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November Events in Massachusetts

‘Tis the season! The holidays are coming and there are many great, family-friendly events around the Bay State to get you in the spirit! From delicious dinners to festivals, November in Massachusetts is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Flavors of Fall – November 17, 2014 – Cambridge, MA

Some of the Greater Boston area’s most talented chefs will come together for one delicious night to benefit Youth on Fire at the Royal Sonesta. Flavors of Fall  features a menu filled with seasonal New England foods, as well as wine, beer and cocktail tastings – and all for a good cause! Proceeds from the event will go to Youth on Fire, which provides services and resources to homeless and unstably housed young adults in the Cambridge area.

Castleberry Holiday Arts & Craft Festival – November 21-23, 2014 – Worcester, MA

Shopping local this holiday season is made easy with the Castleberry Holiday Arts & Craft Festival! Just head on over to the DCU Convention Center in Worcester to browse hundreds of American made gifts, from pottery to scarves to jewelry. Tickets are $8 for adults, children under 14 are free. Come hungry, there will be a “food sampling extravaganza,” with delicious foods like homemade fudge, gourmet popcorn and jams, and carolers will be roving around to get shoppers into the holiday spirit.

Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation – November 27, 2014 – Plymouth, MA

Celebrate Thanksgiving where it all began! Share your Thanksgiving dinner with the pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation, but get your tickets quick! The America’s Thanksgiving Dinner has already sold out, but there are still seatings at the Thanksgiving Buffet available. Featuring a full Thanksgiving menu of fresh ingredients, Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantations is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The Plantation will be open on Thanksgiving Day, with regularly scheduled events throughout the day so you can learn more about life in the 1600s after your meal.

Moonlight Magic – November 28, 2014, 4:30PM – Shelburne Falls, MA

Moonlight Magic is an event the whole family will enjoy! During this magical night, Shelburne Falls becomes aglow thanks to 1,800 luminary candles and gets into the spirit of the season with a town parade, food vendors and extended hours at local shops. You may even run into some familiar faces – Santa, the Grinch, the Snow Princess and others will be out and about! There will be music, movies and even a Santa’s Workshop – something fun for everyone in your family!

City of Lights – November 29, 2014 – Lowell, MA

Celebrate the season with this parade through beautiful downtown Lowell, while enjoying local shopping and dining! The parade features floats and costumed characters, and ends with the Lighting of City Hall and the community tree. There is even a hot chocolate competition! The City of Lights parade is a great way to get into the holiday spirit for the whole family.

There’s Always a Reason to Celebrate in Massachusetts!

In Massachusetts we are always looking for a reason to celebrate, and luckily that means there is no shortage of things to do or events to attend.  Believe it or not March is right around the corner and there are endless festivals going on across the state to keep you occupied.  We’ve narrowed down some top choices that appeal to a variety of interests so there will be something for everyone in your family!

 Everyone knows that when St. Patty’s Day comes around in Massachusetts, there is no choice but to go big.  Start the celebration a bit early this year with the Harpoon Brewery at their annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival!  Stop by and enjoy some local Irish bands, corned beef and cabbage, Harpoon Beer, and dancing.  Shuttles will be available to transport guests from the South Station area to the Harpoon Brewery and back.  The event takes place from March 2-3 and is 21 plus.   http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/index.cfm?pid=28571

For the athletes out there, Boston is hosting the most anticipated golf show in New England this March!  Taking place at the Seaport World Trade Center this event features great deals on merchandise, interactive displays, golf related exhibits, and the nation’s largest driving range and demonstration stage!  There will be a large range of products available that you may not typically find in your local pro shop and the opportunity to work with representatives on planning your upcoming golf season.  This expo takes place from March 2-4 and admission is $12 for adults.  http://www.paragonexpo.com/index.php/Golf/

If you’re into motorcycles or anything with an engine check out the Northeast Motorcycle Expo coming to Wilmington March 10-11 at Shriner’s Auditorium.  It will have live music, celebrity appearances from “Sons of Anarchy”, bikes built by custom builders, and of course tons of vendors with anything and everything to do with motorcycles.  There are other various forms of entertainment so this event is great for families as well!  http://www.kevmarv.com/expo.asp?type=show_wilmington

Love the outdoors?  The Boston Flower and Garden Show is returning to Boston from March 14-18 at the Seaport World Trade Center and featuring hundreds of ideas for improving the landscape of your home.  There will be 200 hundred vendors, thousands of plants, the newest gardening products, and lectures by top garden writers.  Guests will also have the chance to take home prizes!  The event will focus on incorporating your own personality into the display of your home.  http://www.bostonflowershow.com

Want to experience some new culture this month?  Check out the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA which features 175 artists from all over the country who each have their own unique style and design.  Taking place from March 16-18 this event allows visitors to take in unique examples of fine and functional art from across the country.   http://www.paradisecityarts.com/east/homeeast.html

These events have something for everyone and are a perfect excuse to get out and about this month!  Festivals and expos are a great way to learn a lot about something you love, have a great time, and possibly walk away with a prize so grab your family, friends, or both and check out one of these awesome festivals in Massachusetts!

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