Sea Festival of Trees & Seaside Ice 2021

Experience the Magic of the Season at Blue Ocean Event Center

Sea Festival of Trees Spreads Holiday Cheer to All!

The 2021 annual Sea Festival of Trees fundraiser lights up the seacoast to kick off the holiday season beginning on Saturday, November 20th. View specific dates and times below. Experience the magic of the holiday season with stunning oceanfront views as the backdrop for a maze of beautiful sparkling trees, get your photo with Santa, visit with other popular holiday characters and check out the GIANT gingerbread house! Visit the North Pole Post Office to mail a letter to Santa and and meet Elsa the Ice Queen in front of the castle gates. Keep an eye out for the Grinch as his curiosity just might lure him out of the Grinch Tree to explore the festival. Remember to bring your skates for ice skating at Seaside Ice, a beautiful indoor rink surrounded by holiday cheer! Skate rentals are available.

Enjoy holiday shopping during your visit to the Sea Festival of Trees and make sure to purchase raffle tickets to win one of the many spectacular themed trees –  or gifts valued at up to $1,000. This fun holiday family tradition is made possible through a collective effort of volunteers and donations from businesses and individuals throughout the community. Donations from the Sea Festival of Trees event benefit the Salisbury Beach Partnership’s fund to bring back the historic carousel. Thank you to Newburyport Bank, the Presenting Sponsor and all of the Sea Festival of Trees sponsors for helping fund this wonderful holiday event cherished by the local Salisbury community as well as families throughout the North Shore of MA and Southern Seacoast of NH.

The Sea Festival of Trees kicks off on Friday night, November 19th with the Spirits of Christmas Gala, a fundraiser featuring the 2021 Grand Lighting of the Trees and the announcements of the 2021 tree award winners. This is a special ticketed event separate from the general admission Sea Festival of Trees.

The Sea Festival of Trees and Seaside Ice opens to the General Public for viewing on Saturday, November 20th. For just $10 per person (children 5 and under $5), visitors walk through a maze of beautifully decorated 4 foot to 10 foot-high artificial trees decorated with a breathtaking array of holiday colors and more than 75,000 twinkling lights. Scroll down to view specific dates and times. The cost for ice skating is included in the Sea Festival of Trees ticket price. You can bring your own skates or rent skates for a cost of $5.

Of course Seaglass and Capri are wonderful dining options that are close by, however, if you are looking for something quick and easy for the entire family, there is a Festival Café amongst the displays of trees. The Festival Café is located on the second floor at the bar, you can enjoy to go snacks, soft drinks and coffee, full bar service is also available.

Parking is also available next door for a small fee, or free parking is available on the street or in the Salisbury Municipal Parking Lot just a couple of blocks from the venue.

In addition to the Sea Festival of Trees festivities, Blue Ocean Event Center is also hosting many holiday Special Events as well such as the Polar Express PJ Party and an ice skating party with Blades, the Bruin. Don’t miss the the adult holiday events such as the Holiday Sip & Shop as well as the Spirits of Christmas Gala. Check the Newburyport Events Calendar for to find details for these events as well as other festive holiday happenings in the local areas.

2021 Sea Festival of Trees & Seaside Ice Days & Times:

Saturday, November 20th   11AM-8PM
Sunday, November 21st   11AM-5PM

Friday, November 26th   11AM-8PM
Saturday, November 27th   11AM-8PM
Sunday, November 28th   11AM-5PM

Friday, December 3rd   5PM-8PM
Saturday, December 4th   11AM-8PM
Sunday, December 5th   11AM-5PM

Sea Festival of Trees 2021

Blue Ocean Event Center
4 Ocean Front North
Salisbury, MA 01952

Hours & Admission

Friday 11/19 6:30 – Gala – Ticketed Event
Friday 11/26 from 11am to 8pm
Friday 12/3 from 5pm to 8pm
Saturdays from 11am to 8pm
Sundays from 11am to 5pm

$10 for Adults
$5 Children Ages 5 and Under

General Admission Sea Festival of Trees Tickets are ONLY available at the door.

Advance online ticket purchases are available for special events. View List of Special Events.

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