Tis the season and if your calendar is already bursting at the seams, consider these holidays inspired events and activities being held all around town.
Taking time for yourself and your family to enjoy the wonders of the season is likely the best gift we can give ourselves during the hustle and bustle of the season. Find time to fit in these entertaining occasions that will help make this holiday season a memorable one.
Saturday, Nov. 26 –The Annual Santa Parade will take place at 12 p.m. beginning at the North Andover Middle School. Don’t miss this ideal way to get in the holiday spirit.
Saturday, Dec. 3 – A North Parish tradition since 1958, The Red Bow Fair at the North Parish Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring holiday activities for all ages. Crafters, gift baskets, greens and trees, a quilt drawing and silent auction can all be anticipated to help kick off this holiday season. For more information visit www.northparish.org.
Sunday, Dec. 4- The Rogers Center for the Arts presents the Merrimack College Jazz band at 7:30 p.m. The jazz ensemble will perform a fun-filled concert to celebrate the season. Students, faculty and alumni will come together to play in a big band arrangement featuring some of our favorite holiday tunes. For more information visit www.merrimack.edu/community/rogers.
Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18– Book your reservation for the Smolak Farms Gingerbread House Workshop on Dec. 17 or the American Girl Christmas Brunch on Dec. 18. Visit www.smolakfarms.com for times and additional holiday events hosted at the farm. Santa Claus will be accepting visitors at the farm starting on Nov. 26 when the Annual Tree Lighting Festival will kick off the season. Check for additional days and time to see Santa and Mrs. Claus at the website.
Saturday, Dec. 17 – Enjoy a Rolling Ridge Christmas. Diners are invited for a festive seasonal buffet at the Rolling Ridge Christmas Bistro where a five course meal, including welcome reception and gourmet dessert buffet, can be enjoyed either for lunch or dinner. Group Christmas parties are also welcome in groups of ten to 70 people. Call ahead for details at 978-682-8812 or visit the website at www.rollingridge.org.
Be sure to check back for five more things not to miss this holiday seasons as the busy week pass.