Invitation Nights 2022 Boost Local Holiday Shopping in Newburyport

By Laura Bentley, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Owner of Newburyport.Com, Laura manages Business Development, Fundraising, the VIP Program, Blogging and the Events Calendar.
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The 2022 Newburyport Invitation Nights will take place on the follow Friday nights: December 2nd, 9th and 16th from 6-9 pm. What is an Invitation Night, and do you need a formal invitation to attend? The answers are very simple. Newburyport-area residents and visitors seeking the ultimate holiday shopping experience tend to bypass the malls in favor of Newburyport Invitation Nights – a series of Shop Local events in which downtown retailers stay open late and spread the holiday cheer by offering light refreshments in a festive setting. Invitation Nights draw spirited crowds as shoppers enjoy all the merchant hospitality, live entertainment, and shopping and dining the downtown area has to offer.

Beautiful and festive holiday decorations line the streets of downtown to the Tannery Marketplace, including the main thoroughfares of State and Pleasant Streets. You’re likely to see plenty of tired holiday-shopping enthusiasts taking a break in Market Square, resting on the benches ringing the city’s giant Christmas tree.

While you are out shopping make sure to pay visit the Custom House Maritime Museum to view the stunning Maritime Holiday Tree and stop into the museum gift shop for a wonderful selection of unique holiday gifts.

If you are in need of Childcare, Newburyport Youth Services is hosting a movie night for kids k-5th grade at City Hall from 7-9 on 12/2 and on 12/16. The cost is $5 for Newburyport residents and $10 for non-residents. Registration is not required and kids are welcome to wear cozy PJ’s and bring a blanket and pillow.

Newburyport Invitation Nights are presented by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry a strong partner to also focused on helping encourage folks to Shop and Dine local in support of our retailers and restaurants. The Chamber is also responsible for Newburyport’s beautiful holiday decorations.

Check the Events Calendar to find a learn about other local holiday events in Newburyport and surrounding towns.