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  • Six Flags New England Debuts Holiday In The Park

    Six Flags New England Debuts Holiday In The Park0

    By Melissa Shaw For the first time, The Coaster Capital of New England has turned into The Christmas Capital of New England. While the park previously closed for the season after its popular October-long Fright Fest, Six Flags New England has now extended its year, adding Holiday in the Park on select dates through Jan.

  • Teaching Kindness Via The Christmas Tree

    Teaching Kindness Via The Christmas Tree0

    By Michelle Perras-Charron For many, December brings the arduous task of hauling boxes or plastic bins up from the basement or down from the attic. There’s decorating work to be done, outside and inside, the center of which for many families is the Christmas tree. Every family has its own way of decorating — some

  • A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Holidays

    A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Holidays2

    By Melissa Willette Thanksgiving and the winter holidays create many of our best family memories. It’s also the time of year when long car rides, cross-country air travel, and large family gatherings disrupt our children’s normal routines, making them more susceptible to sickness and fatigue. They often overeat, sleep less — especially when staying up late

  • Reader’s Roundup: Fall and Holiday Releases

    Reader’s Roundup: Fall and Holiday Releases0

    Looking for an age-appropriate new read for you children? In our “Reader’s Roundup,” we compile synopses of all the latest releases, with reviews, release dates, and buying information. Read on to find your kids’ next favorite book.       All ages   A Celebration of Beatrix Potter To celebrate the 150th anniversary of her

  • Holidays By The Numbers

    Holidays By The Numbers0

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    • December 5, 2016

    This year, Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah) begins at sundown on December 24, Christmas Eve. Both holidays are celebrated in the U.S. and have religious as well as secular customs, and can involve food, family, and gift-giving. Celebrated for two millennia, people around the world have been observing Christmas as the anniversary of the birth of

  • Eat, Drive and Be Merry! Holiday Events Throughout Massachusetts

    Eat, Drive and Be Merry! Holiday Events Throughout Massachusetts0

    November Boston Christmas Festival. World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 4-6. This annual festival features the distinctive work of more than 300 master American craftsmen and the Gingerbread House Competition, showcasing Boston’s top chefs. $15, children under 14 free. bostonchristmasfestival.com From the Forest: Nature Gifts for the Holidays. Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton.