Great Deals on Family Fun in Boston

Blue Man Group: Worldwide Sensation at the Charles Playhouse

at Charles Playhouse, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 21
Sat, October 21
Sun, October 22
+ 6 more dates
Sat, October 21
Sat, October 21
Sun, October 22
Sat, October 28
Sun, October 29
Wed, November 01
Sun, November 05
Fri, November 10
Sun, November 12
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FULL PRICE: $98.15
OFFER PRICE: $54.17

From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology... [more+]

From the beating drums to the splashing paint to the sensory surprises at every turn, the Blue Man Group experience is wildly intense and totally unique. The show combines comedy, music and technology -- but no words -- to create a pulsing rhythm that unites people of all ages, languages and cultures in a spirit of joy. Reviewers describe it as "visually stunning," "wildly inventive," and "hysterically funny" -- and audiences often come away speechless, with huge smiles on their faces. An international sensation, the Blue Man Group has made themselves a longtime home at Boston's Charles Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Boston Common. [less-]

"Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium"

at Larcom Theatre, Beverly
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 21
Sun, October 22
Sun, October 22
+ 9 more dates
Sat, October 21
Sun, October 22
Sun, October 22
Sat, October 28
Sat, October 28
Sun, October 29
Sun, October 29
Thu, November 02
Sat, November 04
Sat, November 04
Sun, November 05
Sun, November 05
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FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $16

Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to learn that they've won the starring roles in the new school musical -- a mysterious production called "The Phantom". But when strange, seemingly supernatural events beg... [more+]

Brooke and Zeke are thrilled to learn that they've won the starring roles in the new school musical -- a mysterious production called "The Phantom". But when strange, seemingly supernatural events begin interrupting rehearsals, the friends begin to wonder whether the show they're acting in might be cursed. In the slightly spooky, family-friendly world of "Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium" from Boston Children's Theatre, Brooke and Zeke must race to find out whether they're being haunted by ghosts or hoodwinked by pranksters. [less-]

Immersive Theatrical Séance in "Haunted by History"

at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge
OFFER DATES:
Wed, October 25
Thu, October 26
Fri, October 27
FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: COMP

For those of you who relish in the spooky glory of haunted houses, séance and the spirit world, then this theatrical phantasmagoria was designed with you in mind. "Haunted by History" walks you throu... [more+]

For those of you who relish in the spooky glory of haunted houses, séance and the spirit world, then this theatrical phantasmagoria was designed with you in mind. "Haunted by History" walks you through the Old Sturbridge Village, where you'll conjure up your own set of New England spirits of the past. Follow Dr. Lantornia, who will beckon you to a séance where you'll encounter several 19th century ghosts with "unfinished business." Written by theater vet P.J. Griffith ("American Idiot", "Sleep No More"), the cast is brimming with NYC talent. Your admission also includes entry to the village for the day. [less-]

Magician/Storyteller Evan Northrup

at Cinema Salem, Salem
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 26
Fri, October 27
FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: $8.50

"Tales of Magic" brings classic stories to life in a new way. In this 60-minute production, Evan Northrup weaves together fables, folks tales and fantasy with the art of illusion to create a show that... [more+]

"Tales of Magic" brings classic stories to life in a new way. In this 60-minute production, Evan Northrup weaves together fables, folks tales and fantasy with the art of illusion to create a show that's equal parts magic and storytelling. Come be a part of a performance full of family-friendly comedy and interactive mystery at Cinema Salem. [less-]

Party Like a Colonial at "Huzzah! Tavern Nights"

at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 27
Fri, November 10
Fri, November 24
+ 2 more dates
Fri, October 27
Fri, November 10
Fri, November 24
Fri, December 08
Fri, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $55
OFFER PRICE: $41.25

Join John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and Samuel Adams at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a night of merrymaking at Boston's only colonial tavern night experience. Raise your cider high as you sam... [more+]

Join John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and Samuel Adams at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a night of merrymaking at Boston's only colonial tavern night experience. Raise your cider high as you sample rustic fare, including a selection of carved meats, fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, and hearty breads, all served buffet style. At "Huzzah! Tavern Nights", you'll learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance and play 18th-century games with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom roaming around to keep the party festive. [less-]

