Bridgewater - Green Sale Sat, Dec 5, 9a, Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 35 School St. $7 per bag. Wide variety of greens. While supplies last.

Boston - The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience Now through Jan 10th. This holiday season, go on an extraordinary 4-D adventure on THE POLAR EXPRESS at The Museum of Science! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. This 4-D Experience is based on the inspiring Caldecott Medal children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. Featured in digital 3-D with multisensory effects!

Boston - Virtual Tours of USS Constitution 'Old Ironsides', Through Sun, Feb 28, 10a. The crew of the USS Constitution will be conducting a #FacebookLive tour of the ship where you can ask questions in comments.

Boston - 2020 Japan Festival Boston Virtual Event Sat & Sun, Dec 5 & 6 .Celebrating Massachusetts' and Hokkaido's 30th anniversary of our sister-state relationship.

Boston - The Sports Museum Educational Tour Video We can't wait to welcome you back into the museum soon, but in the meantime, let us take you on a quick, 15- minute virtual tour, along with a scavenger hunt worksheet and Kahoot trivia game. 

Brockton - Wood Turning: Intro to Bowls Sat & Sun, Dec 5 & 6, 10a - 4p, Fuller Craft Museum. Learn to make a simple wooden bowl on a lathe in this two-day workshop. Students will learn safe use of the lathe and tools and basic bowl turning technique, turn and finish a bowl to take home by the second day. Students are provided with the safety equipment, a dedicated lathe and use of tools during the workshop. No physical strength or previous woodworking experience required. Class size is limited to 4. All tools and materials are provided by the instructor. Instructor: Steve Wiseman. Beginner to intermediate. 18+.
Brockton - The Fuller Craft Museum Virtual holidaySHOP Open through Jan 17 Hygge Style. The holidaySHOP moves online this holiday season. Visit our Virtual holidaySHOP and choose from an array of hand-crafted jewelry, unique items for the home, elegant jackets and scarves, children’s toys, books, and more. We have something for everyone, items to fit every budget.
This year we have pick-up service. Whether you purchase your order online or by phone, in advance of your visit, be sure to call our Museum Shop/Front Desk at 508.588.6000, and you can arrange to pick-up your purchases safely at the front door. Our staff can even bring the items out to your car. This year our theme is Hygge Style. Hygge is the Danish and Norwegian word for comfort, coziness, contentment, or well being.

Brockton - Alanon Support Group Sundays, 10a. Open discussion for people whose lives are or may be affected by alcoholism All are welcome.
Brockton - APCSM Holiday Calendar Fundraiser Now through Dec 31st. We are hosting an online Holiday Calendar Fundraiser online. Although this is not our annual Pet Photos with Santa event, it is a safe way we can all celebrate the end of 2020 while raising funds for our homeless animals. How it Works: For $15, enter your name into our daily drawings for a chance to win a gift card of the same value or higher. To increase your chances of winning, you may enter your name more than once for an additional $15. Names will be drawn every day in December. Each chosen winner will be contacted by email or phone and receive the gift card featured on said day. Once your name is drawn, you will no longer be eligible to win for the remaining days. If your name is not drawn, you will be recycled into the next day’s drawing. Click here to enter today! We truly appreciate all your support during this very challenging year.

Carver - The Santa Clause Fri, Dec 4, 6p. Snacks available. Audio is broadcast via FM transmitter. Use your car’s radio in accessory mode. Tickets are General Admission. Oversized vehicles have a special area to not obstruct anyone’s view.

Carver - DCR offers self-guided tours in many state parks. Locally, Myles Standish State Forest has multiple tours for you to choose. Try Rocky Pond Cranberry Bogs Trail Guide, Frost Pocket Loop Trail GuideEast Head Reservoir Trail Guide or Recommended Paved Bike Paths.

