by Jennifer Sammons
Here are our top picks for fun, local family events and activities this week and on the weekend (December 30 - January 5, 2013). Just click on each event for more details. And be sure to check out full calendar at BostonParentsPaper.com for additional events.
Take in a hockey game, check out the "Monster Sled" sledding and tubing ramp or take part in the Mayor's Community Skates as Fenway Park is transformed into an ice rink.
The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt
Roam the galleries of the MFA in search of works that echo the characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books.
Revels Twelfth Night Celebration
Put Christmas to bed with carol singing, Morris and sword dancing, a mummers play and a visit from Father Christmas.
Be a Veterinarian
Bring your stuffed animal for a checkup and meet some of the zoo's vets as you learn about health and wellness at Franklin Park Zoo.
Bring your sleds, snowshoes and cross country skis for some fun on the hills and trails at the Fruitlands Museum.