"KERPLUNK!": Family Improv Show With Space Pirates, Talking Dogs & More

at The Rockwell, Somerville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 28
Sat, November 11
Sat, November 25
+ 2 more dates
Sat, October 28
Sat, November 11
Sat, November 25
Sat, December 09
Sat, December 23
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FULL PRICE: COMP - $15
OFFER PRICE: FREE - $7.50

Are your kids feeling imaginative? Well, grab your family and come on out to flex those creative muscles at Kerplunk!, where each show is a unique musical adventure created from audience suggestions. ... [more+]

Are your kids feeling imaginative? Well, grab your family and come on out to flex those creative muscles at Kerplunk!, where each show is a unique musical adventure created from audience suggestions. Whether it's filled with space pirates, talking dogs or trees that like to wrap people up in hugs, every performance is based on fresh ideas from the crowd, so no two shows are the same at the Rockwell in Somerville. [less-]

Bond While Learning to Survive in the Wild With a Bushcraft Specialist

at Adventure Activities at Everwood Day Camp, Sharon
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 28
FULL PRICE: $49
OFFER PRICE: $31

Always wondered if you have what it takes to live off the earth? Curious if you could hang with the "Alaskan Bush People"? Just hoping to bring the family a bit closer together by working on a project... [more+]

Always wondered if you have what it takes to live off the earth? Curious if you could hang with the "Alaskan Bush People"? Just hoping to bring the family a bit closer together by working on a project? Bushcraft Adventures is for you. An ideal activity for a family or group of friends, you'll build a shelter with equipment provided by Adventure Activities and direction from a Bushcraft specialist who has years of experience in outdoor living. After erecting your shelter, you'll learn how to make fires using traditional methods (no matches here!). When you've sparked a flame, you'll prepare a drink and bite to eat, then relax and admire your handiwork. Fun for all ages, Bushcraft Adventures offers an escape from the hustle of modern life -- and teaches you some essential forestry skills for surviving in the wild if you should ever find yourself stranded. [less-]

History Comes Alive at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Tue, October 31
FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $18

Travel back in time to one of the key events in American history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Climb aboard a replica ship and toss a crate of tea overboard, then take a look at one of the o... [more+]

Travel back in time to one of the key events in American history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Climb aboard a replica ship and toss a crate of tea overboard, then take a look at one of the original tea chests (only two remain in existence). Interact with live actors, take in an award-winning multisensory film and enjoy 3D holographic interactive exhibits. Don't forget to stop in at Abigail's Tea Room for a colonial teatime or a hearty lunch. It all adds up to a vibrant experience that will bring this legendary chapter of our history to life. TripAdvisor users voted it the Best Family Museum in Boston and Yankee Magazine named it Best New Museum. [less-]

"A Christmas Story: The Musical" -- Ralphie Sings, Leg Lamp Dances

at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester
OFFER DATES:
Thu, November 09
Sun, November 12
FULL PRICE: $40 - $65
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $48.75

"You'll shoot your eye out!" That classic line spews from TV sets nationwide every December as '40s cherub Ralphie Parker -- oversized glasses, dapper sweater and meticulously combed blond hair -- str... [more+]

"You'll shoot your eye out!" That classic line spews from TV sets nationwide every December as '40s cherub Ralphie Parker -- oversized glasses, dapper sweater and meticulously combed blond hair -- struggles to find compassion in a world of dream-crushing adults. His Christmas wish is simple: to get a Red Ryder BB gun. Or, more specifically, a "Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time." But the grown-ups in his life are having none of it. Now his misadventures have moved from the screen to the stage in the Boston area with "A Christmas Story: The Musical". Originally produced by the film's first Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, this musical spectacular at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is witty holiday entertainment with a heart of gold (and a tacky leg lamp). [less-]

"Jack and the Giant": A Fun Family Adventure

at Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 10
Sat, November 11
Sat, November 11
+ 2 more dates
Fri, November 10
Sat, November 11
Sat, November 11
Sun, November 12
Sun, November 12
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Few things are more rewarding as a parent than a breathless, post-show conversation with little ones whose eyes have been opened to other worlds and new ideas through the power of live entertainment. ... [more+]

