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December 2022

Santa’s Arrival by Lobster Boat & Tree-Lighting Ceremony

December 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown Rockport, Main Street, Bearskin Neck, Dock Square ...
Rockport,MA01966United States
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Join us for the return of this cherished Rockport tradition.  Santa will arrive at  T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa and Mrs. Claus proceed along T-Wharf and Broadway to the First Baptist Church, led by a Rockport Forest Fire truck and local Cub and Brownie Scouts. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be able to linger a while to visit and have photos taken…

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Jon Butcher’s Seaside Yuletide

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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Three of the North Shore’s most beloved songwriters and performers converge for A Seaside Yuletide, a night of rootsy holiday spirit and song featuring Jon Butcher, Allen Estes and Sal Baglio. Tickets: $39, $35, $29

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Messiah with Handel and Haydn Society

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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Handel’s iconic Messiah is a treasured holiday tradition that will be performed by the incomparable Handel & Haydn Society in a special chamber arrangement for 13-member chamber orchestra and chorus led by Associate Conductor Ian Watson.  The Yankee Magazine hails that “The Handel and Haydn Society’s Messiah remains unmatched.” Tickets: $86, $79, $59

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Solstice Singers in Rockport

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Downtown Rockport, Main Street, Bearskin Neck, Dock Square ...
Rockport,MA01966United States

The Solstice Singers will be returning to Rockport on Saturday, December 10 from noon to 2:00 PM strolling and caroling through the town. Founded over 30 years ago, this community choral group is open to anyone on the North Shore who loves to sing.  The Solstice Singers and their strolling caroling have been a featured part of Christmas in Rockport on the second Saturday in December since the group was founded.  Before COVID the group also sang at many nursing…

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Christmas With The Back Bay Ringers

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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Get in the holiday spirit with the Back Bay Ringers! Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned, handbell ensemble. Under the direction of Griff Gall, BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly performing at Boston-area landmarks such as Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, the Boston Children's Museum, and the Prudential Center. Tickets: $20, $15

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Christmas With The Back Bay Ringers

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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Get in the holiday spirit with the Back Bay Ringers! Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned, handbell ensemble. Under the direction of Griff Gall, BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly performing at Boston-area landmarks such as Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, the Boston Children's Museum, and the Prudential Center. Tickets: $20, $15

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Eileen Ivers: A Joyful Christmas

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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It's the most wonderful time of the year …and for years Eileen and the band have been celebrating the glorious story of Christmas, thoughtfully, uniquely and with pure unbridled joy! Eileen’s Irish and American roots shine throughout the evening’s beautiful mix of traditional, story-filled, age-old Wren Day songs, poems, and of course, foot stomping and hollerin’ roots music. Tickets: $46, 40, 29

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Cape Ann Big Band Holiday

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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Driven by the talents of local musicians, the Cape Ann Big Band prides itself in performing to entertain and connect with its local community. This is a group that truly operates as a family. This diverse big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. The Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries.…

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Rockport’s Annual Live Christmas Pageant

December 17 @ 5:00 pm
Dock Square & Main Street Rockport,MA01966

In the spirit of the holidays, the Rockport Art Association and Museum once again presents the Annual Live Christmas Pageant, a torch-lit live re-enactment of the Nativity. The pageant will be held Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 5 PM. Each year hundreds of spectators gather to watch the live re-enactment of the story of baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Bethlehem inn and the stable. The pageant begins with a torch lit procession which starts at Dock Square and proceeds…

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Cape Ann Big Band Holiday

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport,MA01966United States
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Driven by the talents of local musicians, the Cape Ann Big Band prides itself in performing to entertain and connect with its local community. This is a group that truly operates as a family. This diverse big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. The Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries.…

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