This is a great opportunity for dads (uncles, grandfathers, cousins or other father figures) to spend time with their kids! Come to the Sawyer Free with the kids for a storytime filled with songs, stories,snacks and fun! Great for kids aged 2-6 (siblings are welcome). Moms and siblings welcome to attend.
Join Hammond Castle Museum as they host Gloucester High School Theater Program's very special performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play.” Based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley tricks.
For the first time in years, Hammond Castle will be open to the public to celebrate the holiday season! The Museum will be open for self guided tours beginning Saturday December 7th through Friday December 20th from 10:00am to 3:00pm daily (except for Sunday December 15th when the Museum is closed for an event) with the last tickets sold at 2:30pm. We have invited local community groups and businesses to sponsor a room and decorate it and trim a tree! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit during the most festive time of year.
Gloucester's Holiday Parade has been a is a great tradition to kick off the holidays! Come enjoy the parade, Santa, and the tree lighting at Kent Circle! Volunteers will line up parade participants at the State Fish Pier on Parker Street at 2:00 PM and will guide them through downtown Gloucester and on to Kent Circle for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Enjoy a unique holiday shopping experience at the Cape Ann Makers Holiday Market 2019 Holiday Market. This indoor holiday shopping event features artisans, crafters, and makers of Cape Ann. Local makers create and sell high-quality handcrafted goods such as jewelry, ceramics, printing, painting, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, and more. This event is co-produced by Cape Ann Auction, Hold Fast Company, and Cape Ann Giclee.
Santa's Reindeer have done their job and now their relaxing in the Appleton Grass Rides! Grab your snow shoes, hiking boots or cross country skiis and get the family outside between Christmas and New Years to seek out our elusive herd of wooden reindeer on our reindeer quest.
Kids of all ages are welcome to paint their own buoy at Cape Ann Art Haven ! Bring your inner artist and paint a buoy for use as decoration ornaments on the Gloucester Lobster Trap Buoy Tree. Buoys will be on display throughout the Holiday season, and then they'll be auctioned off in January at Art Haven's Annual Buoy Auction Fundraiser!
Come Skate with us and learn more about membership and group lessons! The Cape Ann Skating Club invites you and your family to attend an Open House and Ice Show at the Talbot Rink in Gloucester. CASC members have appreciated our warm, family atmosphere which encourages lifelong enjoyment of ice skating for everyone.
The Annual Middle Street Walk is a great way to experience Gloucester's Historic District while having fun with the family. The Festivities begin at 10am and go all the way through to the lighting of the lobster pot tree in downtown Gloucester! Pick up a Schedule of Events and get your walk on! A whole day of FREE activities, shows and events await for all the members of the family.
Celebrating the winter solstice goes back 5,000 years. Join us as we light up the night with a Solstice stroll and celebration at Ward Reservation. Participants will meet in the parking lot for a guided candlelit walk through the woods that will include presented passages from the story "The Shortest Day" by Wendy Pfeffer.
Monday, December 9
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