Looking for some Christmas spirit? Look no farther than Cape Ann.
In Gloucester, the Retail Division is sponsoring the Second Annual Gloucester Shop & Dine. When you make a purchase at any of the participating shops on December 1, 2, and 3 you win the chance to draw a discount dining certificate for 10%, 20%, or 30% off your next meal at a participating Gloucester restaurant. The merchants of Gloucester invite your to celebrate the Holidays and shop local this season! Enjoy unique shops and galleries, fine restaurants, beautiful lights and decorations, friendly and familiar service, and extended holiday hours.
Deborah Coull Salon
Fields & Brown
House of the Raven
Joy of Socks
Mail Boxes Etc.
Palazola’s Sporting Goods
W.E. Blanchard Jeweler
Amelia’s Subs & Seafoods
Cape Ann Coffee
George’s Coffee Shop
La Trattoria & Pizzeria of the West End
Schooner’s of Gloucester
White Rainbow Restaurant
In Rockport, Santa will arrive by Lobster Boat at Tuna Wharf at 3:45pm on Saturday afternoon, followed by a Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dock Square at 4pm. Sunday will bring the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful historic inns in Rockport as they open their doors to visitors from 1pm to 5pm.
|Emerson Inn by the Sea, 1 Cathedral Ave.|
Michele & Bruce Coates, Innkeepers
Grand views, grand rooms, Grand Cafe
Yankee Clipper Inn, 127 Granite Street
Cathy & Randy Marks, Innkeepers
A spectacular oceanfront inn
Beech Tree B&B, 55 Broadway
Judy & Russ Liddle, Innkeepers
Lovingly restored and graciously appointed
|Sally Webster Inn, 34 Mt. Pleasant Street|
Kathy & John Fitzgerald, Innkeepers
Where the hearth is always warm
Yuletide Inn, 51 Mt. Pleasant Street
Marie Fletcher, Innkeeper
Exhibit and narration of period Christmas trees
Seven South Street Inn, 7 South Street
Debbie & Nick Benn, Innkeepers
Elegant four-course breakfast dining
Manchester’s Christmas by the Sea festivities will start on Saturday with a Pancake Breakfast at The Landing at 7 Central 8am-10am, followed by Open Houses all day long throughout Town. Santa will arrive by boat at Masconomo Park at 1pm, followed by the Jingle Bell Walk. After the walk, visit with Santa at the Community Center until 3pm. Open Houses throughout Town will be held again on Sunday in addition to a Petting Zoo from 11am to 2pm at Crosby’s Market.
The North Shore Music Theatre will continue to mesmerize audiences with the 16th Annual production of “A Christmas Carol” through December 24. Don’t miss this holiday tradition!
A complete schedule of events throughout the month of December can be found at www.capeannvacations.com/christmas.