The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation has a variety of events that truly provide something for everyone. Whether your interest is in bettering the community, family fun, developing the local economy, learning new business techniques, or networking, there is an event for you! We strive to meet all the needs of our members and the city of Amesbury.
Please check our events tab often for updates, and stay engaged with us on Facebook and Twitter. The Community Calendar is also updated regularly with events of all kinds that are hosted by Chamber members.
Please stay tuned to our calendar of events, as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on all that is happening with the Amesbury Chamber!
Dec7Saturday: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
On Saturday, December 7, is Amesbury’s “Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting,” with a theme of “Holiday Melodies.” The parade will start at 3:30 p.m., winding its way down Sparhawk and Main Streets before ending in Market Square for the official City Tree Lighting, sponsored by Woody Cammett of Cammett Engineering. Local church choirs and school children will then gather around the tree — donated by Joan and Randy Baptiste — to lead the crowd in singing holiday carols. Immediately after the event, families can visit with Santa at The Provident Bank’s open house.
Dec11Wednesday: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On Wednesday, December 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., dozens of local restaurants and shops will gather on the second floor of 35 Water Street, Amesbury to showcase their fare, fashion, furnishings and festive nature! For admission of $10 (or $5 for senior citizens), guests will be treated to samples of local cuisine and sale prices on local services and merchandise.
Participating restaurants and food/beverage purveyors include Crave: Wine. Kitchen. Tap, Amesbury Flatbread Company, Ristorante Molise, Amesbury Sports Park, Stop and Shop, Cherry Bomb , Ale House, Barking Dog, Wolf Meadow Farm, Gourmet Any Day, Jodi Bee Bakes, Phat Cats, Amesbury Liquor Shoppe, Jewell Towne Vineyards and Ovedia Artisan Chocolates.
Participating shops include The Fashion Bus, Attentif’ Design, Trendsetter’s Boutique, Supercuts, Riverwalk Gallery & Healing Arts, Paws Pet Boutique, People’s Yoga Co-op, Web Wellness, Custard Shoppe and Christine Molitor Johnson Fine Art.
There will also be raffles for valuable prizes, including $1,000 of gift cards to local establishments, a wheelbarrow with $500 worth of spirits and $250 worth of scratch tickets. A cash bar will be available.
Bring your wallets to do some holiday shopping while you taste your way around the room! While there, look for the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce’s annual ornament, this year with Amesbury’s City Seal to commemorate the Chamber’s 25th year of producing Amesbury-inspired tree decor. Get yours while supplies last for $5/each or 3 for $10!
This event would not be possible without the sponsorships of The Provident Bank, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, Anna Jaques Hospital, Coffey Design & Build and WNBP Radio. We are very thankful for their support of the Restaurant & Shop Showcase and year-round commitment to our community!
Please call 978.388.3178 with any questions.
Dec12Thursday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Organized by the Amesbury Downtown Business Association, many shops will stay open late for holiday shopping (like they do for the Chamber’s Invitation Nights) and offer refreshments to guests who stop to shop. There will also be one-night-only specials and live music at different venues. A second Sip ‘n Stroll event is planned for the afternoon of Saturday, December 14. Visit www.discoveramesbury.com for more information.
Dec14Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at Stop & Shop on Macy Street to help fill a truck full of food for Our Neighbors’ Table! We’ll be handing out lists of the most-needed items and where to find everything in the supermarket. Thank you in advance for your help in making this a happy holiday season for the less-fortunate in our area!
Dec14Saturday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Organized by the Amesbury Downtown Business Association, participating shops will offer refreshments to guests who stop to holiday shop. There will also be one-day-only specials and live music at different venues. Visit www.discoveramesbury.com for more information.