The Holiday Open House runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Open to the general public, the celebration includes the art exhibit and sale, as well as a collection of unique Lowell’s Boat Shop gifts, handmade holiday wreaths and fresh trees, a variety of raffles and a silent auction. Refreshments will be served, and music will be performed by the Thomas Machine Works Band on Saturday and Morning Glories on Sunday.
Children can make their own ornaments and visit with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. each day.
Lowell’s Boat Shop is located at 459 Main St. in Amesbury.
Train show Dec. 8
The Railway Express 2012, a train show offered by Salisbury Point Railroad Historical Society, is set for Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carriage Mills building, 9 Water St., Amesbury.
There will be more than 6 operating train layouts and kids of all ages can drive some of the trains. The display includes interesting historic photographs, maps, books and railroad artifacts. The adjacent Amesbury Hat Museum will also be open. Light refreshments available. Small admission fee.
Holiday Sing-along at Firehouse
Start warming those vocal cords up — the popular Holiday Sing-along is returning to the Firehouse on Dec. 15.
Families are invited to attend the program and sing some treasured classic Christmas carols with the youth choir from the Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport, directed by Donna Postle.
Terry Blanchard will read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and children can visit with Santa and tell him their wish lists.
The fun begins at 11 a.m. at the theater. Tickets sell out early so families are encouraged to buy early. Tickets are $3 and are available at the box office or by calling 978-462-7336.
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