2022 Holiday Events in Newburyport!
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2022 Holiday Events in Newburyport!

Deirdre Girard
December 1, 2022
2022 Holiday Events in Newburyport!
The Most Beautiful Place to Celebrate the Holidays!


Beautiful Newburyport is the most magical place to celebrate the holidays, with dozens of festive events.

Bring the kids to visit Santa, make a holiday craft, or see or a family friendly show. For an adult adventure, treat yourself to a girls' night out at one of our famous "Invitation Shop and Sip Nights," or bring a date to a holiday concert or play. Be sure to take in the towering Christmas tree in the town center, look for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at our fabulous boutique stores, and grab a bite at one of the dozens of local restaurants.

Santa's Workshop Delights Kids Even When Santa's Not There!

Spotlight: Santa's Workshop.

From the day before Thanksgiving through early January, Santa's Workshop with its delightful Candy Land theme will be on display on Brown's Square, across from City Hall. Kids love to peek in the secret window and drop off letters for Santa. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be welcoming children the first three weekends of December, Friday-Sunday. The workshop has been lovingly and beautifully decorated by the members of the Newburyport Horticultural Society.


November 23-January 15

Holiday Show, Art Sale, & Gift Shop at the Newburyport Art Association

Visit the art show (free) and shop for hand painted ornaments, beautifully designed packages of cards, stunning jewelry and of course gorgeous artworks in all price ranges.


November 27

Santa Parade and Tree Lighting in downtown Newburyport

Welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus as they dock at the boardwalk, parade through downtown Newburyport, then gather at Market Square for a Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols.


December 2-4

Joppy Dance Company presents Nutcrackah! at Firehouse Center for the Arts

You'll be delighted when Joppa Dance Company returns with its original holiday production-- a Nutcracker alternative has a Boston twist!


December 2, 9, 16

Holiday Invitation Nights in downtown Newburyport

Enjoy merchant hospitality, live entertainment, shopping, and dining in beautiful and festive downtown Newburyport, The Tannery, Merrimac Place, and Horton's Yard.  Spend your evening strolling from shop to shop as you stock up on holiday gifts while enjoying munchies and beverages offered by local merchants.


December 2, 9, 16

Holiday Market at the Newburyport Studio Stateroom

Shop small at The Newburyport Studio Stateroom's curated holiday market! Feast on savory treats & light refreshments in a truly unique setting while supporting local artists, makers and bakers during downtown's most lively nights of the year. Join us on Fridays, December 2, 9, & 16 from 6-8pm to find the perfect handcrafted holiday gift, or treat yourself!


December 2-18, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Pop-Up Holiday Park at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce Information Booth

Enjoy family-friendly activities in our festive pop-up park, sponsored by a different non profit each day!


December 2-18, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Santa’s Workshop, decorated by the Newburyport Horticultural Society at Brown Square

Discover the wondrous Candy Land Workshop, decorated by the Newburyport Horticultural Society, which will be on display from the day before Thanksgiving through early January. If you want to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus they will be on hand the first three weekends of December.


December 3

Cantemus presents Old World, New Worlds Concert at Belleville Church

Join us to celebrate the heritages of the Christmas and Chanukah celebrations in traditional and contemporary modes featuring Benjamin Britten’s beloved “A Ceremony of Carols,” accompanied by harp.  


December 3-4

Family Holiday Craft Make-a-thon at Tinkerhaus

Come with your family to make 10 different winter holiday decorations! We’ll have materials laid out, the steps simplified and helpers right there to keep such and joy flowing! Yarn, felt, wood, sparkles and Fairy Dust included!  


December 7

Adult Wreath Decorating Party at Tinkerhaus

Join us for a festive evening of nibbles and sips while you decorate a wreath of fresh greens with baubles and ribbon. Bow tying lesson
and many laughs included!


December 9

Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus Holiday Concert on Market Square

Enjoy this special event during Invitation Night: GNCC will be singing in Market Square by the tree!


December 9

Theater in the Open presents A Winter Wonderland Panto at Firehouse Center for the Arts

Come see Fauns and Turkish delight and pies-in-the-face for Christmas 2022! Why? Because it’s Panto time silly!


December 9

Kids Holiday Project & Pizza at Tinkerhaus

Enjoy your night off at Invitation Night or take a moment to just rest. Your kids will be happy, busy and fed. Children 5 and up can come to Tinkerhaus, eat pizza, play some creativity games, do a fun project and be thoroughly tired when you pick them up.


December 10-11

Newburyport Choral Society Winter Concert (Featuring Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus) at Belleville Church

Our holiday concert will put you in the spirit of the season! Titled “In Terra Pax” (Peace on Earth), the concerts will include John Rutter’s When Icicles Hang, Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax, Zanaida Robles’ Guidelines, a commissioned premiere featuring the poetry of Newburyport poet Rhina Espaillat and traditional holiday carols.


December 13

Decked Out for the Holidays, A Virtual Presentation by the Newburyport Public Library

Visit magnificently decorated conservatories and mansions and beautifully lit gardens in the comfort of your own home during the holiday season! This virtual presentation includes Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Newport Mansions, and more.


December 15

Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus presents Winter Sing Concert at Central Congregational Church

You'll love the 3 ensembles of GNCC including singers from grades 1-12, who will perform  holiday songs and a variety of other musical selections. 


December 17

Skylark Vocal Ensemble presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Belleville Church

In one of the most breathtaking concerts of the season, Skylark’s signature Christmas storytelling concert, Skylark again partners with master storyteller Sarah Walker to share our spellbinding musical interpretation of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.


December 17-18

The Actors Studio of Newburyport presents Vintage Holiday Radio Show

Watch four vintage radio scripts come to life, drawn from original radio performances from the forties and fifties, including Dragnet, My Friend Irma, Mysterious Traveler (Mr Trimble’s Turnabout Christmas), and Lum and Abner.


December 18

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival's Winter Baroque Concert

Enjoy the Newburyport Festival Baroque Orchestra's special holiday baroque concert at St. Paul's Church.


December 20

A Sinatra Christmas with Rich DiMare at Firehouse Center for the Arts

Sinatra fans will love American Jazz Singer Rich DiMare's presentation of the Frank Sinatra songbook including all your Holiday favorites like “Jingle Bells” & “White Christmas” as well as some of Frank's most classic songs.


Joppa Dance Company's Original Holiday Production

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