Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Free Book Swap with Salem Recycles

Salem Recycles is offering folks a chance to drop off old books and swap them fo

SalemRecycles is hosting their semi-annual book and media swap. If you have items to drop off [videos, CDs, DVDs and books], you may do so on Saturday when you arrive or the Friday before between 5:30-7 pm. Volunteers will be available to help unload.  No swap is needed in order to attend; participants can choose to donate materials, take materials or do both.

Saturday March 15, 2014 10am-1pm
Drop off: Friday, March 14, 2014 5:30-7pm

LUNAR 2.0 | PEM February School Vacation Week

A model of the Moon at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts

Peabody Essex Museum invites kids and families for days of fun and engaging moon-related events and activities during February vacation week!  With Lunar Landing 2.0, you can investigate the science, technology and innovation driving lunar exploration. Immerse yourself in a portable planetarium, design a spacecraft, plan a lunar colony and much more!

Monday, February 15 to Friday, February 19, 2015 from 10am - 5pm

Salem's So Sweet Festival

Turtle Alley on Derb Street in Salem makes hand mades chocolates and other fun treats!

Don't miss historic downtown Salem's sweetest event of the year. Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 15th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping…don’t miss Salem’s sweetest event of the year!

Saturday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lunar New Year at PEM

Families can celebrate the Lunar New Year at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts!

Join PEM as they celebrate the Lunar New Year! The Chinese Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration marking the start of the new year. Enjoy this annual celebration as we mark the Year of the Monkey. PEM will host a day of family fun including traditional lion dances, ribbon dances, traditional crafts and more! Join the festive mood in the Atrium — create your own Chinese Folk Art, hear traditional stories, experience traditional dance and performances, and take a family tour!

Saturday, January 28, 2017 10 am - 4 pm

PEM: Ice Sculpting

Visit Salem MA, PEM and learn from master ice carver Don Chapelle

Chill out with chainsaws, chisels and professional ice carver Don Chapelle. Watch the artist demonstrate the tools of the trade and create your own ice piece to add to our collaborative sculpture.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 1pm - 3pm

Festivus 5k

Come Race the Festivus 5k in downtown Salem Massachusetts and raise funds for th

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! The Festivus-themed 5k holiday race is a fun race through Salem, MA. Costumes are encouraged and the course will feature parts of the city that have not been used by other races in Salem. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015 7-10 am

Classic Christmas Performances

A Classic Christmas at the House of Seven Gables Saturdays in December - Xmas

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.

Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21 2013 3-6pm

20th Annual Salem Children’s Charity Holiday Fundraiser

The Salem Children's Charity donates 100% of their funds to Salem kids in need

The 20th Annual Salem Children’s Charity Annual Holiday Fundraiser and Christmas Party at Victoria Station will be held on December 10, 2013. This years event features a Silent Auction, Live Auction and Raffles with fabulous items to bid on including sports collectibles and celebrity collectables. All proceeds go directly to meeting the basic and often emergency needs of Salem’s school children.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5-8pm

Sunday Christmas Tours at The Gables

Christmas Tours at the House of Seven Gables run daily through New Years Eve.

Did you know that Christmas was banned in New England for nearly two centuries? This December, The House of the Seven Gables offers guests a special tour blending the unique history of the mansion with the little known history of Christmas in colonial Massachusetts.

Sundays, December 1 - 29, 2013 10am -2pm
Mon-Sat November 29 - December 31, 2013 10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day


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