East Bridgewater - The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater Annual Christmas Tree Sale Weekends: 9a - 8p, Weekdays: 5p - 8p @ The Edson Insurance Company lot, 11 Maple Ave. When you buy a Christmas Tree from the Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater, you keep a family tradition alive (or start a new tradition) AND you help your community at a time they need it most. Fundraising by the Kiwanis Club supports many local organization like our local food pantries, Fisher House Boston, Penelope’s Place Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter, and more.
East Bridgewater - Cocoa, Cookies and Santa Sat, Dec 5, noon - 2p, EB YMCA. Don't miss your chance to take a photo with Santa on the Fire Truck! Come see Santa as he visits the East Bridgewater YMCA. The event is being held outside at our camp grounds so dress warm. You'll get your treats, when you arrive and kids can write their letters to Santa as they wait for their turn to visit with Santa. Families will have an awesome photo opportunity with Satna on the Fire Truck. Due to COVID-19 all visits with Santa will be socially distanced. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Tickets are FREE, however we are asking everyone to bring a food donation to support our food pantries. Registration on EVENTBRITE. Tickets will sold by timeslot and groups will be limited due to COVID-19 requirements.

Easton - Playtime Fridays & Saturdays, 10a - noon & 1 - 3p @ The Children's Museum in Easton. Please purchase a ticket for each person in your party over the age of 1. Admission to the Museum is $9 per person. Spots are limited and first come first serve. Thank you for your understanding.

Halifax - Annual Toy and Food Drive Sat. Dec 5.
Halifax Firefighters Association and Girl Scouts will team up with Santa and Mrs. Claus to collect new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food. Gift certificates are encouraged. All items collected are distributed through the two local Churches and kept in town helping families in need. Two ways to donate: A drive-through drop off center at the Town Bar, 60 Hemlock Lane, behind Town Hall. Contact-less Toy Parade: parading through the neighborhoods on as in past years, collecting toys/food along the way. We ask items be left curbside to avoid contact. The Union Firefighters of Halifax have partnered with Toys for Tots and are collecting donations too as part of a separate effort. A wonderful nationwide organization but the items collected at the fire station, this year, will not stay in Halifax. If you are unavailable on Saturday or have any questions, please call Christine Markunas at 781-588-4886.
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Norwell - Victorian Christmas Tour Fri - Sun, Dec 4 - 13. Discover the magic of a Victorian Christmas in an outdoor celebration of music, lights, and stories! The Victorian Christmas Tour takes you through Christmas stories of European and American traditions brought to brilliant life with dances, carols, and scenes in enchanting settings on the grounds of The Company Theatre. This event provides an opportunity to experience a charming and unique version of the holiday with Company Theatre performers and singers. From the era of Charles Dickens, carolers and spirited guides take tour-goers on a journey where strange and beautiful traditions come to life, culminating in a celebration of folk dancing, tree lighting, and a sighting of St. Nicholas! Each tour lasts a little under an hour and will conclude with complimentary gourmet hot chocolate, mulled cider, and an assortment of holiday cookies to enjoy on your way home. Socially distant photo opportunities will be indicated along the walk.

Middleborough - 7th Annual Middleborough Town Hall Christmas Tree Lighting Sat, Dec 5, 4:30p. Middleborough Tourism Committee's 7th Annual Middleboro Town Hall Christmas Tree Lighting (Saturday tree lights at 4:45pm) this year due to COVID19 this will be a FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT ONLY.

Middleborough - The Grinch Stole Christmas Sun, Dec 6. The Grinch would love nothing more than to steal Christmas this year, but The Bridgewater Business Association won't let him!
This year has put quite a damper on the events we hold so dear to our hearts. As disappointed as we are to cancel Christmas on the common, we have to also remember that the event is not only a lot of fun, it also contributes money to fuel assistance by way of the Assistance fund. Spillane's nursery in Middleboro has been gracious enough to team up to offer this event. Our great professional photographer from Q the memories photography will be there to capture the moments with The Grinch. The venue is outdoors and the setups will be strategically placed to allow distancing within the photos. While you are there, please feel free to stop inside the store, pick out your perfect tree and grab your own photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. We are selling tickets by the hour to reduce capacity at the event. All proceeds will go to the Bridgewater Business Association assistance fund. Tickets are sold per family and include 2 adults and all children residing in the home. We ask that if you attend with another family each family purchase a ticket. After all, this is for charity.
Milton - Adult Owl Prowl & Night Hike Fridays, Dec 4 & 11, 7p. Nighttime can transform the ordinary into something magical! Join Trailside's Naturalist Kathleen Regan on a small group night hike into the Blue Hills Reservation. This program will begin outdoors at the museum where you will discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl calls, and meet some of the museum's resident owls. This is followed by an evening exploration to search for owls and other nocturnal life. All participants will be required to wear a face mask and abide by social distancing guidelines. Registered participants will receive an email regarding specific Covid 19 safety protocols prior to the program.

