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Santa Visits Dock Square on Christmas Day
December 25, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
Bring the whole family to Dock Square in Rockport on Christmas Day, at 12:30pm! Santa will visit and every child will be given a bag of goodies as a special gift. Take photos with Santa before he heads out to rest after his busy holiday season!
Despite the name, the Christmas Tree Committee of Rockport, MA doesn’t decorate the town’s Christmas tree.
They do something even more beautiful.
Rockport’s oldest Christmas tradition began back in the 1890’s, when
Rockport grocer Tim Sheehan invited the town’s children to
visit with Santa at his store. More than a century later,
this event is still carried on by the Christmas Tree Committee.
Over the years their events have grown to include not only
Santa’s Christmas morning arrival at Dock Square, but also his visit to
the nursing home, and the delivery of some 700 Christmas Baskets
to some of Rockport’s elderly, ill, or bereaved residents.
Their mission is to spread cheer at Christmastime.
Want to help? Check out these events; the committee always needs volunteers!
Basket Packing Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/554337963206183
Christmas Day Basket Delivery: https://www.facebook.com/events/517271713515977
Can you make a donation to help this work continue? Please bring checks with you to these events or mail to:
Christmas Tree Committee, Inc.
c/o Doreen Carter
2 Mary Helen Way
Rockport MA 01966
(Photo credit to Paul Morrison, 2009)