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Seaside Village Open House Weekend+ Seaside Village Open House Weekend
December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Downtown Rockport and Beyond

Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and Holiday Hayrides drawn by a team of Belgian Draft Horses. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops throughout downtown Rockport.

Saturday's festivities begin with the annual Scandinavian Jul Fest at Spiran Hall, from 9 am to 1 pm. At Noon the Solstice Singers return, strolling through town singing songs of the season until 2 pm, while from 1 pm to 3 pm Quintessential Brass will perform traditional carols, holiday classics, and jazzy Christmas favorites throughout downtown Rockport. Free family hayrides on a wagon pulled by an award-winning team of Belgian draft horses, sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank, will depart from Dock Square and travel along Rockport's historic Bearskin Neck.

Seaside Village Open House Weekend also features the 13th annual Gallery Stroll on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 from Noon to 4 pm.

Gallery Stroll maps will be available at all participating galleries and at the information shed located at Barletta Park; look for the Art Gallery Stroll banners displayed at participating galleries.

On Saturday and Sunday, Cynthia Curtis Pottery presents the 10th annual Student and Studio Potter Show, from 10 am to 4 pm at their studio located at 80 Pigeon Hill Street in Pigeon Cove, with an artists’ reception Saturday, December 13 from 4 to 6 pm. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All are welcome!

For a detailed schedule of events, copies of the 30th Annual Christmas in Rockport Holiday Calendar and Guide will be available by late November at businesses throughout town and in the Barletta Park information shed.

You may also view the Chamber’s online festivals and events listings for the holiday season and throughout the year online at and

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