, Newburyport, MA

November 16, 2012

Holiday Happenings

Newburyport Daily News

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Craft and Vendor Fair, sponsored by Merrimac PTO, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Donaghue School, 24 Union St. Extension, Merrimac.

Nov. 17

The Greek Ladies Aid Association fourth annual Greek luncheon and holiday fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nicholson Hall, Newburyport.

Enjoy a Greek luncheon featuring spanakopeta, gyros and moussaka. Greek pastries will for sale. Various vendors will offer a selection of wares.

Annual Craft Fair, Atria Merrimack Place, 85 Storey Ave., Newburyport, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors call 978-462-7324 to reserve a table.

Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old South First Presbyterian Church, 29 Federal St., Newburyport.

Crafts for children, gift baskets, baked goods and preserves, plants, books, cookie table, Santa will visit from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch wil be available.

Pilgrim Harvest and Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St., Merrimac.

A children’s craft activity area, silent auction, cookie walk, baked goods, country store, faith items, handmade quilts, jewelry, linens, holiday gifts and the Pilgrim Cafe with an extensive lunch and snack menu.

Christmas Fair, Sullivan Building, 25 Temple St., eight floor, Newburyport; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A collection of items will be offered from holiday decorations and stocking stuffers to crocheted and knitted hats and scarves. There will be a table of affordable gifts for under $5 and an assortment of refreshments and baked goods will be sold. All proceeds from the fair go toward funding a Christmas dinner for the tenants of the Sullivan building.

Holiday Fair, Holy Redeemer Parish of Merrimac and West Newbury, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parish Hall, Green Street, Merrimac.

Gift baskets, nearly new items, handmade items, baked goods, candy and raffles and silent auction. Coffee and muffins will be available, as well as a homemade lunch at 11 a.m.

Old Tyme Country Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Rowley, 175 Main St., Rowley.

Baked goods, handmade items, holiday greenery, country store, lunch, silent auction. Santa Claus will visit. Spaghetti supper 5 to 7 p.m.

Harvest Fair, East Parish United Methodist Church, Salisbury Square, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Craft tables, flea market, white elephant table, bake sale, lunch menu and snack bar.

Nov. 23

Symphony By the Sea family concert, Newburyport City Hall, 3 p.m.

Judith Black, renowned storyteller, will be Symphony by the Sea’s guest narrator for “Babar the Elephant” set to music by Poulenc. The audience will be invited to join in the celebration of “A Teddy Bears’ Picnic.”

The one-hour program is especially designed for family audiences with young children who are invited to bring along a favorite stuffed animal for the teddy Bear celebration. Audience members are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped stuffed animal to donate to Toys for Tots. To purchase tickets, visit

Nov. 25

Newburyport Santa Parade and Tree Lighting, Market Square.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the boardwalk via U.S. Coast Guard boat around 3:30 p.m. and will parade through downtown to Market Square for the tree lighting and singing of carols at 4 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Dec. 8

Whisker Wonderland, Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, 63 Elm St., Salisbury, noon to 5 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments while you shop for your cat or dog. Holiday wreaths and plants will be for sale as well. All proceeds benefit the Society. Donations are also welcome from the MRFRS’s wish list, which can be found at

Dec. 14 and Dec. 15

Artisans in the Open Christmas Show and Sale, Dec. 7, 2 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 14, 2 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

First Religious Society, annex building, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport.

More than 25 area artisans will offer a selection of wares, including photography, jewelry, pottery, hand-painted scarves, hand-painted furniture, blown glass, stained glass, painting, hand-spun wool mittens, scarves and hats, handbags and more.