Weekend Calendar – January 7-9

Outdoor fun with friends. Finley, Katie Puppy and Hazel at Owl central.

It’s a gorgeous day in the neighborhood–and you really can’t ask for more entertainment than building snow forts, sliding on your butt down your black-ice driveway and snowshoeing on the miles of trails around Weston. But if you must be further entertained, here are a few of the things going on around town, and nearby. In case holiday lights are your jam, this is really the last chance for some of the bigger light shows.

All Weekend

Sparkling Lights at The Breakers: Newport, RI. If you’re into huge mansions, and are wondering if your addition is big enough, head on down to The Breakers in Newport because zowee, you have competition. Those Vanderbilts knew how to live, and die really since Cornelius only got four years in his hopped-up home before having a stroke. Hey, and did you know there were Vanderbilt descendants living there on the third floor until 2018? That’s cool. Friday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. through January 9. Includes interior tour. More info and tickets here.

Zoolights at The Stone Zoo: Stoneham. Take a one-way stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to black bears, bald eagle, Canada lynx, reindeer and arctic foxes. This year, several illuminated large-scale lantern displays will light up your winter’s night. This activity is closed tonight due to the snow, but open tomorrow and Sunday, 4-9:30 pm, advance tickets required. More info and tickets here.

Hopefully it’s not always snowing in Weston.

Weston Ski Track. Time to get out there and try out those snowshoes and nordic skis. Rentals are available, and reservations are required. So much fun. Saturdays & Sundays, 10 am to 8 pm. Check website for other days/times, and to reserve your pass. Weston Ski Track is at 190 Park Road in Weston.

Saturday, January 8

Wayland Winter Farmer’s Market at Russell’s. 10:30 am – 2 pm. Yay!! It’s back! This popular winter market will have around 25 vendors inside and 25 outside. Lots of yummies. Check out the list of vendors here. Masks are required. Overbuying of everything is suggested, but not required. By me. Shop local! Russell’s is at 397 Boston Post Road in Wayland.

Snowy Owl Prowl with the Trustees, Crane Estate. 10 am. Advance registration and payment required. Hike the dunes looking for snowy owls which will be very very hard to find in the snow. For more information, see here. This event repeats on future weekends.

Drive-In Movies at Waltham Craft Food Hall. Early show is Frozen (5-7 pm) and then Late Show is Matrix Resurrections (7-10 pm). Do not mix the times up or your kids will be very confused. More information here. 200 5th Avenue, Waltham.

Sunday January 9

Eroica with the Lincoln-Sudbury Orchestra. 3-5 pm, Lincoln-Sudbury High School. The L-S-O is back after 2 years hiatus due to pandemic. Program includes Beethoven Symphony #3 ‘Eroica’, the Overture for Winds by Felix Mendelssohn, the world premiere of William Nicholson’s work ‘Tarantella’, and Concertante for Two Violins, Op 13, #2 composed by the virtuoso black French violinist and expert swordsman, Joseph Bologne, Ch. de St. Georges. More information here. Lots of Covid restrictions so please read carefully.

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