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Newburyport's Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

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Dates:Sunday, November 28, 2021 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Seasonal Fun

As the holiday season approaches, Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive in the most fitting way for this seaport town...by US Coast Guard boat!

A Newburyport Tradition!

Santa Parade & Tree Lighting scheduled for Sunday, November 28th, offers all the holiday cheer that’s to be expected of a downtown yuletide celebration.

Kids and families gather on the boardwalk to await the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at 3:30 pm. Santa then leads a short parade from the boardwalk to Market Square for the tree lighting at 4 pm.

The event features a spirited round of caroling from residents capped with Santa hats as they usher in the holiday season. Note that these times are approximate. We recommend arriving early in case Santa is running early!

Traditionally held on the Sunday afternoon immediately after Thanksgiving, the Newburyport Santa Parade & Tree Lighting is the much-anticipated kickoff of the area’s official holiday season. The nearby town of Salisbury typically hosts its own Christmas tree lighting later on the same day.

Over the next few weeks Santa will pop up at a host of public events in the area, including Amesbury’s annual holiday parade, a series of tours by firetruck (in Byfield, Newburyport, and Salisbury), a very popular Jingle Bell Walk through Ipswich, and a wide variety of storytimes and parties at local libraries and recreational farms.



Welcome Santa on the Sunday after Thanksgiving as he and Mrs. Claus dock at the boardwalk and begin to parade through downtown Newburyport, then gather in Market Square for the annual Christmas tree lighting and carols.

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arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at 3:30 pm. Santa then leads a short parade from the boardwalk to Market Square for the tree lighting at 4 pm

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www.newburyport.com/newburyport-santa-parade-tree-lighting/

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1 Market Square, Newburyport, MA, 01950 map
Phone: 978-462-6680

Market Square
Downtown Newburyport

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