From the monthly archives:

November 2011

Get in the spirit of the season with free, family fun at the 7th Annual Holidays on the Green at The Pinehills in Plymouth on Saturday, December 3rd! Holiday activities include something for everyone in the family. Enjoy Victorian carolers and costumed characters, march in the Reindog Parade, take pictures with Santa, sample some hot cider, decorate cookies and ornaments, and watch the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Village Green. There will be plenty of chances to catch up on your holiday shopping too!
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Throughout the holiday season, The Shops at the Prudential Center have festive activities planned for the whole family.  From a gingerbread house contest to a world-record caroling attempt with Keith Lockhart, to a visit with Santa, Prudential Center will be glowing with holiday cheer for all!

Nov 18 – Dec 26:  Gingerbread House Display and Contest
Come by to see gingerbread houses created by Boston area attractions, like Boston Duck Tours and the New England Aquarium, set up in Huntington Arcade! A Facebook contest is being held to see what famed establishment has the most creative and original display.  {keep reading…}

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DIY Magnetic Advent Calendars

November 28, 2011

Advent Calendars are a favorite holiday tradition in our home.  Whether it’s candy, tiny treats or even Legos (my boys’ favorite) behind those little door, the anticipation gets them out of bed extra early and extra happy throughout December!

If you’re the creative type, there are many DIY Advent Calendar ideas out there, courtesy of fabulous sites like Tip Junkie and Skip to My Lou.  We like these Magnetic Advent Calendars, they’re cute, versatile, and just plain adorable!

DIY Magnetic Advent Calendar, from Makoodle

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Twig & Thistle has another adorable version of the Magnetic Holiday Advent Calendar

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It’s almost turkey time!  If your day involves cooking and kids, a bit of juggling (and patience) is in your future.  While you’re chopping, dicing, basting and mashing in the kitchen, keep little hands busy with these kids Thanksgiving printables.   Place them on the kids table or use them as pre-meal activities!

1.  Fun Activity Pages & Placemats

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Kingston Station Restaurant in Boston is celebrating Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker with a sweet treat for theatre goers!  Stop by the bistro for a special Nutcracker Ice Cream & Tea, including a do-it-yourself sundae bar full of holiday themed ice creams, plus cookies, coffee and tea.  Delicious!

Located steps away from the Boston Opera House, Kingston Station is ringing in the holiday season with a theater-friendly menu for families attending The Nutcracker ballet. Guests will find seasonal homemade ice creams like peppermint stick, gingerbread, eggnog and hot chocolate along with a do-it-yourself sundae bar featuring an assortment of delicious toppings. Holiday cookie platters and quick-service lunch/dinner items are also available.  The Nutcracker Ice Cream “Tea” includes treats for children and adults alike:  {keep reading…}

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Kingston Station in Boston is celebrating Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker with a sweet treat for theatre goers!  Between November 26th and December 29th, stop by for their Nutcracker Ice Cream & Tea, including a do-it-yourself sundae bar full of holiday themed ice creams, plus cookies, coffee and tea.  Delicious!

WHAT:  Just steps from the Boston Opera House, all-day neighborhood bistro Kingston Station rings in the holiday season with a theater-friendly menu for families attending The Nutcracker ballet. Guests can indulge in Kingston Station’s seasonal homemade ice creams like peppermint stick, gingerbread, eggnog and hot chocolate along with a do-it-yourself sundae bar featuring an assortment of delicious toppings. Holiday cookie platters and quick-service lunch/dinner items are also available.

The Nutcracker Ice Cream “Tea” includes treats for children and adults alike:

ADULTS – $20
Choice of George Howell coffee or MEM tea
Homemade ice cream and DIY sundae bar
Holiday cookie platter

KIDS – $10
Homemade ice cream and DIY sundae bar
Kingston Station’s seasonal homemade ice cream is frosty (the snowman)-good fun:

 

EGGNOG – The creamy goodness of this eggnog ice cream is layered with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon

 

GINGERBREAD – The fresh ginger in this ice cream creates a deep spicy flavor that reminds you of grandma’s warm cookies

 

HOT CHOCOLATE – Served cold, this hot chocolate ice cream will still warm you up with its rich chocolate flavor

 

PEPPERMINT STICK – Refreshing peppermint ice cream with a hint of vanilla for mild sweetness

 

In addition, Kingston Station offers a variety of 30-minute menu items ideal for theater-goers including their signature Truffle Fries, Station Burger, Grilled Cheese and tomato soup, Turkey Club sandwich, and Hummus Platter with fresh vegetables and grilled pita. A late night menu is also available from 10:00PM to midnight Thursday-Saturday.

WHEN:  November 26 – December 18, 2011
Weekdays: 5:00PM – 11:00PM
Saturdays: 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Sundays: 11:00AM. – 5:00PM
December 21-23 & 27-29 11:00AM – 7:00PM

WHERE:
Kingston Station Restaurant
25 Kingston Street, Boston
617-482-6282

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