Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 12/6/18

ONE: Haverhill’s Christmas Stroll will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday in downtown Haverhill. The event will include family friendly activities including cookie decorating, ornament making, and live music with performances by local artists.

TWO: Once again, Northern Essex Community College will present the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” at the college’s Haverhill campus on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Keep an eye out: mvm writer and NECC professor Sarah Courchesne is playing Mrs. Cratchit.

THREE: This weekend is your last chance to attend the Methuen Festival of Trees. If you haven’t made the trip out to 13 Branch Street yet, head over on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to enjoy raffles, shopping, treats from the cafe and more.

THREE: It’s the last weekend you can enjoy the Methuen Festival of Trees, so don’t miss it if you want to go.

FOUR: The Whistler House Museum of Art will host their annual Whistler Holiday Party on Friday starting at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy live and silent auctions, live music and entertainment to support children’s art programs and continued restoration of the museum’s historic house.

FIVE: Merrimack Repertory Theatre will celebrate the holidays with the imaginative and radiant “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” a sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play has been called “a celebration of nerd love in all its overeducated glory” by the Chicago Tribune.

SIX: Island Street Studios’ last open studio event of the year will be their Holiday Open Studios on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants can get some holiday shopping done at vendors including Naturally You Artisan Soap and SoyYo Candles while enjoying live entertainment provided by Lawrence in Harmony.

FIVE: Bring the family along to celebrate the holidays at Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” a sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.”

SEVEN: Trying to finish up your holiday shopping? You may want to check out the Made in New England Expo 2018 at the DoubleTree Manchester Downtown from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event features unique gifts, specialty food items and other products from all over the region.

EIGHT: Join Western Avenue Studios for their Holiday Open Studios on Saturday or Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Purchase some hand-crafted gifts at reasonable prices and have a conversation with the artists who put them together.

Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar!

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  1. F. Wheeler says:

    And don’t miss the Andover Garden Club holiday house tour and boutique…

    Evergreens, Holly & Joy: A Tour of Andover Homes in Holiday Dress
    Saturday, December 08, 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The event will feature seven beautifully decorated Andover homes, as well as a holiday boutique.

    The tour will be headquartered at the Faith Lutheran Church. There attendees will receive a map for the tour and find a holiday boutique featuring holiday décor, handmade arrangements, unique wreaths, coffee and light refreshments, and more.

    Advanced tickets for $30.00–a $5.00 savings–are available from Andover Garden Club Members or online at http://www.andovergardenclub.org. On the day of the tour, tickets may be purchased at the church for $35.00.

    Location:
    Faith Lutheran Church
    360 South Main St
    Andover, MA 01810

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