Join the festivities at Cotton Mill Arts Open Studio and Holiday Sale. Celebrate the local artists, musicians, specialty food producers, craftspeople and businesses of the century-old mill, as well as juried artists and artisans from surrounding communities. Meet seasoned and emerging artists; savor culinary delights; sip cocktails crafted from local spirits; enjoy art installations, live music and dance. Shop for fine jewelry, iron art, pottery, jams and syrup from local farms, functional wooden art, sculpture, body care, woven goods, games, photography, fine art prints, pet products and more.
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Enjoy the season in Cape Cod’s liveliest town – a favorite with LGBTQIA travelers. Partake in the Snow Ball, the Holly Folly Inn Stroll, Holly Folly Sing-A-Longs and Holiday Drag Bingo. Lots of fun in a beautiful seaside location with many shops and restaurants.
The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights. The celebration includes holiday house tours, caroling, and a holiday concert. Capping off the weekend is a recreation on Sunday of the scene depicted in Rockwell’s “Main Street at Christmas,” complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day’s activities include horse drawn rides, a visit from Santa, Roger the Jester, lunch at the Christmas Food Booth and much more. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce (complete form and mail in) or in person at The Red Lion Inn the week of the events.
Celebrate the season at the Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions! Established in 1973, Festival has become an annual holiday tradition for many visitors from throughout the state and beyond. Every year community members, artists and organizations are asked to decorate holiday trees and wreaths to be displayed in the galleries. All items are for sale, and profits help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Special events take place throughout the festival.
Pinehills in Plymouth is the perfect destination for everyone's favorite holiday festivities. The annual Holidays on the Green is an entire day devoted to holiday activities the whole family will enjoy. From cookie decorating to ornament making or a visit with Santa there is something from kids from 2 to 102 to enjoy. Don't miss the Reindog Parade—dogs from around New England dress in holiday attire and parade with their owners around the Village Green.
Bring the whole family to see Frosty the Snowman, Santa, and Mrs. Claus for an evening of Christmas cheer in America’s favorite sailing town. Make a day of it and check off that holiday gift list at Newport’s many retail shops. Festivities begin at 4:30 with Frosty the Snowman, followed by a Christmas Carol Sing-a-long and the tree lighting. Santa arrives by boat (weather permitting) at 6 pm. Retail shops stay open until 9 pm.