlington, Massachusetts, 781-270-1695

Reading Recreation Division, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, Massachusetts, 781-942-9075

Wakefield Recreation, Americal Civic Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, Massachusetts, 781-246-6389

Stoneham Recreation Department, 35 Central Street, Stoneham, Massachusetts, 781-279-2609

Lexington Recreation & Community Programs, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington, Massachusetts, 781-698-4800

Winchester Recreation Department, 263 Main Street, Winchester, Massachusetts, 781-721-7125

Friday, December 15th, 2023

Bunratty Tavern LIVE MUSIC – The Silver Spears, Reading, Massachusetts

Saturday, December 16th, 2023

Bunratty Tavern LIVE MUSIC – Erin’s Guild, Reading, Massachusetts

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

Rockport New Year’s Eve, 4pm-12am, Rockport, MA

Thursday, January 25th, 2023

Full Moon Tours at DeCordova, 7-8pm, Lincoln, Massachusetts

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Jodi Crowley

I’m Jodi Crowley, lifestyle blogger and Realtor at Lamacchia Realty. I live and work North of Boston and love everything this beautiful area has to offer. If you live North of Boston or are thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with North of Boston Events, Restaurants, Outdoors, Real Estate and more!