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Winter Wonderland Pancake Breakfast

Come have breakfast with Santa at the Essex Elementary School in Essex Massachusetts!

Come on up to Essex Elementary School and ring in the cold winter with a hot pancake breakfast! Suggested contribution is $10 per individual or $25 for a family and all proceeds go to Essex Elementary fifth grade students’ end-of-year activities and the student activities fund. Celebrate the season and contribute to a good cause! Contact Betsy McKeen (email: betsy.mckeen@gmail.com) with questions or to get involved.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022 8-11am

Festival of Trees By the Sea in Salisbury

 Experience the joy and excitement of Salisbury’s most popular holiday tradition with glittering trees, indoor ice skating, Santa visits and more,

The Annual Sea Festival of Trees is open Weekends (Friday-Sunday) Saturday, Nov. 19- Sunday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, December 1.. Experience the joy and excitement of the Seacoast’s most popular holiday tradition with glittering trees, indoor ice skating, Santa visits and more! Enter to win a spectacular holiday tree along with up to $5K in prizes!

When: 
Fridays & Saturdays, November 19-December 3, 2022 11am-8pm
Sundays Decmeber 20, 27 & December 4, 2022 11am-5pm
Thursday, December 1, 2022 11am-8pm

Festival of Trees By the Sea (Sundays) in Salisbury

 Experience the joy and excitement of Salisbury’s most popular holiday tradition with glittering trees, indoor ice skating, Santa visits and more,

The Annual Sea Festival of Trees is open Weekends (Friday-Sunday) Saturday, Nov. 19- Sunday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, December 1.. Experience the joy and excitement of the Seacoast’s most popular holiday tradition with glittering trees, indoor ice skating, Santa visits and more! Enter to win a spectacular holiday tree along with up to $5K in prizes!

When: 
Fridays & Saturdays, November 19-December 3, 2022 11am-8pm
Sundays Decmeber 20, 27 & December 4, 2022 11am-5pm
Thursday, December 1, 2022 11am-8pm

Essex Firemen's Spaghetti Supper

Come to the Essex Fire Deaprtment for the annual spaghetti fundraiser!

Annual Essex Firemen's Spaghetti Supper - The town’s volunteer firefighters put out quite a spread of all-you-can-eat homemade spaghetti and meatballs accompanied by salad, beverage and dessert. A great night to enjoy a home-cooked meal with neighbors and friends. Everyone welcome! Donations accepted at the door. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

When: 
Saturday, November 19, 2022 4-7pm

Wild Turkey 5 Mile Road Race

Run like a turkey through downtown Salem MA on Thanksgiving Day! Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.

Join the fun for the annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run in downtown Salem Massachusetts Thanksgiving morning and raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem! This is the largest race on the North Shore, with 2,000 anticipated participants.The race starts this year at the stature of Roger Conant across from Salem Common. Chip timing done by Racewire.

When: 
Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022 8am

Middle Street Walk Gingerbread Contest 2022

Middle Street Walk Gingerbread Contest entries can take any shape.

Everybody is invited to enter the Gingerbread Contest for the Middle Street Walk in Gloucester this year! Groups and individuals are encouraged to get creative and come up with entries that can take any shape.  All entries will be judged during the Middle Street walk with winners being announced at 1pm in Gloucester City Hall

When: 
Saturday, December 10, 2022 10am - 3pm

Run for the Troops 5k

The Run for the Troops 5k honors our military and help build homes designed for the unique injuries of specific soldiers.

The Run for the Troops 5k walk/run honors our military and help build homes designed for the unique injuries of specific soldiers. Run for the Troops 5K is a tax exempt 501 c(3) nonprofit organization that was initially formed to raise funds to support the mission of Homes For Our Troops. Homes For Our Troops builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. In recent years our mission has expanded to support the Veteran services provided by Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm, and Homeland Heroes Foundation.

