Still Time to See A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

You have not waited too long (yet…). There are still six more performances of WGBH’s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. Upcoming performances include:

  • December 17, 2014 at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester
  • December 19, 20 (2 performances), 21 (2 performances), 2014 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College in Boston

This is the 12th season of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn which features music, song and dance from Ireland. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition.

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Winter 2015 Programs at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

Picture of a Family Snowshoe HikeKeeping with our theme of embracing the winter season and getting out and enjoying it, you may want to check out these winter programs at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia, NH. In January they have a series of great programs to get you outdoors enjoying winter. Check these out:

  • Moonlit Snowshoe Walks – Full moon snowshoe walks will be held on Tuesday, January 6 and Tuesday February 3, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Sledding – Grab the kids and your sleds for sledding parties on January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, and 21 2014. Sledding is free – just bring your own sled.
  • Snowshoe Adventure Hikes – Snowshoe Adventure Hikes are great for all ages and will be held on January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 21, 2015. There are two hike options – a one hour hike and a two hour hike.

There are fees for the snowshoe walks. Reservations are required for all programs.

There you have it. No excuses. Get out there and enjoy winter at Prescott Farm.

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Smith Appleby House Decked Out for Christmas

Take in the Smith Appleby House in Smithfield, RI on Saturday, December 20, 2014. On that day they are hosting their annual “Decorated for Christmas” Open House. The 318 year old house is festively decorated from top to bottom for Christmas and Colonial Era costumed volunteers from the Historical Society of Smithfield will be offering tours of the house from 1 PM to 4 PM.

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Some Great Winter Sporting Events for Winter 2014 / 2015

Just because it’s cold outside does not mean that great sporting events end. Here is a round-up of some wonderful events around the region for the winter of 2014 / 2015:

New England 2015 Ice Fishing Derbies

New England 2015 Dog Sled Races

New England 2015 Pond Hockey Tournaments

Snowmobiling

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Christmas by Candlelight Starting Tonight at Old Sturbridge Village

Carolers at OSV Christmas by CandlelightIf you are looking for a magical holiday treat for this Christmas Season look further than Christmas by Candlelight. Christmas by Candlelight kicks off tonight at Old Sturbridge Village. Running Friday and Saturday nights through December 21 (December 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21, 2014), experience Christmas in a 19th century New England village with:

  • Holiday decorations
  • Christmas carolers and local choirs singing classic Christmas songs
  • Horse-drawn winter sleigh rides
  • A crackling bonfire and, of course, fires in the fireplaces of various village buildings
  • Even visit Saint Nick

Make a complete evening of it by including a holiday dinner in the Oliver Wight Tavern. This should be great fun for the entire family.

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2015 New Year’s Eve / First Night Celebrations in New England

Done with our round up of Christmas season events – you guessed it, it is time to start thinking about New Years Eve. There are plenty of New Year’s Eve / First Night celebrations in New England. Following you will find all of them that our research found to help you ring in 2015 in style…

Connecticut New Year’s Eve / First Night Celebrations

Maine New Year’s Eve / First Night Celebrations

Massachusetts New Year’s Eve / First Night Celebrations

New Hampshire New Year’s Eve / First Night Celebrations

Rhode Island New Year’s Eve / First Night Celebrations

Vermont New Year’s Eve / First Night Celebrations

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Happy Thanksgiving from Travel New England

Happy Thanksgiving

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Rhode Island 2014 Christmas and Holiday Events

Picture of Christmas OrnamentsFinishing up our annual round up of holiday events finds us in the Ocean State. Rhode Island has numerous wonderful Christmas events to get you in the holiday mood…

Christmas Tree Lightings and Holiday Strolls

Performances of A Christmas Carol

  • Now through December 31, 2014: A Christmas Carol at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI
  • December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2014: A Christmas Carol at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket, RI
  • December 11 to 14, 2014: A Christmas Carol at Theatre 82 in Cranston, RI
  • December 18 to 22, 2014: A Christmas Carol at the Park theatre in Cranston, RI

Performances of the Nutcracker

Performances of The Messiah

  • December 20, 2014: G.F. Handel: Messiah by the Providence Singers at The Vets in East Providence, RI

Holiday Pops Concerts and Other Holiday Concerts

Other Events

 

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Connecticut 2014 Christmas and Holiday Events

Picture of a Christmas Tree Made of Ornaments, Packages, and RibbonContinuing with our roundup of New England Christmas events finds us in the State of Connecticut. Here is a roundup of holiday events in Connecticut to get you into the holiday spirit:

