Nichole’s Picks 12/3 +12/4
Pick #1: Christmas at Castle Hill
Read more here . Schedule of activities and Live Music at link
Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas at Castle Hill. We’re celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with room decorations inspired by the classic song. Enjoy live piano music from Robert Allison, take a self-guided tour, or get a holiday drink from our cash bar. Complimentary warm cookies and mulled cider included.
Friday, December 2 5-8PM
Cost: Member: Adult $10, Child/Senior $5; Nonmember: Adult $20, Child/Senior $10; Ipswich Resident with proof of residency: $10.
Pick #2: Santa Arrives in Rockport by Lobster Boat and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 3, 2016 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 Mt. Pleasant Street to the Old Firehouse led by Rockport cub scouts. This year Santa will be able to linger a while to visit and have photos taken with the children until the Tree Lighting Ceremony begins. Then Santa will ascend the platform 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 at the Tree in Dock Square with carols and a stirring rendition of “Christmas in Rockport”.
Singers are invited to join the Dock Square Carolers to welcome in the season. A rehearsal for the carolers will be held at the Rockport Baptist Church at 2:30 PM prior to the ceremony.
The Chairperson of the Board of Selectmen will offer official greetings from the Town and then pull the switch to light this year’s Rockport Christmas tree.
Pick #3: Gloucester Stage Company’s Holiday Delights
This is actually happening NEXT weekend, buy you need to play ahead…still sell out quickly!
Performance Dates Include:
Friday, December 9: 7:30pm
Saturday, December 10: 2:00pm
Sunday, December 11: 2:00pm
Photos courtesy of Gloucester Stage Company:
As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid