Tuesday, December 30, 2008
If it's really great, I may ask you for permission to use it in the 2009 visitor guide, or on Salem.org. There's no cash involved, but the fame your would discover through being featured in a Salem tourism publication is quite priceless.
More snow is expected this week - so if you're coming into town, make sure to check Salem.com for snow emergency/parking ban information.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
The Dec. 21 "Cold is the Nightwind" Program has been postponed to Dec. 28 due to the snow, ice, and downtown parking ban that was in effect in Salem over the weekend...
"Cold is the Nightwind" A Victorian Christmas Program will be held on December 28, 2008, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Church, Salem, MA. (We'll have the New Year to celebrate musically, too, after all!)
Ticket sales have been extended to Dec. 28 and advance tickets will be on sale all week! You can purchase tickets at the door, or online, as well.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The Salem Trolley Christmas Carol is the best ticket in town right now! This contemporary adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been done by Eric Rodenheiser of The Griffen Theatre, and it is wonderfully scripted to appeal to all ages.
It's a movable production - the audience travels via trolley with Ebeneezer Scrooge between today, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Jacob Marley comes aboard, and the famed ghosts ensure nobody is left behind on this journey of self-realization and holiday cheer.
Bring your hats and gloves, and appropriate footwear, if you go - traveling between scenes does involve walking on snow and ice right now, and it is chilly at night.
The Trolley Christmas Carol runs through Monday, December 22nd, and tickets are $22 per person. It's great for all ages (last night the youngest audience members were 7 and 8 and laughing hysterically), and the production is less than 90 minutes, so attention spans can stay in tact!
Call the Salem Trolley at 978-744-5469 for tickets.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Here are the details for you and your families - it looks like it's going to be cold on Sunday, so come on down and stay warm in Rockafellas.
Holiday Family Brunch Sing Along featuring Lisa Love & Billy Garzone
12:00 p.m.-2 p.m
The brunch buffet will feature everything from an omelet station to a carving station and it will finish with a variety of desserts. The buffet begins at 11 a.m., and music is from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $22 per person, and children 10 & under eat for free. There will also be a guest appearance by the man who can tell whether you've been naughty or nice.
Holiday Dinner Show: The Compaq Band and Special Guest Singers Ed Scheer & Britt Sawdon
6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
The 21-piece big band, The Compaq Band, will feature special guest singers Ed Scheer and Britt Sawdon in their 4th annual holiday show at Rockafellas. Seating begins at 6 p.m. with music and a buffet dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The buffet has a wide selection of winter favorites, including stuffed broiled pork loin, wild poached salmon, and baked stuffed haddock with lemon butter sauce. Reservations are required, and admission is $38 per person, while children 10 & under eat for free.
For people interested in enjoying the bar scene on Sunday night, seats at the bar are $10 a person beginning at 6 p.m. Whether with a group, on a date, or by yourself, the Big Band Show always provides a classic evening of entertainment and refreshment.
For reservations or more information, call 978-745-2411 or email email@example.com
Monday, December 15, 2008
The Phillips House is located on 34 Chestnut Street. Tours are available on Saturday and Sunday through December, on the half-hour, from 11-4. This special tour is $5.00 for adults and free to Historic New England members and Salem residents with a valid ID.
The gift shop is also open. All jewelry is 15% off and holiday items are on sale as well. Historic New England members can receive 10-15% off with their membership card.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Rouge has some fabulous holiday gift ideas on their web site. They also have the list printed in convenient flyer format in case you want to leave it surreptitiously around the house. And they are running a "give a gift - get a gift" program in December, so if you're a "What's in it for me" personality - you'll find Rouge is a win/win this month.
Don't think Rouge is just for women - Rouge carries some fantastic lines for men and kids. Go in and browse about. The staff is fabulous, and they will steer you in the right direction for your holiday shopping.
So get glowing! Head down to 322 Derby Street toward the shop that is glowing pink.
Sunday, December 14, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Theatre of Light Presents: Narnia.....the Musical - St. Peter's Episcopal Church - December 13 and 14. Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 3 pm - NARNIA....the Musical, based on "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", C.S. Lewis' most popular story from the Chronicles of Narnia, will be presented by the Theatre of Light on the above mentioned dates. Suggested ticket donations are $5 for children ages 5 and under, $10 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. For reservations and more information call (781) 210-9818.
Celebrate the Season at Rockafellas - 231 Essex Street
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This family-friendly event will be held at St. Peter's Church and will feature a program rich in holiday traditions and spirit, including:
- Cold is the Nightwind: A Victorian Christmas Program - a concert featuring Jim & Maggi Dalton
- Illustrated Talk on Salem and Regional Christmas Customs with Historic New England's Julie Arrison and Megan Mac Gregor
- Tour of the lovely and historic St. Peter's Episcopal Church and more!
- Adults $10.00
- Festival Excursion (Children under 12 years of ageaccompanied by one adult) $18.00
- Family Festival (Two adults with their children under 12 years of age) $25.00
- Historic New England Members: $8.00
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Do you ever get annoyed with those stupid (and ecologically disastrous) cardboard coffee sleeves at your local java house? Luckily, one local mom has come up with a solution! Greensleeves are fabric coffee sleeves that are both stylish and reusable! We don't even sell them at CGB, but we just adore the idea and couldn't wait to share the news! Pick up your Greensleeve today at New Civilitea (318 Derby Street) for only $8!
- FREE Parenting Group: Every Friday morning, 9 -10 am
- FREE Toddler Play Group: Every Wednesday morning, 10 - 11 am
- CPR: Wednesday December 10, 6:30 - 9:30pm $50 Fee; please register at CGB
- Guest Speaker From The Waldorf School: Wednesday January 7, 10 - 10:30 am
- Cloth Diaper Demo: Saturday January 17, 10am - noon