Nichole’s Picks 11/23 + 11/24

Pick #1:  Winterlights at Stevens-Coolidge Place

Photo from  Photo credit: Stephanie Zollshan Photography

Trustees’ Winterlights returns and is bigger and better than ever. Join us for magical experiences at three of our beautiful garden properties, Naumkeag in Stockbridge, The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, and new this year Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, as they sparkle with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the family for scavenger hunts, crafts, seasonal characters and experiences, food and refreshments, and more. Winterlights runs multiple evenings each week starting the weekend before Thanksgiving and running through the end of December.

Get your tickets early before they sell out.


Members: $12
Nonmembers: $17
Under 12: FREE

All tickets on sale now!

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Pick #2: Gingerbread House Decorating at the Sawyer Free Library

10:00 – 12:00 on Saturday.

Must Call to register! Let’s get ready for Middle Street Walk! Join Gloria Parsons of the Middle Street Walk Committee and decorate a gingerbread house! Gloria will provide materials and guide you and your child to decorate your own gingerbread house together. If you choose, enter the Middle Street Walk Gingerbread House Contest! This event is for children age 8 and up only (working with an adult.) Registration is required.

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5505

LOCATION: Friend Room


Pick #3: Family Day at Castle Hill

Sunday, November 24

Free with regular property admission

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Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich, MA

Step back in time to 1929 and join us for a day of family fun at Castle Hill!

We’re bringing play back into the Crane Estate with fun activities for the whole family through out the day.

Ongoing activities on the Ground Floor of the Great House will include:

  • Card games from the 20s
  • Storytime
  • Coloring Station with 1920s and Castle Hill Coloring Pages
  • Napkin Folding Station
  • Servant Interactions around the Ground Floor

In addition, photographer Cristin Gisler will be on-site to do family photos from the roof of the Great House. If you still need a holiday family photo, time slots can be scheduled by emailing:

Tours of the Great House will continue as usual with Guest of the Cranes running every hour on the hour. (Last tour is at 3 PM.)



As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

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