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Dickens Dinner and A Christmas Carol at Boston Events INSIDER Johnny's Summary
Ooh! A three-course Victorian feast -- *and* a show! I have rumblies in my tumblies. . Westfield, MA . Johnny Monsarrat recently judged a panel at Mass Innovation Nights
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Thursday December 16th at 6:30 pm

Columbia Room, School Street Bistro, 29 School Street Reservations: at The School Street Bistro, online at www.tix.com or phone 413-562-2277 Combine a wonderful three-course Victorian feast with a rollicking, interactive version of Dickens’ magical tale, performed by WOW’s troupe of able actors between the courses of a scrumptious Victorian feast. Family fun.



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Norton Lighting of the Common at Boston Events INSIDER Southeast Mass
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Grafton Celebrates the Holidays at Boston Events INSIDER Worcester
Sun 12/4
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Sutton Chain of Lights at Boston Events INSIDER Worcester
Fri 12/2 - Sat 12/3
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Thu 12/1
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Sat 12/3
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Thu 12/1 - Sun 12/4
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Sat 12/3 - Sat 12/10
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Mon 12/5 - Sat 12/10
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Fri 12/2 - Sun 12/4
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Performance
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Thu 12/1 - Sat 12/3
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Fri 12/2 - Sun 12/4
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Holiday Handbell Concert at Boston Events INSIDER Metro West
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New England Ringers Handbell Concert
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New England Ringers Handbell Concert at Boston Events INSIDER Cape Cod
Sat 11/26
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Travel
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Festival of St. Lucia at Boston Events INSIDER Connecticut
Fri 12/2
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The Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum Annual Holiday House Tour at Boston Events INSIDER Connecticut
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AnonyCon at Boston Events INSIDER Connecticut
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Fri 12/2 - Sat 12/3
Harbor Lights Festival
This sounds nice if I were crazy enough to live in Maine in the winter. Lighted boat parade, Santa, free horse-drawn wagon rides, participatory caroling, and 'live nativity'.... Boothbay Harbor, ME.
Freeport Sparkle Weekend at Boston Events INSIDER Maine
Fri 12/2
Freeport Sparkle Weekend
Santa, santa, Santa. Parade, hot chocolate, tuba concert. Freeport, ME.
Christmas Prelude at Boston Events INSIDER Maine
Thu 12/1 - Sun 12/11
Christmas Prelude
So... This is a huge list of very small events. Hmm. Kennebunkport, ME.
Santa Sunday at Boston Events INSIDER Maine
Sun 12/4
Santa Sunday
Dress as Santa and you can ski free on Santa Sunday. That's sort of commercial, but sounds sort of awesome, thus I'll list it. Newry, ME.
Christmas by the Sea Celebration at Boston Events INSIDER Maine
Sat 12/3 - Sun 12/11
Christmas by the Sea Celebration
Just 90 minutes drive from Boston, which is closer than Springfield, they're having a scavenger hunt and plenty of other events, including a parade. Ogunquit, ME.
Santacon (Portland, ME) at Boston Events INSIDER Maine
Sat 12/3
Santacon (Portland, ME)
There's a street parade for Santas in Maine, too. 4pm to 11:59pm. Portland, ME.
Holiday Light Parade at Boston Events INSIDER Maine
Sat 12/3
Holiday Light Parade
Parades are the most awesome thing you can see outdoors. Except maybe owls. Or stargazing. Or Santa. Ooo! Santa! 7pm. Presque Isle, ME.