Newburyport is a magical place in every season and fall and winter are no exception. We’ve got live music at local spots, museum exhibits, art walks, Invitation Night shopping and, a tradition for more than 25 years, Santa arrives in Market Square by boat on the Sunday after Thanksgiving to light the city’s Christmas Tree! Santa’s Workshop opens for the season (weekends) on December 4, so be sure to bring the kids for a visit and a picture.
Of course, shopping for gifts for your loved ones is central to this time of year. The first three Fridays in December are “Invitation Nights,” when the city’s shopkeepers stay open late and welcome friends in to enjoy refreshments while exploring the wares.
And, if you’ve ever been curious about the beautiful, historic homes lining Newburyport’s streets, you won’t want to miss this year’s Holiday House Tour, scheduled for Saturday, December 10. Guests are invited into Newburyport’s finest homes from the last four centuries–all decorated for the holidays.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up:
November 18, 2016: NRBQ, Belleview Roots Music Series
November 12, 2016: RiverFeast 2016 Featuring Colin Hay
November 16 thru December 4, 2016: Sea Festival of Trees at the Blue Ocean Event Center
November 18, 2016: NRBQ at the Belleville Roots Music Series
November 27, 2016: Newburyport Santa Parade and Tree Lighting
December 2, 9, and 16, 2016: Newburyport Holiday Invitation Nights (downtown shopping and treats)!
December 4, 2016: Santa’s Workshop Opens (weekends)
December 10, 2016: Newburyport Holiday House Tour