During Christmas in Salem you can use your program book as your ticket to these other festive events:

Mini Food Tour and Tasting

You’ll have a swell time on this stroll back to the early 50s with Salem Food Tours‘ Karen Scalia. From tomato consommé to molded fruit rings, we’ll walk and chat about some retro holiday meals, cocktails, and dinner service. The Walk takes about 35 minutes, includes a sweet treat, and ends at Salem Wine Imports with a wine tasting.

The walk departs 6pm sharp and 7pm sharp from Tour Headquarters, The Bridge at 211, (211 Bridge Street).

Wine Tastings

Head over to Salem Wine Imports to relax with a taste of some great holiday wines and to start your holiday shopping. The tastings are free with your program book and take place on Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2 from 4-8pm and on Sunday December 3 from 1-5pm.


“Urban Renewal and Redevelopment in Salem” given by Salem’s official historian, Jim McAllister of Derby Square Tours.
Saturday December 2 at 1 pm and Sunday, December 3 at 1 pm in Murray Hall at Tour Headquarters, The Bridge at 211, (211 Bridge Street).

Salem Garden Club Boutique

Visit the Salem Garden Club boutique on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am–4 pm at tour headquarters, The Bridge at 211, located at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, to purchase uniquely decorated natural wreaths, sprays, arrangements and much more at tour headquarters. Please note: the boutique will only run on Saturday of Christmas in Salem weekend this season, NOT Sunday.

Artist Events

Visit Salem artist Racket Shreve’s working studio on Saturday from 10:30 am – 4:30pm and Sunday 11:30am – 4:30pm at 17.5 Chestnut Street (upstairs in the barn) to purchase cards and paintings.


Salem Arts will be hosting their First Friday Open House Reception on Dec.1st from 5-8pm to highlight their current exhibit, Membership Showcase, and Gallery Artisan Shop at tour headquarters, The Bridge at 211. Complementary appetizers and beverages will be served and the Galleries and Artisan Shop will be open for viewing and shopping.
Salem Arts will be also open Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm to continue to welcome House Tour visitors as well as the Public to see artwork and unique holiday gift items in their gallery space at The Bridge at 211.