North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Beantown Swing will performa a Holiday Concert live at the Cabot Theater in Beve

The best way to get in the mood for the holidays is under the bebop spell of the Beantown Swing Orchestra, Boston's premiere Big Band Swing ensemble. The 18-piece jiving BSO represents the future of big band swing music. Specializing in the performance of vintage Swing Era and Sinatra classics as well as popular and original songs custom arranged for big band, its mission is to bring this awesome music back into the mainstream for future generations to enjoy.

 

Families have a blast celebrating New Year's Eve at Wenham Museum!  Ring in the

Wenham Museum has a special New Year's Eve celebration planned just for kids with Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals! Kids will enjoy lots of other activities in addition to the puppet show, so make plans to come to this celebration!

 

The Rockport Christmas Pageant is a wonderful tradition hosted by the Rockport A

Come to downtown Rockport Ma for a torch-lit reenactment of the Nativity - a long standing community tradition in Rockport Massachsuetts! Starting at 5pm along Dock Square and Main Street, ending at the Congregational Church.  Each year hundreds of spectators gather to watch the live re-enactment of the story of baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Bethlehem inn and the stable. The pageant begins with a torchlit procession which starts at Dock Square and proceeds up Main Street to the Congregational Church. Here the story of Jesus’ birth is brought to life through a live narration and Christmas songs sung by a full choir.

 

Cape Ann Farmers' Market will offer a great opportunity to pack your cupboard wi

At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market Solstice Market, you'll find ave a chance to fill your cupboard with locally produced food just in time for the holidays! Pick up last minute gifts, food and meet up with your community before hibernating with your family and friends! You could even buy a gift membership for a friend this holiday season and share lots of fun times at the market together next growing season!  A gift that truly keeps on giving!

 

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.

 

Come enjoy a Winter themed Panto performed by Theater in the Open at the Firehou

Come celebrate the holidays with everyone’s favorite soot-stained step-sister, as Cinderella shows her selfish, scroogey step-siblings the true meaning of Christmas, falls in love with a charming prince, and melts a lot of frozen hearts along the way!

 

Students participating in the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Program perform in t

Gloucester Stage Company Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights! Students participating in the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Program perform in this wonderful seasonal show about the importance of family and friends. Filled with the spirit of the holidays, this show will be sure to put everyone in the mood to have fun!

 

Students participating in the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Program perform in t

Gloucester Stage Company Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights! Students participating in the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Program perform in this wonderful seasonal show about the importance of family and friends. Filled with the spirit of the holidays, this show will be sure to put everyone in the mood to have fun!

 

Ring in the New Year with your Family in Downtown Beverly Ma with a kid's new ye

Bring your family to Downtown Beverly for a safe, fun, family-oriented New Year Celebration.  There's all kind of activities and events planned in and around the Beverly's Downtown area that are designed to entertain and keep families engaged throughout the afternoon. 

 

Meet the Author and Illustrator of The Polar Express at Wenham Museum!

Meet Chris Van Allsburg, author and illustrator of the holiday classic, and his newest book, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie . Chris is the Caldecott Medal award-winning children's book author and illustrator of The Polar Express, Jumanji, and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi among many others.  See a complete listing of his mnany works at Amazon: Chris Van Allsburg !

Location: Wenham Museum

 

Owl Moon is one of North Shore Kid's favorite Winter Books!

We read every night at our house and nothing suits this season's cold nights more perfectly than holiday tales and vibrant illustrations on the pages of fun holiday books. Don't worry - we made sure the books we listed are fun for adults too!

 

Annika McKenna gorgeous jewelry best holiday gift for women

In time for the upcoming holiday season, I’m happy to find Annika McKenna, SeaSalt Design, handmade jewelry. A talented, local artist with a studio here on the north shore, Annika creates unique collections of handmade Sterling and Fine Silver jewelry inspired by nature.

 

Cape Ann Museum.  Familiy Fun Days - Fishing Families of Gloucester

Explore the by-gone world of the Gloucester dory fisherman and welcome the new 10’7” dory to the CAM Activity Center!  The authentic vessel, built by heritage dory builder/fisherman Geno Mondello of Maritime Gloucester’s Dory Shop, will go next to the existing ship’s wheel.  Children can climb on board to simulate dory rowing and shore fishing and dress up as fishermen and other maritime figures.

Location: Cape Ann Museum

 

Join the communiity spirit of Ipswich Evergreen - a celebration of Winter!

Ipswich Evergreen is a Holiday festival and civic celebration at the  Ipswich Visitor Center , and Ipswich's Old South Meetinghouse Green. Ipswich has great cause for merriment and jubilation! With the new year in sight, let us gather as a community to reflect on what makes living in Ipswich the year round most wonderful…

We will make great revelry over the fact that fully 50% of Ipswich land is protected open space! Ipswich ForEver Green!  Let us rejoice over Crane Beach & Appleton Farms! Boating, bicycling & hiking, miles of trails, the bounty of The Great Mash, local farms and a healthy harvest… Ipswich = Wild Life!

 

Come for a twilight hike around Ravenswood park to celebrate the Winter Solstice

A candlelight stroll at twilight in Ravenswood Park is a wonderful way to celebrate the Winter Soltice! join us as we celebrate the winter solstice in our favorite woodland park followed by a snack of S’mores and hot chocolate around a warm fire. Pre-registration required.

Location: Ravenswood Park

 

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