Each November, the Wenham Museum hosts this festive fair of hand-crafted artisan goods. This is a fine occasion to bring the whole family to the museum for a day of fun. Exhibits will be open with special programming and activities for the kids and shopping for the adults.
This program was canceled due to the Winter Storm! Season's greetings! Come to Joppa Flats during this festive time of year to create clever and whimsical gifts, toys, and ornaments for the holidays using natural materials. We'll make everything from hand puppets and animal masks, to jewelry and frames, to sculptures and mobiles with simple, easy to follow instructions. Or use our materials to create your own original gift of nature. We'll provide sand, seashells, twigs, stones, bark, driftwood, pinecones, and more at our age-appropriate stations. Bring your imagination and enjoy a day of hand-crafting with your family.
Attend four church fairs on the same day and help support Family Promise of the North Shore, an organization working to bring area families out of homelessness. Obtain a "Passport" raffle ticket at any of the four fairs (suggested donation $2.00,) and have it stamped at each Fair. At the end of the day, turn in your ticket with stamps from all four churches to be entered into a raffle for great prizes, including tickets to the North Shore Music Theater's Christmas Carol, tickets to The Cabot Theater, restaurant gift certificates and more! Participating churches are all in Beverly: Dane Street Church, First Baptist Church, First Parish Church and Second Congregational Church. Visit here for more information.
Don’t miss this chance to create a traditional child portrait! Advanced registration required. Sitting Fee is $33 per child. Framing and matting available for an additional fee. Professional silhouette artists Jean and Marcella Comerford from Portraits In Silhouette will be creating hand-cut keepsake portraits during April School Vacation Week at the museum. Silhouettes are a favorite gift for family and grandparents! These professional artists have over 25 years of combined experience!
Come to Maritime Gloucester for a fun holiday gift making workshop for kids ages 5 through 12 years old. Participants will make 2 fun crafts using recycled materials in the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. Space is limited, so register early! Parents are required to stay for this workshop - no dropoffs!
The Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Holiday Fair is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Come enjoy engaging and fun family activities while you peruse wonderful hand made crafts and unique products that make great gifts! You'll also enjoy great food and help in fundraising along the way!
Tired of hitting the Big Box stores whenever it's time to give a gift? Learn about alternative gift making, share some ideas, and take something home at our sustainable gifting workshop. For teens and adults. Pre-registration required.
Come to East Gloucester Elementary School for our traditional holiday with perennial favorite family activities, as well as some new ones! Looking for a gift? There will be plenty of hand made crafts by local vendors! This is also a great opportunity for a visit with Santa and a photo op with Frosty the Snowman!
Mud Puddle Toys is giving parents of the North Shore a great opportunity to create a keepsake that is bound to last a lifetime. Come to their Salem location with your children, where they will have professional artisans from the North Shore Clay Studio cast their footprints and hand prints in clay. Names, dates, or any other text can be painted on the casts when they are glazed. These tiles make great gifts for Father's Day or any occasion! Tiles made at this session will be ready for Father's Day!
Tuesday, February 18
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