The Holiday Spirit Lives In Newburyport – By Allie Barone

Now that we are all full of turkey and stuffing, and the Black Friday madness has quieted down it is time to celebrate the Winter Holiday season in Newburyport. No matter which holiday you choose to celebrate, or if you choose to not celebrate one in particular, this season brings endless community events to get in the spirit of the holidays! It is a time to get cozy, and spread some cheer with your neighbors. The city of Newburyport is a great place to be for the holidays, as there is always something going on. Whatever type of activity you most enjoy, you are bound to find it here!

Downtown Newburyport: Photo Credit North Shore Magazine

If you have children, the holidays can be an extra magical time! This upcoming weekend in Newburyport take advantage of the offerings of the season with your little ones as we start new traditions, and perpetuate old ones. This Saturday, December 16th you can join Immaculate Conception’s Choir for a Holiday Sing Along at the Firehouse Center for the Arts on Market Sq. Children are invited to participate in the songs, listen to the story of “The Night Before Christmas”, and even meet Santa after the show! It is a wonderful way to stir up the excitement of the season with your family!


Downtown Newburyport is the place to be for the adults of the family this Friday, December 15th from 6pm-9pm. Make your shopping list go by a little faster as you stroll through the shops downtown during the Holiday Invitation Night Encore. Whether you look forward to the season of shopping, or dread it, this night will bring some cheer to your chore as retailers role out the red carpet to provide refreshments, festive décor, and the best deals of the season! It is a great night to enjoy with a loved one, or on your own!

Pretty Gift Wrapped Package

For those who would enjoy a cultural experience for the holidays, check out the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival Concert on Sunday the 17th at 4:00pm. This series is celebrated by the area as concertmaster Nurit Pacht leads musicians in a Winter Baroque program. Held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 166 High St. this show is moving and gives the gift of music to all!!

When it comes to celebrating, Newburyport does it right! For some, the holidays can be a stressful time. Try something new with one of the events coming up, it will be sure to lift your spirits. We need to take this time to remember what the season is all about. It can be overwhelming with gift buying, party preparing, and meal cooking. Allow yourself to let go of some of the items on your to-do list, and enjoy the events the season has to offer!


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