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T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor, and Dock Square, 3:45pm
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Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:45 p.m., following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along Mt. Pleasant Street to Dock Square, led by Rockport cub scouts. At Dock Square Santa will briefly ascend the platform to greet the crowd and kick off the Tree Lighting festivities, before climbing back onto the fire truck to begin his long return journey to the North Pole.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 4 p.m. welcoming Santa and the public at the Tree with carols and a stirring rendition of "Christmas in Rockport". Well-known Choral Director Wendy Betts will lead the musical program, and Dot Stoffa, Rockport artist and lyricist for "Christmas in Rockport", will serve as emcee.

Singers are invited to join the Dock Square Carolers to welcome in the season. A rehearsal for the carolers will be held at the Rockport Art Association at 2:15 p.m. prior to the ceremony.

Chairperson Sarah Wilkinson will offer official greetings from the Town on behalf of the Board of Selectmen, and then will pull the switch to light this year's Rockport Christmas tree.

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Black Friday in Rockport
Downtown Rockport
November 28, 2014
Click for details on Black Friday in Rockport Rockport's merchants will be opening early and staying open for extended hours, offering a delightful, relaxing alternative for you Black Friday holiday shopping. more  
Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuck's Candy Factory
7 Dock Square
Rockport
November 28, 2014
Click for details on Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Candy-cane, ribbon candy, and satin stick making - Come in, watch and sample! Enter in the drawing for a 6-foot candy-cane! more  
Holiday Ornament Fundraising Sale
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
Rockport
November 28, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Click for details on Holiday Ornament Fundraising Sale Holiday ornament fundraising sale begins 10am at the Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street more  
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  
Rockport Small Business Saturday
SHOP SMALL and support local Rockport Businesses
Rockport
November 29, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Small Business Saturday Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to the businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. more  
THE WEIGHT Performing Songs of The Band
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
November 29, 2014
Click for details on THE WEIGHT Performing Songs of The Band Featuring legitimate long time members of The Band, Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, along with Marty Grebb (Bonnie Raitt, The Fabulous Rhinestones) Byron Isaacs and Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm Band), The Weight revisits the radio hits and deep tracks from 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  
RHS/RMS Chamber Concert
Shalin Liu Performance Center
December 3, 2014
Click for details on RHS/RMS Chamber Concert Enjoy a concert by local students at the Shalin Liu, 37 Main St, at 7pm! 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  
10th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair
Unitarian Universalist Society
4 Cleaves St
Rockport
December 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Click for details on 10th Annual Holiday Crafts Fair Come to 4 Cleaves Street in Rockport from 4 - 9pm on Friday and 9am - 1pm on Saturday for a great crafts fair and raffle in its 10th year! more  
Cape Ann Artisans Holiday Show and Sale
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
December 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014
Click for details on Cape Ann Artisans Holiday Show and Sale Join Cape Ann Artisans and the Rockport Art Association for the Holiday Show and Sale. Find that perfect hand-crafted item, locally made right here on Cape Ann. Friday from 4 - 9pm and Saturday from 10am - 3pm. more  
Shop Rockport Night
Downtown Rockport
4-9 pm
Rockport
December 5, 2014
Click for details on Shop Rockport Night 4-9 pm. The merchants of Rockport invite you to an evening of holiday shopping-- a festive evening of special promotions and events. 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  
Advent Fair
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
24 Broadway
December 6, 2014
Click for details on Advent Fair 9 am - 1 pm. Holiday gift items, Salvadoran crafts, African jewelry, delicious soup luncheon and decorated holiday greens. more  
Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuck's Candy Factory
7 Dock Square
December 6, 2014
Click for details on Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Free demonstrations of candy-cane, ribbon candy, and satin stick making. Come in and watch and sample! Enter the drawing for a 6-foot candy cane! more  
Christmas Bazaar
First Congregational Church
12 School Street
Rockport
December 6, 2014
Click for details on Christmas Bazaar The First Congregational Church will be hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar from 8am to 2pm. The bazaar includes a Christmas boutique, bake table and snack bar. more  
JANE MONHEIT
Shalin Liu Performance Center
8pm
December 6, 2014
Click for details on JANE MONHEIT Hello Bluebird -Celebrating the Music of Judy Garland more  
NINTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE
Rockport Police Station
168 Main Street
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rockport
December 6, 2014
Click for details on NINTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ... Give Blood! Dedicated to all who are serving or who have served in the U.S. military. more  
Santa's Arrival in Rockport and Tree Lighting
T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor
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 from T-Wharf to Dock Square for the town Tree Lighting festivities. more  

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