2 Southwick Street, Mendon / Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday until Dec. 29
A treat for adults and children alike. Admire light displays as you ride the holiday train or visit some furry friends in the petting zoo while you search for Santa. New this year, check out the acrobats and magic jugglers in the Cirque de Holiday heated tent.
Various Library Locations, Worcester / Dec. 11, 17, 21
Santa is making his way to several Worcester Public Library locations throughout the month. Borrow your favorite Christmas book while you’re there, or perhaps a few that are part of your celebratory traditions.
307 Boston Road, Sutton / Saturday, Dec. 7
Welcome the holiday season along with Sutton small businesses and community organizations. Enjoy free trolley rides, food, photos with Santa, hay-rides, animals, family activities, shopping and lots of holiday cheer.
Grafton Common & Surrounding Areas, Grafton / Sunday, Dec. 8
More than 40 organizations have teamed up to offer a full day of holiday celebration with entertainment, craft activities, refreshments and more. Santa will make his arrival on the Grafton Common for the official tree-lighting ceremony and caroling sing-along.
36 Locust Street, Douglas / Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 14-15
Let hot, mulled cider and cookies warm your spirit at this open house. While you’re waiting to get your photo with Santa, do some holiday shopping and pick up locally made gifts including honey, maple syrup, jams or meats.
321 Main Street, Worcester / Saturday, Dec. 14
The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra will celebrate four decades of this holiday show that has sold-out for the last 39 years. Look forward to appearances by Irish Step Dancers, a 100-member combined chorus and Santa himself.
363 Plantation Street, Worcester / Sunday, Dec. 15
This annual event provides a unique opportunity to have a meet and greet with Santa while enjoying a sweet and savory brunch spread. With made-to-order omelette, waffle and crepe stations, you’ll leave with a full belly and happy memories.
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester / Saturday, Dec. 21
Santa loves art, too! Admission to the Worcester Art Museum is free during this festive holiday event. Walk the hallways, view artwork from around the world and imagine what Christmas celebrations were like in year’s past.