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December 21, 2022

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Chamber Events


Mark your calendars for Friday, January 27 from 6 to 11 PM to help us celebrate 2023 President Loran Caputo and 2022 President Caitlin Pszenny, plus thank out-going and welcome incoming Board members.

It promises to be a great evening of food, fun and dancing at the Beauport Hotel.

Early Registration Now Open

Seeking Sponsors for the Annual Celebration

Promote your business during the Chamber’s most popular event of the year! If you are interested in sponsoring this evening, we have sponsorship opportunities available to businesses who wish to promote themselves to members in the community.

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ALT New Year's Eve Party

Friday, December 30 | 7 - 10 PM

Beauport Hotel

Ready to make an IMPACT in your community in 2023? Party for good at the ALT New Year's Eve Party, brought to you by a collaborative collective of Cape Ann nonprofits on December 30 at the Beauport Hotel. We're inviting the next generation of changemakers to get down to live music (The DubTones), enjoy delicious food and drink, and learn more about how you can make an impact in your own back yard in 2023. Download Flyer

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Join Us for the First Coffee & Connections of 2023!

Thursday, January 5 | 9 AM

This will be the first Coffee & Connections for new CEO Steve Buckley, so please join us in welcoming him to this fun morning networking event!

Please join us on the first Thursday of the month at 9 AM for our virtual Coffee & Connections. For new & prospective members, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce your business and meet other members and Chamber staff. For veteran members, it is a great way to let new members learn about your business and talk about anything new and exciting in the works for you. So grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and Zoom in from your home or office for an informal "Get to Know My Business" networking session. Also, if you know someone who would enjoy learning more about the Chamber, please invite them to attend!

Improv & Martinis

Wednesday, January 18 | 6:30 PM

A Great Gathering at The Fish Shack

$45 per person

(Rescheduled from November 2)

Start the New Year off with Improv & Martini’s, a Great Gathering of Total Delight led by Izzy Gesell. Izzy is a Professional Humorist, Improv Master, Organizational Alchemist. Join us for an evening full of Engaging Fun, Fantastic Food, and Amazing Adult Beverages. No need to go to New York, or L.A. or Boston because the hot spot of the universe will be right here, in Rockport, Massachusetts! 

A limited number of tickets are available so Register Now to Reserve Your Ticket!

Winter Lights - Vote for Your Favorite Business Lights in Each Community

Through January 1

Brought to you by the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Discover Gloucester

Celebrate the spirit of the season on Cape Ann! Pack up the car and come enjoy the 3rd Annual Winter Lights on Cape Ann. Local businesses throughout Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport are getting into the festive spirit by decorating their storefronts with twinkling lights and creative window displays! Over 100 lighted locations will help bring joy to all those who visit from Saturday, November 26 through New Year's Day! NEW this year is a decorating contest! Businesses participating in the contest will be noted on the 2022 map and brochure. Pick your favorite decorated business in each of the five participating communities for a chance to win a prize!  

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Shop Local - Shop Greater Cape Ann

Holiday shopping days are dwindling!

Check out your local merchants for your last minute gift shopping!

Rockport Candle Company


Shore Nutrition


Helen's Bottle Shop


Luxa Jewelry


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Give the Gift of Greater Cape Ann!

Available in any denomination from $10 - $100. Accepted at over 250 participating Greater Cape Ann Chamber Member businesses. Visit to learn more.

Member & Community Events

Please Check the Full Community Calendar for All Member Event Listings

Christmas at Castle Hill

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through December 31

Castle Hill, Ipswich MA

Grand Banks is hosting it's first Makers Market. They will be featuring 8 local vendors who have mastered their crafts. In our Germany inspired Bier Garten Penny Packers food truck will be serving up a variety of savory dishes while Alexis from Helen's Bottle Shop keeps us warm with thoughtfully selected choices of wine, beer, and festive mocktails. Christmas at Castle Hill runs Fridays, December 2, 9, and 16, 5-8PM; Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17, 10AM-4PM; Sundays, December 4, 11, and 18, 10AM-4PM; and December 27-31, 10AM-4PM.

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Masterpieces in Miniature

Daily through December 31

Rockport Art Association & Museum

Stop by Rockport Art Association & Museum for small works of art created by juried artist members for sale. Art makes a great holiday gift.

Hammond Castle Museum

4th Annual Deck the Halls

Through December 30th:

Mondays -Thursdays: Self-Guided Tours

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays: Guided & Self-Guided Tours

Holiday Lights & Illumination Celebration

Through January 1 | 4 - 10 PM

CAM Teen Winter Wonderland

Thursday, December 29 | 10 AM - 2 PM

Cape Ann Museum

The CAM Teen Council invites you to join us for Winter Wonderland, a free event open to the public on December 29, from 10 AM to 2 PM! Come to the Cape Ann Museum Auditorium for a chance to spend quality time with your family without having to lift a finger. 

Take refuge from the chilly air and bring your fuzziest blankets, your fluffiest pillows, and your comfiest pajamas to experience a day of joy during the cold of Cape Ann winters. A Happy Feet (2006) showing will begin at 11 AM! While watching, take off your mittens and warm your hands up with a steaming cup of hot cocoa, munch on fresh-baked treats and tasty peppermint bark in the cozy Cape Ann Museum. 

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New Years Eve

Winter Ball

Friday, December 30 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Ipswich Town Hall

Ipswich warmly welcomes all to the Winter Ball at the Ipswich Town Hall, a free and public dance, merriment & more! Join them to Swing into the New Year with The Marsh Hoppers, Tom Palance's "little" Big Band!

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Rockport New Year's Eve

Sunday, December 31 | 6 PM - Midnight

Downtown Rockport

Rockport New Year’s Eve returns after a two-year hiatus! Some 30 performers will appear from 6:00pm to midnight at 14 venues in downtown Rockport, all within easy walking distance of one another. The evening will culminate with a midnight ball drop in Dock Square. Children’s entertainment at Community House will wrap up with an early New Year celebration for young folk at 8:45. Check out the schedule, the list of performers, and other information beneath RNYE 2022 in the menu.

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Gloucester 400+ Countdown to 2023

Sunday, December 31 | 6:30 - 8 PM

City Hall


Gloucester 400+ is hosting a ‘ball drop’ at City Hall in conjuncture with our city namesake Gloucester, England and Dorset, England; Mayor Greg Verga and Gloucester 400+ tri-chair Bob Gillis will count down to the stroke of midnight in the UK (7:00pm EST). There will be hot cocoa and cookies served and noisemakers and lights supplied for all. This is a free event and open to all! Come help them ring in a very special year!

New Year's Eve Cruise

Beauport Cruiselines

Saturday, December 31 | 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Beauport Cruiseline Ring in 2023 on the water and under the stars! Our New Year’s Eve cruise celebration will include a champagne toast, DJ entertainment, Passed Hors d'oeuvres, Mac & Cheese Martini Bar, Chinese Food Station, & more! Cash bar available. $89 per person.

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Club Hammond Castle

Saturday, December 31 | 9 PM - 1 AM

$125 per guest (VIP tables sold out!)

Grab your friends and keep it local at Club Castle's debut event! Ring in 2023 on Cape Ann with a fun night of dancing through the decades in our castle's Great Hall with DJ Dmus. Plus, enjoy fire spinning performances by Fireborn Performance Arts and keep an eye out for "Neil Young" - he's rumored to be on the guest list! Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres by Creative Catering will be served all night! 70s, 80s & 90s inspired attire are encouraged. Doors open at 9:00pm and celebration goes to 1:00am. 21 & Over. Cash bar. Free parking. Tickets are $125 each.  

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