Register to have Tea with Santa at the Crane Estate in Ipswich!
Welcome the start of the holiday season at Castle Hill! You'll be amazed by the Great House's lavish floral displays, 10' tall glittering trees, and other amazing holiday displays...
Come celebrate Santa's arriival in Newburyport and  stay for the Tree Lighting.
A Newburyport tradition! As the holiday season approaches, Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive in the most fitting way for this seaport town... by US Coast Guard boat! Welcome Santa on the Sunday after...
Join the Cape Ann Symphony featuring the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus for an excitin
The Cape Ann Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert is an exciting celebration of holiday music favorites featuring The Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts and...
Burn some calories before the Thanksgiving Feast at Ipswich's Run for the Pies!
Start your turkey day by burning off some calories with a run or walk along the Ipswich River and you'll have a chance to win a pie! Racers, runners, walkers or stroller pushers are incited...
Santa will come to Gloucester to launch the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting -
The annual Gloucester Holiday Parade has been a Gloucester tradition for many years. Come enjoy the parade, Santa, and the tree lighting at Kent Circle!  Volunteers will line up parade...
The Marblehead Gingerbread Festival is part of the Marblehead Christmas Walk!
Come see over 100 locally and professionally made gingerbread creations on display at the historic Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, MA during this year's Marblehead Christmas Walk. Community...
The Nutcracker performed by the Methuen Ballet is a perrenial favorite at the Fi
Long a traditional favorite, Methuen Ballet Ensemble brings the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker" to Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts just in time to kick off...
Run like a turkey through downtown Salem MA on Thanksgiving Day!
Join the fun for the 11th annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run in downtown Salem Massachusetts Thanksgiving morning and raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem! This is the largest race...
The Art of the Brick at Faneuil Hall Boston. The world's largest display lego
Over 1 million colorful LEGO® pieces were used to create this show. Artist Nathan Sawaya has an ability to transform a common toy into something meaningful, elevating what almost every child has...
Boston Children's Theater The Velveteen Rabbit. Holiday tradition for the whole
A rocking horse that talks, boats that dance, a toy soldier that marches and a soft, endearing rabbit who changes a young boy’s life. This is all part of the magic created on stage in Boston...

Take a Hike on a North Shore Trail!

A list of North Shore Trails for hiking, running, walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, find a trail on the North shore North of Boston Massachusetts

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Annika McKenna gorgeous jewelry best holiday gift for women
In time for the upcoming holiday season, I’m happy to find Annika McKenna, SeaSalt Design, handmade jewelry. A talented, local artist with a studio here on the north shore, Annika creates unique collections of handmade Sterling and Fine Silver jewelry inspired by nature. * On Black Friday any purchase over $50 will receive a free seaglass pendant. * Cyber Monday will be a free pair of freshwater pearl earrings with any purchase.


Sparhawk School: Big Art for Little Humans PreK Classes
Join us for this special parent & child art class series on Wednesday mornings at the Sparhawk School with Catherine Kulik, the Sparhawk Elementary & Middle School art teacher. Your child will explore diverse ways of creating art and experiment with new, engaging materials while learning about line, color, texture and notable works of art. This class is sure to engage their sensory skills as well as their innate curiosity about the visual world around them.  Each class is limited to ten children and runs for 5 week sessions.  This class is absolutely free!


Holiday Travel tips for families
By Amy Lage. How did it become mid November?  Wasn’t I just chasing my children around the beach and cleaning up melted ice cream?  Thanksgiving is just days away and Christmas and Hanukkah are a few weeks later.  It’s almost time to break out the Christmas Tree and the Menorah.  Whoo hoo!  Who doesn’t love the holiday season? 


Find books for children north of Boston. Fundraisers, parties and storytime with
Jana Harris is currently scheduling Barefoot Book Parties, Storytime and Fundraisering events for Fall and Winter 2014/2015. Share stories, connect families, inspire children and earn amazing host rewards. Free books!  Find and enjoy books, games, puppets and puzzles that will stay with your family for years to come. Jana Harris - 978-304-9028.


Tom Ellis and Collin Keegean at the helm of Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Take a moment and explore this unique kickstarter campaign featuring a young boy named Collin Keegan, his love of science and an extraordinary drive to share what he learns with other kids. "Science All Around Us" is a concept for an educational series that explores how things work and why from the perspective of a kid who wants to reach other kids on a global scale.  Twenty minute episodes will start start with Collin focusing on an every-day problem that can be solved using scientific methods and ideas. The founding idea for the entire project is that kids can and should teach other kids.