Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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

Story Trails at PEM: The Moon Rocks!

Peabody Essex Museum programs for children and families

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. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 2pm - 3pm

Teddy Bear Tea

Toys for Tots Teddy Bear Tea at Hawthorne Hotel Salem MA. Visit Salem Massachuse

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.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12 p.m.

Salem Holiday Tree Lighting

Come to the Holiday Tree Lighting in Salem to kick off the holiday season!

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!

Friday, November 27, 2015 6:30pm


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