The Rockport Department of Public Works will soon begin converting downtown parking meter posts into holiday tree stands, as Rockport makes ready for its annual Christmas in Rockport celebration.

The DPW is also working to find the perfect evergreen tree to place in Dock Square, and is inviting any Cape Ann homeowner with a suitable tree (approximately 35 feet in height) to contact the DPW office at 978-546-3525.

Representatives of the DPW will select the most appropriate tree from among those offered, then work with the property owner to remove the tree and prepare it for its new home in Dock Square celebrating Christmas in Rockport 2014.

This year’s annual Rockport Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Dock Square on Saturday, December 6, beginning at approximately 4:00 p.m. Once again Santa will be arriving in Rockport by lobster boat, landing at T-Wharf at approximately 3:45 p.m. Please note the new location for Santa’s Rockport landing this year.

For more detailed information about holiday season activities and events in Rockport and throughout Cape Ann, please visit www.rockportusa.com and www.capeannvacations.com.