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Santa to Stroll Rail Trail, Give Free Wagon Rides This Weekend

A look at local weekend events in Danvers and nearby areas of the North Shore.

Santa has a busy calendar this weekend in Danvers, along with some other Christmas and holiday events.

Below, get the when and where for those events and others happenings in Danvers and the nearby area.

Remember, each Friday Danvers Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.

If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.

1. FOURTH ANNUAL SANTA STROLL

Where/When: Tapleyville Crossing, Danvers Rail Trail; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

Why Go: Santa will meet kids of all ages at the Tapleyville rail trail crossing on Pine Street and take short walks south on the trail. Afterward, there will be some light refreshments.

Pricing: Free

2. HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Where/When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.;

Why Go: Over 30 tables offer all sorts of items from brands such as Mary Kay and Tupperware. There will also be a white elephant table and a raffle plus a cash bar.

Pricing: Free

3. WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Where/When: Saturday; St. Mary of the Annunciation Cemetery, 155 Hobart St.

Why Go: Volunteers adorn veteran graves with wreaths as part of the Wreaths Across America program, which took thousands of wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. this week. To get involved in Danvers, contact Robert Ebersole at 978-835-4527 or rebersole8@comcast.net.

Pricing: Free

4. HAYRIDES WITH SANTA

Where/When: Green Meadows Farm, Hamilton; Saturday, noon-3 p.m.

Why Go: Take a free wagon ride with Santa, create an ornament and enter a raffle for a dollhouse to benefit Danvers-based Operation Troop Support. You can also tour the farm. The drawing for the dollhouse will happen at 3 p.m.

Pricing: Free

5. CHRISTMAS TREE COOKIE DECORATING FOR KIDS

Where/When: Panera Bread, Liberty Tree Mall; Saturday, 3-6 p.m.

Why Go: A family-friendly event where kids can decorate cookies. Boston Children's Hospital will get 10 cents from each Christmas Tree Cookie that is decorated.

Pricing: $2

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