Few things are more rewarding as a parent than a breathless, post-show conversation with little ones whose eyes have been opened to other worlds and new ideas through the power of live entertainment. And this joyous, heartfelt spin on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk offers up just such an opportunity. Filled with intriguing new characters and a dynamic score, this family-friendly show from the dedicated young theatre artists of the Advanced Young Company Ensemble is an adventure your young ones won't want to miss. Journey with "Jack and the Giant" at the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham. [less-]

"Pooka in the Woods": A Celtic Holiday Celebration

at Larcom Theatre, Beverly
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 18
Sun, November 19
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12.50

"Pooka in the Woods" finds downtown Beverly's Larcom Theatre transformed into a magical forest where dancers turn into swans, aerial creatures become old women, and the Pooka (part human, part animal ... [more+]

"Pooka in the Woods" finds downtown Beverly's Larcom Theatre transformed into a magical forest where dancers turn into swans, aerial creatures become old women, and the Pooka (part human, part animal spirit) leads everyone in a Celtic celebration of the harvest through story, dance and music. It's an immersive event that children and adults alike will love. [less-]

"A Christmas Carol": Puppets, Live Music, Dancing Help Put New Twist on Classic Tale

at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
+ 6 more dates
Fri, November 24
Fri, November 24
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Thu, November 30
Mon, December 04
Thu, December 14
Thu, December 21
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FULL PRICE: $52 - $67
OFFER PRICE: $52 - $67

It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol", the Dickens classic is given... [more+]

It wouldn't be the holidays without miserly Ebenezer Scrooge trying to derail everyone's enjoyment, and in Underground Railway Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol", the Dickens classic is given a facelift that infuses even more holiday energy. Featuring puppetry, a live musical score, dancing and an intimate setting, the sights, sounds and scents of this Christmas favorite leap off the stage. Celebrate the season with this unique look at a timeless tale. [less-]

"The Nutcracker": Holiday Classic From Commonwealth Ballet

at Regis College Fine Arts Center, Weston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 24
Fri, December 08
Sat, December 09
FULL PRICE: $25 - $39
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $19.50

Leap through the holidays with the accomplished dancers of Commonwealth Ballet and guest artists, as they frolic, battle and dance to Tchaikovsky's majestic score. The timeless tale of "The Nutcracker... [more+]

Leap through the holidays with the accomplished dancers of Commonwealth Ballet and guest artists, as they frolic, battle and dance to Tchaikovsky's majestic score. The timeless tale of "The Nutcracker" follows young Clara, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King, through the beautiful Snow Forest to the Sugar Plum Fairy's Land of Sweets. Start -- or continue -- a family tradition full of laughter, magic and wonder with "The Nutcracker" at Regis College Fine Arts Center. [less-]

"A Charlie Brown Christmas": A Holiday Classic

at Larcom Theatre, Beverly
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
+ 11 more dates
Sat, November 25
Sat, November 25
Sun, November 26
Sun, November 26
Sat, December 02
Sat, December 02
Sun, December 03
Sun, December 03
Thu, December 07
Fri, December 08
Sat, December 09
Sat, December 09
Sun, December 10
Sun, December 10
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FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $16

The only holiday moment more magical than watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on TV is watching it live on stage in this all-new production. Join good ol' Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts... [more+]

The only holiday moment more magical than watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on TV is watching it live on stage in this all-new production. Join good ol' Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang for this fun, festive show that's a nostalgic trip for some and a holiday treat for all. Eric Schaeffer's acclaimed adaptation centers around everyone's favorite football-whiffing kid who, alarmed by the commercialism he sees all around him, tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. This very special show at the Larcom Theatre near Boston features brand new staging and direction, plus many of your favorite Christmas tunes. [less-]

"The Velveteen Rabbit" Comes to Life on Stage

at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 02
Sun, December 03
Sun, December 03
+ 8 more dates
Sat, December 02
Sun, December 03
Sun, December 03
Sat, December 09
Sat, December 09
Sun, December 10
Sun, December 10
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 17
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FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $14

This timeless children's classic goes from the bedside table to the theatrical stage in this magical production from Boston Children's Theatre. In Margery Williams' touching story, a young boy forms a... [more+]

