A to Z Guide to Winter Break FUN!

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher December 27, 2023

This festive time of year includes a long holiday break from school -- time at home that is simultaneously rejoiced and, for some parents, a tiny bit dreaded.  What do we do all week?!

Our local activities listings will keep your kids entertained and enriched and perhaps a bit exhausted through the holiday break and all year long! 

First things first...check our EVENT CALENDAR to see all the local fun activities happening over the next couple of weeks.

Next, here's an A to Z list of our favorite places in Greater Lowell (and a few beyond) for kid-friendly fun!

A - Amazing holiday lights in our Christmas Attractions Guide (most run through January 2)

B - Bowling at Wamesit Lanes or Bowlero Lowell

C - Climb the walls at MetroRock in Littleton.

D - Drive to the Museum of Science, New England Aquarium or Children's Museum in Boston

E - Edaville's Festival of Lights! See gorgeous light displays, take a train ride, and enjoy the amusement park rides

F - Find a favorite movie at the library or streaming service and have a movie night.

G - Games! Host a family game night, teach the kids some card games, or try out new board games.

H - Have fun at an in-person or online New Year's Eve family event

I - Ice Skating at Nashoba Valley Olympia rink in Boxborough

J - Jumping fun at Altitude Trampoline Park in Billerica

K - Kids love to play outside; explore a park, take a hike or try skiing at Nashoba Valley or Mt. Wachusett!

L - Look for decorated trees at the Amazing Decorated Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt in Chelmsford or the Annual Littleton Little Town Tree Hunt. Dress for cold weather and muddy ground!

M - Magic Brush Pottery in Tewksbury has lots of fun craft projects to do

N - New Year's Eve Celebration at home with kids! 

O - Open gym at mPower Athletics is available weekdays Monday-Friday from 12-1pm. 

P - Put away and organize all those new gifts and toys. Make a game out of it!

Q - Quality time at the library. Find great books to read or participate in a special library program.

R - Roller skating at Roller Kingdom

S - See a movie at AMC Tyngsboro, Showcase Cinema de Lux Lowell or O'Neil Cinemas in Littleton

T - Tour the Boott Cotton Mills Museum at Lowell National Historical Park

U - Unplug and make something crafty from one of our many Crafts articles

V - Venture on a day trip to one of the museums, zoos, historical sites, railroads or other locations listed in our Day Trip Guide

W - Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Tewksbury has state-of-the-art bowling lanes, an amazing arcade, and indoor golf simulators

X - eXtreme fun at Apex Entertainment Marlborough for the whole family!

Y - Yarn, markers, beads, cake decorating -- stop by Michaels or Joann Fabrics for some craft supplies and get crafting!

Z - Zip on over to the Merrimack Valley Celebration of Lights and enjoy over 1 million holiday lights!

Have a fun and relaxing vacation week!

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