Top Things to Do with Kids in Greater Lowell This Week

Check our list of top pick attractions, activities and events for families ~ December 2 to 8

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher December 1, 2021

Happy Hanukkah!  Looking for fun things to do in Greater Lowell with your kids?  Below are our Top Picks for the upcoming week, December 2 to 8. We have lots of events and activities (many online, some in-person) on our event calendar in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Westford, Littleton, Groton and beyond.  

NOTE:  This page is updated every Wednesday afternoon.  We have selected events and venues based on the event description but, in most cases, have not attended, so please use your own judgment when choosing events to attend or view.  Age descriptions are provided by the event venue.  If an event is sold out when we're putting together this list, we don't list it here, to prevent disappointment. Be sure to check our event calendar regularly in advance to catch fun events before they sell out!


This coming weekend is PACKED with holiday events.  Take a look at our top picks below and check the event calendar for other options too.

  1. The Tyngsborough Festival of Trees opens on Thursday and runs through the weekend.  On Saturday, there are all kinds of kids activities and the tree lighting.
  2. Celebrate Hanukkah on Sunday at the Hannukah Story Lantern Walk in Chelmsford.
  3. Several tree lightings happening this weekend:
  4. Hoping to see Santa?  Try these events:
  5. Love craft and holiday fairs and markets?  Check out these options this weekend:
  6. Some other events for those who love holiday music and displays:
  7. We're lucky to have THREE tree hunts in Greater Lowell.  Spend the next few weeks tracking down all of the outdoor trees in the Amazing Decorated Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt in Chelmsford, the Littleton Little Town Tree Hunt and the 2021 Groton Winter Tree Stroll!  
  8. See our Holiday Fun Guide for more holiday ideas, including lights shows and festivals of trees, holiday shows and Nutcrackers, holiday train rides and more!  
  9. Interested in Winter classes and activities for the kids?  Check our Kids Classes and Activities Guide for local options.  
  10. Visit a new playground this weekend!  Check our Playground Guide for local playgrounds that are new to you.
  11. Looking for day trip ideas?  Check our updated Day Trips Guide.  Enjoy the weather and head out to see the sights!

Check our Events Calendar for More Weekday Family Fun in Greater Lowell

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