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Catch Sister Act With Your WOO Card

Thursday, January 02, 2014


The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings you the best places to use your WOO Card around town for discounts and WOO Points.

Help your friends and family get in on the act as well. WOO Cards make great gifts! Share discounts and special offers at more than sixty area cultural destinations, restaurants, hotels, retailers, transportation providers and more! Best of all–WOO Cards NEVER expire!

Use the coupon code 'GLW' to save $5 off the online purchase of a WOO Card today. Click here to purchase your own.

January 2nd-5th

Sister Act on stage at The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester
10% off tickets with your WOO Card
Get ready for some ridiculous fun when Broadway’s amazing musical smash Sister Act takes the stage at The Hanover Theatre! Don’t miss this entertaining tale of a wannabe diva hidden by police in a convent of all places after she witnesses a crime, featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken.


Saturdays, January 4th-25th

Indoor Games exhibit at Sprinkler Factory Gallery
38 Harlow Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points
As winter takes hold we turn indoors for time with family and friends to celebrate life in the warmth of our homes. The exhibition Indoor Games captures the spirit of creativity during the winter months. The show will feature playful, clever & witty art that requires skill and concentration to discover its meaning, message and technique like a riddle or puzzle.


January 3rd-5th

AMSOIL Arenacross at the DCU Center
50 Foster Street, Worcester
$5 off tickets to Jan 3rd & 4th 7 p.m. shows with WOO Card
Reigning three-time AMSOIL Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers returns to the DCU Center to defend his Arenacross Class crown, with his sights set on becoming just the third rider in history to win four consecutive titles!


Saturday, January 4th

Saturday Nature Play at the EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way, Worcester
$2 off museum admission & $1 off planetarium show with WOO Card
Join us on the first Saturday of every month for "Saturday Nature Play with the Worcester Children's Museum." In January, we will have fun Playing with Snow. This drop-in activity is designed for children ages 2-8, but welcome to all.



Winter Farmers Market indoors at Crompton Collective
138 Green Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points
Shop local farmers for veggies, sweet treats and so much more!



Weekends in Worcester…www.WorcesterMass.org/Culture


Related Slideshow: Post-Holiday Activities

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Ice Skating

Celebrate the beauty of the winter season and head out to do some ice skating. Every Thursday until February, take a trip to the Worcester Common Oval from 12:00-2:00 pm for a $2 lunchtime skate. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, head to the indoor Buffone Skating Arena on Friday night for their Lights out DJ Skate from 8:10 pm.

Buffone: 284 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA. (508) 798-3674.

Worcester Common Oval: 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 929-0777.

Photo: Mass Office of Travel & Tourism/Flickr

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Winter Farmer's Market

Head to the Crompton Collective on Green Street for a winter-style farmer’s market. The market is spread out over 8,000 square feet and includes fresh produce, coffee, beautiful antiques, handmade items, and so much more. If you haven’t checked it out yet, definitely do!

138 Green Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 753-7303. 

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Woodland Magic

Escape the sometimes dreary days of winter with a trip to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. Up until January 5 (excluding New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day) check out Holly Days: Woodland Magic at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Even after the holidays have passed this great exhibit is still a must-see, featuring thousands of colorful lights and lots of woodland themed, nature inspired ornaments.

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA. (508) 869-6111.

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What says winter more than a good old fashioned sledding session? Worcester and surrounding areas are blessed with several great hills to slide down—so much so that they have become family traditions. Try Worcester’s Green Hill Park for fun free sledding, or Ski Ward in Shrewsbury for a steeper tubing experience.

Green Hill: 50 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA. (508) 799-1190.

Ski Ward: 1000 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA. (508) 842-6346.

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Escape the chill of winter and enjoy some candlepin bowling, which was invented in 1880 in Worcester. Try your hand at this true New England spin on a family classic at Colonial Bowling Center on Mill Street or Bayberry Bowling Center in Spencer.

Colonial Bowling: 248 Mill Street, Worcester, MA.

Bayberry Bowling: 326 Main Street, Spencer, MA. (508) 885-4876.

Photo: Lisa Clarke/Flickr

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Salisbury Mansion

Enjoy some wintertime peace today or tomorrow as you experience the Worcester treasure that is Salisbury Mansion by candlelight as part of their Home for the Holidays exhibit. From 4:30-6:30 pm, you and your family are invited to the mansion to see period rooms decked out in holiday cheer reminiscent of the 1860s-1960s for a chance to see the evolution of holiday celebrations at the mansion throughout the decades. 

30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 753-8278.

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Ring in the new year whilst not forgetting years gone by with the Worcester Historical Museum. Their current exhibit, Worcester in the 1960s, celebrates a decade of radical change in Worcester’s history. Learn about civil unrest, urban renewal, fashion, peace protests, and more that were so much a part of Worcester in the ‘60s.

 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 753-8278.

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Indoor Games

Check out The Sprinkler Factory’s latest exhibit: Indoor Games! Every Saturday until January 28, head down for free hot chocolate and a look at some great local art. The theme, Indoor Games, pays homage to indoor creativity that erupts during the cold winter months when the outdoors is all but off-limits.

38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA.

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Get out of the house and enjoy a great theatrical performance at the Hanover Theatre. January 2-5, Sister Act will be making an appearance to be remembered. Use your WOO Card for a 10% discount!

2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA. (877) 571-SHOW.

Photo: Mass office of Travel & Tourism/flickr

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Winter Sports

Pack your snow shoes or cross country skis, grab a friend, and hop onto one of the sections of the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, with presence in 24 local communities. The Rail Trail is built atop an old railroad line that was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938, and today serves as an all season recreational hub.


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