Weekend Schedule Starting Thursday – Too Many Choices!

Thursday, December 5

40th Annual Ladies Night – Gloucester Downtown – 5-10pm

It’s soooo easy to make Holiday Shopping Painless By Shopping Local and now with the Hive and Teen Artist Guild offering Gift wrapping service on Ladies night, it’s even easier and MORE FUN to get your shit done locally instead of fighting the crowds at the mall.  No Brainer City Baby!  To add to the awesome traditions of Ladies Night the Teen Artist Guild is having an open studio/boutique and wrapping event.

Custom made wrapping paper to wrap gifts – for free, of course donations to the program would be lovely!

December 5th,  with a special tree lighting ceremony in front of Town Hall on Martin Street beginning at 6:30.
December 6th – Arrival of Santa by boat at 6PM at the Town Landing. As you are waiting for Santa, activities and refreshments will be set up including: riding Thomas the Train, Woodman’s Clam Chowder, Dunkin’ Donuts Hot Chocolate, and more.
December 7th, features a breakfast with Santa at the Essex Elementary School from 8-11AM as well as all day Holiday Shopping Open Houses at many Essex’s local businesses.

Friday, December 6


SoulCove CFA’s Grand Opening Gala! @ 8 Atwater Ave, Manchester, MA
Join us for our grand opening event! The Manchester Athletic Club is holding their Holiday Fair Expo on December 6th and we will be opening our doors to the community as well.

From 5:00pm-8:00pm Rach and Thom will be on hand with many of our faculty members to speak with you about all of the exciting classes, ensembles, camps, and performances being offered at SoulCove. Guests will also have the opportunity to view and purchase some of the amazing art on our walls!

At 8:00pm we will move into The Garden Room for cocktails and a performance by members of the SoulCove faculty (collaborations galore!)

December 6
Shop Manchester Night from 4-9 pm.Win an iPad Mini or a BMX Bike

 December 7
Shop Manchester Day
Win an iPad Mini or a BMX Bike
The Jingle Bell Walk with Santa

December 8 3:30 pm
Christmas Concert and the Lighting of the Friendship Tree

Saturday, December 7

A delicious LUNCHEON will be served at 12:30 pm!

The Christmas Fair features fresh holiday greenscenterpieces, wreaths and plantsexceptional handicrafts, and a glittering display of costume jewelry.  The Sewing Circle is proud of the lovely presentation and wrapping of home-baked, gourmet foods and preserves prepared by our membersDelightful hostess baskets are always popular items at the sale. The Circle of Recipes cookbook, filled with cherished family recipes and historical commentaries from Sewing Circle members, will be available as a perfect Christmas gift!

The festive and delicious three-course luncheon will be served at 12:30 and tickets are $15.00. Reservations are recommended.  Please call 978-283-2247.

Founded in 1837, the Annisquam Sewing Circle is one of the oldest, continuous, independent societies of women in the United States. The Sewing Circle contributes the proceeds of their Christmas Fair and other fundraisers to the needs of many of Cape Ann’s community programs.

The Village Hall in Annisquam, Gloucester, is located on Leonard Street off Rt. 127A. Watch for the signs at Gran Circle and the Annisquam Village Church!

Magnolia Historical


Rockport Holiday Activities:
Santa Arrives via a Lobster Boat and Tree Lighting @ Bradley Wharf on Bearskin Neck, and Dock Square, 3:45pm

Sunday, December 8


St. John’s Church, 48 Middle Street, Gloucester will host “Lessons and Carols for Advent” on Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm. The program is open to the public. Featuring music and readings for the season of Advent, the Parish Choir as well as the new young Choir School Choristers (pictured) will sing. Featured is the anthem “Advent”, a composition by music director, Mark Nelson, for choir and flute with words by Gloria Richardson, noted Cape Ann poet and church member. Playing the flute will be Jean Antrim. The congregation will sing several hymns including “Lo, he comes with clouds descending” and “O come, O come Emmanuel”. The church is decorated with deep blue altar hangings and the blue “contrails” hanging from the arches overhead and lit with the light of a hundred blue candles. Freewill offering at the door. Free parking at 33 Washington Street. A reception follows. 978.283.1708 ext 2. stjohnsgloucester.org

If that was not enough there is great music happening all around Cape Ann check out the complete listing here

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There are only 9 days left to build a gingerbread house for the Middle Street Walk Contest on Dec. 14. Your house must be completed by Dec. 13.  Checkout this video on how to make one from Cape Ann TV http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01896&video=177709

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