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Nov 18-December 2, 2017  24th Annual Festival of Trees - Methuen, Massachusetts

Nov 25-Dec 17, 2017 - Country Christmas Open House - East Sandwich, Mass.


December 1-2, 2017
Christmas in Rockport
Rockport, Massachusetts
Cape Ann Artisans Holiday Show and Sale.  Find that perfect hand-crafted gift item, locally made right here on Cape Ann.

December 1-3, 2017
Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights. The celebration includes holiday house tours, caroling, and a holiday concert. Capping off the weekend is a recreation on Sunday of the scene depicted in Rockwell’s “Main Street at Christmas,” complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day’s activities include horse drawn rides, a visit from Santa, Roger the Jester, lunch at the Christmas Food Booth and much more.

December 1-3, 2017  38th Annual Christmas in Salem House Tour
Salem, Massachusetts
Explore 18th and 19th century homes decorated for the holidays, all within easy walking distance. Enjoy free trolley service, dining and shopping discounts, special museum offers, concerts, lectures, theater and movie tie-ins, wine tasting and more.

December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 31, 2017  Rockport New Year’s Eve
Rockport, Massachusetts
Rockport New Year’s Eve 2017: 79 shows by 38 different acts in 16 venues, most of which are handicap-accessible, and all of which are within easy walking distance of one another. There is free parking at Whistlestop Mall, and there is free bus service from the parking and the train station. Events begin at 6:00PM and end with a midnight ball drop. Performances include all kinds of music, story telling, puppet shows, and much more. Visit for a performance schedule and more information.

December 31, 2017  First Night Boston - Boston, Massachusetts
Free and open to all. Entertainment and special attractions will be focused in Copley Square and Back Bay. People’s Procession at 6:00 PM, fantastic ice sculptures, light displays and 7:00 PM Family Fireworks in Boston Common, and our signature Copley Countdown pyrotechnics and light show in Copley Square at midnight. In addition, arts and musical performances will take place in numerous indoor venues around the Back Bay.




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