As part of the Christmas-by-the-Sea celebrations in Manchester, the Festival of the Trees is an enchanted forest of Christmas trees on the town green in Manchester by-the-Sea decorated by community groups and local businesses. The trees are put up the weekend after Thanksgiving and stay lit just past New Years for all to enjoy through the holidays! Come visit downtown Manchester and get into the Spirit of the Holidays!
As part of the Christmas-by-the-Sea celebrations in Manchester there will be a Christmas concert at the First Parish Church and the tree lighting ceremony at Manchester Town Green immediately after the concert. This is also the kickoff of Manchester's Festival of the Trees by the Sea. Come enjoy the community spirit of the holidays and make lasting Holiday memories for your children!
Come to the the annual Jingle Bell Walk in Manchester! Santa will arrive at Masconomo Park by boat at 1pm. The jolly man will lead children on a Jingle Bell Walk to the Manchester Community Center, where there will be a miniature petting zoo, a craft activity, face painting, entertainment with Mrs. Claus and delicious refreshments. Everyone will get a chance to meet Santa and take pictures, so come join in the Holiday fun in Manchester!
The Manchester Public Library Enter the World of the Wise Fool, and take an inspiring journey to Medieval times and an uproarious performance. To allow for ample space, we will be at the Chapel next door (First Parish) but return to the library for hot cider and cookies following. This delightful holiday event is sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Public Library during Manchester’s Christmas-by-the-Sea Weekend. Cider and cookies to follow, in the Library. Pick up a Free ticket in the Children's Room, the day of the event or you can call/email to register with Sara Collins!
Downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea stores will be OPEN until 9:00 pm, and there's holiday fun afoot! On Friday night, December 6th and Saturday the 7th, join the Passport Shop Around in downtown Manchester by the Sea. This traditional passport shopping event will give participants an opportunity to see unique array of merchants in town, take advantage of holiday discounts, and maybe even win and Apple iPad!
Friday, December 15
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