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 – January

Visiting Castle Hill at Christmas is a time-honored tradition. Don’t miss this year’s elegant Roaring-Twenties-themed decorations–pearls, feathers, champagne glasses, and more. Each room in our 1920s mansion is uniquely decorated for the holidays.

Castle Hill


Christmas Tea at Castle Hill
Castle Hill, Ipswich
Four dates in December

Take a respite from the holiday rush and take tea in the Great House at Castle Hill. Enjoy teas, savories, and sweets with friends or family. You’ll be served by costumed staff as if the Crane family were here in 1929. After tea, tour the Great House, festively decorated for the holidays. Tables seat 4 people. Masks are required except while seated at your tea table.

Christmas Tea


Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Hoopla
Long Hill, Beverly
Multiple weekends in December

Come one, come all to Mrs. Claus’ Holiday Hoopla! This festive holiday celebration is jam-packed with activities to get the whole family in the holiday spirit. Join us for ornament making, enjoy a complimentary holiday smores kit and roast marshmallows over one of our open firepits outside, and explore the interior of the Main House, which will be transformed with decorations! And of course, Mrs. Claus will be on hand to help you with your craft and smores.

Mrs. Claus


Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton.
Naumkeag, Stockbridge
Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens, North Andover
December & January

This holiday season, three of our beautiful garden properties sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a magical, fun, and safe outdoor experience – with food, refreshments, and more.

Bradley Tickets


Naumkeag Tickets


SCH Tickets


Fruitlands Holiday Artisan Market
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
December 4 & 5

Join us for the Annual Fruitlands Museum Holiday Open House and Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5. 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


Holiday Cocktails by the Fire
Appleton Farms, Ipswich
December 4

Celebrate the holiday season at Appleton Farms at a special evening event complete with cocktails and fire pits.

Your ticket will provide you with one free holiday cocktail made by our culinary team and access to the event, located in our Carriage Barn and Stone Paddock. Other beverages and food will be available for purchase separately. We’ll have fire pits set up in the paddock, providing a perfect spot to enjoy your seasonal drinks and snacks while you sit by the fire.

Holiday Cocktails


Appleton Holiday Market
Appleton Farms, Ipswich
December 11

Join us in celebration of the holiday season at a special farmers market, featuring our own Farm Store along with a selection of other local edibles & gifts from area artisans, crafters, and producers of fine foods. Vendors are TBD, check back here for more information.

This is a free event. Tickets are not required.