Fun Things for Kids During December Vacation Week
Kids Programs, Camps and Activities for December Vacation
Looking for fun things to do with kids this December school vacation? Here are some options near and far from Newton. Activities include family outings, and camps for one day or the entire week. I also rounded up some ice skating options for indoor and outdoor fun!
Newton Sewing Studio: Half or Full days.
Kids can’t wait to have time
Puddlestompers in Newton: sign up for the day or the week.
Newton Historic Society in Newton: Stories in the Snow, A Vacation Week Family Program.
Newton Parks and Recreation: December Vacation Programs for Kids.
JCC in Newton: Children’s Choice December Vacation Programs for Kids.
Arsenal Arts in Watertown: December Vacation Art Workshops for Children.
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston: You don’t need to sign up for their great December vacation programs. They set up stations that you can visit with a changing roster of fun art activities for kids throughout the museum. We love them and the programs are set up to entertain a wide age range of kids.
Museum of Science in Cambridge: Mama Smiles recommends the Spontaneous Fantasia show in the planetarium. Artist J-Walt has combined improvised animation with music, and shown on the vast screen of the planetarium it is quite amazing. The show lasted 70 minutes, and the kids sat, mesmerized. They are still talking about the performance.
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem : Drop In Activities for Kids.
5 Wits in Foxboro: Espionage and 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea interactive adventures for kids.
Auburndale Cove Ice Skating Rink (outdoor): Lessons available when rink is open. Hours: Mon- Fri, 3pm – 9pm (opens one hour earlier on Tues); Sat, Sun, holidays and vacation, 10am – 9pm.
Daly Skating Rink (indoor): Just over the line in Brighton, the Daly rink offers season and day passes. Classes are also available. Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am- 12am; Sat, 9am – 4pm; Sun, 9am- 2pm.
Coffin Ice Rink (indoor) at the Fessenden School: Available for rental for practices and birthday parties, but not generally open to the public for “free skating.” Home ice for the Newton North Tigers. See website for more information.
John A. Ryan Skating Arena (indoor) in Watertown: The arena is professional-sized and seats 1,250 people. Private rental hours: Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Public skating hours: Sat., Sun., 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Larz Anderson Park in Brookline: outdoor ice skating and rentals available.
Frog Pond at Boston Common: There are shows, lessons and food at Frog Pond!