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November 28, 2013

Opening of 12th annual 'Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees'

An opening night gala for the 12th annual “Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees” is Nov. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Admission is $20 per person and includes buffet food by local restaurants. The event will include a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a performance by the Haverhill High School chorus. The event will be at the Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society, 240 Water St.

The festival runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 15 and will showcase holiday trees, wreaths and centerpieces and activities for all ages. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. All donated trees, wreaths and other decorative items will be raffled off on the last day of the event to benefit the museum.

This year’s Festival of Trees will feature art demonstrations and an art class, holiday gift wrapping, children’s scavenger hunt, senior day, family day, a stroll with hot apple cider, Victorian tea, a visit by Santa along with Minnie and Mickey, and other activities. More information is available by calling 978-374-4626 or emailing FOT@haverhillhistory.org. Visit www.haverhillhistory.org for a schedule of events.

IF YOU GO

What: Opening night of the 12th annual “Christmas at the Buttonwoods: A Festival of Trees”

When: Nov. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society, 240 Water St.

Festival dates: Nov. 30 to Dec. 15, showcasing holiday trees, wreaths and centerpieces, plus activities for all ages

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.

Here are activities and events going on around Haverhill:

Cookie Jar Bazaar planned: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., will hold a Cookie Jar Bazaar on Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This annual fair features the popular Cookie Walk, home baked goods, crafts and gift ideas. Lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m.

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