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 Gingerbread House
New England’s largest whimsical confectionary creation, designed and hand-built by Amesbury resident Jim Shalkoski, will be on display in Blue Ocean Event Center lobby. The giant sugary structure is constructed of edible gingerbread, candy, frosting and other colorful holiday sweets, while playful characters and elves are created free-hand from modeling chocolate.
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.
Skate the Seaside Ice Rink
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.
Visit with Holiday Characters
Visit with Santa, the Snow Queen, and The Grinch during peak festival hours. See below for our schedule of character appearances.
Photos with Santa & North Pole Post OfficeDaily | Carousel Room Donning his big red suit in a big red velvet chair, Santa poses for holiday photos. VVisit 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, Nov. 20 | 11AM – 8PM Sunday, Nov. 21 | 11AM – 4PM Friday, Nov. 26 | 11AM – 8PM Saturday, Nov. 27 | 11AM – 8PM Sunday, Nov. 28 | 11AM – 4PM Friday, Dec. 3 | 5PM – 8PM Saturday, Dec. 4 | 11AM – 4PM, 4:30PM – 8PM Sunday, Dec. 5 | 12:30PM – 4PM (Hours subject to change)
Meet the Snow QueenIn Front of Her Ice Castle Gates | Carousel Room See the snow queen from everyone’s favorite movie, Frozen. 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, Nov. 20 | 12PM – 4PM – with Special Guest Anna! Sunday, Nov. 21 | 12PM – 4PM Friday, Nov. 26 | 12PM – 6PM Saturday, Nov. 27 | 12PM – 6PM – with Special Guest Anna 4-6PM! Sunday, Nov. 28 | 12PM – 4PM Saturday, Dec. 4 | 12PM – 6PM Sunday, Dec. 5 | 12PM – 5PM
Watch Out for The Grinch!Under the Grinch Tree in the Carousel Room or Roaming the Festival 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 Green One’s ScheduleSaturday, Nov. 20 | 12PM – 6PM Sunday, Nov. 21 | 12PM – 5PM Friday, Nov. 26 | 12PM – 6PM Saturday, Nov. 27 | 12PM – 6PM Sunday, Nov. 28 | 12PM – 5PM Saturday, Dec. 4 | 12PM – 6PM Sunday, Dec. 5 | 1PM – 5PM
More Things to Do at Salisbury Beach
- Dine In or Take-Out Food from Local Restaurants
- Play Arcade Games
- Sip Hot Cocoa