Seasonal Celebration

Winter Holiday Celebrations

With Christmas teas, cozy cocktails, artisan markets, and more, this winter can be fun for everyone when you spend it with the Trustees.

Looking for ways to celebrate the arrival of winter? With Christmas teas, cozy cocktails, artisan markets, and more, this winter can be fun for everyone when you spend it with the Trustees.

Christmas at Castle Hill
Castle Hill, Ipswich
Multiple dates: December

Visiting Castle Hill at Christmas is a time-honored tradition. Don’t miss this year’s Travels with the Cranes. Each room in our 1920s mansion is decorated for the holidays drawing inspiration from Crane travels around the world, including Paris, Japan, Egypt, and New York. This year, we are excited to  offer a sensory friendly tour option.

Timed entry will limit the number of guests for the comfort and safety of guests and staff. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Ipswich residents: apply discount code “IPSWICH” for resident rate and show resident beach sticker or other identification at gate.

Castle Hill


Sensory Friendly


Illuminate Mytoi
Mytoi, Chappaquidick
Saturday, December 9

As we near the shortest and darkest day of the year, it is helpful to remember the warm, inner hearth that nurtures us through the year. In honor of the holiday season, we invite you to join us in gathering at Mytoi on Chappaquiddick. Hot cocoa will be served throughout the event.

Christmas at the Manse
The Old Manse, Concord
Saturdays & Sundays in December

Step back in time and explore The Old Manse, decorated for the holiday season, and learn how its residents created new traditions and ways to celebrate Christmas.

Holiday Shopping at Powisset Farm
Powisset Farm, Dover
Nov 30 – December 23

Shop the Powisset Farm Store and enjoy our lineup of special events happening this holiday season, from November 30 through December 23, on Thursdays through Saturdays, including curated gift baskets, sampling events, face painting, and special sales!

Fruitlands Holiday Artisan Market
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
December 2 & 3

Join us for the Annual Fruitlands Museum Holiday Open House and Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3. At this festive holiday market, shop for your family and friends while supporting local artisans.

Find vendors spread through the museum shop building and wayside gallery, shop high quality handmade local crafts: Jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, and much more!

Fruitlands Market


Appleton Farms Winter Market
Appleton Farms, Ipswich
December 9

Join Appleton Farms for a celebration of the season at a special holiday farmers market, featuring Appleton’s Farm Store along with a selection of other local edibles & gifts from area artisans, crafters, and producers of fine foods. This free event will be in the historic Carriage Barn at Appleton Farms from 12:00 – 4:00PM. No tickets required.

Holiday Market
Holidays on the Hill
Long Hill, Beverly
Saturdays and Sundays in December

Our annual holiday event is a festive occasion with music and cheer! Explore the house transformed with elegant decorations or spend time in the gardens. Warm up with hot cocoa by our fire pits before heading home.

Holidays on the Hill