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South Shore Holiday Events and Activities Guide

By Laurie Corbett, Publisher, Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston January 14, 2021

Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's will look a little different this year but local businesses and organizations are working hard to get into the holiday spirit in safe and fun ways. If you are looking for winter holiday events and activities on the South Shore we've got them and are updating our calendar and this list daily so check back often for new ideas! 


💻 Virtual Visits with Santa - daily calls with Santa! 


November 26


The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

November 27


Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Kits - Order a fun gingerbread cookie decorating kit from Mix It Up Kitchen.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

November 28


Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Kits - Order a fun gingerbread cookie decorating kit from Mix It Up Kitchen.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.

Candy Cane Cuties Art & Music (2 sessions) - Join Over the Moon Parenting for a candy cane themed art and music class.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

📺 The Boston Ballet The Nutcracker Premiere - Watch the television premiere of Boston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker on NBC10. Sponsored by Primark.  Additional Support provided by Hood Eggnog and PNC Bank.


November 29


Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Kits - Order a fun gingerbread cookie decorating kit from Mix It Up Kitchen.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.


November 30


💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.


December 1


💻 Festival of Trees: Virtual Edition - Bid on nearly 40 beautiful trees for the silent auction, enter a dozen raffles or make a cash donation.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.


December 2


💻 Festival of Trees: Virtual Edition - Bid on nearly 40 beautiful trees for the silent auction, enter a dozen raffles or make a cash donation.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.


December 3


💻 Festival of Trees: Virtual Edition - Bid on nearly 40 beautiful trees for the silent auction, enter a dozen raffles or make a cash donation.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.


December 4


💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

💻 Festival of Trees: Virtual Edition - Bid on nearly 40 beautiful trees for the silent auction, enter a dozen raffles or make a cash donation.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

The Victorian Christmas Tour - The Victorian Christmas Tour takes you through Christmas stories of European and American traditions brought to brilliant life with dances, carols, and scenes in enchanting settings on the grounds of The Company Theatre.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.


December 5


Trim The Tree with Sparkles - Join Little House of Arts to create a set of eight beaded ornaments using gorgeous glass beads and twirled wire.

Wreath Workshop - Join Holly Hill Farm for a 30-minute wreath-making workshop outdoors at the farm.

💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

💻 Festival of Trees: Virtual Edition - Bid on nearly 40 beautiful trees for the silent auction, enter a dozen raffles or make a cash donation.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

The Victorian Christmas Tour - The Victorian Christmas Tour takes you through Christmas stories of European and American traditions brought to brilliant life with dances, carols, and scenes in enchanting settings on the grounds of The Company Theatre.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.

Gingerbread Mania Art & Music - Join Over the Moon Parenting for a gingerbread themed art and music class.

Holiday Tree Lighting - Join Whitman and Hanson Dollars for Scholars for a tree lighting and viewing.


December 6


💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

The Victorian Christmas Tour - The Victorian Christmas Tour takes you through Christmas stories of European and American traditions brought to brilliant life with dances, carols, and scenes in enchanting settings on the grounds of The Company Theatre.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.

ETOILE Holiday Dance Performance - Join Derby Street Shops for a holiday dance performance by ETOILE Dance Studio from Pembroke. The performance will take place in the space in front of the lululemon store.

Whoville Tree - Make your Whoville Tree and paint a grinch mug. Wearing Whoville attire is certainly encouraged!

Holiday Tree Lighting - Join Whitman and Hanson Dollars for Scholars for a tree lighting and viewing.


December 7


💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.


December 8


💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.


December 9


💻 Call from Santa - Join the Rockland Rec Dept for a call from Santa!

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.

Photos with Santa - Join the Sand Hills General Store for a socially distant photo with Santa.


December 10


Holly Jolly Hingham - Stroll downtown, shop local, listen to holiday music, and watch ice sculptures come to life.

💻 The Making of It's A Wonderful Life - Join the Scituate Historical Society to learn the history behind this holiday classic.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

💻 Call from Santa - Join the Rockland Rec Dept for a call from Santa!

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.


December 11


Santa in the Park - Visit the Dollars for Scholars trees display and wave to Santa in the gazebo. Masks and social distancing required.

💻 Online Holly Hill Holiday Gift Fair - Holly Hill Farm's fair has gone virtual this year. Place an order online with contact-free pick up on Sunday, December 6th or Sunday, December 13th.

💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

Santa's Christmas Lights Drive-Thru - Join the Hanson Firefighters to drive-thru their holiday lights display and get a socially distant photo with Santa from the comfort of your car.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

The Nutcracker and North Pole Experience - A socially distanced Nutcracker and the North Pole Experience. Walkthrough our magical world of The Land of Sweets and the Land of Snow with lots of surprises sprinkled throughout.

The Victorian Christmas Tour - The Victorian Christmas Tour takes you through Christmas stories of European and American traditions brought to brilliant life with dances, carols, and scenes in enchanting settings on the grounds of The Company Theatre.

💻 A Christmas Special - Join St. Paul's Church of the Nazarene in Duxbury for an evening of Christmas music, readings, and stories to celebrate the holiday season on Facebook Live.

Holiday Tree Lighting - Join Whitman and Hanson Dollars for Scholars for a tree lighting and viewing.


