10 for the Road
You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia.
Dec. 29. Albany, N.Y. Outdoor and indoor family activities, including musical performances, a children's fun run, 5K run and fireworks.
2. Holiday Magic.
Dec. 26-Jan. 1. Mystic, Conn. Magic tricks, magic show, and the magic of the universe under the planetarium dome.
3. 13th Annual New Year's Festival.
Dec. 31. North Conway, N.H. Parade of Light Procession, fireworks, balloon sculptures, storytelling, and outdoor activities.
4. Pete Sutherland.
Dec. 30. Vergennes, Vt. Joining the musician and songwriter for his Petestock concert will be Karen Sutherland, Colin McCaffrey, Will Patton and Jeremiah McLane.
5. First Night Alexandria.
Dec. 31. Alexandria, Va. Music, dance, performing arts and fireworks to ring in the new year.
6. Tour of Historic Havre de Grace Churches.
Dec. 30. Havre de Grace, Md. 19th- and 20th-century churches with stained glass windows and nativity scenes. 410-939-2464.
7. Bright Night Providence.
Dec. 31. Providence, R.I. Artist-run, arts-oriented New Year's Eve celebration.
8. Short Films From Romania.
Dec. 30. Washington, D.C. Screening of films such as
Coffee and Cigarettes
9. Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker."
Dec. 29. Boston. Production of the Christmas classic.
10. Liberty's Winterfest.
Dec. 30-Jan 1. Lynchburg, Va. Christian music festival and winter retreat, featuring 10 bands, speakers and extreme-sports demos.