Christmas Tree Lightings and Light Displays

Performances of A Christmas Carol

  • November 28 to November 30, 2014: A Christmas Carol at the Shubert in New Haven, CT
  • November 28 to December 28, 2014: A Christmas Carol at the Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT
  • December 11 to December 14, 2014: A Christmas Carol by Shakesperience Productions in Waterbury, CT

Performances of the Nutcracker

Performances of The Messiah

  • December 6, 2014: Handel’s Messiah by the Stamford Symphony at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT
  • December 10, 2014: Handel’s Messiah by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at Mortensen Hall in Hartford, CT
  • December 10 2014: Handel’s Messiah by the Hartford Chorale at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, CT
  • December 13, 2014: Handel’s Messiah at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT
  • December 18, 2014: Hendel’s Messiah by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at Woolsey Hall in New Haven, CT
  • December 19, 2014: Hendel’s Messiah by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Fairfield University
  • December 20, 2014: Hendel’s Messiah by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at the First Congregational Church in Madison Center, CT
  • December 21, 2014: Hendel’s Messiah by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at Middletown High School in Middletown, CT

Holiday Pops Concerts and Other Holiday Concerts

Other Events

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Massachusetts 2014 Christmas and Holiday Events

Picture of a Christmas TreeWe now move into southern New England to start rounding up holiday events focusing on Massachusetts. The Bay State has a plethora of great events to bring you tidings of good joy.

Christmas Tree Lightings and Holiday Strolls

Performances of a Christmas Carol

  • December 5 to 21, 2014: A Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA
  • December 13, 2014: A Christmas Carol at The Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, MA
  • December 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2014: A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA
  • December 19 to 28, 2014: A Christmas Carol at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA

Performances of the Nutcracker

  • November 28 to December 31, 2014; The Nutcracker by the Boston Ballet in Boston, MA
  • November 23, 2014: The Nutcracker by the Albany Berkshire Ballet at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA
  • November 28 to November 30, 2014: The Nutcracker by Ballet Arts Worcester and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra at the Hanover Theater in Worcester, MA
  • November 28 to November 30, 2014: The Nutcracker by Commonwealth Ballet Company at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, MA
  • November 28 to 30, 2014: The Nutcracker by the José Mateo Ballet Theatre at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center in Duxbury, MA
  • November 29, 2014: The Nutcracker by the MetroWest Ballet at the Rogers Kirshner Theater in Sudbury, MA
  • November 29 to 30, 2014: The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker by the Turning Pointe Dance Studio at the Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, MA
  • November 30, 2014: The Nutcracker by Dance Prism at Bristol Community College
  • December 4 to 6, and 11 to 14, 2014: The Nutcracker by the José Mateo Ballet Theatre at the Sanctuary Theatre in Cambridge, MA
  • December 6 and 7, 2014: The Nutcracker by the Albany Berkshire Ballet at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA
  • December 7, 2014: The Nutcracker by Dance Prism at the Rogers/Kirshner Theater in Sudbury, MA
  • December 9 to 21, 2014: The Nutcracker by the José Mateo Ballet Theatre at the Strand Theater in Dorchester, MA
  • December 12 to 28, 2014: Urban Nutcracker at the John Hancock Hall in Boston, MA
  • December 12, 13, and 14, 2014: The Nutcracker by Commonwealth Ballet the Casey Theatre at Regis College in Weston, MA
  • December 13, 2014: The Nutcracker by the Albany Berkshire Ballet at Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA
  • December 13, 2014: The Nutcracker by Dance Prism at the Littleton Performing Arts Center in Littleton, MA
  • December 14, 2014: The Nutcracker by the Albany Berkshire Ballet at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, MA
  • December 14, 2014: The Nutcracker by Dance Prism at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA
  • December 20 and 21, 2014: The Nutcracker by the Dancing Arts Center at the Norwood Theatre in Norwood, MA
  • December 20 and 21, 2014: The Nutcracker by Dance Prism at The Collins Center in Andover, MA
  • December 21 and 22, 2013: The Nutcracker by the Atlantic Coast Academy of Dance at the Cape Cod Community College – Tilden Arts Center

Performances of The Messiah

  • November 28 to November 30, 2014: Handel Messiah by the Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA
  • December 6, 2014: Handel’s Messiah by the Worcester Chorus at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA
  • December 12 and 13, 2014: Handel Messiah by Boston Baroque at Jordan Hall in Worcester, MA
  • December 19 and 20, 2013: Messiah Sing by the Masterworks Chorale at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA
  • December 14, 2014: Messiah Sing performed by the Assabet Valley Mastersingers at Trinity Church in Northborough, MA

Holiday Pops Concerts and Other Holiday Concerts

Other Holiday Events

 

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