Santa's Real Helpers

1. Ages five to 15 can partake in activities from martial arts to soccer at the New England Sports Academy‘s full-day ($90) or half-day camps ($55), with early drop-off and late pickup options ($15).

12/24, 12/26-12/28, 345 University Ave., Westwood, 781-493-6345,

2. As its name suggests, The Little Gym‘s Anytime Holiday Camp takes youngsters ages three to eight at any time, on any day, for three-hour stints ($42) of crafts, sports, and song and dance.

12/29-12/31, 1208B VFW Pkwy., West Roxbury, 617-323-9769,

3. Drama queens and kings ages four to 11 can attend Boston Children’s Theatre‘s single-day programs ($45-$55). For ages 10 to 18, the group’s "mini musical" programs ($70) transform theater classics into 20-minute productions.

321 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-424-6634,