Great Deals on Family Fun in Boston

Sunset Cruise of Boston Harbor With Cannon Fire Salute

at Northern Lights, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, November 15
Fri, November 16
Sat, November 17
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Thu, November 15
Fri, November 16
Sat, November 17
Fri, November 23
Sat, November 24
Thu, November 29
Fri, November 30
Thu, December 06
Fri, December 07
Sat, December 08
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Tue, December 18
Wed, December 19
Fri, December 21
Thu, December 27
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FULL PRICE: $42
OFFER PRICE: $25.20

Not only does this early evening cruise let you see some of Boston's most famous sights bathed in a beautiful glow, but it also provides prime views of the U.S.S. Constitution, which fires off its can... [more+]

Not only does this early evening cruise let you see some of Boston's most famous sights bathed in a beautiful glow, but it also provides prime views of the U.S.S. Constitution, which fires off its cannon every day to announce the setting of the sun. Relax aboard the classically styled motor yacht Northern Lights on the open-air top deck or the climate-controlled cabin below, enjoying a captain's commentary and light music, as well as a bar with adult beverages, soda, water and snacks available for purchase. This 90-minute sail floats by Fort Independence, passes under the iconic Tobin Bridge and gives you a glimpse of the Old North Church, where Paul Revere took his famous ride. [less-]

"Gooney Bird Greene & Her True Life Adventures"

at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 17
Sat, November 17
Sun, November 18
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Just in time for back to school, "Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures" is an adaptation by Kent R. Brown of the Lois Lowry book that charts the quirky course of Gooney Bird, a new student ... [more+]

Just in time for back to school, "Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures" is an adaptation by Kent R. Brown of the Lois Lowry book that charts the quirky course of Gooney Bird, a new student at Watertower Elementary with a flair for the theatrical. Gooney Bird inspires her classmates to maximize their own self-expression through wearing brightly-colored mismatched ensembles and telling wildly imaginative stories that are 100% true. Enjoy the fun in Boston at Wheelock Family Theatre. [less-]

Flip Out Over The New Chinese Acrobats

at The Bushnell, Hartford
OFFER DATES:
Sun, November 18
FULL PRICE: $39.50 - $59.50
OFFER PRICE: $19.50 - $29.50

Stunning feats of strength and flexibility abound in this spectacular new stage show, created in collaboration with the world-famous Cirque Eloize. The New Chinese Acrobats represent the evolution of ... [more+]

Stunning feats of strength and flexibility abound in this spectacular new stage show, created in collaboration with the world-famous Cirque Eloize. The New Chinese Acrobats represent the evolution of this ancient art form, blending the latest innovations with traditional techniques to produce one awe-inspiring set piece after another. With high-quality stage design and lighting adding to their off-the-charts acrobatic skills, these talented circus artists will no doubt have jaws dropping all over The Bushnell in Hartford as they perform award-winning acts from prestigious competitions like the Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris. [less-]

Party Like a Colonial at "Huzzah! Tavern Nights"

at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 23
Fri, December 14
Fri, December 28
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-]

Commonwealth Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

at Regis College Fine Arts Center, Weston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 23
FULL PRICE: $27 - $44
OFFER PRICE: $13.50 - $22

The magic of the holiday season arrives as Commonwealth Ballet’s 22nd annual production of "The Nutcracker" returns to the stage at Regis College’s Casey Theatre for eight spectacular performances... [more+]

The magic of the holiday season arrives as Commonwealth Ballet’s 22nd annual production of "The Nutcracker" returns to the stage at Regis College’s Casey Theatre for eight spectacular performances. Filled with laughter and wonder for the entire family, Commonwealth Ballet’s "The Nutcracker," under the artistic direction of Chip Morris, is renowned for its exciting dancing, humor and warmth. The 15 company members of Commonwealth Ballet will share the stage with guest artists and over 75 local performers. Lavish sets, gorgeous costumes and a magical Christmas tree that grows to unbelievable heights before your very eyes set the scene for the thrilling battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Get swept away in a flurry of snowflakes as you are carried along with Clara on an amazing adventure to the Land of Sweets where dancing Flowers, Mother Ginger, and the Dew Drop Fairy await you. Start a new holiday tradition and treat yourself and your family to this unforgettable retelling of a child’s dream set against a backdrop of captivating beauty. A traditional highlight for children is the opportunity to meet and obtain autographs from select dancers after the performance. Join in and share in the merriment of the holiday season! [less-]

