New England is awash in forests and a love for farming traditions, so the upshot at Christmas time is a multitude of places to choose and buy a Christmas tree. One of our favorite places is Christmas Trees of Vermont, a tree farm on Connecticut River Road (Route 5) in Springfield, VT.
Boston and Canada, giving of thanks and Christmas are knitted together in this true story that began almost 100 years ago, on December 6, 1917, during World War I. That morning, a ship in the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, carrying 2,500 tons of high explosives and with a load of monochlorobenzene, blew up, shattering…
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving 2017 – Plymouth, MA November 17-19 Thanksgiving is to Plymouth, MA, as Halloween is to Salem – that is, a holiday that celebrates the essence of the place’s reputation in New England history. Dubbed “America’s Hometown” because this is where the Pilgrims first touched North American, Plymouth celebrates this most American of…
Join a fun, sociable workshop and learn to create do-it-yourself (DIY) gifts, decorations, or cards for the Christmas holidays
Are the Christmas holidays coming at you too fast? Yep, for you and everyone.
Fresh air, orchard walks, cider and cheese tastings, workshops, pub sing, dance café — all about Cider!
Salem Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA, is the 800-pound gorilla of Halloween festivities, offering a boodle of entertainments, serious to silly, for all ages. Below are a few of our favorites among many options for the final weekend (many events repeat daily).
Hey! Adults like parties, too! Halloween bashes and balls for grownups splatter the weekend calendar
Halloween doesn’t belong only to the kids. Lots of Halloween parties for adults are coming this weekend. Gin up a costume and join the fun! If nothing more, a mask and feathers and a bed-sheet cape will get you into the costume contest. Some ideas:
Polar Express, Jingle Bell Express, Santa Special: By any name, a train ride with Santa is a joy. Reserve now!
All New England states host train rides with Santa Claus in November and December. Some are called Polar Express Trains, for the beloved children’s book; many others are Santa Trains, Elf Trains … you get the idea.
Old Sturbridge Village, a classy act in all seasons, presents “Haunted by History: A Phantasmagoria” October 25 through 29. Guests will meet Dr. Lantornia, a mysterious showman who promises them he can conjure spirits from New England’s past. Within the darkened meeting house, the Doctor leads a séance, awakening ghosts of several New England figures…