Come to Downtown Newburyport and the Tannery Marketplace Merrimac Place, and Horton's Yard for Newburyport’s Holiday Invitation Nights and shop for the holidays in style! Mark your calendars, book a babysitter, and call your friends to make plans for three great nights in Newburyport! Enjoy merchant hospitality, live entertainment, shopping, and dining. Spend your evening strolling from shop to shop as you stock up on holiday gifts while enjoying munchies and beverages offered by local merchants. These Newburyport Invitation Nights will get you in the holiday spirit and will turn any Scrooge into Kris Kringle.
Come and meet, cuddle, brush, scratch, talk, and sit with our hand-raised cows at Appleton Farms! The mild heart rate and warm body temperature of the cows induces a slowing of our own heart rate, as well as the release of Oxytocin, our social bonding hormone. Visit our scenic and historic dairy farm and enjoy an hour-long Cow Connection session with our two Jersey Dairy Cows, Gray and Jasmine.
Visiting Castle Hill at Christmas is a time-honored tradition. Don’t miss this year’s Travels with the Cranes. Each room in our 1920s mansion is decorated for the holidays drawing inspiration from Crane travels around the world, including Paris, Japan, Egypt, and New York.
Parents and teens! Come to the Community Life Center on Tuesday, December 12th for a presentation by HAWC representative. She will be teaching about healthy relationships, digital safety for teens, and provide tips and strategies to promote healthy communication among teens.
Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, these owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge.
Enjoy touring private residences and unique spaces throughout Greater Newburyport, all decorated in holiday style both inside and out. All proceeds benefit the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association and is sponsored by Gibson Sotheby’s. Tickets are $30 in advance/$35 day of. Visit www.nbptholidayhousetour.com for more information or to purchase tickets.
Join us at the Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum as Susie Talbot guides the group through decorating a 20" wreath. Susie is an extraordinarily talented individual who not only designed, but takes care of our front gardens. Amongst her many talents is decorating Holiday greens.
Celebrate the Holidays on Thanksgiving weekend with the Cape Ann Symphony. Gospel sensation Renese King will be the soloist. Holiday favorites for the whole family concluding with the annual audience sing-along. Come join us and get into the spirit of the season!
ECTA is holding its 6th Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k and Kids Fun Run the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Patton Park in Hamilton (November 25, 2023). The Kids' Run will begin at 9:30AM and the 5k will start at 10AM. Using a scenic and challenging course and offering great prizes, this will be an event for all! Super prizes for top finishers, and many other terrific prizes!
Bringing the Middleton community together on Thanksgiving Morning since 2018! Registration is now open for our 6th Annual Middleton Turkey Trot! Click on the “Register Now!” button at the top of this page to register! Our 6th Annual Middleton Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday, November 23th, 2023 (Thanksgiving Morning) at 8am.
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