Sunday, December 4, 2011

A holiday weekend in Salem

I made it to Christmas in Salem this weekend, and it was - as usual - a fantastic event.  If you were not able to join Historic Salem, Inc. for their annual tour of private homes that were exquisitely decorated for the holidays, I highly recommend marking your calendar for December 1 & 2, 2012.  In addition to the homes, there are concerts, lectures, and lots of shopping and dining. 

Scores of volunteers make Christmas in Salem work, including tour guides and house captains - thanks to everyone involved for another wonderful event.

I also got to stop in at Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie for their annual Holiday Open House, which included a candy cane making demonstration, candy canes formed into children's initials, and free samples.  It was decadent, sweet, and festive. 

Visit for the schedule of upcoming events, including candlelight tours of The House of the Seven Gables, a Big Band night at Rockafellas, and Salem's Open House Shopping Night on December 16.

'Tis the season!

The 17th Century Corwin House. Not on the house tour, but lovely with its wreath.

31 Chestnut Street

Not on the tour, but a beautiful McIntire doorway

Peering through windows to watch candy making at Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie.

Candy cane in process
Rolling out the candy canes

Rolling - a rhythmic process that required three men!

Festive souvenirs!

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