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Live Nativity 2015, Main St., Rockport, Mass.
Motif #1, Rockport Harbor, Rockport, Ma.
The Christmas Dove, Dock Square, Rockport, Mass.

Christmas Pageant and Holiday Shopping in Rockport, Massachusetts

If it's the last Saturday before Christmas Eve in Rockport, Massachusetts, the crowds will start pouring in around late afternoon in anticipation of the annual Christmas Pageant at 5:00 p.m. on December 22nd, 2018. A torch-lit procession of costumed Nativity re-enactors travel up Main St. to a large manger in front of the First Congregational Church. This annual custom is a beautiful solemn occasion with narration of the Christmas story over a loud speaker and singing of several Christmas hymns during the event, with the crowd joining in at the end. Go early that day and you'll have more time to enjoy the beautiful shops in this classic New England winter setting. With its large lit Christmas tree in the center of town, Rockport goes all out at Christmastime before (More)

Bearskin Neck in December, Rockport, Mass.
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Motif #1, Rockport, Massachusetts

Holiday Shopping Strolls

Shopping in quaint New England towns at Christmastime is a special treat. You can find an extra special gift, buy something for yourself and take in beautiful holiday displays. Warm up with hot chocolate or savory soups in local restaurants, diners and taverns. Here is a list of events in December to get you started on your shopping in the crisp fresh air.

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