Old Newbury Christmas Tree Bonfire Fundraiser 2023

Tree Burning at Spencer Peirce Little Farm

Old Newbury Bonfire Party & Fundraiser

Mark your calendar for the Old Newbury Bonfire a “toasty” annual winter tradition and community wide fundraiser, Saturday, January 14th from 3:00 – 8:00 pm! The bonfire is typically lit at dusk, or whenever the Fire Department deems it to be safe. Dusk is at approximately 4:30 pm. Depending on the year, it can be quite cold before the bonfire is lit, but very quickly this enormous mountain of Christmas trees becomes a stunning bonfire that warms its guests as they watch in awe!

In honor of the original purchase of Newbury, MA in 1701, the 11th Annual Old Newbury Bonfire benefits the Newbury Volunteer Fire Department, Protection Fire Company #2 and Historic New England.

The event is held on Saturday, January 14th, but if you’re interested in including your Christmas Tree in this community, 3-story bonfire you must drop it off by 5 pm on Wednesday, January 11th at one of the locations below. Please do not bring any trees to Spencer Peirce Little Farm or Tendercrop Fields as both are private property. If you live in Newburyport, trees that are picked up between Jan. 2nd and 9th will go to the Bonfire, but please make sure that all decorations and lights are removed and please do NOT bag your tree. Note that tree pick up may differ from your standard trash day.

Bonfire Tree Drop Off Locations:

  • Newbury Fire Department:  3 Morgan Avenue, Newbury
  • Newbury Transfer Station/G. Mello:  75 Boston Road, Newbury
  • Byfield Fire Department:  44 Central Street, Newbury
  • Newburyport Fire Station:  0 Greenleaf Street, Newburyport
  • Pipe Stave Hill:  693 Main Street, West Newbury
  • Georgetown Transfer Station/G. Mello:  203 East Main Street, Georgetown
  • Rowley Police & Fire Station/behind building:  Eiras Park, 453 Haverhill Street, Rowley
  • Questions:  978-462-2282

The Old Newbury Bonfire is hosted by Protection # 2 Newbury’s Volunteer Fire Company, along with Historic New England.  Join your friends and family for music, games, food, drinks and fun at an event that is becoming a Greater Newburyport Winter tradition.

Parking is available at Spencer Peirce Little Farm: 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury which is adjacent to the Old Newbury Bonfire held at Tendercrop Growing Field.  The Bonfire event is free but there is a $20 per car parking fee. This has become such a popular event that there is now an option to purchase your parking pass in advance.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023

Time: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. w/ Bonfire Lighting at Dusk approximately 4:30

Cost:  Admission FREE, Food & Drinks Available for Purchase, Parking $20

Location: Tendercrop Farm Growing Field 71 High Road, Newbury, MA

Parking:  $20 for parking @ Spencer Peirce Little Farm:  5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, MA

Fundraiser forNewbury Volunteer Fire Department Protection Fire Company #2

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