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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 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 capeannvacations.com and rockportusa.com.com.

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JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS IN ROCKPORT
Downton Rockport and Beyond
Rockport
November 28, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Click for details on JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS IN ROCKPORT A packed calendar of family-friendly holiday events is reason to plan time in Rockport this holiday season. more  
Masterpieces in Miniature Show
Rockport Art Association
November 28, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Click for details on Masterpieces in Miniature Show Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street. A holiday show of small works, including over 300 original pieces of art. Continues through December 31. more  
Winter Photography Show
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
December 5, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Click for details on Winter Photography Show Opening reception, 6 - 8 pm. Show continues through December 31. more  
Boy Scout Troop 20's Christmas Tree Sale
Scout Hall
47 Mt. Pleasant Street
Rockport
December 7, 2014 - December 25, 2014
Click for details on Boy Scout Troop 20's Christmas Tree Sale Troop 20 will be having their Christmas Tree Sale at Scout Hall through December, while supplies last! more  
Christmas Eve Dinner
Grand Cafe at the Emerson Inn by the Sea
Rockport
December 24, 2014
Click for details on Christmas Eve Dinner Choose from the Grand Cafe's regular full dinner menu from 5 to 9pm on Christmas Eve. more  
Santa Visits Dock Square
Dock Square
10:30 am
Rockport
December 25, 2014
Click for details on Santa Visits Dock Square Santa returns to Rockport on Christmas morning to greet the children of the town! more  
Boy Scout Troop 20's Christmas Tree Pickup Service
Towns of Rockport and Gloucester
December 27, 2014 - January 10, 2015
Scout's of Troop 20 will take your old Christmas Tree and recycle it for use in local gardens. Pick up on Saturday December 27, January 3, and January 10, between 8 am and 2 pm. $5 donation to support your local troop! more  
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Grand Cafe at the Emerson Inn by the Sea
One Cathedral Ave
Rockport
December 31, 2014
Click for details on New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Seatings begin at 5 p.m. Five course gourmet dinner with music. $75 per person. 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  
Lehár: The Merry Widow - Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
January 17, 2015
Click for details on Lehár: The Merry Widow - Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Back by popular demand, the Shalin Liu is holding an encore presentation of 'The Merry Widow' starring Renee Fleming. The show will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm. more  
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
January 25, 2015
Click for details on Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion A folk rock duo drawing from a musically-rich gene pool, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion combine the down-home campfire strumming of Woody and Arlo with a modern pop/indie rock sensibility, all anchored by their lush, intimate harmonies. more  
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
March 26, 2015
Click for details on Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Coming to the Shalin Liu on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8 pm the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is now in it's fifth decade and to this day should not be missed. According to All Music Guide - “These old dogs still have plenty of shine on them, plenty of country- more  
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