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UPDATED Jan. 17: Families were invited to a "Winter Wonderland extravaganza" at Minuteman High School in Lexington from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. There, they can enjoy hot chocolate, winter games, face painting, crafts and other family-friendly activities, a news release said. The cost is $7 per person or $25 for a family of four or more. Payment can be made online  (details below) in advance or via cash at the door. Each admission includes a hot cocoa, a bag of popcorn and a cookie-decorating activity.

In case of inclement weather on Jan. 20, the event will instead take place Jan. 27, organizers said.

This first-ever event is sponsored by Minuteman High School Student Activities. The high school, attended by 215 Arlington teens, is at 758 Marrett Road, Lexington. All proceeds benefit the Minuteman High School Scholarship Fund. More details are listed below. 

Free activities that day also are said to include a Lego building station, scavenger hunts and workshops. Also planned are student art sales, pop-up chili sales, pop-up plant sales, donation-based photos with reptiles, a photo booth to capture memories, and various vendors and raffles; attendees are advised to bring cash to pay for any of these extras.

An indoor snowball fight, "animal encounter" photographs and wooden car races also are scheduled, acccording to Interim Principal Katie Bouchard, speaking at the school-committee meeting Tuesday evening. She added that so far 15 employees and nearly 30 student workers/volunteers will be helping out that morning.

To order tickets, go here >>

Ample free parking is available, including handicapped parking. There are ramps and elevators on the site.

For any questions, email admissions at minuteman.org

Nov. 14, 2023: Minuteman School Committee met remotely Nov. 14

This news item was published Jan. 10, 2024, based on a news release from Erin Norsen, director of marketing and admissions for Minuteman. It was updated Jan. 17, 2024, based on information presented by Interim Principal Katie Bouchard at the Jan. 16 meeting of the Minuteman School Committee.