The kids will soon be home from school for a week. What better time to expose them to the arts? Our friends at ArtsBoston provided these recommendations for family friendly fun during winter break.


The Christmas Revels

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

The 41st annual Christmas Revels celebrates the season with music, dance, comedy and carols from across Europe and the Middle East. More than just a stage performance, the audience is encouraged to sing along, especially during Revels’ signature piece, “The Lord of the Dance”, which is sure to have you dancing in the aisles! More…

(credit: Regent Theatre)

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

Regent Theatre, Arlington

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Do you muse over the endless tailoring opportunities for chintz curtains? Have you always wondered what it would be like to wear a wimple? Sing-a-long Sound of Music is your chance to test your vocal range with several hundred other assorted nuns, Von Trapp family members and Julie Andrews look-a-likes. More…

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The Snow Queen

American Repertory Theater, Cambridge

Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale comes to life in this delightful new stage adaptation for children and their families. When a young boy named Kai is taken away by a wicked enchantress, his best friend Gerda must embark on a perilous journey to the North Pole to rescue him. Using puppets, music and magic, this exuberant, heart-warming production will take you a theatrical journey to a magical kingdom and the Snow Queen’s icy palace. More…

Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove (credit: Disney on Ice)

Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove

TD Garden, Boston

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to your hometown! Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up with Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses – Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. More…


J M Barrie’s Peter Pan

City Hall Plaza, Boston

J M Barrie’s classic story performed in a state-of-the-art theater tent, is now playing through December 30 in the threesixty° Theatre on City Hall Plaza. Conceived by an award-winning creative team and featuring 23 actors, stunning puppets, epic music, dazzling flying sequences performed in the world’s first 360-degree CGI theater set, Peter Pan is an extraordinary experience. More…