No Holiday Break Plans? No Problem With These Events

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Now that the gifts have been unwrapped and the thrill of the holidays have passed, it can be somewhat hard to know exactly what winter break will entail especially when the little ones are already a bit bored by their new remote control cars and board games. So from December 18th to the 31st, here are some fun events you and the whole family can attend. 


Brush Studio Artists’ Holiday Marketplace

Address: 256 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852

Date: Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Price: Free

The Brush Studio Artists’ Holiday Marketplace offers a quaint and intimate place to shop and find hidden gems created by local artists. Talk to the artists in their studio while shopping and browse the associate artist displays to get great ideas for the holiday.

If you are tired of the mall and prefer the intimate setting of a gallery filled with creations from the heart, the Brush is the place to shop in November and December this year.

During the Holiday Marketplace – Cookies and Spice, all visitors are invited to have free home baked cookies while shopping. These are baked by the artists and members of the board.


Holiday Brunch Before the Boston Pops with 50 Warren Lounge

Address: 50 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852

Date: Sunday, December 18th 

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Price: $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under

Heading to see the Boston Pops at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium? Stay a bit longer and enjoy a great holiday brunch at the 50 Warren Lounge! Reservations for Brunch can be made by calling 978-934-6921

Backyard and Beyond: Winter Nature Journaling at Discovery Museum – Acton, MA

Date: December 21st

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

Explore the natural world through science, art, and writing. Pick up a simple nature journal and explore, investigate, and record in Discovery Woods and the Great Hill conservation land.

Please note that the conservation land trails are not ADA or stroller accessible, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing—this program is weather and conditions dependent.


A Christmas Carol at the Repertory Theatre

Address: 300 Arcand Dr, Lowell, MA 01852

Date: Saturday, December 24th

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Price: $15.00 and up depending on seat

A holiday treat for the entire family! Experience Charles Dickens’ timeless yuletide story of transformation and redemption, featuring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all of your favorite characters, including some played by local youngsters. Spooky, heartwarming, and joyful – with a touch of Lowell lore, it’s the perfect way for families to recapture the spirit of Christmas and create memories for the future.


Bessie’s Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve with Discovery Museum

Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

Date: Tuesday, December 27th 

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Price: Free with museum admission

Let’s get ready to shake, rattle, and roll into the New Year by making party hats and noise makers! Come decked out in your finest pajamas and stick around for countdown to 12:00 (noon) with a Noon Years’ Eve ball drop.


Everyday Engineering: Indoor Fort Building with Discovery Museum

Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

Date: Tuesday, December 27th 

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Price: Free with museum admission

Register Here.

Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. What can you do with clothespins, sheets, and cardboard boxes? Just about anything! Jump in and help build an ever-changing, room-sized blanket fort.


UMass Lowell Hockey vs. Alaska Anchorage

Address: 300 Arcand Dr, Lowell, MA 01852

Date: Friday, December 30th

Time: 6:00 pm start time

Price: $18.00 – $25.00 

Register Here.

The River Hawks of UMass Lowell Hockey vs. The Alaska Anchorages of the University of Alaska Anchorage will be facing off on Friday, December 30th. If you enjoy hockey, you won’t want to miss this!


Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights at Mann Orchards Riverside Farm

Address: 445 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA 01844

Date: December 26th to 30th 

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (last admission at 8:15pm)

Price: $21.99 (online purchase) per car, $30 on-site

Buy Your Tickets Here.

This year, Mann Orchards Riverside Farms will be hosting a stunning drive-thru light show! Be in awe of over 1 million holiday lights gleaming bright for all to see. A 90 foot tall Christmas tree covered in lights and decorations scattered throughout. Through this one mile path, you can also tune into the synchronized holiday music through your car radio. 


Have a wonderful holiday break! 


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