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Sunday, December 3
Friday, 5-8PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday, 12Noon-4PM

Member: Adult $10, Child/Senior $5; Nonmember: Adult $20, Child/Senior $10; Ipswich resident with i.d. $10. Tickets are available at the door only.

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978.356.4351 x4015

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich, MA

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Seasonal Celebrations, Family Fun, History, Art & Culture

Christmas at Castle Hill: The Season of Carols

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Visiting Castle Hill at Christmas is a time-honored tradition for many New England families. Don't miss this year's spectacular "The Season of Carols". Each room in our 1920s mansion is festively decorated for a beloved Christmas carol. You'll find live music and dance, fresh baked cookies and cider, a treasure hunt, family activities, and a visit with Santa.

Make Friday, date night with evening tour hours, a cash bar, light appetizers, and festive music.

Come with friends on Saturday for great decorating ideas, shopping in the Castle Hill gift shop and Harbor Sweets pop up cafe, and more.

Bring the children on Sunday to visit with Santa, take photos, and hunt for carol-themed items in our holiday treasure hunt.

Persons named Carol get in free! Please bring i.d.


Friday, December 1, 5-8pm

Piano music by Robert Allison

Cash bar with beer, wine, and our own holiday punch

Saturday, December 2, 10am-4pm

Season of Carols treasure hunt

11am                  Ipswich High School Chamber Singers and Bel Canto directed by Abigail Frost

12Noon               String Quartet: Michael Hamill, Carlos Heymann, Alice Newell, & Ann Ward

                          Ipswich High School Chamber Players

12:30pm             Ipswich High School Chamber Orchestra directed by Michael Coelho

1pm                   Ipswich High School Jazz Ensemble

2pm                   Ipswich Moving Company’s Youth Dance Ensemble

2:30pm              Venti Players and Bright Phoebe

Sunday, December 3, 12noon-4pm

Season of Carols treasure hunt

12Noon-2pm      Visit with Santa in the second floor bay

12Noon              Ipswich High School Honors Brass

1pm                  Ipswich Middle School Clarinet Ensemble

2pm                  Brass Bells

3pm                  North Shore Ringers       



Beach Plum Flower Shop, Newburyport

Bright Happy Power, Ipswich

Castle Hill Curator and Collections Committee

Castle Hill Horticulture Volunteers

Christmas at Castle Hill Committee

Free Range Floral, Newburyport

Gordon Florist & Greenhouses, Ipswich

Ipswich Garden Club

Jan Lorrey Flowers, Newbury

Les Fleurs, Andover

Meredith McCarthy Floral Design, Ipswich

Platinum Posies, Middleton

The Great Marsh Garden Club of Rowley

Town and Country Garden Club of Ipswich


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Green Friday Opt Outside Hike
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Thanskgiving Wee Farmers
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Winterizing Garden Equipment
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