, Newburyport, MA


November 30, 2012

Holiday Happenings

Dec. 1

Amesbury Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; downtown. Float designers will craft their display to a “Christmas Around the World” theme.

40th annual holiday craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pine Grove School, Route 1A, Rowley.

More than 150 professional craftsmen from throughout New England will exhibit, demonstrate and sell their wares. Free admission. Sponsored by the Rowley PTA. Blizzard date Dec. 2.

Plum Island Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8 Plum Island Blvd.

Pick out your Christmas tree, shop with local vendors, crafters and artists. Santa will visit at 2 p.m. Raffles, refreshments and lunch. Proceeds will benefit the Plum Island Foundation.

Central Congregational Church Christmas Fair, 9 a.m., corner of Pleasant and Titcomb sts., Newburyport.

Features homemade foods, including “Souper Lunch” with various soups and the church’s famous fish chowder; cookie walk, crafts and vendor tables; fresh wreaths, door swags and ornaments. Silent auction bidding runs through 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Auction continues throughout the fair.

Greens Fair, Laurel Grange 161, 21 Garden St., West Newbury, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh wreaths, bake sale table, handmade and knitted items, beaded Christmas balls.

Cookie Walk and Craft Fair, Emma L. Andrews Library, 77 Purchase St., Newburyport, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crafters’ tables are $20 each, call Arlene at 978-255-1396.

Christmas Fair, Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab, 180 Low St., Newburyport; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., raffles, crafts, jewelry, Grandma’s Attic, holiday decorations. Proceeds benefit the Resident Council Fund.

Cookie Walk and Craft Fair, People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase St., Newburyport; fundraiser for the Emma L. Andrews Library.

Selection includes homemade cookies, holiday cards decorated by kindergarten students, crafts, jewelry, Christmas wreaths, stained glass, candles.

Dec. 3

Annual Tree of Light Ceremony, Anna Jaques Hospital, Highland Avenue entrance, 5 p.m. The Newburyport High School Varsity Chorus will provide music, and all are welcome to join in the singing. After the music, light refreshments will be served in the Higgins Conference Room.

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