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.

1. Winterfestival.

Dec. 29. Albany, N.Y. Outdoor and indoor family activities, including musical performances, a children's fun run, 5K run and fireworks.

» READ MORE: www.albanyevents.org

; 518-434-2032.

2. Holiday Magic.

Dec. 26-Jan. 1. Mystic, Conn. Magic tricks, magic show, and the magic of the universe under the planetarium dome.

» READ MORE: www.mysticseaport.org

; 1-888-973-2767.

3. 13th Annual New Year's Festival.

Dec. 31. North Conway, N.H. Parade of Light Procession, fireworks, balloon sculptures, storytelling, and outdoor activities.

» READ MORE: www.mwvevents.com

; 603-356-5701.

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.

; 802-877-6737.

5. First Night Alexandria.

Dec. 31. Alexandria, Va. Music, dance, performing arts and fireworks to ring in the new year.

; 703-838-5005.

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.

» READ MORE: www.brightnight.org

; 401-351-2596.

8. Short Films From Romania.

Dec. 30. Washington, D.C. Screening of films such as

Coffee and Cigarettes

,

Traffic

, and

The Apartment

.

» READ MORE: www.nga.gov

; 202-737-4215.

9. Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker."

Dec. 29. Boston. Production of the Christmas classic.

» READ MORE: www.bostonballet.org

; 617-456-6343.

10. Liberty's Winterfest.

Dec. 30-Jan 1. Lynchburg, Va. Christian music festival and winter retreat, featuring 10 bands, speakers and extreme-sports demos.

; 1-800-662-5848.

- Elizabeth Fox