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November Family Activities near Bedford, MA

Oh, my goodness — time is flying by so fast — I can't believe it's almost mid-November! And there are so many cool things to do this time of year that it can be hard to choose. So here are some of our favorites — if you check any of these out, please post your experiences — we love to hear from you!

Bedford Santa
Deadline to register: by mail Nov 18, online or by phone Dec 4 for a visit from Santa in your home on Christmas Eve.

This is one of the most treasured traditions in Bedford — a visit from Santa in your own home with a gift (which you provide in advance) for each child. Slots fill up quickly, so be sure to get your registration in early — the look on your child's face will be well worth it! More info.

Gore Place Evening Mansion Tours
Friday, November 13 and 27 at 7:30pm
52 Gore St., Waltham, MA

These two special evening tours of the mansion are all about holiday entertaining in the early 19th century. The Gores were a power couple — explore how their home reflects their refinement and political aspirations.

Tickets: $15/$10 members and children 12 and under. This tour is appropriate for children ages 8 or older. More info.


Afternoon Chores & More at Drumlin Farm
Saturday, November 21, 2:30 - 4pm
208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA

Come on out and help with afternoon chores on the farm. We'll feed the animals their afternoon meal and help settle them in for the night and collect eggs in the chicken house. After our chores are done, we will enjoy a seasonal farm treat of our own. For one or more adults along with up to 3 children 4-12 years old per adult, but no backpack babies, please. Fees apply to all participants, both adults and children. Mass Audubon family memberships must be current to receive member rates.

Cost: Members $13, non-member $16. Fees apply to both adults and children. Call 781-259-2200 to register by phone.

6th Annual Crucolo Parade
Thursday, December 3, 3:30pm
Concord Cheese Shop, 29 Walden St., Concord, MA

Anyplace that celebrates the arrival of a wheel of cheese is all right in my book! And this is some cheese — a 400 pound wheel of Crucolo made in Scurelle, Italy, which arrives on a horse-drawn carriage surrounded by singers and dancers as it makes its way through historic Concord. The cheese is greeted by a red carpet, rose petals, the reading of special proclamations read by town officials of Concord and Scurelle, Italy. And best of all — free samples! More info.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Please share and wishing you festive and fun times this month!