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All Things Danvers Holiday Festival

Everything happening at Saturday Dec. 3's Danvers Holiday Festival.

Downtown is bustling in preparation for this year's annual , set for this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2-5 p.m. in Danvers Square. 

Wondering what's going to be happening? Which businesses are offering prizes and giveaways? What time the tree lighting will take place?

We have the answers.

Holiday Festival Schedule

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on view at
  • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Pictures with Santa at
  • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Living Nativity at
  • 2 - 5 p.m. Bell Ringers sponsored by Jeremy Lee.
  • 2 - 5 p.m. Activities at local shops (see merchants directory below) and window contest.
  • 4 - 4:30 p.m. Girl Scouts Sing
  • 4:55 p.m. Santa arrives
  • 5:00 p.m. Tree Lighting

Downtown Merchants Directory

Conant Street

  • : Public restrooms.

Elm Street

  • : Old Fashioned Homemade Shortbread
  • : Apples and Oranges
  • : Film for Santa Pics and Goodies
  • : Cupcakes and Cookies
  • : Make Christmas ornaments, plus snacks/apple cider
  • : Cider and Hot Cocoa
  • : Hot cocoa and giveaways
  • : Children's Bookmarks
  • : Spiced Cider

High Street

  • : Complimentary slice of pizza
  • Colored hair extensions and holiday cookies, desserts, apple cider, coffee, and 10 minute chair massages

Hobart Street

  • : Free Clam Chowder

Maple Street

  • : Cookie decorating
  • : Mini appetizers
  • : Cookies
  • : Cinnamon Sticks
  • Slice of Pizza and Goodie Bags
  • : Hot dogs
  • : Goodies
  • : Hosting Santa, cookies, hot cocoa, holiday crafts.
  • : Boxwood Tree Raffle, 15 percent off cash and carry.
  • : Food samples
  • : Small drink
  • : Goodies, eco friendly shopping bags

Page Street

  • : Coloring Contest, goodie bags.

Park Street

  • : Free flower.

The Christmas Tree

  • This year's tree was donated by Jan Farrin of 14 Brookwood Lane. The tree was planted by her uncle as a seedling and she is estimating the tree to be approximately 45 years old.
  • The tree was decorated by the Danvers Garden Club.
  • The D.J.'s at the tree lighting will be Ira Malkin and Gardner Trask, compliments of the Kiwanis Club.

If you have a question that we didn't answer, let us know in the comments or by emailing molly.buccini@patch.com, and we'll get back to you about it.

Lee Fay December 26, 2012 at 09:36 PM
where is the manger with the live sheep near Danvers? I remember driving by it every Christmas in the 70's. Thanks.

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