Pick #1: Santa Arrives in Rockport
Saturday, December 7th beginning at 1:00 pm
It doesn’t get more “New England quaint” than this. Like a scene from a perfect holiday movie is Christmas in Rockport.
Santa will arrive by lobster boat at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM. After carefully navigating his way off the boat and up onto T-Wharf, Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and parade across the street to Rockport Baptist Church.
Santa will be available to have photos taken with the children at the church until the Tree Lighting Ceremony begins. At 4:00 pm, 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.
Magic 106.7 and HOOD will be in Harvey Park playing Christmas music and handing out eggnog samples from 12:30 – 3:45 PM.
Pick #2: Rockport Holiday Shopping Night
Friday, December 6th
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.
Holiday Shopping Night Raffle:
To enter, simply fill out tickets from participating businesses and turn them in at The Fish Shack by 8:30 PM. The drawing will take place at The Fish Shack at 9 PM. You do not have to be present to win. Enter to win one of two $50 Cape Ann Gift Certificates
Get updates from participating businesses.
Pick #3: Winter Lights by the Trustees
Tickets are necessary for this lovely event. The closest one to us is at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover.
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.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.