Three festive Thursdays in December: you can’t beat Gloucester’s Main Street for the holidays

Scenes from Ladies Night — which kicked off big at Topside Grill!

Their wrap-around bar and surrounding tables at capacity with gals gathered round and special appetizers and drinks.


If you missed Ladies Night, still to come:

  • Friends and Family Night this Thursday Dec 8, 5-10pm

  • Middle Street Walk Saturday Dec 10 capped off by Cape Ann Art Haven buoy Lobster Trap tree ceremony 4pm

  • Men’s Night Thursday Dec 15



photos from Ladies Night

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2012 GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Series Kids Unlimited

The fourth year of the GMG Downtown Gloucester Holiday Gift Video Series where we walk up and down Main Street and try to capture as many retailers as we can and highlight their best gift ideas one a day every day leading up to Christmas.

Kids Unlimited and Christine Orlando


Gloucester Downtown Holiday Raffle,and Other Events This Holiday Season (Think Thursday Thursday Thursday)

Christine Orlando Fills Us In-


Gloucester Downtown Holiday Events Calendar From The Chamber of Commerce

Friday, November 23 to Thursday, December 20


December 6

The 38th Annual Ladies Night – Stores will be open late. Many offering

refreshments and special offers. With every item purchased receive a free

entry to the $1,500 Shopping Spree.

December 8

The Middle Street Walk – 10AM to 3PM – FREE – During the day there will be concerts and special events at: Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, Trinity Church, Universal Unitarian Church, Sargent House Museum, and more!

Full list of events on The Middle Street Walk’s Facebook page.

The Annual lighting of the Lobster Trap Tree at 4:45PM.

December 10

Bank Gloucester’s Tree Lighting 5 – 6PM. A reception to follow in the Bank Lobby, to benefit Hospice of the North Shore.

December 13

The 38th Annual Men’s Night – Stores open late. Many offering refreshments and special offers. With every item purchased receive a free entry to the $1,500 Shopping Spree (REMINDER: last day to enter is December 19).

December 20

The 1st Annual Family and Friends Night. Stores open late! Restaurants will offer free desert or appetizers! ­Carolers strolling Main Street! Gather your friends and family and join us and enjoy the evening.

Santa will draw the Winning Ticket at 9 pm, to the $1,500. Shopping Spree.

Halloween Party Kids Unlimited, Island Art and Hobby, Harbor Goods, and Local Colors October 30th! Moved To Rose baker Center

Halloween Party

Sunday October 30th has been moved to the Rose Baker Senior Center due to the weather forecast.

Same Time from 2:00 – 4:00pm

All activities, prizes and treats will be awaiting all the Little Trick or Treater’s in their costumes.


GMG Shop Gloucester- Kids Unlimited

Christine Orlando At Kids Unlimited explains the details of the $1100 Gloucester Shopping Spree which you can get a chance to win with any purchase at one of the  establishments listed below-

Here is Christine’s number one gift ideas at Kids Unlimited

Here are the list of stores where you can get a free chance to enter the drawing with any purchase-

Alchemy Café & Bistro 3 Duncan St., Animal Kracker Inc. 23 Main St., Audrey’s Flower Shop 38 Railroad Ave., Ben’s Wallpaper & Paint 6 Railroad Ave., Beth Williams Studio 17 Pleasant St., Cape Ann Brewing Co. 27 Commercial St., Common Crow 6 Elm St., Debrorah Coull Salon 116 Main St., Dogtown Book Shop 132 Main St., Doyon’s Modern Home TV & Appliance 15 Whistlestop Way, Giuseppe’s Restorante 2 Main St., Gloucester Estate Buyers 43 Main St., Gloucester House Restaurant Seven Seas Wharf, Green Life 196 Main St., Harbor Goods Inc. 33 Main St., Harbor Loop Gifts 1 Harbor Loop, Headlines Salon 98 Main St., House of the Raven 141 Main St., Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant 86 Main St., Jim’s Bagel and Bakery Shoppe 26 Railroad Ave., Kids Unlimited 186 Main St., Latitude 43-Minglewood Tavern 25 Rogers St., La Trattoria of the West End 64 Main St., Mark Adrian Shoes 103 Main St., Ocean Optical 127 Eastern Ave., Palazola’s 85 Main St., Parrelli Optical Company 29 Railroad Ave., Passports Restaurant 110 Main St., Pisces 96 Main St., Russell’s Florist 18 Eastern Ave., Seaside Graphics 33 Railroad Ave., Soft Touch Salon 22 Whitemore St., Stone Leaf 57 Main St., Sugar Magnolias 112 Main St., The Black Swan 122 Main St., The Bookstore of Gloucester 61 Main St., The Dress Code 159 Main St., The Franklin Cape Ann 118 Main St., The Magic Scarf Company 180A Main St., The Menage Gallery 134 Main St., The Weathervane 153 Main St., Toodeloos! 137 Main St., and Virgilio’s Bakery and Deli 29 Main St.

For more details check out the article at The Beacon here