by Jennifer Sammons
Here are our top picks for fun, local family events and activities this week and on the weekend (December 9-15, 2013). Just click on each event for more details. And be sure to check out full calendar at BostonParentsPaper.com for additional events.
Experience a magical holiday celebration with sing-a-longs and fabulous music by the Boston Pops. Matinees are tailored to families with post-show Santa photos and special treats.
The Christmas Revels
Spain is the focus of this year's joyous theatrical holiday show, filled with music, dance, comedy and carols from Galicia, the Celtic region of Northern Spain.
Santa Teas at Gore Place
Indulge in traditional afternoon tea, with scones, tea sandwiches, sweets and a visit from Santa!
Karen K and the Jitterbugs
Bring your dancing shoes to this high-energy holiday show by "kindie" band Karen K.
Gingerbread Castle Competition
The Higgins Armory Museum closes at the end of the month, so it's a great time to squeeze in one last visit and vote in the gingerbread house competition while you're at it.