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November 29, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION. Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., National Grand Bank parking lot, across from 91 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Part of Marblehead Christmas Walk. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. or

WEST BOXFORD WINTER FESTIVAL. Saturday, Dec. 1, throughout the day with most events beginning at 9 a.m., West Boxford Center. Several locations in West Boxford will come alive with holiday cheer. Festival includes free horse-drawn carriage rides, ice cream treats at Benson’s, story hour by Mother Goose, Letters to Santa at the library, exhibit at the Document Center, Jaws of Life demonstration by Fire Department, caroling, Community Giving Tree open house to assemble gift packages for kids in need, marketplace at Second Church, holiday shopping, face-painting and more. Pictures with Santa from noon to 3 p.m. at Second Church; pets can pose with Santa at the Boxford Animal Hospital.

SANTA’S LANDING AND PARADE. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m., State Street Landing, Marblehead. Santa Claus will travel by lobster boat to State Street Landing. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. The Christmas Walk Parade departs State Street Landing at 11:45 a.m. and proceeds to Washington Street, Atlantic Avenue and Pleasant Street. Events are part of the Marblehead Christmas Walk. or

CANDY CANE VIEWING. Saturday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m., Putnam Pantry Candies, Route 1, Danvers. Watch homemade candy canes being made. Viewing includes candy cane samples, hot cider and chocolate. 978-777-1336.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Saturday, Dec. 1, 1 to 4 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Free jazz music, holiday singing, crafts for kids, complimentary refreshments, snacks, cider and hot chocolate. Sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Library.

ALL-AGES WREATH DECORATING. Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Barnet Gallery, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Library will provide decorating materials and light refreshments. Participants should bring wreaths and creativity. Library staff will be available for assistance. Holiday craft activity available for children. Also, a limited number of wreaths will be available for purchase through local Boy Scout Troop No. 2 on the day of the program; wreaths cost $10 and may be purchased using cash or local checks. Registration is required. 978-921-6062. Free.

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