Six things to do this weekend


Six things to do this weekend
Farmers Market guests visit the booth run by Heather’s Hearth at the 2021 market in Hudson last year. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

Winter Market

Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain, snow or shine), Hudson Town Hall. Winter Markets are a final way to visit our farmers market vendors before we ring in the New Year. Markets include locally-sourced meat, poultry, dairy, root vegetables, herb wreaths, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, bread, apples and crafts.


Living Nativity

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough, will have its annual Living Nativity on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. The Living Nativity is a re-enactment of the Christmas story, told with musicians, narrators, actors, and animals, and it is put on for the community free of charge. Light refreshments will follow.

A Christmas Carol

Hanover Theatre and Conservatory, Dec. 16-23. The annual production of “A Christmas Carol” will be returning to the stage. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts.

For tickets, visit

Polar Plunge

Take a Polar Plunge to fight polio on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at Memorial Beach in Marlborough. The $20 donation will cover a long-sleeve tech shirt, a custom mug and hot chocolate to the first 80 who register.

The event is sponsored by the Advanced Math and Science Academy’s Interact Club, the New England Innovation Academy’s Interact Club, the Marlborough Interact Club and the Rotary Club of Marlborough.

To sign up or make a donation, visit

Teen Zone Cookie Challenge

Dec. 17 and 18, Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St. Bake your favorite cookie and bring several dozen to be tasted and judged by library patrons. The baker of the cookie that receives the most likes will win a sweet treat.

Cookies must be baked by a teen and not store bought. All entries should include a recipe. Drop off cookies at the library on Sunday, Dec. 17, between 1 and 5 p.m., or on Monday, Dec. 18, between 9 and 11 a.m. Judging will take place by library patrons on Dec. 18 between noon and 7 p.m. The baker of the cookie with the most votes will be notified on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Marlborough Downtown Holiday Stroll

Sunday, Dec. 17, 3 to 7 p.m. Visit local businesses, including the pop-up shops (Vibes Candles and Magic Color Co). In addition, there will be entertainment, breweries, Santa and friends, chowder/chili contest, face painting, cookie decorating, caroling, story time and more.

Interested vendors can contact Lindsey Jaworek, [email protected].

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