Puppets, Live Music & Dancing Put Twist on Classic

at Central Square Theater, Cambridge
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 23
Fri, November 23
Sat, November 24
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Fri, November 23
Fri, November 23
Sat, November 24
Sat, November 24
Sun, November 25
Fri, November 30
Sat, December 01
Sat, December 01
Sun, December 02
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FULL PRICE: $44 - $70
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $35

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": Enchanting Youth Production

at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 23
Sat, November 24
Sat, November 24
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Fri, November 23
Sat, November 24
Sat, November 24
Sun, November 25
Sun, November 25
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FULL PRICE: $32 - $38
OFFER PRICE: $27 - $33

Nothing kicks off the holiday season on a high note like a production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet "The Nutcracker". So bring the whole family out to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts ... [more+]

Nothing kicks off the holiday season on a high note like a production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet "The Nutcracker". So bring the whole family out to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts as it transforms into the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. Top dance students from the Hanover Theatre Conservatory will cast a spell with their brilliant dancing and vibrant costumes as they take you on a fantastical adventure. Come along with Clara and the Nutcracker as they battle the ferocious Mouse King, accompanied by a live orchestra, which will have you humming Tchaikovsky’s iconic score all the way into Christmas morning. [less-]

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

at The Rockwell, Somerville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 24
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 29
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-]

"A Charlie Brown Christmas": Live on Stage

at Boch Center Shubert Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, November 29
Fri, November 30
Sat, December 01
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Thu, November 29
Fri, November 30
Sat, December 01
Sun, December 02
Sun, December 02
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FULL PRICE: $48 - $80.65
OFFER PRICE: $33.50 - $56.25

This touring production of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown ... [more+]

This touring production of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown becomes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry when he selects a tiny fir tree for the production. It’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday. Enjoy this timeless story that showcases the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi (performed by a three-piece ensemble on stage) at the Boch Center’s Shubert Theatre in Boston. [less-]

José Mateo's Magical "The Nutcracker"

at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, November 30
Sat, December 01
Sat, December 01
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Fri, November 30
Sat, December 01
Sat, December 01
Sun, December 02
Sun, December 02
Fri, December 07
Sat, December 08
Sat, December 08
Sun, December 09
Sun, December 09
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FULL PRICE: $57 - $80
OFFER PRICE: $28.50 - $40

José Mateo Ballet Theatre is poised to add to its 30-year tradition of bringing its magical production of "The Nutcracker" to Boston, featuring more than 100 children with substantial dancing roles. ... [more+]

José Mateo Ballet Theatre is poised to add to its 30-year tradition of bringing its magical production of "The Nutcracker" to Boston, featuring more than 100 children with substantial dancing roles. This beloved holiday classic, set to Tchaikovsky's masterful score, comes to the Emerson Cutler Majestic with the story of a young girl who receives a nutcracker as a Christmas Eve gift and dreams of an enchanted adventure full of excitement, romance and plenty of Sugar Plum Fairies. [less-]

"The Velveteen Rabbit" Comes to Life on Stage

at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 01
Sun, December 02
Sun, December 02
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Sat, December 01
Sun, December 02
Sun, December 02
Sat, December 08
Sat, December 08
Sun, December 09
Sun, December 09
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

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 10th annual retelling of this beloved tale has become one of Boston’s most cherished holiday traditions and 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. Enjoy this family favorite at the Calderwood Pavilion. [less-]

Holiday Tale "Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol"

at Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 08
Sun, December 09
Sat, December 15
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Sat, December 08
Sun, December 09
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas even if it means teaching grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer! Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens' novel by Tony Awar... [more+]

Tiny Tim is determined to have his father home for Christmas even if it means teaching grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge a lesson in Christmas cheer! Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens' novel by Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig ("'Twas the Night Before Christmas") and his son Jack, this heartwarming hour-long Christmas tale at the Greater Boston Stage Company is full of family fun for all ages. [less-]

"A Christmas Carol": Dickens' Holiday Classic

at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
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Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
Sun, December 23
Sun, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $28 - $46
OFFER PRICE: $14 - $39.10

Everyone's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, is off again on a magical time-traveling journey that celebrates the spirit of the season. The Hanover Theatre presents the holiday tradition for ... [more+]

Everyone's favorite holiday humbug, Ebenezer Scrooge, is off again on a magical time-traveling journey that celebrates the spirit of the season. The Hanover Theatre presents the holiday tradition for more than 10 years now, a festive stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", adapted by Hanover Theatre President & CEO, Troy Siebels. Featuring elaborate set designs, spectacular costumes and stunning special effects, this holiday gem tells the story of surly miser Scrooge, whose cold heart has forgotten the spirit of Christmas and left him alone with his riches. A surprise visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future sends Scrooge on a life-changing journey towards redemption as he discovers what it means to open your heart and connect with your community. Bring the whole family and revel in this joyous holiday tradition, starring audience favorite Jeremy Lawrence ("The Blacklist") at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester. And if you get there early, you can enjoy live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ! [less-]

