The weekend has arrived, but you’ve got no idea what you’re going to do? Patch is coming to the rescue with your best bets for the done-work-outta-here time.Check out our picks for activities you won’t want to miss this weekend:
1. Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Where/When: The Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts 40 Stow St. Concord; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15
Why Go: Well, because it's New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater's original musical adaptation"Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol." That's why.
Pricing: $20 for those aged 18 and older, $17 for those 17 and under
2. Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop for Children
Where/When: Fowler Branch Library, 1322 Main St., Concord; 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14
Why Go: Because children age 6 years and older are invited to decorate pre-made houses made from graham crackers.
Pricing: Free, but registration is required. And you can do that by visiting the Concord Free Public Library website at www.concordlibrary.org and going to the
3. Global Santa Visit
Where/When: Barefoot Books, 89 Thoreau St, Concord; 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14
Why Go: Santa will be stopping by Barefoot Books for a reading of The Night Before Christmas, to pose for pictures and make free holiday craft afterwards.
Pricing: Free, with donation of one food item to the Open Table Concord Food Drive. RSVPs required.
4. Winter Celebration Laser Show
Where/When: Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln St, Westford; 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14
Why Go: Prismatic Magic is bringing their popular holiday show back to Westford and inviting area families to herald in the season of peace and joy with a bright, colorful laser festival set to non-denominational holiday songs and current pop tunes.
Pricing: $10 for adults, $8 for kids and seniors; there's a $35 family max
5. Holiday Theme Story Slam
Where/When: South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School St., Acton; 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14
Why Go: South Acton Congregational Church's Second Saturdays on School Street event for December is a Story Slam with a holiday theme. They'll choose about a dozen storytellers to spin short holiday yarns.
Pricing: $9 for individuals, $16 per family