Santa’s Workshop 2023 Open and Spreading Holiday Cheer

By Caitlin Dowling, Correspondent
Caitlin is a freelance editor/writer and former news producer for CNN. As a local mom of three, her family can be found enjoying all Newburyport has to offer, from strolling downtown to biking the rail trail to swimming at the beach.
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Santa’s Workshop, a very special “Local Shop” is ready for customers in downtown Newburyport, owned and operated by Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself. This festive shed is a joint effort from two great local organizations: the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce a highly connected local business organization that was able to secure visits from Santa for three weekend’s and the decorations are are a stunning creation compliments of the Newburyport Horticultural Society. The 2023 Santa’s Workshop theme Woodland Wonderland where the animals decorate the trees in honor of Santa’s visit.

Santa’s Workshop will be open to the public for visits daily through Christmas, with special appearances from Santa scheduled for the first three weekends of December. If you want a chance to say hello to the big man in red, he will be ho ho ho’ing in his workshop on any of the following days/times. Children can bring their list and snap a pic, and even drop a letter off in Santa’s “official” mailbox.

Santa’s Workshop Special Appearances by Santa
Patrick Tracey Square – 27-29 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Fridays 3:30 -5:30 pm Dec. 1st, 8th, 15th
Saturdays 11 am – 2 pm Dec. 2nd, 9th, 16th
Sundays 11am – 2 pm Dec. 3rd, 10th, 17th

Need some letter writing inspiration? Pop into Greetings by Design before you visit Santa’s Workshop and pick up some magical stationery created specifically for VIP letters to St. Nick.  The pack even includes some thank you notes for post-holiday.

And even when Santa isn’t hard at work, you can still swing by for a visit! In fact—on days Santa is off at the North Pole, visitors are welcome to actually enter Santa’s Workshop and peek around inside. Make sure to bring your cameras to grab some family pictures with the amazing decorations inside and out, and be on the lookout for a fun new addition this year, some naughty gnomes looking for a snowball fight!

The Newburyport Horticultural Society spent many hours and dollars to transform this shed into Santa’s Workshop, a winter wonderland designed to encourage Christmas spirit. This holiday display is their way of giving to the greater community and to say happy holidays to all.

If you are interested in more Newburyport holiday events and fun things to do check the Newburyport Events Calendar.