Christmas in Salem House Tours


Magical, Merry, and Bright: Great Holidays begin in Salem

Salem Mass Holiday Happenings

Santa Claus, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the Grinch will all make appearances in Salem during the annual celebration of Salem Holiday Happenings. Events for all ages will include Christmas in Salem Historic House Tours, A Very Grinchy Holiday Special at Gallows Hill Theatre, the first annual Salem Holiday Stroll, and the return of Salem’s New Year’s Eve Launch! event.All of the events planned during Salem Holiday Happenings can be found on the Salem Calendar at

Families will love greeting Santa when he arrives atop the historic Hawthorne Hotel, participating in a tree Menorah lighting ceremony, or stopping in at Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie for their annual holiday open house and candy making demonstration. Shoppers will delight at the first annual Salem Holiday Stroll, Winter Walk on the Wharf, at the new Holiday Art Market, and Salem Holiday Market.Cooks will want to visit the Salem Winter Market on Thursdays to stock their holiday kitchen and stockings with local produce and locally made gifts.

Shops will be open for extended hours for the holidays and Salem restaurants are ready to offer sustenance after shopping and gift certificates for the foodies on your shopping list.Seasonal road races, including the Wild Turkey 5 Mile Race on Thanksgiving and the Wicked Frosty Four on New Year’s Day, will provide the opportunity to burn off holiday calories while supporting a good cause. The season will come to a celebratory close with the second annual New Year’s Eve Launch! event, featuring an early evening of entertainment and crafts for the whole family, on December 31.

Several organizations, sites, and business groups produce events for Holiday Happenings. The complete calendar of events for Salem Holiday Happenings can be found at

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