Salem

Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Lunar New Year at PEM

Celebrate Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year, at PEM in 2014

Join PEM as they celebrate the Lunar New Year!  2015 is the Year of the goat (or sheep) and PEM will host a day of family fun including traditional lion dances, a film set in Boston's Chinatown, sword play, traditional crafts and more! Join the festive mood in the Atrium — watch dance performances, create your own lucky lantern, hear some stories, experience traditional dance and performances, and take a family tour!

When: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014 10AM - 4PM

Peabody Essex Museum: February School Vacation Week

PEM in Salem Massachusetts family fun for February vacation

Peabody Essex Museum has a great lineup of activities scheduled for February vacation. Visit the museum and enjoy, explore, and create unique art experiences, take part in secret activities and blaze a trail through the museum! Enjoy a week of experimenting and discovering.

When: 
Monday, February 16 to Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10am - 5pm

Salem's So Sweet Festival

Salem So Sweet, Salem MA, Valentines Festival, Visit Salem MA,  Salem So Sweet i

Celebrate chocolate during the Salem So Sweet festival, February 6-15, 2015. Activities include the sell-out chocolate and wine tasting on February 6, chocolate samplings and chocolate-inspired menu items at restaurants throughout Salem, and the Golden Ticket raffle. Enjoy viewing ice sculpture installations all around downtown.

When: 
Saturday, February 6 - Sunday, February 15, 2015
Location: 
Downtown Salem

PEM Pals

Peabody Essex Museum programs for children and families. PEM Pals story and move

This fun, interactive programs with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschoolers and their caregivers. Drop in, Meet at Information Desk.

When: 
Wednesday's from 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

New Year's Eve: LAUNCH!

Kids can celebrate New Year's Eve at Old Town Hall in Salem Massachusetts!

Come ring in the New Year at Old Town Hall! Salem Main Streets is teaming up with the City of Salem, Creative Salem, THE DEJAS, The Gathering At Salem, Leap for Education, and the Salem YMCA to throw a New Year’s Eve party Old Town Hall! Come join us for New Year’s Eve related activities and crafts for kids of all ages. This event is free to all and family-friendly. There will be an early 'Countdown to Midnight' and balloon drop promptly at 7 pm.

 

When: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 4-7pm
Location: 
Old Town Hall

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
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