Plymouth - Home for the Holidays: Virtual Tour of Burial Hill Sat, Dec 5, 1p. How did Plymoutheans celebrate Election Day, Forefathers Day, and other holidays in the 18th and 19th centuries? Explore local traditions on a guided tour by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society’s Executive Director, Dr. Anne Mason. Visit the event page, the Plymouth Antiquarian Society's Facebook page, or Pilgrim Hall Museum's Facebook page to tune in for the live broadcast. The video tour will be saved on the pages for later viewing as well. Burial Hill: History in Progress is a free program presented by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society in collaboration with the Pilgrim Society & Pilgrim Hall Museum. This series of themed history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of America's oldest and most significant burying grounds, is usually offered on the first Saturday of every month. In-person tours are suspended until further notice.If you have any questions, please email or call 508-746-0012. 

Raynham - Blood Drive Fri & Sun, Dec 4 & 6, 7a - 3:15p, 275 New State Hwy. Anyone interested in participating can visit redcrossblood.org/find-drive type in your zip & make an appointment.

Raynham - Local Trails Hewitts Pond Conservation Area – North Main St: Pond, trail, dam, bird watching (No hunting is allowed at the Hewitt Pond Conservation Area located on North Main St or the Kransberg Conservation Area located on King St at Dam Lot Brook.). Forge River Conservation Area – South Main St: River, forest trail, historical site, bird watching. Raynham State Forest – Locust St: Upland forest, trail.

Raynham - Explore Raynham HIstory Browse historical photos of Raynham in, Raynham Remembers. This collection is part of the library’s local digital history collection.
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Taunton - Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe Sat & Sun, through Dec 20th. Sat, 10a - 4p Sun, 11a - 5p.. Downtown Taunton Foundation invites local vendors and businesses to sell their wares at our Holiday Pop-up Shoppe at 12 Taunton Green.

Taunton - Old Colony History Museum Virtual Tour 66 Church Green. Thanks to TCAM TV, if you can’t join us in person enjoy a walking tour of some of Taunton’s oldest homes and buildings hosted by the OCHM’s Community Programming Coordinator Saria Sweeney. Check out our blog.

Taunton - Virtual Visits: Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum Fri, Dec 4, 2p, Old Colony History Museum. Join us for the first of a new series of programs where we will virtually tour sites throughout the Old Colony region and beyond! First up is one of our Passport to History 2020 sites, the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum. Curator Blair Walker will show a video of their current temporary exhibition, Sewful Work, followed by a Q&A. The Rotch–Jones–Duff House and Garden Museum is a National Historic Landmark located at 396 County Street in New Bedford. They are open for visitation year round.
This is an online event! Register here. After registration, you will receive information about accessing the program.

Taunton - Local Parks Links to parks in your area: Hopewell Park, Playground & Splash Pad;
West Bridgewater - Conservation Area Trail Maps Wondering where you can walk and keep your distance while staying close to home? Enjoy some of our towns open spaces while getting some much needed exercise and fresh air.

Whitman - Learn to Skate Saturdays, through Dec 19, 9a. 5 Star Skate Academy Learn to Skate Program. Open to all level of skates. Admission $10. Skate Rentals included.
Holiday Lights, Now and Coming Soon, on the South Shore!

Attleboro - National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette Open through January 3, 5 - 9p. At the present moment, we are still planning on having our annual Christmas Celebration of Lights. Due to the pandemic, this year all visitors to the Shrine will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing at all times. For more information about the Christmas lights, please visit our website or call us directly at 508-222-5410!

Buzzards Bay - The Polar Express™ Train Weekends, Nov 27th - Dec 23rd. ALL ABOARD FOR THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride! “The bell still rings for all who truly believe” Adventure comes to life when the train departs for a round-trip journey to the North Pole led by our merry-making cast! Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a 1 to 1 ½ hour trip to meet Santa.

