Santa comes to town

In Newburyport, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by Coast Guard boat at the boardwalk Sunday about 3 p.m. before parading through the downtown. The Christmas tree lighting and caroling in Market Square follow at 4 p.m.

Tree lighting, festivities

Salisbury hosts its annual tree lighting ceremony Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. on Salisbury Town Common. Other activities throughout the day include a gingerbread competition, cookies and cocoa, music and photos with Santa.

Small Business Saturday

Take a look at those holiday gift lists and consider shopping locally at Greater Newburyport businesses.

Foreigners Journey

Rockin’ into the Holidays Dance Party featuring Foreigners Journey on Friday at 8 p.m. at Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front N, Salisbury.

Rock ‘n’ roll all night

One of the region’s premier cover bands, the Pathological Outliars, will rock Newburyport Brewing Co., 4 New Pasture Road, Newburyport, on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover.

Staff reporter Heather Alterisio can be reached via email at or by phone at 978-961-3149. Follow her on Twitter @HeathAlt.

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