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What’s Up This Weekend: Dec. 11 & 12

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra (credit: Stu Rosner)

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

WINTER CRAFT FAIR

Mascomomet High School
20 Endicott Rd.
Topsfield, Mass. 01983
www.mascogiv.com

If you’re still shopping for a last-minute Christmas gift, check out the Masconomet Craft Fair at Masconomet High School in Topsfield.

There are some terrific handmade and kids crafts for sale as well as some delicious food. You’ll be helping out a great cause too as proceeds go toward donating educational laptops to students in Africa.

It all takes place on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PLYMOUTH PHILHARMONIC

11 North Street
Plymouth, Mass. 02360
www.plymouthphil.org
508-746-8008

Get in the holiday spirit as the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra presents its Holiday Pops Concert.

The concert features the Pilgrim Festival Chorus and the Federal Furnace Treble Chorus. It’s a lot of family fun with great music, sing-a-longs and the March of the Toys Toy Drive.

There are two performances scheduled: Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m.

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

Berklee Performance Center
136 Mass. Ave.
Boston, Mass. 02115
http://www.worldmusic.org
617.747.2261

On Saturday night, a very special Christmas show takes place at the Berklee Performance Center — the Blind boys of Alabama Christmas Show.

Get ready for some foot-stomping and hand-clapping holiday entertainment with impassioned gospel and Christmas songs. Showtime is on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $30.

URBAN NUTCRACKER

The Wheelock Family Theater
200 The Riverway
Boston, Mass. 02115
www.WheelockFamilyTheatre.org

It’s a unique take on an old holiday classic.

The Wheelock Family Theater and Ballet Rox present Urban Nutcracker.

This version by Anthony Williams brings an inner-city edge featuring the BalletRox Dance Company, professional dancers and more than 75 local children.

Urban Nutcracker runs through December 19.

BOSTON HOLIDAY POPS

301 Mass. Ave.
Boston, Mass. 02115
www.bostonpops.org
888.266.1200

It wouldn’t be the Christmas season in Boston without the Holiday Pops at Symphony Hall.

Join Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus as they perform some of the most beloved holiday music.

This holiday tradition is playing through December 26. It’s perfect for the whole family with evening concerts and matinees designed just for the kids and, of course, a visit by Santa Claus.

Tickets start at $33 and are going fast.

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