1 - Star Gaze

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Ecotarium - Worcester

The Ecotarium’s Alden Digital Planetarium is a National Geographic Theater complete with images from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. The forty-foot dome will wow your whole family, making the great outdoors accessible, even in the dead of winter. +discover

2 - Take the Tube

Ski Ward - Shrewsbury

Ski Ward’s Tubaslide is sure to get your adrenaline pumping this winter. The experience is tailored for anyone in your family over the age of 5. After an afternoon on the hill, warm up at the Slopeside Bar and Grill with a hot chocolate. +discover

3 - Step Back in Time

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Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge 

No New England holiday is complete without a trip to Old Sturbridge Village’s Christmas by Candlelight. Guests will absorb live performances, cozy sleigh rides, and the roaring bonfire in a whirlwind of festive delight. The picturesque Village Common is a perfect place for family holiday photoshoots. End the evening with OSV’s nightly tree lighting ceremony. +discover

4 - Join an Exclusive Club

DCU Center  - Worcester 

Join the Railers Kids Club this season and take advantage of a host of exclusive benefits like one free ticket to any Kids Giveaway Sunday Game, a Railers HC Kids Club T-Shirt, a voucher to Sky Zone, a free skate at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, entry to a special Ecotarium event, and unique experiences like the chance to ride the Railers’ Zamboni. +discover

5 - Sing Along

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Birchtree Bread Company - Worcester

BirchTree Bread Co.’s “Kids Sing and Play” events are the ideal opportunity to sip a latte with your partner and let the little ones have free reign of the dance floor. Talented artists like Big Jon Short make these morning gatherings a treat for all ages. +discover

6 - Ride the Slide

Great Wolf Lodge - Fitchburg

If you just can’t take the cold any longer, Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect local getaway. Float down the Crooked Creek at our nearby indoor water park. You can even enjoy a family dinner inside the life-size Snowland Gingerbread House. +discover

7 - Don’t Wait to Skate

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Worcester Common Oval - Worcester 

From late November through February, there’s no grander destination than the City of Worcester’s 12,000-square-foot rink located in the shadow of City Hall. Rentals and concessions make the Worcester Common Oval both comfortable and convenient. +discover

8 - Paint Your Own Pottery

Clayground - Worcester 

Paint your own Christmas tree at Clayground in Worcester. Guests can handpick a tree that represents their own family traditions along with a signature lighting kit. Sign up for an heirloom event or drop in anytime to get crafty with the whole family.+discover