Salem

Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Christmas Happenings at The Gables

Celebrate Christmas with the House of Seven Gables Christmas Happenings Program

On Saturdays in December, The House of the Seven Gables welcomes guests for some holiday cheer!  Between 2-4 PM on the first three Saturdays in December, The House of the Seven Gables will be decked out for Christmastime, and will be offering festive programming to herald in the holiday season.

When: 
Satudays, December 6, 13 & 20, 2014 2-4pm

Salem Winter Farmers Market 2014

The Salem Farmers' Market goes indoors for the Winter months of Nov & Dec

Starting on November 13th and running through December 18, the Winter Market will be held on Artists Row between Front Street and New Derby Street. http://www.salem.com/pages/salemma_webdocs/view.pdf and will run from 3-6 p.m. It features some of the summer vendors, as well as many new ones offering fresh and organic foods that use locally grown ingredients, baked goods, crafts, festive holiday items and much more!

When: 
Thursdays November 13 - December 18, 2014 3-7 p.m.
When: 
No Market on Thanksgiving!
Location: 
Downtown Salem

Greet Santa at the Hawthorne Hotel

Salem Main Streets, SalemMainStreets.org, Visit Salem MA for the holidays

The holiday spirit is in the air in downtown Salem with holiday wreaths, a holiday tree, window decorating contest, fantastic shopping, dining and Santa’s arrival. The kids go wild with excitement as Santa Claus arrives in Salem as he traditionally does on the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel. The Salem Fire Company is expected to assist him with their ladder truck. Santa’s arrival will be followed by a short stop for cocoa from and caroling at the gazebo on the Salem Common.  The parade will then continue to Museum Place Mall for pictures with Santa.

When: 
Friday, December 5, 2014 6 p.m.
Location: 
Hawthorne Hotel
Location: 
Salem Common

Harbor Sweets Holiday Open House

Take home some of the best sweets made locally on the North Shore for holiday gi

Come to  Harbor Sweets for their 2014 Holiday Open House! Enjoy sampling chocolates while you shop.You will receive a 10% discount on purchases over $100 made during the days of the Open House.  Take home some of the best sweets made locally on the North Shore for holiday gifts or as a treat for the whole family!

When: 
Thursday-Sunday, December 4-7, 2014 8:30am-8pm
Location: 
Harbor Sweets

Wild Turkey 5 Mile Road Race

Run like a turkey through downtown Salem MA on Thanksgiving Day!

Join the fun for the 11th 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 on the Salem Common and finishes at the Boys & Girls Club. Chip timing done by Racewire.

When: 
Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 8 am
Location: 
Salem Common

Take a Trolley Ride with Scrooge! (weekdays)

Salem Trolley Christmas Carol, Fun Holiday Events north of Boston

Join Scrooge on the Salem Trolley as you ride through Salem Massachusetts in this rolling production performed by the Griffen Theater . Now entering into it's 27th Season, this humorous & whimsical interactive performance reanimates Dickens’ timeless seasonal holiday classic!

When: 
Monday-Friday, December 1-23, 2014 6:30 or 7:30pm
When: 
Saturday & Sunday, November 29-December 21, 2014 Multiple shows 2-8 pm
Location: 
Salem Trolley

Take a Trolley Ride with Scrooge!

Salem Trolley Christmas Carol, Fun Holiday Events north of Boston

Join Scrooge on the Salem Trolley as you ride through Salem Massachusetts in this rolling production performed by the Griffen Theater . Now entering into it's 27th Season, this humorous & whimsical interactive performance reanimates Dickens’ timeless seasonal holiday classic!

When: 
Saturdays & Sundays, November 29-December 23, 2014 Multiple shows 2-8 pm
When: 
Monday-Friday, December 1-23, 2014 6:30 or 7:30pm
Location: 
Salem Trolley

Trick or Treat on the Wharf

Come to Pickering Wharf in Salem for a test run Trick or TreaT

Come to Pickering Wharf for this annual event that is free, and open to the public. Children can give the costume a test run on Friday, October 24th at Pickering Wharf in Salem. Parents with children in costume, ages 14 and under are encouraged to visit all stores in Pickering Wharf with balloons outside their doors from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. No tricks, just treats!

When: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 5:30-7:30pm
Location: 
Pickering Wharf

Haunted Happenings Carnival

Enjoy the sideshow atmosphere of the The Haunted Happenings Carnival in Salem

Come try your skill at games on the arcade, ride the Ferris wheel and enjoy unique fair-style food  in a fun carnival atmosphere of the annual Haunted Happenings Carnival! There's fun for the whole family. Rides are a Fiesta Shows Production!  This year's Carnival is located on Derby Street.

When: 
Weekends Through October 26, 2014 1-10pm
When: 
Weekdays through October 31, 2014 3-9pm
Location: 
Downtown Salem

Haunted Harbor Cruise

Come learn about the haunted happenings of Salem Sound on this 1½ hour cruise.

Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters invites you to come learn about the haunted happenings of Salem Sound on this 1½ hour cruise through Salem, Marblehead, Beverly and the remote Misery Islands.  Passengers will enjoy this fun-filled and informative trip filled with face painting, fortune telling, spooky photo opportunities, and a professional story teller spinning tails of local pirates, haunted islands, and living monsters who wreak havoc on local ships to this very day! Full Bar and grill on every cruise-hot beverages (and cider!) available! Too Scary for you?  Try our Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise!

When: 
Daily through October 31, 2014 3pm, 5pm or 7pm
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