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First Friday Open Mic | With Feature Caleb Gore

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Join us November 6 for our First Friday Open Mic at 7:30pm with host Jack Byrne and feature Caleb Gore! Sign up to perform or just tune to the Facebook Live performance and enjoy the music!



Thank you to our corporate sponsor:


December 04 (07:30 pm-10:00 pm)





Virtual Vista From Santa!

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Santa Claus Virtual Visits
Schedule your Magical Santa visit today!

December 5 & 6 | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (you will choose an available time slot through Sign-Up Genius upon ticket purchase)

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is making this hoiday season more memorable than ever with VIP access to Santa Claus. Delight your children and family with a personal virtual visit from Santa Claus. It's a safe, convenient, and fun way for Santa to hear your Holiday wishes.

  • Pick a day and an hour that’s convenient for you.
  • Your phone, tablet or computer will get VIP access to the North Pole.
  • Each visit is personalized especially for your family.
  • Share your holiday wishes directly with Santa.
  • No crowds, no lines and socially safe.

For a $20 donation, connect with Santa via a Zoom video call straight from the North Pole where he is getting ready for the big day.

Schedule a magical virtual Santa visit now!

The Children's Entertainment Series is Sponsored by:



December 05 - December 06 (10:00 am-03:00 pm)



Hope for the Holidays Card Drive (FREE Virtual Workshop)

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is on a mission—to create 100 Holiday Cards with messages of Hope—and deliver them to those in need this year through a partnership with Project Just Because (PJB).

Join us for a FREE online card design workshop on Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The one-hour workshop will be conducted over Zoom and led by artist and HCA instructor Marion Buricatu and will require just a few simple materials.

Description of class: Create a beautiful art design with Holly leaves for a holiday season full of hope

Materials Needed: paper of any size and color, markers, pens, paint, and any other decorations you want to add to your card.

When your beautiful new card is complete, just add your own special message and then drop off your card at the center!

For FREE Registration: Click Here

Want to do more? The HCA is also a drop off location for the PJB Holiday Drive Program for Kids. Feel free to drop off the following with your card at the HCA (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA).

  • Children Under 12 - Donate New Toys or Books
  • Teens - Donate Gift Cards (Amazon, Target or Walmart), Sports Items, Hoodies, Sneakers, Toiletries, and Beauty Products (all items must be new)

Deadline to bring your cards (and/or gifts to the HCA) DECEMBER 19th.


December 05 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)



Enter Stage Left Theater's Holiday Concert (Virtual)

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Join us from the comfort of your home as we air the 2019 Holiday concert by Enter Stage Left Theater's adult chorus, The Treblemakers. A zoom link will be provided before the air date. Donations are always appreciated!

December 9 | 7:00 to 9:30 pm

To Donate: Click Here


December 09 (07:00 pm-09:30 pm)



FREE WORKSHOP: Art Around the World - December (Virtual)

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Hopkinton Center for the Arts - Art Around the World series presents a free children's cultural program. You and your child are welcome to join us  as we celebrate a different culture each month with instructor Judith Smith. Kids will listen to a story, hear a themed-song and have fun making a culturally themed art craft. Program runs Saturday 2 - 3 pm via a Zoom link. Participants will be sent a list in advance of simple materials to provide your child for the craft. A computer screen and internet connection is required. 

Recommended for ages 3 to 8. 

Pre-registration is required per family. This program is offered at no cost. Donations are encouraged and can be made here: CLICK TO MAKE DONATION

December 12: United States (Kwanzaa)

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

December 12 (02:00 pm-03:00 pm)





USO Christmas Show!

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Enter Stage Left Theater's USO Christmas Show

Enjoy this toe-tapping trip back to the 1940s and all the Christmas musical classics!

World War II ended more than 70 years ago. But the music, the dances, and the personalities are as fresh today as they were in the 1940s.

Enter Stage Left Theater is excited to air their WWII-era USO show, with a combination of both vintage material and original numbers. With Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, and more! Relive the magic of this very special holiday event that honors past and current military veterans.

These performances are free but you need to reserve a ticket to receive the show link. Donations are always welcome!

Tickets for Saturday, December 12 @ 6:00 pm: Click Here

Tickets for Sunday, December 13 @ 3:00 pm: Click Here 


December 12 - December 13 (06:00 pm-03:00 pm)





The Nutcracker Story (Virtual)

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The Nutcracker Story adapts the traditional Nutcracker ballet to film creating the perfect family holiday performance to enjoy from home. The audience will follow along with a girl and her uncle as they open a beloved Nutcracker storybook and enter into its magical pages.

This version is a wonderful family holiday activity for all ages and perfect for little ones who might be experiencing The Nutcracker for the first time. Join Clara and her Prince as they travel to the Palace of the Sweets and enjoy favorites like Hot Chocolate, Tea, Marzipan, Peppermint Candy Canes, and the Waltz of the Flowers.

Performed by our HCA Dancers. Produced and choreographed by HCA Director of Dance Jessica Wilson with illustrations and video direction by HCA dance instructor Theresa Kniaz.

The Nutcracker Story Tickets

December 18 at 6:00 PM | Click Here
December 19 at 3:00 PM | Click Here
December 20 at 3:00 PM | Click Here

Suggested donation $10 for individuals and $25 for families

December 20 performance only: For an additional ticket price of $15, add a special visit with Clara in the Sugar Plum forest before the 3 pm show! Each ticket holder will receive a package of cocoa, cookies, and extra special marshmallow to enjoy while visiting with Clara. She will read a story and show you a piece of the dance from the party scene! It is a memory your little one won't soon forget.


December 18 - December 20 (06:00 pm-03:00 pm)
Meet dance student Andrew. Read More
Meet Paul Champlin, ESL Founding Member. Read More
Meet private lesson and group guitar instructor, Jack Byrne. Read More

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