There is no doubt, gift shopping in Newburyport will get you in the spirit of the holiday season. And, the first three Friday’s in December are Holiday Invitation Nights in Newburyport where the shops stay open late ~ until 9 pm ~ and hand out free drinks and snacks and holiday cheer is in rippling throughout the community.
The streets are busy and the restaurants packed so we recommend making reservations for dinner, especially for Invitation Nights.
While Invitation Night’s are more suited for an adult night on the town, other highlights of the holiday’s in Newburyport include the kid-friendly Santa’s Workshop and Polar Express, which departs from the Newburyport Commuter Rail Station. The Polar Express sells out each year, so you may want to plan ahead for next year by adding yourself to the email contact list.
The annual Holiday Sing-Along at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in downtown Newburyport is another not-to-be-missed, family-friendly event.
An escape to Newburyport is all the merrier when you’ve booked a room at Essex Street Inn. This way, all the fun-filled activities, restaurants, and shopping are just steps away and you can relax and enjoy!