Christmas at Castle Hill

Christmas at Castle Hill  is a wonderful North Shore Tradition!

Kick off your holiday season with The Trustees of Reservations! Tour the Great House at the Crane Estate beautifully decorated for Christmas. With a nod to the great polar expeditions of the 1920s, you'll see outdoor adventure paraphernalia, polar-inspired decorations, and a magnificent ice sculpture. Enjoy live music and dance, interactive activities, and warm cookies and cider. On Sunday afternoon, 2 pm-4pm, visit with the North Pole's greatest celebrity Santa Claus.

Find that perfect holiday gift at the Castle Hill gift shop or the Harbor Sweets pop-up store. Please consider bringing a pair of warm new socks to benefit needy children through Ipswich Caring.

Christmas at Castle Hill Schedule of Events:

Friday, December 4, 5-9PM

  • Acapella singers from The Essex Harmony
  • Cash bar with beer, wine, and our own polar punch
  • Special exhibition on Admiral Byrd’s 1928 polar expedition

Saturday, December 5, 10AM-4PM

  • Fitzy the Snowman carves an ice sculpture
  • Family explorer activities
  • Special exhibition on Admiral Byrd’s 1928 polar expedition
  • 11AM String Quartet Music featuring Michael Hamill, Carlos Heymann, Alice Newell, and Ann Ward
  • 3PM Ipswich Moving Company’s Youth Dance Ensemble

Sunday, December 6, 12Noon-4PM

  • Family explorer activities
  • Special exhibition on Admiral Byrd’s 1928 polar expedition
  • 12Noon-2PM Sled dog meet-and-greet
  • 2-4PM Visit with Santa
  • 3PM North Shore Bell Ringers

Participating Florists, Decorators, and Organizations

When: 
Friday, December 4, 2015 5-9pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015 12-4pm
Prices: 
Members: Adult $10, Child $5
Nonmembers: Adult $15, Child $10
Ipswich residents: $10 with proof of residency
Phone: 
978.356.4351 x. 4015