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The joys of the season will abound at Christmas at Castle Hill, December 1-3. Visitors can experience spectacular floral and Christmas decorations and special activities all weekend long in celebration of this year’s theme—The Season of Carols. Visitors can take self-guided tours, enjoy complimentary cookies and cider, and find that perfect holiday gift at the Castle Hill gift shop or the Harbor Sweets pop-up store.

The celebrations kick off on Friday evening with magical nighttime lighting, holiday music by pianist Robert Allison, and a cash bar with beer, wine, and a special holiday cocktail.

On Saturday, visitors can enjoy a dance performance by Ipswich Moving Company’s Youth Dance Ensemble at 2 pm. and listen to holiday favorites performed by local musicians throughout the day.

On Sunday, the delights will continue, particularly for the young at heart. From noon to 2 p.m. visitors can meet Old Saint Nick, at 3 p.m. listen to the North Shore Ringers, and throughout the day hear local brass musicians perform holiday favorites. There’s something for everyone at Castle Hill this December. Visit the website at or call 978.356.4351×4015 for more information.

Trustees Member: $10 adult and $5 child/senior. Nonmember: $20 adult and $10 child/senior. Ipswich resident: $10 with proof of residency. Persons named

Carol get in free! Please bring identification. Tickets at the door only.