Events for December 8, 2023 – The North Shore Moms

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Where is Santa? at The Northshore Mall

Northshore Mall 210 Andover St., Peabody

Meet and have your photo taken with Santa. Reservations encouraged but walk-ups welcome. Open daily during Mall hours. Photo packages start at $39.99.

Event Series Downtown Beverly Winter Market

Downtown Beverly Winter Market

Beverly Beverly

Join us for TWO evenings of downtown strolling, local shopping, and entertainment! Festivities will occur on Cabot St on Friday, 12/8/23 and on Rantoul St on Saturday, 12/9/23. Both events are from 4-8pm. Local businesses will be open for shopping and special activations, and pop-up artist markets can be found at the locations below. Participating […]


P is for Playdate

Wenham Museum 132 Main St, Wenham

Join us for a story, activity, and a special visit to the Wenham Museum’s galleries! SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH EXCEPT SEPT 9:30AM – 10:30AM Designed for children ages 18 […]

Event Series Holiday Cookie Decorating

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Smolak Farms 315 South Bradford Street, North Andover

Join us for a holiday themed Cookie Decorating Event! We will be reading a holiday themed book and decorating cookies. Tickets are $15 (per child and one adult) and include 4 sugar cookies and all of the supplies you'll need to decorate them, a small hot chocolate, and a holiday themed story read by one […]


Open Skate at The Rink at Market Street

Skating Rink at Market Street Lynnfield 600 Market Street, Lynnfield

The Rink at Market Street is open for regular open skating hours, daily beginning on November 11th. Visiting on Sunday? Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an entree at Alchemy, just show off your wristband from the rink! REGULAR SKATING HOURS: Mon – Fri 3 PM – 8 PM Sat 10 AM – 8 […]

$12 – $17

Family Farm Chores

Appleton Farms 219 Country Road, Ipswich

Every day has a full list of barnyard chores we need to accomplish to make sure our farmyard friends are happy and healthy. Let’s get to work! Join us for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program! Get on your muck boots – your whole family will get to be farmers together! Help feed our […]

Event Series Santa’s Workshop

Santa’s Workshop

Patrick Tracy Square 27-29 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Bring the kids down to Patrick Tracy Park in Downtown Newburyport where they can meet Santa, share their wish list, and get their very own photo taken with Mr. C! Then enjoy strolling around the beautiful downtown area - and shop local.

Event Series Port Gingerbread Festival

Port Gingerbread Festival

Central Congregational Church 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport

The inaugural Port Gingerbread Festival, contest, and exhibition will be held at Central Congregation Church,14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport, near Tracey Square, home to Santa's Workshop. This enchanting event will feature dozens of creative gingerbread entries by participants of all ages representing an array of magical designs—from traditional to innovative, classic to grand. The event kicks […]

Event Series Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights

Stone Zoo 149 Pond St, Stoneham

Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights spanning Stone Zoo's 26 acres. Take a sparkling stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to black bears, Canada lynx, reindeer and more. This year's event promises to enchant visitors of all ages with more twinkling lights and festive cheer. Reserve a […]


Winterlights at Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens

The Stevens Coolidge House 113 Andover St., North Andover

Winterlights is back! Join us for a magical outdoor experience at Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens, and see the gardens aglow with your favorite light installations as well as marveling at new components. Bring the whole family for a fun and safe outdoor experience. Winterlights runs Wednesday through Sunday each week from the Friday after Thanksgiving (11/24) through December 31st. We will be closed on December 24 & 25, but open on December 26th! […]

$12 – $24

Goldfish Swim School Family Swim

Goldfish Swim School - Danvers Liberty Tree Mall, 100 Independence Way Suite 137, Danvers

Whether you want to help your children practice their swimming skills or your family needs some bonding time, a Family Swim is a great way to spend an afternoon. Enjoy […]


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