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New England is an ideal destination for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Newburyport has the charm and grace you expect when enjoying the best season of the year, making it worth the visit. The town, which is north of Boston, boasts inspiring waterfront views, historic architecture, and a vast array of local shops.
There’s a lot to see around the holidays in Newburyport. Consider a few of the events worth checking out this year.
Watch Santa and Mrs. Claus Arrive at the Boardwalk
Make sure to circle December 1st., on your calendar, because it’s an extraordinary time of the year in Newburyport. First, you’ll witness a local tradition as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the boardwalk, courtesy of a voyage on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel. Festivities kick off at 3:30 PM at the Newburyport Boardwalk. Don’t be late because you won’t want to miss a moment a memorable local event.
Enjoy Some Traditional Christmas Drama at the Actor’s Studio
Support the local Newburyport drama community by attending their Old Fashioned Radio Hour Christmas Show, which they’re holding on December 7th., at 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 8th., at 2:00 PM. The black box theater itself seats fifty and provides a cultural center for the local community enthusiasts who enjoy the Arts.
Reserve Friday Night For Local Shopping
Holiday Invitation Nights are held three Fridays in December. This event offers shoppers the chance to get in the Christmas mood with live entertainment and fine dining. Support your local merchants and your community for your holiday gift-giving needs. Participants in this event include downtown Newburyport, Merrimac Place, Horton’s Yard, and The Tannery. Dates and hours are Fridays, December 6, Dec 13, and Dec 20, 2019, from 6 PM to 9 PM. Items shoppers can find at the market include jewelry, paintings, and other handcrafted custom items.
North Shore Artisans Market
If you are searching for art and beautiful crafts to fill Santa’s sleigh, the North Shore Artisan’s Market, held in the Parish Hall of the Unitarian Church, is worth visiting. Open on December 6-7 and December 13-14, 2019 hours are 5 PM to 9:30 PM on Friday Invitation Nights, and Saturdays 10 AM – 4 PM.
Stay for a Holiday Visit
Newburyport is always worth visiting, even if you only stay for a short time. In the 1970s, the town of Newburyport made some savvy preservation efforts to protect and preserve the area’s heritage. The revitalization of the area helps local businesses thrive in Newburyport, and tourism is a thriving industry. If this year you’re looking for a coastal getaway with a Holiday theme, consider scheduling a visit.
Plan For Safe Travels
Keeping your vehicle in optimal operating condition helps to assure that you can attend all the holiday events taking place in Newburyport. The team at Shepard’s Automotive Center offers a wide variety of automotive repair and maintenance services to assure your safety this holiday season. contact us online or call 978-465-5973 during business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM.