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Join the Cape Ann Symphony featuring Wendy Bets and the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus
A Cape Ann holiday tradition, the Cape Ann Symphony Pops concert features the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts performing with the orchestra under the musical direction of conductor Yoichi Udagawa. The Chorus and Orchestra join together to perform a wide selection of holiday favorites ending the festive concert with the annual audience sing-along.
Location: Manchester Essex Regional High School
Aleppo Shriners Festival of Trees
The Aleppo Shriners will be holding its Festival of Trees on Friday, November 18 Saturday, November 19; and Sunday, November 20 at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This new event features a large number of beautiful trees with lots of presents to raffle. The event also features Pictures with Santa, Duck Fishing for Kids, a Wine Pull, a Raffle Room, and live music.
Aleppo Shriners Festival of Trees
The Aleppo Shriners will be holding its Festival of Trees on Friday, November 18 Saturday, November 19; and Sunday, November 20 at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This new event features a large number of beautiful trees with lots of presents to raffle. The event also features Pictures with Santa, Duck Fishing for Kids, a Wine Pull, a Raffle Room, and live music.
Glen Urquhart GUS Admissions Open House 2016 Best Education North Shore Children
Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school. At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
The NMYO Intermezzo Orchestra is just one of the orchestras performing at their annual Thanksgiving Benefit Concert
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras will perform a Thanksgiving concert to benefit the Ipswich Community Food Pantry. Come enjoy great music presented by some of the most talented youngsters on the North Shore and help the food pantry when it is needed the most - the week of Thanksgiving! Donations will be collected to benefit the Thanksgiving Basket Project of a local food pantry.
Location: First Church of Ipswich
Santa Arrives in Rockport Harbor by Lobster Boat to kick off the Holiday Season!
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 Dock Square, led by Rockport cub scouts.
Location: Downtown Rockport
Come to Marbleehad to welcome Santa as he arrives for the Christmas Walk!
Come to the State Street Landing in Downtown Marblehead to welcome Santa as he arrives by lobster boat!  There's plenty of photo ops and Santa's arrival is followed by the Christmas Walk Parade. 
Location: Downtown Marblehead
Don't be a turkey! Join the fun in Essex Massachusetts for the annual turkey trot!
The Essex Lion's Club hosts the annual turkey trot in beautiful Essex Massachusetts! This is a unique distance for a race clocking in at 8K — 4.97 miles. But, if the nearly 5-miler is too much for you pre-mashed potatoes and gravy, this race also has a 'fun walk'.
Location: Downtown Essex
Four Holiday Fairs in one day in Beverly MA!
Attend four church fairs on the same day and help support Family Promise of the North Shore, an organization working to bring area families out of homelessness. Obtain a "Passport" raffle ticket at any of the four fairs (suggested donation $2.00,) and have it stamped at each Fair. At the end of the day, turn in your ticket with stamps from all four churches to be entered into a raffle for great prizes, including tickets to the North Shore Music Theater's Christmas Carol, tickets to The Cabot Theater, restaurant gift certificates and more! Participating churches are all in Beverly: Dane Street Church, First Baptist Church, First Parish Church and Second Congregational Church. Visit here for more information.
Location: Downtown Beverly
Come to Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm for an open house and winter bonfire!
Come to  Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a mid-winter open house and bonfire to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the Spencer-Pierce-Little House, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire fueled by Christmas trees in the growing fields of Tendercrop Farm!
Location: Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Tendercrop Farm

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