Pageant Highlights This Week’s Christmas in Rockport Events

Saturday’s 65th annual Christmas Pageant highlights a season filled with family-friendly holiday events in Rockport.

This holiday season, plan to spend some time in Rockport, finding the perfect handmade gift for that someone special, enjoying strolling minstrels or attending this weekend’s Christmas Pageant, one of the oldest in New England, now in its 65th year. Holiday activities and special events continue in Rockport throughout the month of December, capped off by the 14th New Year’s Rockport Eve on December 31. This week will also be a great time for getting in some last minute shopping in a relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful seaside setting. This week’s highlights and their dates are listed at

In addition to these listings, several exhibits continue through the end of December at the Rockport Art Association. This week’s event highlight is the Annual Rockport Christmas Pageant, beginning at 5 on Saturday. During the week, there are several evening school concerts (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday), and Rockport Music’s presentation of David Benoit and the Charlie Brown Christmas Trio on Tuesday and the film ‘The Extra Man’ on Thursday. On Saturday, there are several special events before the Pageant, including art gallery open houses and free performances by Alek Razdan and his band A-Train, and the North Shore Christian Men’s Choir with Lighthouse Brass. Following the Pageant, there will be a traditional church supper, a special benefit dinner at the Grand Caf’, and a free screening of ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ at the Shalin Liu Center. As always, details are available at and parking is free throughout the season.

There are so many wonderful Rockport community events offered throughout the holiday season. For more information and a detailed schedule of Christmas in Rockport events, visit Call 978-546-6575 to request your free Christmas in Rockport events calendar, or email

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