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Christmas in Rockport 2014


DECEMBER 13

10th Holiday Student and Studio Potter Artists Reception
Cynthia Curtis Pottery, 80 Pigeon Hill Street, 5-8 pm. Artists’ Reception. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All welcome!

Seaside Village Open House
Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and more. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops through downtown Rockport.

Scandinavian Jul Fest
Spiran Hall (corner of School S. and Broadway), 9am-1 pm. Santa Lucia Pageant, children’s dancing, Spiran musicians, traditional foods and gifts, holiday greens, and luncheon. Free admission.

Candy-Making Demonstrations
Tuck’s Candy Factory, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. See November 29 listing for details.

The Good Doctor
Rockport High School Drama’s production of Neil Simon’s ‘The Good Doctor’ – performances at 7pm on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th, Matinee performance at 2pm on Sunday December 14th.

10th Holiday Student and Studio Potter Show
Cynthia Curtis Pottery, 80 Pigeon Hill Street, 10 am- 4 pm. Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking. All welcome!

13th Annual Holiday Gallery Stroll
The first day of this popular introduction to Rockport’s galleries, studios, artists, and artisans. Noon- 4 pm.

Solstice Singers
Strolling and singing songs of the season throughout downtown. Noon-2 pm.

Horse Drawn Hayrides
Dock Square, 1-3 p.m. Celebrate Christmas in Rockport with Hayrides along Bearskin Neck, pulled by a team of Belgian draft horses. Presented by Cape Ann Savings Bank. Free.

Quintessential Brass
Performing traditional carols, holiday classics, and jazzy Christmas favorites throughout downtown. 1-3 pm.

DECEMBER 14

Seaside Village Open House Continues
Featuring holiday fairs and shows, strolling musicians, and more. Find unique gift ideas and refreshments in the shops throughout downtown Rockport.

Oasis Rockport’s Photos with Santa Toy Drive
Fish Shack Restaurant, Dock Square, 1-4 pm. Photos with Santa when you bring a new, unwrapped toy donate. Hot cocoa and sweets sponsored by the Rockport Teen Center

10th Holiday Student and Studio Potter Show Continues
At Cynthia Curtis Pottery, 80 Pigeon Hill Street, 10 am- 4 pm. Free admission, refreshments, an plenty of parking. All welcome!

13th Annual Holiday Gallery Stroll Continues
The second day of this popular introductions to Rockport’s galleries, studios, artists, and artisans, Noon- 4pm.

Christmas Caroling Around Rockport
Beginning at the First Baptist Church, 4 High Street, 2 pm. The First Baptist Church invites the community to a time of Christmas Caroling around Rockport. Meet at the church at 2 pm and proceed to walk around the downtown singing songs of the season.

The Good Doctor
Rockport High School Drama’s production of Neil Simon’s ‘The Good Doctor’ – performances at 7pm on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th, Matinee performance at 2pm on Sunday December 14th.

Rockport’s Shop Local Week Begins
The merchants of Rockport encourage their Cape Ann neighbors and friends to shop locally throughout the holiday season, and have designated this entire week as a special Shop Local Week. Continues through December 21.

DECEMBER 15

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 4:30 & 8 pm. Celebrate the holidays with WGBH radio host Brian O’Donovan and his acclaimed Celtic holiday program in the Shalin Liu intimate Oceanfront setting.

Rockport Elementary School Winter Concert
John Lane Performing Arts Center, 24 Jerden’s Lane, 7 pm. Free

DECEMBER 17

Rockport Middle School Winter Concert
John Lane Performing Arts Center, 24 Jerden’s Lane, 7 pm. Free

DECEMBER 18

Rockport High School Winter Concert
John Lane Performing Arts Center, 24 Jerden’s Lane, pm. Free

DECEMBER 20

Candy- Making Demonstrations
Tuck’s Candy Factory, 9:30 am- 4:30 pm. See November 29 listing for details.

Mrs Claus Cookie Sale
10am-12pm at the Rockport United Methodist Church, 36 Broadway.

North Shore Christian Men’s Choir
First Baptist Church, 4 High Street, 2:30 pm. A free Christmas concert and a time of socialization and refreshments afterwards, prior to the Pageant.

69th Annual Christmas Pageant
Dock Square and Main Street, 5 pm. A torch-lit live re-enactment of the Nativity. (Inclement weather date Dec. 22)

Annual Open House
Institution for Savings Bank, 16 Main Street. Stop in after the Pageant and enjoy some holiday refreshments. Free
Christmas Pageant Ham & Bean Supper

First Congregational Church, 12 School Street, right after the pageant. A traditional ham and baked bean summer, served by members of the church. Adults $9, children 12 and under $6. Desserts and drinks included. Open to the public.

Christmas Tree Prime Rib Dinner
Grand Café at the Emerson Inn by the Sea, One Cathedral Avenue, 5-9 pm. This three-course meal is $33 and 10% of proceeds will go to the Christmas Tree Fund. Reservations recommended. Call for more information 978-546-6321

A Holiday Sing- Along
At the Shalin Liu Performance Center, 7pm. Sing may of our favorite carols in Rockport Music’s second holiday sing-along featuring RHS Madrigals. Free

DECEMBER 22

Christmas Tree Committee will be packing the bags at Spiran Hall, 7PM. Volunteers welcome! These bags will be distributed on Christmas Day to those in need and to the children.

DECEMBER 24

Christmas Eve Dinner
Grand Café at the Emerson Inn by the Sea, 5-8 pm. Full dinner menu. Reservations recommended. Call for details 978-546-6321

DECEMBER 25

Beginning at 9AM, delivering baskets to Rockporters, volunteers welcome!

Santa Visits Dock Square
To greet the children of Rockport with bags of goodies, 10:30 am. Merry Christmas to all!

DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner
Grand Café at the Emerson Inn by the Sea, One Cathedral Ave. Seatings begin at 5 pm. Five course gourmet dinner with music. $75 per person. Reservations required. Overnight packages available. Call for details 978-546-6321.

New Year’s Rockport Eve
6pm to midnight. Six hours of continuous entertainment with 80 shows to choose from!


Here are a few video montages from the 2012 holiday season.  Enjoy!!!





















































 
 
 
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