It’s that time of year again, when it starts to get cold and the holiday spirit takes over.  I have put together a short list of on-going events in the Boston Area that are fun to do with the whole family.   They start today, so go, get out there, relax and get moving . . . Tree Lighting Pre-Show at Frog Pond Skating Rink: Thursday, December 1, 5:00pm, Ice Skating: ongoing through the entire Winter Season Get in the spirit at Boston Common and enjoy a holiday skating show at the Frog Pond on your way to the Official Tree Lighting. Hop over to Frog Pond at 5:00pm and enjoy a festive skating spectacular with pairs and dance couples, synchronized skating teams, and fun holiday performances from our talented Skating Academy students and local and national champion figure skaters.http://www.bostonfrogpond.com/ Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fairs: Dec. 1, 2, 7-9 and Dec. 14-23. Saturdays 10-7 p.m., Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Weekdays: 12-7:30 p.m. First Parish Unitarian Church. Corner of Mass. Ave and Church Street. The fair includes a changing mix of New England craftspeople and world traveling importers featuring many wonderful gift items. http://www.harvardsquareholidayfair.com/ Gardens Aglow – Sandwich, MA: Now through December 18, 2011 The Heritage Museums and Gardens grounds and museums will sparkle with festive lights and decorations. In addition, we will host many fun-filled activities throughout the property including a gingerbread house display, yuletide kids’ crafts, rides on the vintage carousel and a visit from Old St. Nick. Location: Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove Street. Time: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 5-9 p.m. Cost: Adults, $10; youth (ages 3-17), $5; children age two and younger admitted free. Information: 508-888-3300 or visitwww.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/