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
- : Public restrooms.
- : 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
- : Complimentary slice of pizza
- Colored hair extensions and holiday cookies, desserts, apple cider, coffee, and 10 minute chair massages
- : Free Clam Chowder
- : 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
- : Coloring Contest, goodie bags.
- : 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get back to you about it.