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Holiday Shopping Day and Free Admission at the Phillips House Museum

Historic New England Phillips House on Chestnut Street in Salem MA

Historic New England’s Phillips House Museum will be offering free tour admission to anyone who spends $10.00 in their gift shop on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 11:00-4:00 p.m. The museum shop has a great selection of ornaments, stocking stuffers, books about Salem history, and other gifts perfect for the history lover on your list.

Free admission will only be good on Saturday, December 7 and the purchases must be made before the tour. Guided tours are 45 minutes in length and depart on the half-hour. Please call 978-744-0440 for more details.

Posted by Kate on 11/30 at 01:18 PM Permalink

Celebrate Holiday Happenings in Salem

Salem Holiday Happenings

Salem, Massachusetts celebrates Holiday Happenings with events for all ages throughout the month of December.  Opening with the traditional tree lighting in Lappin Park on the day after Thanksgiving, the Menorah Lighting on November 30, and the arrival of Santa atop the Hawthorne Hotel on December 6, the schedule of events throughout the month offers events and celebrations both new and old.

Learn the origins and history of New England holiday traditions during the Christmas at the Gables tours, which replace regular house tours in December, and then visit the Gables on weekends to see the theatrical presentation, A Classic Christmas.  Find levity in the holidays with Salem Theatre Company’s hysterical holiday trip to Tuna, Texas in A Tuna Christmas, and travel between Christmases past, present and future with Scrooge aboard the improv-rich performances of The Trolley Christmas Carol.   Don’t miss the beloved annual Christmas in Salem House Tours – the one opportunity each year for the public to tour beautifully decorated homes in Salem’s distinctive neighborhoods.

There are shopping nights, dining specials, Santa appearances, and open houses throughout the month.  Salem also has ample opportunity to relax and unwind from the holiday bustle over a delicious meal prepared for you, not by you, and served fireside, seaside, or to go. 

In addition, all parking in Salem will be free starting Thursday November 28th through and including Sunday December 1st.  Shop local, shop Salem!  

A complete list of Holiday Happenings in Salem can be found at

Posted by Kate on 11/29 at 07:00 AM Permalink