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19 Things to do this Weekend (Nov 28- Nov 30)

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While off to a rocky start with a bit of snow on Friday, the weekend will gradually improve in terms of temperature and precipitation. We’ll have a disparity of almost twenty degrees between Saturday and Sunday. With a high of 36 degrees on Saturday and a mixture of clouds and sun and a much warmer Sunday with a high of 55 degrees. That’s, like, t-shirt weather!

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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, November 28th

Edaville: XMas Festival of Lights (2:00pm-9:00pm)
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 while roaming our sprawling and beautifully decorated grounds featuring thousands of Christmas displays. For more info and/or tickets, click on event title.

Have fun painting “Cat On A Fence” at Painting w/ a Splash!

Sparkle! An outdoor family event (Bristol, R.I.) (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Festive fun for the entire family! Come, stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and Greenhouse, breathe in that crisp Christmas air, or join our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Come, enjoy music, cocoa, and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden. Carol singing begins at 6:30 p.m. around the bonfire. Hot Cocoa is free; S’mores kits will be available for $1. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, R.I. 02809.

Painting with a Splash: Van Gogh City (7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.


Saturday, November 29th

Small Business Saturday 
Numerous businesses in the region will be taking part by opening their locations that day to promote shopping local. List of businesses offering special sales, deals, and promotions: http://newbedfordchamber.com/shopsmall/

XMas Trees!!! Silverbrook ACUSHNET Country Store – Holiday pies, cakes and cookies (9:00am-4:00pm)
Get your fresh cut XMas tree today! Thinking of the holidays and don’t want to bake? Let the Pereira Bread Co. (a tasty little division of Silverbrook Farm) do the baking for you by ordering one of our famous pies, cakes and cookies. Silverbrook Country Store also has a wonderful and unique line of crafts including their popular candle/potpourri items and a great selection of handmade Amish items that truly make great gifts for any occasion.

28th Annual Christmas Bazaar (Westport) (9:00am-3:00pm)
Our Lady of Grace Parish Center: Winner-Every-Time Table, Elf’s Pot of Gold, 30 craft tables and more. Kitchen open all weekend. Pictures with Santa and Christmas music. FREE admission. 569 Sanford Road, Westport.

Get your Xmas trees at Silverbrook Farm ACUSHNET!

NB Voc-Tech Craft Fair (9:30am-4:00pm)
The 2014 Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School Annual Scholarship Craft Fair is on!!! The event is indoors and is rain or shine.

Holiday Open Studios (10:00am-5:00 pm)
Come home for the holidays with artisan handmade style and home decor. Leave the malls behind and come out for a ride to the calm of country back roads. It’s all about taking the time to live artfully and with attention! Add to your family traditions or start new ones with a harvest of handcrafted handwoven textiles from the Amy C. Lund Studio & Gallery in the historic Nonquit Grange at the Mill Pond Shops in Tiverton, R.I.

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas at the Newport Mansions (10:00am-5:00 pm)
The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. For more information, click on event title.

Edaville: XMas Festival of Lights (2:00pm-9:00pm)
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 while roaming our sprawling and beautifully decorated grounds featuring thousands of Christmas displays. For more info and/or tickets, click on event title.

It’s that time of year!

Painting with a Splash: Candle (8+), Cat On Fence, Orange Sky Lighthouse, & Moonrise (12:30pm, 3:00pm & 7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Darlene Love – Love for the Holidays at the “Z” (8:00pm)
Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love will rock The Z with her rendition of Christmas classics, along with her #1 hits and more. From backup singer, to girl-group diva and now a superstar vocalist, Love is at the top of her career. She starred in the Oscar®-winning documentary, “20 Feet from Stardom” and made all of Hollywood stand with applause after she burst into song while accepting her award. Read the NBG exclusive interview here.


Sunday, November 30th

28th Annual Christmas Bazaar (Westport) (9:00am-1:00pm)
Our Lady of Grace Parish Center: Winner-Every-Time Table, Elf’s Pot of Gold, 30 craft tables and more. Kitchen open all weekend. Pictures with Santa and Christmas music. FREE admission. 569 Sanford Road, Westport.

XMas Trees!!! Silverbrook ACUSHNET Country Store – Holiday pies, cakes and cookies (9:00am-4:00pm)
Get your fresh cut XMas tree today! Thinking of the holidays and don’t want to bake? Let the Pereira Bread Co. (a tasty little division of Silverbrook Farm) do the baking for you by ordering one of our famous pies, cakes and cookies. Silverbrook Country Store also has a wonderful and unique line of crafts including their popular candle/potpourri items and a great selection of handmade Amish items that truly make great gifts for any occasion.

27 years and running!

NB Voc-Tech Craft Fair (9:30am-3:00pm)
The 2014 Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School Annual Scholarship Craft Fair is on!!! The event is indoors and is rain or shine.

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas at the Newport Mansions (10:00am-5:00 pm)
The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. For more information, click on event title.

Painting with a Splash: Sunflower (12:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Edaville: XMas Festival of Lights & Polar Express Train Ride (2:00pm-9:00pm)
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 while roaming our sprawling and beautifully decorated grounds featuring thousands of Christmas displays.

Polar Express Ride and XMas Festival of Lights at Edaville USA!

Polar Express is inspired by the run-away hit movie! This holiday favorite comes to life as you and your family take a ride on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies served on board the train. Passengers will then be entertained by a reading of THE POLAR EXPRESS. Upon arrival at the North Pole, Santa will greet the children and each child will receive their own sleigh bell, just like in the movie, to those who BELIEVE.

NBSO A Thanksgiving Musical Feast (8:00 pm)
Handel’s grand oratorio, Messiah, is one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in the world. This year the NBSO has added a few twists to its South Coast tradition of performing Messiah over Thanksgiving weekend: Johann Sebastian Bach’s glorious Gloria in excelsis Deo, the majestic “Amen” from part three of Messiah, and all the ease and convenience of your favorite concert location, the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center! With guest artists Sonja Tengblad, soprano; Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto; Matthew Anderson, tenor; Andrew Garland, bass; and singers from several regional choruses.

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