Shop local and handmade at 50+ participating businesses in the walkable seaside village
Maker-themed events and specials in local shops
Explore the village with a handout map
Fun and crafty family activities
Festive food & holiday music
Special programming at Rockport's famous art venues
Some Event Highlights:
Sat. Dec. 15, 1-2PM & Sun. Dec. 16 1-2PM: FREE EVENT! Print a special holiday screen print!
Sat. Dec. 15th, 2 to 4 pm: With local author & illustrator!
Sun. Dec. 16, 11am to 1pm: (Puppies available for adoption). With Cape Ann Animal Aid
Sat., Dec. 15, 12–3PM: On historic Bearskin Neck, pulled by a team of Belgian Draft Horses. Free Event! Sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank.
Sat. Dec. 15, 1-5pm: They will prepare their Signature Spiced Tomato Jam.
Sat., Dec. 15, 9am-1pm
Sat, Dec. 15, 7:00PM: FREE EVENT! A Christmas Carol (1951), a classic Christmas movie in a world class theatre.
Sat. Dec. 15, at 3 & 6 pm and Sun. Dec. 16 at 1 & 6pm In the studio at 19 Broadway. (Tickets Required. Reserve your Spot here: https://rockportcandlecompany.com/products/diy-scented-candle-workshop )
Dec. 16th: With Bruce Johnson. Painting to be raffled off at end of day!
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Enjoy local favorites like freshly caught lobster or clam chowder. Try a craft burger & beer pairing from one of our seaside restaurants. Experience more exotic options from the festival food trucks. Finish it off with locally made treats like candy canes and salt water taffy.
Upscale American Cuisine
5 Main Street
Event specials: oysters, charcuterie, soup, and Feather & Wedge burgers. They’ll also offer a special "Makers" cocktail.
Saturday: Lunch 12-4 and Dinner 5-Closing;
Sunday: Brunch/Lunch 10:30-4pm, Dinner 5pm-Closing
Coffee shop with amazing water view of Old Harbor. Espresso bar with baked treats. Dine in with made to order wraps, soups, and salads.
Hours: Daily 7am-6pm
12 Bearskin Neck
At the end of Bearskin Neck!
Live music, local beer and food pairings, with a $20 festival special!
68 Bearskin Neck
Participating Shops & Galleries
Shop for unique and unexpected gifts from Rockport’s own makers and indie retailers.
Four local makers. Ceramics, wooden goods, furniture, jewelry
Hours: Sat & Sun 10–5
Sat., Dec. 15, 11-2: Spoon carving demonstration
15 Whistlestop Mall
A dog boutique, gallery and barkery. Featuring unique gifts for dog lovers, and animal artwork by Stephen Huneck and others. There will be discounts and treats during the Festival! Scooby Doo will be collecting donations for Cape Ann Animal Aid!
Dec. 16: (Sunday, 11am to 1pm): MEET and GREET puppies, available for adoption, with Cape Ann Animal Aid!
47 Bearskin Neck
A Creative Seaside Store
Original cards, illustrated books and local artwork. Paper goods, art kits for all ages, whimsical gifts and imaginative toys.
Sat. Dec. 15th, 2 to 4 pm: meet the local writer and the local illustrator behind the books: a day in ROCKPORT and, ROME a day. Get a signed copy, and have it dedicated for a special gift. They will also be serving holiday treats.
57 Main Street
“Born, Bred and Branded” just north of Boston, The Naut Shore is a lifestyle apparel brand that celebrates the character, charisma and charm of the people and places that make up out coastal communities. Visit our “Garment Gallery”and wrap yourself in style this holiday season
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