Christmas/Holiday fun at-a-Glance

Above: Santa Day is coming soon. It’s just one of several holiday events to make sure are in your calendar. (photos from past year’s celebrations and sales top L-R by Susan Fitzgerald and St. Mark’s School, bottom by Beth Melo)

I’ve created this page to keep track of the upcoming events related to the winter holidays* (and shopping). These are mostly events in Southborough. But I also included concerts for community choruses and singing groups in our area that include Southborough singers.

I’ll be updating it with links to more details as they are posted.

(I’ll also remove events after they happen to make it easier to find what is still to come. If you want to look back at the details, you’ll still be able to find the full list here. For this week’s events, including ones that don’t relate to the holidays, click here.)

Am I missing something that should be listed here? Let me know by emailing

Daily in December 2022 

Wooden Reindeer at Chestnut Hill FarmReindeer Quest (Sunrise to Sunset) @ trails at Chestnut Hill Farm: Free self-guided program. Get the family outside to discover TTOR’s elusive herd of wooden reindeer (including Rudolph) found throughout the farm trails. For details, click here.

Saturday, December 17, 2022 

Christmas Pageant (6:15 – 7:30 pm) @ St. Anne Parish, 20 Boston Road: The evening begins with a 5:00 pm family Mass, followed by a dinner theater play highlighting the beginning of the Gospel of St. John, and the infancy narratives from the Gospels of St. Luke & St. Matthew. Please bring a small gift to donate to Seniors in Need. For details, see related post.

thumb holi-gayHoli-gay Party (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Pilgrim Church, 15 Common St: Saturday Pride Identity Art Project hosted by Southborough Safe Spaces (A social group for LBGTQ+ youth of all faiths in grades 6-12 and their allies.) This event is for grades 6-12. Bring a gift for swapping (priced about $10) and an appetizer or dessert to share. For more details, click here.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

O’ Antiphon Vespers & Ornament Making (6:45 pm) @ St. Anne Parish, 20 Boston Road:  The ancient liturgy will immediately follow the 5:30 pm Mass liturgy. It will feature Gregorian chant highlighting the Great O’Antiphon,”O Adonai,” a tradition dating back to the 8th Century. O’ Antiphon ornament making follows in the Parish Hall. For details, see related post.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

ARHS holiday concert cropped from 2018 videoARHS Holiday Concert (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School Auditorium, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: The school’s annual Christmas concert traditionally brings together both instrumental and vocal groups. For details see dedicated post. (Sorry, I had accidentally included a link from last year. This year’s details are now posted.)

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Gingebread Cookie decorating flyerGingerbread Cookie Decorating (4:00 – 4:30 pm or 4:30 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Each participant (ages 6+) will get to decorate their own gingerbread cookie. Pre-registration is required. For details, see related post.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

FESTIVAL OF Lessons & Carols (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ St. Anne Parish, 20 Boston Road:  The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. Listen to nine Scripture lessons followed by a carol/song that reflects the message and a brief prayer. The Festival in church will be followed by Christmas cookies & libations in the parish hall. Please bring a small gift to donate to Seniors in Need. For details, see related post.

Friday, December 23, 2022

NSBORO Schools early dismissal for Holiday break: Public Schools of Southborough and Northborough start the winter break with an early dismissal. School doesn’t resume until January 3rd.

Saturday, December 24 & Sunday, December 25, 2021

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day religious services @ Southborough churches: Stay tuned for my annual dedicated post listing Christmas Masses, Candlelight Services, Carols, Pageants & Celebrations at the seven churches in town.

*I didn’t include Southborough Senior Center events that already have full registration with waitlists.

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