2014 marks the 30th consecutive year of Christmas in Rockport, our month-long celebration offering a unique blend of the old and the new. Traditional programs include Santa’s arrival by lobster boat and the Dock Square tree lighting (December 6), the Seaside Village Open House and Gallery Stroll Weekend (December 13-14), the 69th annual Christmas Pageant (December 20), and Santa’s return to Dock Square on Christmas morning. This year’s festivities feature the fourth annual ‘Seashells & Jingle Bells’ Inn and Home Kitchen Tour on December 7 and the return of Horse-Drawn Hayrides, presented by Cape Ann Savings Bank, on December 13.

The programs will conclude on December 31 with New Year’s Rockport Eve, celebrating its 18th anniversary. Sites throughout downtown Rockport will host children’s activities (clowns, puppets, magic, story tellers, etc.), and music for all tastes (classical, jazz, rock ‘n roll, country and western, folk, blues, songs of the sea, etc.). Join us in Dock Square for a midnight celebration to welcome 2015. Buttons will be on sale in advance at many Rockport and Gloucester businesses and on December 31. For further information and a full schedule of events, check the New Year’s Rockport Eve website: or call 978-546-9038.


The Chamber of Commerce appreciates the financial support given to the month-long Christmas in Rockport program by the following businesses, individuals and community organizations, who welcome your patronage and support during the holiday season and throughout the year. We particularly wish to acknowledge and thank Granite Savings Bank, Institution for Savings, and the Rockport Rotary Club, this year’s lead co-sponsors for Rockport’s annual Christmas Nativity Pageant.


An Artful Touch Gallery

Borsari Gallery

Canterbury Hill Studio & Gallery

Cynthia Curtis Pottery

Ivan N. Kamalic Gallery

Rockport Art Association

Scott Tubby Fine Art

Square Circle

The Art Nook


Beach Bum Burritos

Bean & Leaf Caf’

Brothers Brew

Fish Shack Restaurant

Grand Caf’ at the Emerson

Red Skiff Seafood & Grille

Rockport House of Pizza and Roast Beef


Alexander’s Pottery


Bearskin Neck Leathers


Happy Whale

House of Glass

James Russell Goldsmiths

John Tarr Store

Katie’s Gift Shop

La Provence


TBT Post

The Last Resort

The Pewter Shop

Toad Hall Bookstore

Tuck’s Candy Factory

Tuck’s Candy & Gifts



Cape Ann Motor Inn

Eagle House Motel

Eden Pines Inn

Emerson Inn by the Sea

Inn on Cove Hill

Lantana House

Linden Tree Inn

Peg Leg Inn

Pleasant Street Inn

Rockport Inn & Suites

Seafarer Inn

Sally Webster Inn

Seven South Street Inn

Tuck Inn B&B

Yankee Clipper Inn


Ameriprise Financial Services

Angel Rivera*

Angela Cook*

Bayside Electrical Company

Bill Elwell & Associates, Inc.

Cape Ann Savings Bank

Cape Ann Transportation Authority

C.H. Cleaves Insurance

Carroll K. Steele Insurance

Dorothy Ramsey Stoffa*

Eleanor Hoy*

Granite Savings Bank

Gray, Gove & Gove, Inc.


Institution for Savings

J.M. Walsh Oil Company

Jerry Enos Painting

John J. Walsh Insurance

Kristina Howard*

Law Office of Meredith Fine

Linda Hogan*

Mario Bravo*

Michele & Clinton Elwell*

New Year’s Rockport Eve

Oasis Rockport

Pigeon Cove Circle

Poole Construction Company

Richard Fenk*

Rockport Baptist Church

Rockport Congregational Church

Rockport Board of Selectmen

Rockport Department of Public Works

Rockport Harbormasters

Rockport Police Department

Rockport Forest Fire Department

Rockport Music

Rockport Rotary Club

Smith Ace Hardware

Suzan Galpin*

Sydney Wedmore, M.D

Tuna Hunter Charters

*Member of Christmas in Rockport Committee