Invitation Nights 2021 Boost Local Holiday Shopping in Newburyport

By Emily Cowan, Newburyport.Com Correspondent

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The 2021 Invitation Nights are scheduled for: December 3rd, 10th and 17th. Newburyport-area residents and visitors seeking the ultimate holiday shopping experience tend to bypass the malls in favor of Newburyport Invitation Nights – a series of shop-local events in which downtown retailers stay open late and spread the holiday cheer by offering light refreshments in a festive setting. Invitation Nights draw spirited crowds as shoppers enjoy all the merchant hospitality, live entertainment, and shopping and dining the downtown area has to offer.

Beautiful and festive holiday decorations line the streets of downtown to the Tannery Marketplace, including the main thoroughfares of State and Pleasant Streets. You’re likely to see plenty of tired holiday-shopping enthusiasts taking a break in Market Square, resting on the benches ringing the city’s giant Christmas tree.

While you are out shopping make sure to pay visit the Custom House Maritime Museum to view the stunning Maritime Holiday Tree and stop into the museum gift shop for a wonderful selection of unique holiday gifts.

Newburyport Invitation Nights are presented by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry a strong partner to also focused on helping encourage folks to Shop and Dine local in support of our retailers and restaurants. The Chamber is also responsible for Newburyport’s beautiful holiday decorations.

If you are a parent looking for a night out, Newburyport Youth Services has generously decided to host free movie nights for your littles at City Hall on Friday, December, 3rd and 17th, from 7pm to 9pm, while you shop! This is for grades K through 5, preregistration is required. There is also a “date night drop off” hosted by NYS on December 10th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for a $15 fee which includes childcare and even dinner for your littles.

Check the Events Calendar to find a learn about other local holiday events in Newburyport and surrounding towns.

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