#ShopSmall #ShopSalem . . . It's Small Business Saturday on November 28, and the Salem Chamber of Commerce has pulled together a great list of Salem's small businesses that will be offering promotions on Saturday. Make your list and check it twice, you'll be able to tackle some of it this Saturday in Salem. salem-chamber.org
Santa! . . . Each year Santa lands his sleigh atop the Hawthorne Hotel and, with a little help from the Salem Fire Department, descends to the gleeful families below. This year's event is double-great because Santa will be going to Lappin Park (Essex and Washington Streets) where he will help Mayor Kim Driscoll light the holiday tree. Find it on Facebook
Paws for a Cause . . . The Hawthorne Hotel will giving back to Northeast Animal Shelter on Saturday morning via pet photos with Santa. Bring your four-legged friend and a suggested donation of $5.00 to the hotel and smile for photographer Louise Michaud (who photographed the cover of the 2015 Salem Guide!). Learn more
Find some style . . . Native Fashion Now opened at the Peabody Essex last weekend. This exhibition is bold and vibrant and surprising. It is hear until March 6, but time flies, so check it out now while it's new! pem.org
Nightlife . . . Get out and relax with some of Salem's nightlife (yes, we have nightlife). There is live music planned at more than six of Salem's restaurants this weekend, including Gulu-Gulu, Opus, Victoria Station, and the Village Tavern. See listings
And there is always more to do in Salem. Visit the calendar on Salem.org for more events and programs this week and throughout the year.