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Weekend Agenda: Holiday Stroll, Holiday Stories, 'Scrooge' and a Laser Show

A handful of happenings to consider before filling in your weekend planner.

South Acton Congregational Church will host a holiday-themed Story Slam this Saturday, Dec. 14. Courtesy image
South Acton Congregational Church will host a holiday-themed Story Slam this Saturday, Dec. 14. Courtesy image

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. West Acton Holiday Stroll
Where/When: 291 Main St, West Acton; 6 p.m, Friday, Dec. 13
Why Go: 
To join withneighbors, friends and West Acton Merchants for a stroll around the village featuring caroling, a visit from Santa and a tree lighting at 7 p.m. Also, many merchants will be offering samples and specials. 
Pricing: Free 

3. 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. Rent
Where/When:  Dragonfly Theatre (RJ Grey Middle School) - 16 Charter Road, Acton; 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14
Why Go: 
Because Theatre with a Twist's Inspiring Actors will present the popular musical "Rent." 
Pricing: $15

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 

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