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14 Things To Do This Weekend (Dec 13-Dec 15)

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Despite the fact that winter is not officially here, winter like temperatures and conditions are here. We will only be above freezing Sunday afternoon – a high of 39 degrees. Overnight temperatures will range from 16-25 degrees. Turn the heat up, throw a log on the fire, put on some thermals or snuggle close to loved ones for heat!! BRRRR! Evening snow showers on Saturday and a mix of snow and rain on Sunday.

As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar  where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Check out our tutorial. For more info, you can click on each title. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, December 13th

Let’s Move! Beyond the Bell After School Program (1:30 pm-4:00 pm)
Let’s Move! Beyond the Bell After School Program for New Bedford elementary age students on early release Fridays. Students will participate in fun, educational programming taught by our staff. Activities will include sports and games, arts and crafts, and outdoor nature studies. Program will only be run on days in which the students are in school (no holiday classes).

Christmas Festival of Lights!

Christmas Festival of Lights (Carver) (4:00 pm-9:00 pm)
Runs from today through January 1st. Edaville’s Christmas Festival of Lights is arguably the most-loved festival of its kind, having earned generations of loyal fans. Passengers relax comfortably in warm and dry coaches while riding through a spectacular holiday setting featuring an explosion of lights. Kids of all ages will enjoy an array of vintage amusement rides and a visit with Santa in one of our indoor play areas. Stay for a delicious full meal or enjoy seasonal treats.

Teen Dance (7:00 pm-9:00 pm)
Andrea McCoy Recreation Center December 13th, 7pm-9pm; MUST be a member. Click on event title for more information.


Saturday, December 14th

Wood School Pancake Breakfast w/ Santa (Fairhaven) (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
Sponsored by the Wood School PTO, there will also be a Scholastic book fair, crafts, photos with Santa, a prize raffle and more. Donation of canned goods welcome, admission $5.

Museum & Toy Train Exhibition (Mattapoisett) (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
Join us to see the new Toy Train exhibit and enjoy nostalgic Christmas decorations. Shop for unique gifts featuring Mattapoisett. Light Refreshments will be served. Free, Donations accepted. Mattapoisett Historical Society, 5 Church Street.

The Brick Church Fair (Fairhaven) (10:00 am-3:00 pm)
During the Old Time Holiday Fair Weekend, the church will be alive with activity, featuring crafts, baked goods, home cooking, Vermont cheddar cheese, chance auction, silent auction, coffee shop and craft vendors. Heavenly Treasures, their second-hand shop, will be open all day. A lobster roll luncheon will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and chowder also will be available. For more information, call (508) 993-3368 or email firstcongfairhaven@gmail.com. They are fully accessible.

2nd Annual Zoobilee at Buttonwood!

Holiday Marketplace (Fairhaven) (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
Crafts, holiday music, fresh greens, baked goods, raffles and more. Lunch available from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. church tours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (508) 992-7081 or email officeuufhvn@aol.com.

2nd Annual Holiday Zoobilee (11:00 am-4:00 pm)
Go wild with holiday spirit! Enjoy train and carousel rides (rides are included in the admission price and are weather permitting), caroling with the animals, hot chocolate, and a special holiday cookie. Stop by our Elf Workout Shop! Participate in our second annual “Bear on the Branch” scavenger hunt. For more information, please visit www.bpzoo.org.

Craft-O-Rama @ Ugly Gallery (11:00 am-6:00 pm) Day 1
Support your local small businesses and artists! CRAFT-O-RAMA has partnered with UGLYgallery to bring you a month long holiday pop-up shop, featuring artists from MA and RI! Shop the best in locally-handmade gifts this season and support dNB! Shop CRAFT-O-RAMA during regular Ugly Gallery hours: Tues-Sun 11-6 November 30 thru December 24. Details in the event title.

Winter Wonderland and Movie Night! (4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
Join us to celebrate the Winter Season and the upcoming holidays. Bring your family to participate in winter activities and a Holiday Tree Lighting. The Holiday Tree is a Giving Tree. Your family can donate a winter hat, a pair of gloves, or socks to a child in need. All donations will be hung on the Tree and donated to a local non-profit to be distributed to kids. We will have fun winter-time activities for all ages, so come join us in celebrating the coming of Winter! Everyone is Welcome!

N.B. Preservation Society’s Annual Holiday House Tour Day 1 (4:00 pm-8:00 pm)
For 22 years the society has showcased the city’s magnificent and varied architecture on this popular annual event, the society’s signature fundraiser. This year’s tour will feature the historic Acushnet Heights neighborhood, winding its way through the city, ending in the city’s West End. The self-guided tour takes approximately two hours to complete.


Sunday, December 15th

N.B. Preservation Society’s Annual Holiday House Tour Day 2 (1:00 pm-5:00 pm)
For 22 years the society has showcased the city’s magnificent and varied architecture on this popular annual event, the society’s signature fundraiser. This year’s tour will feature the historic Acushnet Heights neighborhood, winding its way through the city, ending in the city’s West End. The self-guided tour takes approximately two hours to complete.

Find the perfect gift or stocking stuffer!

Craft-O-Rama @ Ugly Gallery (11:00 am-6:00 pm) Day 1
Support your local small businesses and artists! CRAFT-O-RAMA has partnered with UGLYgallery to bring you a month long holiday pop-up shop, featuring artists from MA and RI! Shop the best in locally-handmade gifts this season and support dNB! Shop CRAFT-O-RAMA during regular Ugly Gallery hours: Tues-Sun 11-6 November 30 thru December 24. Details in the event title.

Pet Photos with Santa (Fairhaven, MA) (1:00 pm-3:00 pm)
Join Pretty Paws Bakery & Happy Tails Photography from 1-3 for photos of your best friend with Santa. Price for photo is $12.00 and half of that will be donated to Massachusetts Humane Society. There will be lots of goodies at the bakery to fill your pup/kitties stocking as well. You can call the bakery at 774-992-9410 to make an appointment or just come by. We look forward to meeting you and your best friend.

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About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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