Get in the Spirit


Holiday Festival of Crafts

November 24-26

Worcester Center for Crafts 25 Sagamore Rd., Worcester

  • The Worcester Center for Crafts is transformed into a European-style holiday marketplace, featuring over 60 fine craft artists.

Four Centuries of Christmas Tours

November 24-December 31

Worcester Center for Crafts 25 Sagamore Rd., Worcester

  • Professional guides will lead you through the mansion, adorned with holiday decorations, and share the history of four centuries of Christmas in New England.

Thanksgiving on the Farm

November 24

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield

  • Hancock Shaker Village opens its doors to the community for holiday-themed activities including hiking and skiing the farm trails, 19th century building tours, and a market of local hand-crafted goods and foods.

City of Lights 2017

November 25

Downtown Lowell

  • Featuring live performances, holiday shopping, photos with Santa, and the Annual Hot Chocolate Competition.

Navy Christmas

December 4

Battleship Cove 5 Water St., Fall River

  • Experience 1940s holiday ambiance, and enjoy a three-course meal recreated from the battleship’s original Christmas menu featuring turkey and all the fixings in the Wardroom aboard the Battleship.

The Nutcracker

December 9-22

The Colonial Theatre 111 South St., Pittsfield

  • The Albany Berkshire Ballet presents the holiday classic The Nutcracker.

New Bedford Preservation Society’s 26th Annual Holiday House Tour

December 9-10

Wamsutta Club 427 County St., New Bedford

  • Visitors experience a variety of architecture and interiors, all beautifully decorated for the season.

Holiday Open Studios

December 15-16

Island Street Studios 50 Island St., Lawrence

  • Studio artists will open their doors to show their process and answer questions. There will be guest vendors, a Gallery of the Month, and musical guests across both days.

Salem Holiday Happenings

November 25-January 1

Downtown Salem

  • Festival highlights include Historic Salem, Inc.’s annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour and Santa’s arrival atop the Hawthorne Hotel.

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