Sunday, December 04, 2011

More Ways to Get in the Holiday Spriit


Here are some more things to do in Salem during December.  There is SO MUCH to do, and we want you to know about all of it.  Please note that many of these events take place in the evenings, including the candlelight tours.

I hope to see you here, or there.

Juli

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House of the Seven Gables -- Theatrical Events
Saturdays - December 3rd. 10th, & 17th from 3:00pm - 6:00pm - Theatrical Productions - A Christmas Carol
The House of the Seven Gables welcomes you to experience Salem’s newest Christmas tradition. This December, surround yourself with the spirit of the season as Christmas scenes from famous works of literature including Little Women, A Christmas Carol, A child’s Christmas in Wales and The Diary of Anne Frank are brought to life for audiences in the rooms of the historic Gables itself. This theatrical experience is sure to enliven guests of all ages and transform The House of the Seven Gables into a living illustration of Christmas.
Admission for A Classic Christmas is: adults $12.50, children age 5-12 $7.50, children under five free. Member discount $2.00/ticket. Performances begin every 10 minutes and last approximately 30 minutes. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 978-744-0991 ext. 104.
Tours at The Gables
Christmas Tours at The Gables
Did you know that Christmas was banned in New England for nearly two centuries? This December, The House of the Seven Gables offers guests a special tour blending the unique history of the mansion with the little known history of Christmas in colonial Massachusetts. Explore the maritime, architectural and literary history of the house and discover Christmas’ transformation from a rowdy seasonal celebration to the peaceful family-centered traditions we recognize today. The rooms of the mansion will be decorated for the holiday tour.
Saturdays - December 1st-30th from 3:30pm - 7:00pm - Christmas Tours by Lantern Light
See the great House of the Seven Gables aglow as Hawthorne saw it in his time! This year, we are reintroducing Lantern Tours, and visitors can learn about New England’s Christmas traditions while viewing the rooms subtly illuminated, as they were in Hawthorne’s day. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve excluded. Admission for Christmas & Lantern Tours is: adults $12.50, seniors 65 and older or AAA Members $11.50, children age 5-12 $7.50, children under five free, and member discount $2.00/ticket.
Christmas Lecture
Wednesday - December 14th - 7:00pm - American Music of the 18th Century
Presented by Virginia Eskin, Classical Pianist and Clarion Award Recipient for First Ladies of Music. Live music is the highlight of this lecture. Just in time for the holidays, Ms Eskin will discuss and perform music from 18th century New England. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Lecture Admission: $5 Members, $10 Non-members.

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