Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Happenings in Salem

There is a lot going on in Salem for the holidays. Check out some highlights below (thanks to the Salem Chamber of Commerce for providing their comprehensive list!) and download your copy of the Holiday Happenings brochure at

Chulamama Maternity & Baby - 12 Deals of Christmas - 320 Derby Street
Through December 12 - Every day from now until December 12 Chulamama is having a daily special: Discounts, raffles and free gifts! All offers are good while supplies last and discount prices will go back up the next day. For more information call (978) 741-4600.

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.

Peabody Essex Museum Winter Festival - East India Square - Saturday, December 13 from 11 am - 1 pm
Midwinter Magic, inspired by Claude Debussy's work for piano, Snowflakes Are Dancing. Len Gerwick and Deborah Cosine delight audiences with this story of two children awaiting the first snow, featuring over 30 puppets. For adults and children ages 5 and up.
Gingerbread Houses and Cookies - Saturday, December 13 from 11 am - 3 pm - Chefs from the award-winning North Shore Community College Culinary Arts program in Danvers demonstrate the art of gingerbread house construction and decoration. Decorate your own gingerbread cookies for a yummy snack! Don't miss the chefs' gingerbread house interpretation of the museum's Gardner-Pingree House.
Crystal Watercolor Snowflake - Saturday, December 13 from 1 - 3 pm - Create a design as unique as a real snowflake. Paint with watercolors; then sprinkle on some salt and see what happens! (For all ages).
Make Your Own Snow Globe - Saturday, December 13 at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm - For adults and accompanied children ages 7 and up.
Animals in Winter - Saturday, December 13 at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm - Meet at the information desk. For accompanied children ages 3 - 6.
For more information on these events visit

Teddy Bear Tea at the Hawthorne Hotel - 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA
Saturday, December 13 from Noon to 2 pm - A favorite tradition at the Hawthorne, this tea is dedicated to "Toys for Tots". Buffet luncheon with finger sandwiches. All children will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the Hawthorne Bears. Adults $21, children 12 and under $13.50 or free when they bring a "Toys for Tots" donation (new and unwrapped, please). (Above prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity). Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call (978) 825-4311.

Holiday Event at Maria's Sweet Somethings - 26 Front Street - Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 - Visit Maria's Sweet Somethings this Saturday and Sunday and take a dip at our chocolate fountain. Also, enjoy complimentary samples of other fabulous gourmet items. Shop for great gifts for everyone on your holiday list - Marias carries Christopher Radko, Bearington Bears, Gund, Kurt Adler, Patience Brewster, Jim Shore and much more! Custom gift baskets, corporate gifts, shipping. For more information call (978) 825-9111.

The Jewel Tones at New Civilitea - 318 Derby Street - Saturday, December 20 from 1 to 4 pm - Celebrate this joyous season with the Marblehead High School Jewel Tones. The Jewel Tones will be entertaining at New Civilitea for the afternoon of December 20. Stop in to hear this highly trained group of young singers as they bring joy to your world with their unique arrangements of the holiday standards. No Charge. For more information call (978) 740-2832.

Celebrate the Season at Rockafellas - 231 Essex Street
Holiday Brunch Sing Along featuring Lisa Love & Billy Garzone on Sunday, December 21 at Noon. $22/person, children 10 & under free!
Holiday Dinner Show featuring the Compaq Band and special guest singers Ed Scheer and Britt Sawdon. Sunday, December 21 at 6 pm, seating starts at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Reservations required, $38/person, children 10 & under free!
For more information call (978) 745-2411

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