Rockport's oldest Christmas tradition began back in the 1890's, when Rockport grocer Tim Sheehan invited the town's children to visit with Santa at his store. More than a century later, this event is still carried on by the Christmas Tree Committee.
Rockport New Year's Eve will have plenty of fun and entertainment for families starting at 6 pm and running all the way through to the count down and ball drop in Dock Square at midnight! There will be magicians, puppet shows, and even a drum parade with a green dancing dragon. This all happens with a backdrop live performances of dance & music ranging from classical music, jazz, reggae and rock & roll! So buy your buttons, come to Rockport, and get ready for a fun evening to ring in the New Year as a family!
From the Academy Award-nominated team that brought you Jimmy Neutron comes the uproarious IMAX® holiday film Santa vs. the Snowman. Witness the misadventures of a lonely snowman who discovers Santa’s Village and is swept away by its magical wonders. Soon, however, he becomes jealous of Santa and the attention he gets during Christmas time. The snowman wages an epic-scale polar war on Santa, and a hilarious battle ensues, complete with a holiday arsenal of hot chocolate squirt guns, giant igloo robot walkers, and even a 50-foot-tall toy soldier manned by Santa himself.
Come race the Festivus 5k in downtown Salem Massachusetts and raise funds for the Northshore Education Consortium of Beverly to help them purchase technology to assist and educate children with autism! Festivus 5K (F5K) for Autism is a yearly Festivus-themed holiday race through historic Salem, MA. The event is sponsored by Friends of North Shore Education Consortium. To date, F5K has raised over $65,000 to help children with autism and their families. The 2017 race will raise money to help the North Shore Education Consortium of Beverly, MA purchase technology to help educate students with autism.
The House of Seven Gables welcomes you to experience a Salem Christmas tradition. This December, surround yourself with the spirit of the season as Christmas scenes from famous works of literature including Little Women, A Christmas Carol, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales are brought to life for audiences in the rooms of the mansion.
Ipswich Evergreen is a Holiday festival and civic celebration at the Ipswich Visitor Center , and Ipswich's Old South Meetinghouse Green. Ipswich has great cause for merriment and jubilation! With the new year in sight, let us gather as a community to reflect on what makes living in Ipswich the year round most wonderful…
At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market Solstice Market, you'll have a chance to fill your cupboard with locally produced food just in time for the holidays! Pick up last minute gifts, food and meet up with your community before hibernating with your family and friends! You could even buy a gift membership for a friend this holiday season and share lots of fun times at the market together next growing season! A gift that truly keeps on giving!
Come to downtown Rockport Ma for a torch-lit reenactment of the Nativity - a long standing community tradition in Rockport Massachsuetts! Starting at 5pm along Dock Square and Main Street, ending at the Congregational Church. Each year hundreds of spectators gather to watch the live re-enactment of the story of baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Bethlehem inn and the stable. The pageant begins with a torchlit procession which starts at Dock Square and proceeds up Main Street to the Congregational Church.
Ipswich Evergreen kicks off Friday night with a bonfire and funk rock concert on the green! Like a snow ball rolling down hill, Ipswich Evergreen is growing! The kick off event will be a concert by Gnarly Charley - Show in the Snow, on the Ipswich Winter Stage outside of the Ipswich Evergreen! Come celebrate community and enjoy a fun time on a Wintery night in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Newburyport is a favorite local town to shop - especially during the holidays. The fantastic lights downtown, the tree in Market Square, all the beautifully decorated window boxes and of course, Santa's Workshop, where the kids can whisper their wishes to Santa.