The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

November 25th, 2016

Santa’s Almost Here To Kick Off Our Holiday Season

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night will keep hundreds of Salem kids from waiting at the foot of the Hawthorne Hotel tonight for the Arrival of Santa. A much-beloved tradition to kick off the Holiday season in our community, it takes p…

April 3rd, 2016

Drink Up: Wine & Spirits Week Being Served at Hawthorne Hotel

Interact with wine & spirits in a different way this week, April 3rd – 8th, courtesy of the Hawthorne Hotel. More than classes, these are full course “meals” in the art of sipping, listening, learning and being entertained by connoisseurs to become one yourself. Speaking of entertainment, there will be tasty music to drink in […]

November 22nd, 2015

Best Holiday Two for One Deal You’ll Find This Friday!

Take a break from your holiday shopping this Friday to join friends & neighbors in the community of Salem as we celebrate two traditions: Santa’s Arrival and the lighting of Salem’s Holiday Tree. This year, though, Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem have combined these two separate activities into one flowing event to […]

July 21st, 2015

By Day or Night, Hawthorne Hotel Shines; Celebrates 90th Year with Big Bash

“Salem would be a very different community without an asset like the Hawthorne,” responds Kylie Sullivan, Executive Director, Salem Main Streets when asked to describe the Hawthorne Hotel in 25 words or less. No doubt those words & feelings will be echoed a lot this Thursday evening when the Hotel celebrates 90 years of service […]

April 8th, 2015

Paranormal Convention to Manifest Itself at Hawthorne Hotel

Do you sense something in the air? Some level of seismic activity of a paranormal nature? You would be tuning in to Salem Con, the first ever celebrity-filled paranormal convention, to be held in Salem Ma, April 10-12 at the Hawthorne Hotel. Mass Ghost…

December 2nd, 2014

Seasonal Salem Santa Sighting

People always ask us what we think is the most popular costume seen in Salem Ma. Witch? Ghostbuster? Vampire? We like to say that it depends on the time of year. And for the winter season, without a doubt it is the bright red outfit worn by a certain K…

July 29th, 2014

Puzzled As To What To Do?

Puzzles to the right, puzzles to the left. It’s a puzzling sight. This Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3, the Hawthorne Hotel will be THE meeting place for the 12th annual Puzzle Parley. What is a Puzzle Parley? Since 1994, the Puzzle Parley has brought together people passionate about jigsaw puzzles. Anyone interested in making, collecting, […]

December 7th, 2013

Sights and Sounds of Santa in Salem

Ho Ho Ho! Had you been part of the crowd we had at the Hawthorne on Friday night, you would have been shouting that along with the bright-eyed kids anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus. It was a great evening and we thank the moms and dads who broug…

December 6th, 2013

Santa Stops By The Hawthorne Hotel

While there have been several sightings of Santa Claus in Salem and surrounding communities, Salem Main Streets has been informed by reliable sources that the jolly old fellow will make a full appearance 6pm tonight— at the Hawthorne Hotel. In what has become an annual event, Santa will suddenly appear atop the roof of the […]

April 22nd, 2011

Wizard of Paws

Here’s a great excuse to get out and support the Northeast Animal Shelter.  The Wizard of Paws fundraiser will be at the Hawthorne Hotel on May 12. 

April 9th, 2011

Easter Brunch at the Hawthorne Hotel

Make reservations sooner rather than later for the scrumptious Easter Brunch that is being planned by the Hawthorne Hotel. You can view their Easter Menu here.  It includes smoked salmon, carving stations, delicious desserts, and oh-so-much more.&…

March 31st, 2011

Hawthorne Hotel Princess Tea

Attention all Princesses!  The Hawthorne Hotel has added a second Princess Tea to their calendar!  Get out your party dress, gloves, and tiaras, because on April 9th at 12 Noon it will be time to celebrate the princess in all of us.

This wi…

February 22nd, 2011

Artists & Authors on display at the Hawthorne Hotel

The art scene of Massachusetts’ North Shore area has always been progressive and trend-setting. Artists like Winslow Homer and Mark Rothko visited often for inspiration and relaxation. The Salem Arts Association, relatively new to the North Sh…

February 18th, 2011

Make reservations for the annual Princess Tea!

Calling all moms, aunts, grandmothers, godmothers, and fairy godmothers!  Bring your princesses to tea at the Hawthorne Hotel. . . . And by the way, dads, uncles and grandfathers are welcome too!– as the historic Hawthorne Hotel, a member of His…

December 2nd, 2010

Celebrate your holidays at the Historic Hawthorne Hotel

The Hawthorne Hotel has a wonderful line up of holiday events for all ages.  Here is the schedule: 
“Toys for Tots” Teddy Bear Tea, Saturday, December 18, Noon – 2pmA favorite tradition at the Hawthorne, this tea is dedicated to “Toys fo…

October 18th, 2010

The Hawthorne Hotel Blog

I get a fair number of questions about the flags that fly outside the Hawthorne Hotel each day.  General Manager Juli Lederhaus publishes the “Flags of the Week” on the Hawthorne Hotel blog each week.  So, if you’re wondering which flag is wh…

September 24th, 2010

The Hawthorne Hotel Makes a Delicious Change!

The historic Hawthorne Hotel has revamped their award-wining Sunday Jazz Brunch with a new Prix Fixe menu.Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad, Fresh Fruit Plate, Brioche French Toast, Croque Monsieur, Huevos Rancheros, Chocolate and Banana Bread Pud…

September 21st, 2009

Sophia’s Cake

I’ve decided that a Monday without birthday cake is not a Monday at all. We should make a habit of gathering for cake on a regular basis.Today we celebrated the actual day of Sophia Peabody Hawthorne’s birth. She is 200 years old today, and she looks…

September 21st, 2009

Sophia’s Cake

I’ve decided that a Monday without birthday cake is not a Monday at all. We should make a habit of gathering for cake on a regular basis.Today we celebrated the actual day of Sophia Peabody Hawthorne’s birth. She is 200 years old today, and she looks…

August 4th, 2009

New Package at the Hawthorne Hotel

This new package came across my inbox this morning. Look for it on the Salem.or/deals page soon!The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes Exhibit Package (Through September 7, 2009) This package highlights another great exhibit brought to us by the Peabody …