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.
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Peabody Essex Museum invites kids to take a journey into space as we read Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks by Anna Browning. View a real moon rock collected by NASA in our exhibition Lunar Attraction. Join others to make a moon rock through clay marbling and design a rock sample box to take home.
Both Frank and Frannie will be on hand to greet the children (and adults) who will be attending our Teddy Bear Tea, a favorite tradition at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. Buffet luncheon with finger sandwiches, this tea is dedicated to "Toys for Tots". All children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Hawthorne Bear.
Prices $21/Adults and $13.50/Children. (Children are free when they bring a "Toys for Tots" donation--new and unwrapped, please--only two per table).
Call early as reservations are strongly recommended and the event fills quickly.
Join Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem as we combine two of our most beloved annual traditions – Greet Santa at the Hawthorne Hotel and the lighting of Salem’s Holiday Tree – into one evening. Santa Claus will arrive at the top of the Hawthorne Hotel (18 Washington Square W) promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, with assistance from the Salem Fire Department, of course. Bring the whole family out for carols, festivities, and fun!
Ever wonder what you are actually seeing when you look into the night sky? Head to the Collins Observatory on the roof of Meier Hall at Salem State University for a free night of star-and-planet gazing with the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club to find out. Collins Observatory is normally open on CLEAR, or MOSTLY CLEAR Monday nights from 7-10 PM.
Salem Main Streets is pleased to announce the return of the Salem Winter Market!! A seasonal extension of the Salem Farmers’ Market, this year’s Salem Winter Market will take place inside the Museum Place Mall (1 Church Street).
Should you take your baby to the movies? The answer is a resounding YES! Cinema Salem steps outside of their normal operating procedures each Monday morning to create a baby friendly environment for the “Baby and Me Show”. These showings are especially designed for moms, dads, grandparents, & nannies, and give attendees the chance to see first run movies and enjoy a film with other infant caregivers!
PEM PALS: Charlie Needs a Clock
We'll be reading Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePola to get ready for both winter and the opening of the exhibition, Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion on the 16th. Design a cloak after the book!
Our Super Smash Bros Brawl event is the first in a series of gaming afternoons planned at the library in the near future! At this drop-in event, kids will be able to play against each other on the Wii, while the library provides snacks, gaming-related reading material, and a craft! For kids in grades 6-12.
Come to the Salem Public Library for a showing of the latest in Marvel Comics' Iron Man saga! Teens are invited to meet with friends and see the latest tech available to Tony Stark as he attempts to defeat the Mandarin, a nefarious terrorist bent on destroying Iron Man and seizing the leadership of the United States.