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

Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and more. 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.

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 capeannchamber.com and rockportusa.com.com.

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Rockport Farmers Market
Harvey Park
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
October 4, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Farmers Market The summer Rockport Farmers' Market is a new, open-air market located in Harvey Park in downtown Rockport. more  
10th Annual Rockport HarvestFest
Downtown Rockport
10 am - 6 pm
Rockport
October 18, 2014
Click for details on 10th Annual Rockport HarvestFest The annual Rockport HarvestFest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. more  
Gloucester's Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Downtown Gloucester
Gloucester
November 30, 2014
Click for details on Gloucester's Santa Parade & Tree Lighting Parade begins at 3pm at the State Fish Pier, running through Main Street and ending at the Boulevard for the Annual Tree Lighting at Kent Circle (at about 4:30pm). more  
Annual Ladies' Night in Gloucester
Downtown Gloucester
5-10 pm
Gloucester
December 4, 2014
A special evening of holiday shopping in downtown Gloucester for women shoppers, including refreshments and drawings for gift certificates in many stores. more  
Essex Holiday Festival
Various Sites in Essex
Essex
December 4, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Click for details on Essex Holiday Festival The first weekend of December is set aside in anticipation of this very special time of year…the giving and sharing of holiday spirit in Essex. more  
Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting
Bradley Wharf on Bearskin Neck
and Dock Square
3:45pm
Rockport
December 6, 2014
Click for details on Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting Santa arrives in Rockport Harbor on a lobster boat, followed by a parade along Bearskin Neck to Dock Square for the town Tree Lighting festivities. more  
CAPE ANN BIG BAND HOLIDAY SHOW
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
3 & 7 pm
Rockport
December 7, 2014
Click for details on CAPE ANN BIG BAND HOLIDAY SHOW Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing old and new holiday favorites infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll. more  
Seashells and Jingle Bells Inn & Home Kitchen Tour, 1-5 pm
Various locations throughout the town
Rockport
December 7, 2014
Click for details on Seashells and Jingle Bells Inn & Home Kitchen Tour, 1-5 pm This is the fourth year for this fresh, new event featuring a delectable mix of Rockport's finest accommodations and private homes. Visit the beautiful seaside homes and inns of Rockport, all decked out for the holidays. more  
13th Annual Christmas in Rockport Holiday Gallery Stroll
Downtown Rockport and Beyond
Noon to 4 pm
Rockport
December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Click for details on 13th Annual Christmas in Rockport Holiday Gallery Stroll Featuring Rockport's finest artists and galleries. Don't miss this chance to meet Rockport's artists in their studios. Gallery Stroll maps available at information shed and participating galleries. Look for Art Gallery Stroll banners. more  
Seaside Village Open House Weekend
Downtown Rockport and Beyond
Rockport
December 13, 2014 - December 14, 2014
Click for details on Seaside Village Open House Weekend Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and more. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops throughout downtown Rockport.
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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
4:30 and 8 pm
Rockport
December 15, 2014
Click for details on A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians, and dancers steeped in Celtic tradition and traditional Irish cheer. more  
Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant
Dock Square and Main Street
5pm
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant In the spirit of the holidays, the Rockport Pageant Committee is once again hosting the Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant, in partnership with the Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. more  
HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING-ALONG
Shalin Liu Performance Center
7 pm
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING-ALONG Sing many of our favorite carols in Rockport Music’s third annual holiday community sing along hosted by Bill Hausman and featuring the Rockport High School Madrigals. more  
New Year's Rockport Eve
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
December 31, 2014
Click for details on New Year's Rockport Eve Celebrating the New Year with family, friends, and neighbors. Six hours of continuous entertainment in downtown Rockport. 6 pm - midnight. more  
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