5 Things to Do the Last Weekend of the Year



5 Things to do in Hingham MA

Brought to you by Hingham Realtor Alice Pierce

Please see the time and date summary at the end of the listings.

1) New Year’s Day Woodland Walk

The great thing about walking in the woods during the inter months is that it provides the opportunity to see things that are otherwise hidden by foliage. Cohasset is a beautiful place to welcome in the New Year so why not come to Holly Hill Farm for their New Year’s Day Woodland Walk. Bring the whole family and choose the slow, meandering stroll, or the fast paced walk starting at 12:45 pm until 2:30 pm. Meet at the main barn at Holly Hill Farm, 236 Jerusalem Road in Cohasset. The farm stand will also be open and plenty of Cindy’s Incredible Hot Cocoa will be served! This is a FREE event and no registration is required.

For more information please visit the Holly Hill Farm website.

2) Early Access World’s End Hike

Another wonderful area right in ur Hingham back yard is World’s End. On Sunday, January 1st starting promptly at 6:30 am, there’s is a ranger led exploration of the hidden areas of World’s End. The gate opens extra early for anyone who would like to start the year off on the right foot by walking down the century-old cart paths to the Weir River and watch the sun rise over the horizon. Learn some interesting facts about World’s End along the way and have some hot cocoa or coffee at the gatehouse before and after the walk. The cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members and children are FREE. Pre-registration is required as there are limited spots. If you are a member, register using your membership number and receive a discount

For more information visit the website for World’s End.

3) First Day Hike at Nantasket Beach

If the beach is your thing, even on a winter day, consider participating in the First Day Hike at Nantasket Beach on January 1st, Sunday starting at 10:00 am. Join the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Town of Hull Health Commission for this 3 mile walk down the Nantasket Ave boardwalk to Kenberma Street. The walk starts and ends at the Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse with hot beverages and light snacks. This event is part of the national First Day Hike Program where America’s State Parks in all 50 states are offering free, guided hikes. The goal is to provide a means for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the country on the guided hikes.

For more information visit the State Park website.

4) Family New Year’s Eve Party

If you want to ring in the New Year with the whole family consider this Family New Year’s Eve Party on Saturday, January 31st starting at 10:00 am at the Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave in North Easton. This annual event is a daylong celebration providing crafts, games, activities and a magic show. There is a to count down the New Year with confetti blasts and a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Food and drink are also available. The cost is $10 per person

For more information please visit the Children’s Museum website.

5)Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt

Here is something completely different! If you are up for a trip into Cambridge, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is hosting the Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, December 31st, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The magic of J. K. Rowling’s world is the theme where you can take on the search for magical creatures! Climb a 150-year-old staircase, explore a maze of hallways and hidden rooms, peek around corners and into shadows to discover the real creatures and stories behind unicorns, yetis, nundus and other beasts. The Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum are the areas where witches, wizards, muggles, and magizoologists of all ages are invited to pick up the Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt clue sheets to begin the quest. Find them all, and you win a prize!

For more information please visit the Harvard Museum website.


Cohasset Event: New Year’s Day Woodland Walk
Date: Sunday
Time: 12:45 PM
Place: Holly Hill Farm

Hingham Event: Early Access World’s End Hike
Date: Sunday
Time: 6:30 AM
Place: World’s End

Hull Event: First Day Hike at Nantasket Beach
Date: Sunday
Time: 10 AM
Place: Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse

Easton Event: Family New Year’s Eve Party
Date: Saturday
Time: 10 AM
Place: Children’s Museum

Cambridge Event: Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt
Date: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 9 – 5
Place: Harvard Museum of Natural History



It has been a remarkable year for real estate sales. Demand is still high and inventory somewhat limited so there is no better time to look for your new home or to put your existing house on the market. One of the top South Shore Realtors Alice Pierce is ready to show you what our communities have to offer, or to list your home for sale. Alice is native to Hingham MA and can talk to you about Hingham’s neighborhoods and their distinctive characteristics, as well as Cohasset, Hull, Scituate, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Duxbury and all of the South Shore towns.

Please send Alice Pierce an email or visit her Coldwell Banker Real Estate website.

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