November 30: Lighting of the Merry Maple, 3-7 p.m., tree lighting, face painting, hayrides, live entertainment, crafts, carol singalong, Santa arrives by firetruck, visit and photos with Santa, Amherst Town Common, Amherst, FREE.
November 30: Christmas Tree Lighting, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Santa arrives on fire truck, FREE food and drinks, visit with Santa, Market Square, Downtown Chicopee, FREE.
November 30 - December 1: Holyoke Holiday Market, Friday 4-8 p.m. & Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., arts and crafts vendors, holiday lights, carolers, food and drink, carousel rides, visit with Santa, tree lighting, parade of lights, more, Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke, FREE admission.
November 30-December 2: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, holiday readings, house tours, caroling, horse drawn carriage rides, visit with Santa, kids activities, more, see link for schedule, Main Street, Stockbridge, FREE for most activities.
December 1: Kids Build Workshop, 9 a.m. - noon, build a wooden sled with reindeer, all Home Depot stores, FREE.
December 1: Santa's Holiday Parade, 9 a.m. - noon, holiday parade with carolers, marching band, mascot characters, wagon rides, roaming railroad rides, ice sculptures, more, Yankee Candle Village, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, FREE.
December 1: Visit with Santa, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., BYO camera for a FREE photo with Santa in his sleigh, cookies and cocoa too, Coopers, 161 Main St., Agawam, FREE.
December 1: Holiday Used Toy Exchange, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., come pick out some gently used toys for holiday giving, open to all, BYO shopping bag., Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper St., Agawam, FREE.
December 1: Family Friendly Early Showing of The Grinch, 10:45 a.m., see the new Grinch movie, FREE hot cocoa and Grinch treats, South Hadley Tower Theaters, The Village Commons, 19 College St., South Hadley. Tickets: $5/person.
December 1 & 2: Yuletide at Storrowton, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., historic holiday house tours, live music, animals, storytelling, hands on activities, crafts, demonstrations, Storrowton Village Museum, Eastern State Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, FREE.
December 1: MAKEBreak Gingerbread Houses, 1-3 p.m., purchase a gingerbread house kit and all supplies to complete the project are provided, for ages 3 and up, all Michael's Craft Stores. Admission: purchase of gingerbread house kit.
December 1: Downtown Northampton Holiday Stroll, 5-8 p.m., Main Street will be closed to vehicles for a festival including live music, kids activities, free hot chocolate, food and more, Main Street, Northampton, FREE.
December 1: Lantern Light Parade & Tree Lighting, 6-9 p.m., live music and entertainment, lantern light parade begins at 6:15 p.m. stepping off from Family Dollar on Franklin Street and proceeding to Park Square where tree lighting will take place, Downtown Westfield, FREE.
December 2: MAKEBreak Gingerbread Slime, 2-4 p.m., purchase the jar and all materials needed to customize premade slime will be provided, for ages 3 and up, all Michael's Craft Stores. Admission: jar purchase.
December 2: Easthampton WHObalation, 5:30-8 p.m., live music, carols (get your songsheets at stage), dance party, cocoa, tree lighting, Millside Park, 2 Ferry St., Easthampton, FREE (donations of new, unwrapped toy with value of $10 or less requested).
December 2: First Night of Chanukah Menorah Lighting, snacks, hot cocoa, stories, songs, dreidels, front of City Hall, 536 Dwight St., Holyoke, FREE.
Through December 2: Melha Shriners Feztival of Trees, lighted tree display, bake sale, food, craft sale, photos with Santa, see link for hours, 133 Longhill St., Springfield. Admission: $2/adult, FREE for kids 12 and under.
Through December 9: Festival of Trees, daily, see link for schedule, lit tree display and raffle to benefit Springfield Boys & Girls Club, MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield. Admission: $5/adults, FREE for kids 12 and under, FREE admission for military and their families. Tree raffle tickets 25/$10.
Through December 30: Winterfest & Tunnel of Lights, 5-9 p.m., weekends, trolley rides, holiday lights displays, model train setups, visit with Santa, Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Road, East Windsor, CT. Admission: $15/adults, $10/children,
Through January 1: Winter Wonderland Light Display, 4-9 p.m., drive through light display, Look Park, 300 N. Main St., Florence, FREE (donations gratefully accepted).