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What’s Up This Weekend, Dec. 4 & 5

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La Salette Shrine Festival of Lights (credit: BenSpark via Flickr Creative Common License)

La Salette Shrine Festival of Lights (credit: BenSpark via Flickr Creative Common License)

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BOSTON (CBS) — Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas the family might enjoy.

HELP SET A RECORD

The Shops At Prudential Center
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
http://www.bso.org

Head to the Prudential Center on Saturday, December 4 and help break a world record. Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops are trying to break a record for the largest group of holiday carolers. Meet at the Boylston Plaza at noon. The singing will begin at 12:30 p.m. And here’s a bonus: Free hot chocolate.

‘EVERYONE LOVES LATKES’

Harvard Square
Winthrop Street near JFK
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
http://www.harvardsquare.com

On Sunday, Dec. 5, snack on free latkes at the “Everyone Loves Latkes” celebration in Harvard Square. More than 500 latkes will be served up between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

NEW ENGLAND AUTO SHOW

Boston Convention Center
http://www.paragonexpo.com

New England’s largest auto show is at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center through Sunday. Check out the new 2011 models, a motorcycle or classic car display. New this year all electric vehicles will be represented with the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf. Open Friday 12-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission in $12 for adults, $6 for kids, and under 6 get in free.

LA SALETTE SHRINE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

947 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily
http://www.lasalette-shrine.org/Christmas.html

If you’ve never seen the holiday lights at La Salette, it’s worth the visit. Their ten acre property is illuminated by more than 350,000 lights. Access to the grounds is free. On weekends, for a few dollars you can choose tour the grounds on a heated Christmas Trolley, a holiday hayride, or ride their Christmas carousel.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’

The North Shore Theatre
62 Dunham Road
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 232-7200
http://www.nsmt.org/

Head to the North Shore Theatre in Beverly to see ‘A Christmas Carol.’ This is the first time the show can be seen at the theater since 2007. The show begins on Friday, Dec. 3 and runs through Dec. 23.

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