Easton - Virtual Easton Festival of Trees 2020 Open now through Fri, Dec 11th. The 2020 Easton Festival of Trees is being held this year as a VIRTUAL online event on our website!!  ​Within the warmth and safety of your own home, our website will invite you to browse individual photos and a collective video of the beautifully-decorated trees in the signature Festival style. In addition, this year’s virtual event will feature an online silent auction of one very special chosen tree! So don’t miss out on this fun and easy opportunity to help members of your very own community….simply pour yourself a cup of cheer and gather around the screen!

Hanson - Santa's Christmas Lights Drive-Thru Fri & Sat, Dec 11 & 12th. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to do our regular Breakfast with Santa. But ... Santa called and still wants to come to Hanson and get a picture with everyone, so join us and Santa on Friday December 11th and Saturday December 12th from 5pm-9pm for a Christmas Lights Drive-Thru. Get your tickets and time now for only $10. Drive through our Christmas Light scene and then get a socially distant picture with the big man himself, Santa, along with a small gift all from the comfort of your car.

Marshfield - Marshfield Holiday Light Show Open now through Dec 30th. The Marshfield Holiday Light Show is the only drive-through light show in Eastern Mass! Featuring dozens of dazzling displays to delight the entire family! The show is open select dates Nov 19, through the end of December! Buy ahead of time and SAVE! Any tickets purchased online are valid ANY DAY the Marshfield Holiday Light Show is open! Please note, while you have the freedom to come at your leisure tickets are only valid for one visit to the light show. The show is approximately 20-25 minutes long.

Middleboro - 7th Annual Festival of Lights: A Drive-Thru Only Light Show Sat & Sun, Dec 12 - 20, 4 - 9p. The Middleborough Tourism Committee will be hosting its 7th Annual Festival of Lights at the Boston/Cape Cod KOA 438 Plymouth St. Unlike previous years, 2020 will be a drive-thru only event.
Buy tickets in advance to save at discovermiddleborough.eventbrite.com. $5 per vehicle when purchased online - $10 per vehicle when purchased at the gate. **Attendees only need to purchase 1 ticket per carload. Tickets are only good for the date purchased. Please bring a copy of your ticket or have it available on the Eventbrite app.**  Drive through acres decorated with over 500,000 lights including the all new Candy Cane Forest and Reindeer Row. Bring your own drinks and snacks, and tune into your favorite radio station with holiday music from the warmth of your car. Please note that there is no access to Plymouth St. from Rte. 44 during the Festival. Please exit Rte. 44 at Plympton St. and follow signs to the Festival or use Rte. 105 to Precinct St. For more information call 774-766-6335, email us at [email protected] or visit us on Facebook @MiddleboroToday, Instagram @discovermiddleborough. No refunds unless the event is canceled. 

Foxboro - Magic Lights Open now through Jan. 2nd, Mon – Thurs 5 – 10p. Fri – Sun 5 – 11p. Gillette Stadium will be hosting  the Magic of Lights this Christmas holiday season. You and your family will be able to enjoy a holiday lights display drive thru, a 200-foot light tunnel and over 40 Scenes of holiday lights displays. The unique and thrilling family-friendly drive-through holiday lights festival is spread over a 1-2 Mile course.

Plymouth - Plymouth North Holiday Drive of Fame Sat, Dec 12, 4 - 8:30p. Join us for our first Holiday Light Drive of Fame! Stay warm and cozy in your vehicle while you admire hundreds of dazzling holiday lights! Tickets are $10/car or $5 with a canned good or new unwrapped toy donation. Help our Eagles give back to this amazing community! Venmo for advance tickets @Plymouth-Booster. Cash and Venmo also accepted at entrance. This is sure to be a holiday light display you and your family won’t forget! 

Quincy - 2nd Annual South Shore Lights Holiday Trolley Tour Various Dates Dec 4th - 21st. Check out some of the South Shore's most beautiful holiday light displays, listen to music, sing songs, and make new friends! We will travel through a few towns with beautiful displays, with the potential for a few surprise detours! Halfway through the trip, we will arrive at a dining establishment where all guests can grab a drink or 2! There will also be a full bar and appetizers available to all guests!