Festival Information - (978) 462-2512

 Festival Happenings

  • Enjoy the Holiday Tree Stroll

    Browse our maze of festively decorated trees and enjoy a little holiday sparkle. Purchase raffle tickets to enter to win your favorite trees and associated prizes
  • Gaze at the Giant Holiday Sand Castle

    Details coming soon
  • Seaside Ice Skating

    Enjoy indoor skating on our faux ice rink – free with festival admission! Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $5/person. Children’s and adults’ sizes available
  • Complete the Tree Scavenger Hunt

    Pick up the Festival’s Tree Scavenger Hunt and spend a fun family afternoon finding hidden items on each tree! Turn in your completed form at the gift shop & kids can pick a prize.


Visit with Holiday Characters!

  • Donning his big red suit in a big red velvet chair, Santa poses for holiday photos. Visit with Santa and receive a candy cane. Children are invited to write their wish list on the Festival’s special Santa stationery and mail the letter in our authentic North Pole Express mailbox.
    Santa’s Schedule
    Saturday, November 19 | 11AM – 4PM + 5PM – 8PM
    Sunday, November 20 | 11AM – 5PM
    Friday, November 25 | 11AM – 4PM
    Saturday, November 26 | 11AM – 4PM
    Saturday, November 26 | 5PM – 8PM
    Sunday, November 27 | 11AM – 4PM
    Thursday, December 1 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM
    Friday, December 2 | 5PM – 8PM
    Saturday, December 3 | 5PM – 8PM
    Sunday, December 4 | 11AM-5PM




  • Meet the Snow Queen! Take a photo with the Snow Queen in her sparkling blue flowing gown at the ice castle wonderland gate by Seaside Ice.
    Elsa’s Schedule
    Saturday, November 19 | 12PM – 4PM
    Sunday, November 20 | 12PM – 4PM
    Friday, November 25 | 12PM – 4PM
    Saturday, November 26 | 12PM – 4PM
    Sunday, November 27 | 12PM – 4PM
    Saturday, December 3 | 12PM – 4PM
    Sunday, December 4 | 12PM – 4PM




  • Look for the mean green one prancing among the trees. Capture a photo with this playful character who has a small heart and mischievous manner.
    The Mean One’s Schedule
    Saturday, November 19 | 12PM-7PM
    Sunday, November 20 | 12PM – 4PM
    Friday, November 25 | 1PM – 5:30PM
    Saturday November 26 | 12PM-7PM
    Sunday, November 27 | 12PM – 4PM
    Saturday, December 3 | 12PM-7PM
    Sunday, December 4 | 12PM – 4PM



 Special Events 

  • Spirits of Christmas Gala

    Friday, November 18 | 6:30-9PM
    A holiday FUNdraiser featuring the grand lighting of this year’s festival trees and announcement of the 2022 tree award winners. Ticket includes food and dessert stations, and complimentary tastings by liquor, wine and beer vendors. SOLD OUT 




  • Dance Performances

    Sunday, November 20
    Blue Ocean Music Hall | Free with Festival admission

    See live performances by select community dance schools as they present fun holiday-themed dance numbers in dazzling costumes on the Blue Ocean Music Hall stage for all to enjoy!

    Seacoast Civic Dance Company | 11:30AM + 12:15PM
    Kadee’s Tumbleweed School of Dance & Special Stars| 2PM
    Karla Pattavina Dance Academy | 3:45PM

  • Elf Day

    Sunday, November 27 | 12-2PM
    Don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggins! Spread some
    Christmas cheer with Buddy the Elf, have a snowball
    fight, make paper snowflakes, play the elf name game,
    and see the heartwarming Christmas movie, ELF on
    the big screen. FREE with admission.


  • Whoville Feast

     Friday, December 2 | 5-7PM

    Gather your favorite Whos, tall & small, for a HOLIDAY FEAST complete with Who-Pudding & Yummy Roast Beast! $44.95pp

    Box Office Sales Only
    Tickets by phone: 978-462-5888
    Open Mon-Sat 12PM – 7PM, Sun 12PM – 6PM


  • Blades Sports + Skating Night

    Friday, December 2 | 5:30-8PM
    Get out your Bruins apparel and meet the Boston Bruins mascot while you skate on our Seaside Ice indoor rink! FREE with admission.



  • Polar Express Pajama Party

    Saturday, December 3 | 5-7PM
    Blue Ocean Music Hall | $44.95 per person

    All aboard for a magical journey to the North Pole! Take a land-based adventure through the endearing children’s book The Polar Express written by Chris Van Allsburg. Come in your pajamas or as you are for a fun-filled holiday experience!

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  • Santa + The Grinch Brunch

    Sunday, December 4 | 10AM-Noon
    Blue Ocean Music Hall | $44.95 per person

    A Red Suit. Green Suit. Jolly one. Mean one. Who’s your fave? Santa or The Grinch. Come join the holiday fun in Beach-Ville!

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