"Madeline’s Christmas": A Charming Musical

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

While on their morning walk with Miss Clavel, everyone’s favorite Parisian —Madeline — and her schoolmates come down with the flu, and as they take to their beds, many wonder if they will be abl... [more+]

While on their morning walk with Miss Clavel, everyone’s favorite Parisian —Madeline — and her schoolmates come down with the flu, and as they take to their beds, many wonder if they will be able to go home and see their families for Christmas. But with the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Madeline and the other girls get a thrilling adventure beyond their wildest dreams. "Madeline’s Christmas" is a charming holiday musical for the whole family, with plenty of laughs, songs and thrills along the way. Enjoy this holiday treat at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. [less-]

Explore the Revolution: The Old State House Museum

at The Old State House, Boston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 28
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

History comes alive when you step inside The Old State House Museum. Walk in the footsteps of Samuel Adams, John Hancock and John Adams as you explore the sight of many of the most important events of... [more+]

History comes alive when you step inside The Old State House Museum. Walk in the footsteps of Samuel Adams, John Hancock and John Adams as you explore the sight of many of the most important events of the American Revolution, from the Boston Massacre to the first announcement of the Declaration of Independence. You'll also encounter the stories of the ordinary people whose lives were turned upside-down by the Revolution, and come face-to-face with 18th-century life with the museum's collection of artifacts. Built in 1713 and preserved by The Bostonian Society, The Old State House is the oldest surviving public building in Boston, and a must-see for anyone interested in history. [less-]

Catch the Latest Blockbusters With AMC Yellow eTickets

at Any AMC Theatre, AMC Theatres
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 31
FULL PRICE: $13.50
OFFER PRICE: $9

Rain or shine, hot or cold, a movie is the entertainment option that never lets you down. With these AMC Yellow eTickets, you can stock up on movie tickets and be ready for those nights when there's n... [more+]

Rain or shine, hot or cold, a movie is the entertainment option that never lets you down. With these AMC Yellow eTickets, you can stock up on movie tickets and be ready for those nights when there's nothing else going on, or for that big blockbuster you've been dying to see. Plus, with these discounted tickets, you'll free up some cash to spend on all the stuff that makes the movie experience complete -- giant slushies, nachos, candy and, of course, buttery, salty popcorn. Your etickets can be used at any AMC theaters near you for any movie, date and showing (Not Valid in California, New York, or New Jersey). [less-]

Norman Rockwell and Highlights of American Illustration

at National Museum of American Illustration, Newport
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 16
FULL PRICE: $20 - $55
OFFER PRICE: $13 - $35

Inside the National Museum of American Illustration, you'll find a kaleidoscope of art reflecting the culture of America. Immerse yourself in the country's extensive visual history with a self-guided ... [more+]

Inside the National Museum of American Illustration, you'll find a kaleidoscope of art reflecting the culture of America. Immerse yourself in the country's extensive visual history with a self-guided tour of the American Imagist Collection, which features the second-largest number of Norman Rockwell paintings, as well as the largest collection of original paintings by Maxfield Parrish, J.C. Leyendecker and more. Painted to be reproduced in advertisements, periodicals, newspapers and more, the NMAI displays the original artworks behind quintessential American images inside Vernon Court, a Gilded Age mansion built in 1898 on Newport's historic Bellevue Avenue. On exhibit now are the oil paintings, works on paper and accompanying artifacts that highlight the work of Howard Pyle, known as the "Father of American Illustration," and the generation of celebrated illustrators he taught. Admission also includes access to the adjacent Frederick Law Olmsted Park and Arboretum, the grounds of which were designed by Olmsted, the first American landscape architect. [less-]

Boston College Eagles Football

at Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: n/a

The air may be turning colder, but the gridiron at Alumni Stadium is heating up as Boston College kicks off another high-octane football season. With a deep crew of fiercely competitive talent returni... [more+]

The air may be turning colder, but the gridiron at Alumni Stadium is heating up as Boston College kicks off another high-octane football season. With a deep crew of fiercely competitive talent returning this season, the Eagles are poised to make some waves in the tough ACC. Preseason All-Americans A.J. Dillon and Lukas Denis will lead the charge out of the gate, backed by a roster chock-full of future NFL prospects and steered by head coach Steve Addazio. This is shaping up to be BC's year, so grab some friends, bust out your maroon and gold, and come cheer the Eagles on to victory! [less-]