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Christmas Events Fill up Weekend Calendar

A look at events happening in Hamilton and Wenham this weekend.

The local weekend calendar is filled with Christmas and holiday events.

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

Remember, each Friday Hamilton-Wenham 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. WINTHROP HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Where/When: Winthrop Elementary School; Saturday, 9 a.m.

Why Go: This is one of the biggest holiday events of the year in the two towns,with all sorts of gift ideas for Christmas and the special "Children's Secret Shop" where they can secretly buy a gift for their parents for $5 or less. There will also be a silent auction, cookie walk, Scholastic Book Fair and lunch wil be available. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Winthrop.

Pricing: $2 adults; $1 children and seniors

2. HOLIDAY YARD SALE AND CRAFT FAIR

Where/When: Hamilton Council on Aging/The Meetinghouse; Saturday, 10 a.m.

Why Go:Park once and take it all in, both the craft fair at the old library and then walk across the parking lot to the Winthrop Boutique. There will be plenty to choose from.

Pricing: Free

3. CANTEMUS: 'TWILIGHT IN NEW ENGLAND"

Where/When: Christ Church; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: This evening concerts is the first of Cantemus' 30th anniversary year, featuring James Woodman's The Midwife's Tale and Amy Beach's Mass in E-flat.

Pricing: $20 adults, $17 senior, under 21 free

4. BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE

Where/When: Variuous location; All weekend

Why Go: It is just about the perfect weekend to buy a Christmas tree - Thanksgiving is more than a week behind us and the calendar officially turns to December. There's plenty of local options, from the EdFund sale at Patton Park and a Dodge Tree on Willow Street in downtown Hamilton to Burnett's in Wenham.

Pricing: Prices vary

5. WREATH-MAKING PARTY

Where/When: Green Meadows Farm; Sunday, noon

Why Go: Green Meadows gets into the spirit by offering this annual party, where greenery and bows are offered along with refreshments and you build the perfect holiday decoration. The price is $28 for a 12 inch wreath and $40 for a 16 inch wreath. Green Meadows encourages participants to stop by the farmstand or call to reserve a spot

Pricing: $28

Kirsten Alexander December 01, 2012 at 01:51 AM
On Saturday 12/1 from 9-2 and 6-8:30, Asbury Grove has a Festival of Trees - bid or submit raffle tickets (5 for $2) on 30+ beautifully decorated trees on different themes...Barbie, Disney, Patriots, Red Sox, old fashioned, beach, Military, etc. Most include gift certificates and lots of presents for UNDER the tree! Snacks and activities for kids - meet Mrs. Claus! Bidding closes at 8:30 p.m. There's also a Christmas Fair in the Dining Hall and Coffee Shop and a Living Nativity scene (7 p.m.) Bundle up and come by for some Christmas cheer! Proceeds benefit the restoration of historic buildings at Asbury Grove, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Robert Gates (Editor) December 01, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Thank you for adding this here, Kirsten. And thank you for including it in our events calendar: http://patch.com/E-pVjT

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