Gifts

CraneExplorer: Beachcombing & Coastal Crafts

Make a Mother's Day gift from nature the Trustees of Reservations Castle Hill in Ipswich Massachusetts!

This winter season, unleash your creativity and get inspired by the coast! From seaweed pressings to shell collages, beach treasures make beautiful greetings and keepsakes. Join this workshop to learn fun craft ideas and make marine art with our coastal educators. This program will start with a beach walk to collect coastal treasures, and then we will head inside for crafting. Craft supplies, extra beach treasures, and inspiration provided.

When: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10am-1pm

Deck the Docks at Maritime Gloucester

Deck the Docks at on the Gloucester Massachusetts Waterfront and join the holiday cheer!

Come to Maritime Gloucester for fun holiday happenings on the waterfront in Gloucester Massachusetts! Find unique maritime themed gifts and stick around for kids events including crafts, hot cocoa and treat with Cape Ann Art Haven, story time in the classroom and more during Gloucester's Middle Street Walk 2023.

When: 
Saturday, December 9, 2023 10am-7pm

Holiday Invitation Nights

Downtown Newburyport Massachusetts is the place to shop during the invitation nights!

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.

When: 
Friday Evenings, December 1, 8 & 15, 2023 6-9 pm

Danvers YMCA Holiday Gift Market

Northshore YMCA Danvers invites you to a Holiday Gift Market just in time for the Holiday Season.

Northshore YMCA Danvers invites you to a Holiday Gift Market just in time for the Holiday Season. You'll finda special collection of local crafters, jewelry designers, artists, & more! More than 30 vendors will be joining us for a holiday tradition of shopping, raffles, and holiday treats. Free entry- our special raffle this year supports Rosie's Place.

When: 
Saturday, December 2, 2023 10am-2pm

CraneExplorer: Coastal Holiday Crafts

Make holiday gifts with beach treasures from the Crane Wildlife Refuge in Ipswich Massachusetts

This holiday season, give a gift from the sea! Beach treasures make beautiful holiday ornaments, jewelry, and keepsakes. Join this workshop to take a beach walk to collect coastal treasures and then make some coastal crafts with our educators. Bring your own shells and beach treasures and we will provide the craft supplies and inspiration!

When: 
Sunday, December 10, 2023 10AM-12:30PM

Lowell's Boat Shop Holiday Open House

Visit Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury Massachusetts for their annual holiday open house!

Visit Lowell’s Boat Shop during their Annual Holiday Open House is a two day family event during the first weekend in December. Festivities include old time music by violinist Gus La Casse and banjo player Mathias Kamin III; a children’s workshop with arts and crafts projects; visits from Santa (12 to 1 p.m. each day); a Silent Auction featuring boats, a stay at Mohonk Mountain House, sails on pinky schooner Ardelle, jewelry, and numerous gift certificates and items donated by generous area restaurants and shops. 

When: 
December 2 & 3, 2023 11am-4pm
Santa Visits 12-1

Cape Ann Makers Holiday Market

Cape Ann Makers Holiday Market held at Cruiseport in Gloucester Massachusetts.

Come to Cruiseport Gloucester to the Cape Ann Makers Holiday Market. Support your local economy and makers by shopping local.  Saturday, November 24, 2023, is Small Business Saturday.  When shopping local please come by to Cruiseport Gloucester for the Holiday Sip and Shop Market.

When: 
Saturday, November 25, 2023 10am-4pm

Rockport Maker's Festival

Come celebrate the maker spirit in downtown Rockport Massachusetts!

Shop for the perfect handmade gifts in a seaside Christmas village! Join us for a town-wide festival and holiday market, with maker-themed events in the shops, festive food, holiday music and attractions—even horse drawn carriage rides! Plan your visit today!

A Town-wide Festival!

When: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Bruins Pajama Drive

Drop off new pajama donations at libraries across the North Shore as part of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive
From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. This years' goal is...
7:00 am to 9:00 pm

Story Walk |This Is the Nest Robin Built

Kids will enjoy this self-guided story based tour of the Halibut Point State Park in Rockport Massachusetts! Photo by Bill O'Connor
Enjoy a story, fresh air and exercise at Halibut Point State Park ! Join us on the grounds of the for a self-guided StoryWalk® featuring the children’s picture book This is the Nest Robin Built, by Denise Fleming. Follow the path to book pages posted along the route. A wonderful story awaits! For...
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Teen Tinker Time at APL

Teen Tinker Time at the Public Library in Amesbury Massachusetts weekly on Mondays through the Winter
Amesbury Public Library invites teens to join Cassandra for a fun drop-in activity each week. Come by to create a craft or play board games or just to chat if you don't want to do a project. This is an hour for teens!
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, March 5

Bruins Pajama Drive

Drop off new pajama donations at libraries across the North Shore as part of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive
From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. This years' goal is...
7:00 am to 9:00 pm

Barnyard Story Hour at Appleton Farms

Kids can meet the barnyard animals and hear a story at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.
Barnyard stories really come alive when you get to see the main characters in real life! Bring the kids down to Appleton Farms for our farm-fresh version of story time. Explore the farmstead, visit our learning garden, see our cows and rabbits, and find a spot to play under a shady tree in our...
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Guided Tour | When Granite Was King!

Find out the story behind the history of granite quarrying at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport!
Halibut Point State Park is also a granite quarry with a history that goes back billions of years! Over one hundred years ago, the Rockport Granite Company quarried granite stone here.
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Full STEAM Ahead

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead at Hamilton Wenahm Public Library focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
Kids today are the innovators of tomorrow! Experiment, build and explore at this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program that will spark interest and engage creativity. Each session we'll explore a different STEAM concept. This program is limited to children ages 6-12 ONLY....
4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Chess Club at Salem Public Library

Salem Public Library hosts a weekly chess club for all ages on Tuesday evenings.
Salem Public Library the library is hosting weekly chess nights where players of all ages can play and learn from each other.  Whether you're new to the game or a veteran player, all skill levels welcome, and basic instruction
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 6

Bruins Pajama Drive

Drop off new pajama donations at libraries across the North Shore as part of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive
From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. This years' goal is...
7:00 am to 9:00 pm

We Walk the Woods!

Walk the trails in a group at Harold Parker State Forest Every Wednesday at 10am
Walk the trails with a group at Harold Parker State Forest every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. – Meeting location varies weekly. Email trek.reef@mass.gov for location.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

MPL: Mother Goose Storytime

Manchester Public Library Storytime with Miss Audrey Manchester by the Sea Massachusetts
Join Miss Audrey for Storytime for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers! We'll share books, songs, and games. Registration is required each week as space is limited.
10:30 am

Read to Jackson at TOHP Burnham Library

Kids will read stories to Jackson the Reading Dog in Essex Massachusetts!
TOHP Burnham Public Library invites children, kindergarten and older, reserve your 15 minute slot to read aloud to Jackson, our sweet Reading Dog! Bring your own books, or choose from ours. Register for your individual reading time, slots are as follows: 5:00, 5:15, 5:30 or 5:45.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 7

Bruins Pajama Drive

Drop off new pajama donations at libraries across the North Shore as part of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive
From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. This years' goal is...
7:00 am to 9:00 pm
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