Enjoy a festive Friday shopping evening with many shops and galleries staying open for extended hours and offering exclusive promotions and giveaways. Stroll throughout Rockport’s historic downtown to the sounds of carols and songs of the season, and get into the holiday spirit. A hundred lighted Christmas trees will guide you to beautifully decorated shops and galleries along Main Street, Mt. Pleasant Street, Dock Square and Bearskin Neck.
Alexander’s Pottery – serving refreshments, offering gift wrap, sales on select jewelry items
The Art Nook – serving refreshments and offer 10% off framed prints.
B. Johnson Ltd. Gallery – Holiday Gifts and original watercolors. Enjoy refreshments. Located aside of Art Association.
Bean & Leaf Cafe
Bearskin Neck Leathers
Brothers’ Brew Coffee Shop
Bruce Turner Gallery
Cape Ann Artisans – for every $20 you spend you get a ticket to enter into a basket and each basket will be drawn for a gift certificate to one of the artisans. You also get a ticket when you walk in the door, just for showing up!
Carol Lee’s Cottage
Cedar Chest Rockport
Christmas Dove Rockport
Coast & Country Boutique
Earth’s Treasures & The Starboard Collective
Fallon Art Scapes – Planning on picking a number out of a hat at 8:00 pm to win a free 8”x8” framed reproduction of an original painting.
Good Dog Gallery – *20% off most everything! *Treats for people and the dogs they love *Meet Scooby Doo! He will be collecting donations for Cape Ann Animal Aid
Happy Whale /House of Glass
J Russell Goldsmiths
John Tarr Store
Katie’s Gift Shop
My Place by the Sea
Nauti Pearl Rockport
One Ocean One Love Shop – open Noon-7 PM, 20% Off swim, sandals, and sunglasses + Free tote with purchases over $35 (Wine Samples & light snacks for shoppers over 21)
One of a kind – Offering wine, cheese, hot cider and cupcakes. 15% discount on all purchases above $10
Original Beach Dog
Red Tractor Trading Company – holiday discounts available
Rockport Art Association & Museum
Rockport Candle Company – Refreshments and free mini-tin candle with $75+ purchase.
Roy Moore’s Fish Shack
Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company
Scott Tubby Fine Art – serving refreshments
Seaside Boutique and Beads – offering chai tea and other goodies, simple jewelry projects, and discount
Shore Thing Rockport
The Square Circle Gallery
The Art of David Arsenault
The Last Resort – serving refreshments
The Paper Mermaid – Open until 9PM, Offering 20% off and refreshments
The Pewter Shop – Free handmade pewter ornament with every $40 purchase
Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Tuck’s Candy Factory – Rockport
Shalin Liu-Center – offering wine and holiday cookies to customers. Rockport Music gift certificates and merchandise will be available for sale.
Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along T-Wharf and Broadway to Spiran Hall (at the corner of Broadway and School Street) led by Rockport cub scouts. This year Santa will be able to linger a while to visit and have photos taken with the children at Spiran Hall until the Tree Lighting Ceremony begins. Then Santa will head over to Dock Square to greet the crowd and kick off the Tree Lighting festivities, before climbing back onto the fire truck to begin his long return journey to the North Pole.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 4 PM welcoming Santa and the public to Dock Square with carols and a stirring rendition of “Christmas in Rockport” performed by the Dock Square Carolers.
The Chairperson of the Board of Selectmen will offer official greetings from the Town and will conclude the ceremony by pulling the switch to light this year’s Rockport Christmas tree.
Shop Local Shop Downtown and you could win a $1500 Shopping Spree.
Beautiful build by Gloucester DPW to Good Harbor Beach is seeing steady use. The new pedestrian bridge spanning the marsh little river makes it easy to linger over a sweeping November vista to Good Harbor Beach and back.
Prior posts on Good Morning Gloucester about the marsh walkway under construction.
October 6, 2018 snazzy new guardrails
September 12, 2018 construction begins
Whether it’s family & friends or a gathering of the masses, hosting is a huge part of the holidays. Drinks play a crucial role in this, alcoholic or non. Putting a drink in the hands of your guests, even water, makes people feel more welcome. Having a bar area to serve them makes it easier for you as a host.
Fortunately for us, we are in the age of Pinterest and hand crafted cocktails are coming up in big style. From beer, wine, and manhattans to sparkling cider, ice tea, or water everybody wants something delicious to drink
Have you seen Main Street?! Downtown Gloucester is looking absolutely gorgeous! I can not wait to take a walk and photograph all of the beautiful holiday window displays. I am so appreciative to the businesses who went above and beyond to decorate their storefronts to spread holiday cheer.
Here is just one of the many amazing displays. Get downtown, do some shopping, and feel the holiday joy!
Get ready to VOTE for your favorite decorations during the “Downtown Gloucester Holiday Window Contest”! We have 72 participants… you read that right, 72 participants in the contest in 5 categories!
The voting starts this Friday, Black Friday, November 23 and continues through December 20th! So starting Friday, get downtown and check out all of the great decorations and Shop Locally! Forget the Malls!
Downtown Gloucester is where it is at this holiday season!
Go to the following Facebook page to view all of the contestants and the categories and to VOTE: DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER HOLIDAY WINDOW CONTEST.
How to get Out with the Old in With the New right!
Dogtown Books Grand Re-opening Celebration & Sale on Saturday December 1, 2018, 10am-6pm, 132 Main Street Gloucester, MA. Meet and welcome new owners Lucas and Caroline, and celebrate original owner Bob
Dozens of seals were hanging out at Salisbury State Reservation recently. They are so entertaining and I couldn’t stop taking pictures! One seemed especially joyful frolicking and leaping around the others.
Join Feather & Wedge for their jazz brunch this Sunday with music by jazz guitarist Peter Fedele. Peter is well known for his unique style that combines traditional jazz, with bebop, rock and funk. Reservations highly recommended. 978.999.5917
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018
10:30 – 2:30 PM
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01915