Huge List of Family Friendly Boston Events: November 2-6

Day of the Dead @ Peabody Museum

Tuesday, November 2 3pm-5pm

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, 02138


Ages 5+

Free w/ Museum Admission

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University will celebrate Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with traditional Mexican dance performances, craft activities, story time, and Sugar Skull workshops. All festivities are free with museum admission, with the exception of the sugar skull workshops which cost an additional $5/skull.

Boston Christmas Crafts Festival

Friday, November 4 Noon-7pm

Saturday, November 5 10am-6pm

Sunday, November 6 10am-5pm

Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston 02210


All Ages

$10/in advance, $12/at door, Free/Kids

The annual Christmas Festival at the Seaport World Trade Center features a marketplace of arts and crafts items by over 300 artists from around the country. There will also be a Gingerbread House Competition, where competing chefs will be judged by a celebrity panel, with the proceeds to benefit Housing Families. Tickets are priced at 10 bucks, but be sure to print out the ‘discount’ coupon to take along if you plan on paying at the door. The coupon is for $2 off your admission ticket; although the term discount is a bit of a misnomer since it will simply result in you paying $10 like everyone else (the ticket price at the door happens to be $12). It’s an interesting trick by the event hosts to make you think you are getting a deal, but the coupon must be used to prevent you from paying more than everyone else. Get Tickets Online

Kambiri the Gorilla’s 1st Birthday Party

Saturday, November 5 10am-3pm

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester 02121


Free w/ regular admission

Kambiri, the baby gorilla at the Franklin Park Zoo, will celebrate his or her first birthday (the website does not specify Kambiri’s gender) on November 5th, and visitors to the zoo are invited to join in on the festivities. The gorilla exhibit in the Tropical Forest will be decorated for the special day and the gorillas will enjoy special treats. The first 250 visitors will also receive complimentary treats in the form of cupcakes by Sweet Cupcakes.

The Great Muppet Caper

Saturday, November 5 10:30am

Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline 02446


$7/adults, $5/kids

The Coolidge Corner Theatre presents a screening of The Great Muppet Caper movie, as part of the weekly Kids’ Shows program. Get Tickets

Li Min Mo, Professional Storyteller @ the Library

Saturday, November 5 1pm-3pm

Honan Allston Branch Public Library, 300 N. Harvard St., Allston, 02134


Ages 6+


Professional Chinese Storyteller, Li Min Mo, will be at the Honan Allston Branch Public Library for a storytelling session featuring Asian folk tales and more. An origami activity will follow the performance.

Fayerweather Street School Rummage Sale

Saturday, November 5 9am-2pm

Fayerweather Street School, 765 Concord Ave., Cambridge, 02138

3rd thru 8th graders and adults


The legendary Rummage Sale at Fayerweather Street School will offer all sorts of quality items passed along from parents of 3rd through 8th graders. There will be kids’ clothes, sports equipment, games, toys, kitchen supplies, adult name brand clothing, and more. Admission is $1; proceeds will benefit the school library.

Family Concert: Rolie Polie Guacamole

Sunday, November 6 @ 2pm

Bakalar Recital Hall, 25 Kennard Rd., Brookline, 02445


Ages 2-7


The Brookline Music School presents a live family concert with Rolie Polie Guacamole, a Brooklyn-based children’s jam band known for their interactive shows and inspirational songs.

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