When: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021 9am-12pm

Thanks for the Trails 5k

ECGA's Thanks for the Trails 5k Race on the Friday after Thanksgiving in Patton Park

ECTA is holding its 5th Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k and Kids Fun Run the day after Thanksgiving at Patton Park in Hamilton (November 25, 2022). The Kids' Run will begin at 9:30AM and the 5k will start at 10AM. Using a scenic and challenging course and offering great prizes, this will be an event for all! Super prizes for top finishers, and many other terrific prizes, including a pair of Celtics tickets will be raffled off post race! We are building on the fine tradition enjoyed by so many for many years with Gabe's Run, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Gabe's Fund. Whether you seek a personal record or camaraderie with old friends and rivals, this event is for you!

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Friday after Thanksgiving
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Maudslay is Haunted

'Maudslay is Haunted' is an annual fundraiser for Theater in the Open at Maudsla

Maudslay is Haunted is a North Shore Kid favorite! Theater in the Open’s notorious annual haunting of Maudslay invites you to join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. Bring the whole family for a variety of tricks and treats, this family event is intended for all ages.

When: 
Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, 2022 1:30-4pm

North Shore Walk to Defeat ALS

North Shore Walk to Deat ALS at Endicott College in Beverly MA

Come together at Endicott College for the North Shore Walk to Defeat ALS on Sunday, October 17th! This year's walk will feature something new to enjoy: a Halloween theme! Dust off your witch hats and pumpkin pails, we'll have everything from trick or treating and costume contests to festive games and activities! There will be something for everyone in the family.

When: 
Sunday, October 23, 2022 9am-1pm
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Glen Urquhart School Pre-K through 8th grade in Beverly MA

Deck The Halls: Hammond Castle

A holiday themed tour of Hammond Castle in Gloucester Massachusetts
Enjoy the spirit of the holidays with Christmas Trees in nearly every room, numerous wreaths and candlelight throughout. Immerse yourself in a lost era of quiet luxury and holiday grandeur unlike any other on the North Shore.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 30

We Walk the Woods!

Walk the trails in a group at Harold Parker State Forest Every Wednesday at 10am
Walk the trails with a group at Harold Parker State Forest every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. – Meeting location varies weekly. Email trek.reef@mass.gov for location.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Deck The Halls: Hammond Castle

A holiday themed tour of Hammond Castle in Gloucester Massachusetts
Enjoy the spirit of the holidays with Christmas Trees in nearly every room, numerous wreaths and candlelight throughout. Immerse yourself in a lost era of quiet luxury and holiday grandeur unlike any other on the North Shore.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arts & Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Stargazing at Mendel Observatory

Mendel Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night
The Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night (weather permitting) starting at dusk or 7:30 pm, whichever is later.  When special astronomical events of interest occur (total lunar eclipses, etc.) the Obs
7:00 pm

Thursday, December 1

Marblehead Christmas Walk

The Marblehead Christmas Walk is several days of local Holiday events in Marblehead Massachusetts
The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce invites you to Marblehead to enjoy several days of holiday festivities, family events and activities!  Come for one or all days with highlights that include Santa's arrival by lobster boat,Festive shopping, Tree Lightings, a holiday parade, Artisan Markets,...
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Deck The Halls: Hammond Castle

A holiday themed tour of Hammond Castle in Gloucester Massachusetts
Enjoy the spirit of the holidays with Christmas Trees in nearly every room, numerous wreaths and candlelight throughout. Immerse yourself in a lost era of quiet luxury and holiday grandeur unlike any other on the North Shore.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arts & Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Festival of Trees By the Sea in Salisbury

 Experience the joy and excitement of Salisbury’s most popular holiday tradition with glittering trees, indoor ice skating, Santa visits and more,
The Annual Sea Festival of Trees is open Weekends (Friday-Sunday) Saturday, Nov. 19- Sunday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, December 1.. Experience the joy and excitement of the Seacoast’s most popular holiday tradition with glittering trees, indoor ice skating, Santa visits and more! Enter to win a...
11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Festival of Trees By the Sea (Sundays) in Salisbury

 Experience the joy and excitement of Salisbury’s most popular holiday tradition with glittering trees, indoor ice skating, Santa visits and more,
The Annual Sea Festival of Trees is open Weekends (Friday-Sunday) Saturday, Nov. 19- Sunday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, December 1.. Experience the joy and excitement of the Seacoast’s most popular holiday tradition with glittering trees, indoor ice skating, Santa visits and more! Enter to win a...
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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