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

November 21st, 2022

Santa’s Arrival at the Hawthorne and Holiday Tree Lighting

November 21st, 2017

Salem Welcomes the Holidays with Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting

When you think of the Holiday season, what comes to mind is snow, Santa, and a tree. While we can’t provide snow, Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem invite you to join our community this Friday, Nov. 24th as we celebrate two of our most beloved annual traditions – Santa’s Arrival and the […]

December 26th, 2015

New Year’s Eve Destination: Salem’s LAUNCH!

Where else but Salem MA could you welcome the New Year while at the same time celebrate the past? And still have time to welcome the New Year again! No, we haven’t started sampling the bubbly stuff yet. The City of Salem and Salem Main Streets are teaming up to throw LAUNCH!, our third annual […]

December 17th, 2015

Last Chance to Shop at Salem Winter Market!

Good news and bad news. We’ve got a Salem Winter Market scheduled for Saturday Dec. 19th from 1-5pm at 217 Essex Street. Bad news is that it is the last market of the season. Fresh home grown & produced items await your delight. Stock up with some great main course and accessory food for your […]

December 5th, 2015

Salem Holiday Window Contest Has Invitation for You

Picture taking is an activity that so many more people do these days, especially on their cell phones, that we have added another dimension to our annual Holiday Window Contest which encourages Salem merchants to decorate their storefront windows with …

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 […]

November 17th, 2015

Better to Give Than Receive: Volunteer for SMS

As many of you know — or may not know — Salem Main Streets is responsible for a fair share of the holiday fun and cheer to be found/experienced in downtown Salem in November & December. But, as you can well imagine, it is far too much for one person to orchestrate, and way more […]

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…

November 27th, 2014

Turkey Day Means Still More to Do and See in Salem

Thanksgiving may signal that the year is almost over— but not as far as activities to see and do in Salem Ma! So, as you go about your Turkey Day preparations at home, or on way to grandma’s house (or wherever you are going), here are some ingredients for the rest of the year: Holiday […]

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 […]

December 4th, 2013

Fundraisers & Fun— Kicking Off December In Salem Ma

Feel like you are on a treadmill? We do here at Salem Main Streets; it has been one event after another since Halloween and we can’t stop because there are worthy causes this week which need to be publicized. Wednesday The Hawthorne Hotel will host a local event that has mirror images probably all over […]