This timeless children's classic goes from the bedside table to the theatrical stage in this magical production from Boston Children's Theatre. In Margery Williams' touching story, a young boy forms a special bond with his stuffed rabbit, who wants nothing more than to become real through the love of its owner. The company's 9th annual retelling of this beloved tale features beautifully hand-crafted puppets by Marjorie Tudor of the Tasha Tudor Family in a production that will delight and endear young and old alike. [less-]

Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker"

at Orpheum Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 03
FULL PRICE: $62.55 - $103.55
OFFER PRICE: $29 - $50

One of the world's most magical adaptations of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" pirouettes its way into Boston's Orpheum Theatre as part of its 25th annive... [more+]

One of the world's most magical adaptations of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, the Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" pirouettes its way into Boston's Orpheum Theatre as part of its 25th anniversary tour. Almost 40 renowned dancers bring to life the timeless story of young Masha (Clara), who receives the gift of a nutcracker one Christmas Eve and dreams that night of a grand adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. Filled with larger-than-life puppets and nesting dolls, handmade Victorian-style costumes, gasp-inducing special effects and sets created by "La La Land" designer Carl Sprague, this perennial favorite is sure to cast its seasonal spell over the whole family. [less-]

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Live on Stage

at Regent Theatre, Arlington
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 07
Fri, December 08
Sat, December 09
+ 12 more dates
Thu, December 07
Fri, December 08
Sat, December 09
Sat, December 09
Sun, December 10
Sun, December 10
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
Sun, December 24
Sun, December 24
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

The only holiday moment more magical than watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on TV is watching it live on stage in this Boston Children's Theatre production. Join good ol' Charlie Brown, Snoopy and ... [more+]

The only holiday moment more magical than watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on TV is watching it live on stage in this Boston Children's Theatre production. Join good ol' Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang for this fun, festive show that's a nostalgic trip for some and a holiday treat for all. Eric Schaeffer's acclaimed adaptation centers around everyone's favorite football-whiffing kid who, alarmed by the commercialism he sees all around him, tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. This very special show at the Regent Theatre features brand new staging and direction, plus many of your favorite Christmas tunes. [less-]

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas": A New Twist on an Old Favorite

at Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 09
Sun, December 10
Sat, December 16
+ 2 more dates
Sat, December 09
Sun, December 10
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Tue, December 19
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is a holiday staple. Kids and parents recite the beloved poem in anticipation of Santa's yearly visit. But do your Christmas even traditions include squirt guns and ... [more+]

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is a holiday staple. Kids and parents recite the beloved poem in anticipation of Santa's yearly visit. But do your Christmas even traditions include squirt guns and hip-hop? Even if you're a particularly fun family and they do, the probably don't also involve heists, duels, secret agent elves and a perilous airplane flight. Playwright Ken Ludwig has whipped up a fun-filled, adventurous tale of three unlikely friends: a mouse, an elf and a and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. They're on a quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year and they won't rest until they know. It's a joyful tribute to the holiday season and an exciting journey that kids and their parents will love, so bring the family to the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham. [less-]

Boston Pops Holiday Concert With Santa Claus & More

at SNHU Arena, Manchester
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $58 - $78
OFFER PRICE: $43.50 - $58.50

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra capture the magic of the Christmas season with their beloved Holiday Pops concert. Inspired by the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops ... [more+]

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra capture the magic of the Christmas season with their beloved Holiday Pops concert. Inspired by the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops -- hailed as "America's Orchestra" -- will be joined by The Metropolitan Chorale to perform holiday classics and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert's finale, followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance at SNHU Arena in Manchester to a close. [less-]

"A Charlie Brown Christmas": A Family Classic

at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Thu, December 21
+ 6 more dates
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
Sun, December 24
Sun, December 24
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

A Christmas classic rolls into the Boston Center for the Arts, bringing all your favorites from the Peanut gang onto the stage of the Calderwood Pavilion. Bust a move with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lu... [more+]

A Christmas classic rolls into the Boston Center for the Arts, bringing all your favorites from the Peanut gang onto the stage of the Calderwood Pavilion. Bust a move with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Lucy as they put on a Christmas pageant, trying to discover the true meaning of this holiday. Expect to see the famous little fir tree, a present that the whole family will enjoy. [less-]