December 12


Brant Rock Tree Lighting on the Esplanade - Join in person (socially distant with a mask), from your car, or virtually.

💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

Santa's Christmas Lights Drive-Thru - Join the Hanson Firefighters to drive-thru their holiday lights display and get a socially distant photo with Santa from the comfort of your car.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

The Victorian Christmas Tour - The Victorian Christmas Tour takes you through Christmas stories of European and American traditions brought to brilliant life with dances, carols, and scenes in enchanting settings on the grounds of The Company Theatre.

The Nutcracker and North Pole Experience - A socially distanced Nutcracker and the North Pole Experience. Walkthrough our magical world of The Land of Sweets and the Land of Snow with lots of surprises sprinkled throughout.

💻 Jingle, Jam, & Jive! - Join the Sing Explore Create team of elves for a fun, festive, and magical hour of holiday music, dancing, stories, and more! During this very interactive event, children will sing their favorite Christmas songs (yes, they take requests!), dance, play instruments, and help tell a special holiday story. Each child will receive a HOLIDAY CREATIVITY KIT in the mail to be used during (and after) the event. Kits include an instrument, craft, and other surprises!

Family Holiday Stroll - Join Derby Street Shops for a socially distanced day of festive shopping for the whole family! Moved to Sunday

Hoppy Holidays Scavenger Hunt - Join the House Rabbit Network for a virtual scavenger hunt.

Holiday Tree Lighting - - Join Whitman and Hanson Dollars for Scholars for a tree lighting and viewing.


December 13


Family Holiday Stroll - Join Derby Street Shops for a socially distanced day of festive shopping for the whole family!

Take Your Pic With Saint Nick! - Join the HLM crew on December 13th  to meet Santa! The ‘big-guy’ will be swinging by the museum to take holiday pictures!

💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

The Victorian Christmas Tour - The Victorian Christmas Tour takes you through Christmas stories of European and American traditions brought to brilliant life with dances, carols, and scenes in enchanting settings on the grounds of The Company Theatre.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

The Nutcracker and North Pole Experience - A socially distanced Nutcracker and the North Pole Experience. Walkthrough our magical world of The Land of Sweets and the Land of Snow with lots of surprises sprinkled throughout.

💻'Tis the Season of Song - Online Concert - Join the Choral Art Society of the South Shore for a virtual holiday concert.

Holiday Tree Lighting - - Join Whitman and Hanson Dollars for Scholars for a tree lighting and viewing.


December 14


💻 Call from Santa - Join the Rockland Rec Dept for a call from Santa!

💻 Jingle, Jam, & Jive! - Join the Hanson Public Library and the Sing Explore Create team of elves for a fun, festive, and magical hour of holiday music, dancing, stories, and more! During this very interactive celebration, children will sing their favorite Christmas songs, dance, play instruments, and help tell a special holiday story.

December 16


💻 Call from Santa - Join the Rockland Rec Dept for a call from Santa!

Clydesdale Rides with Santa - All aboard the North Pole express! Join Santa and up to 10 of your family or friends on a horse-drawn carriage ride! Grab some hot cocoa, bundle up, and enjoy a 10-minute ride around Starland’s winter spectacular.


December 17


💻 A Christmas Carol - Join Hat Trick Theatre of Plymouth along with Grand Army Hall and the Scituate Historical Society for a virtual costumed staged reading of A Christmas Carol.

Clydesdale Rides with Santa - All aboard the North Pole express! Join Santa and up to 10 of your family or friends on a horse-drawn carriage ride! Grab some hot cocoa, bundle up, and enjoy a 10-minute ride around Starland’s winter spectacular.

Light Up the Square - Hingham Downtown - Stroll through downtown Hingham Square, where the pathways will be lit up with Luminaria candle bags.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.


December 18


💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

Light Up the Square - Hingham Downtown - Stroll through downtown Hingham Square, where the pathways will be lit up with Luminaria candle bags.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

💻 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Live Steam Watch Party - We might not be able to go to holiday concerts this year but the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing a full album concert right to your living room.

Christmas Drive Thru and Ugly Car Sweater Parade - Dress up your car as an ugly holiday sweater or in holiday swag, wave to Santa on the Veranda, and drop letters in Santa's basket. 


December 19


The Frozen Tower Lighting and Concert - Join the Scituate Historical Society for a socially distant lighting of Lawson Tower and holiday-themed concert for families to enjoy from your car.

💻 Starry Night: Christmas in Harvard Square - Join the Saint Paul's Choir School for a Christmas concert online.

💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

Christmas Drive Thru and Ugly Car Sweater Parade - Dress up your car as an ugly holiday sweater or in holiday swag, wave to Santa on the Veranda, and drop letters in Santa's basket.


December 20


💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.

Christmas Drive Thru and Ugly Car Sweater Parade - Dress up your car as an ugly holiday sweater or in holiday swag, wave to Santa on the Veranda, and drop letters in Santa's basket.


December 21


💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.


December 22


💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.


December 23


💻 The Nutcracker - Join the South Shore Ballet Theater for a streaming version of The Nutcracker.

The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.


December 24


The Marshfield Holiday Light Show - Start a new tradition with the Marshfield Holiday Light Show a drive-through holiday light display.