December 14, 2021

Sip, Shop, and Nosh This December

by Felicia Cheney

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The holidays have arrived. What could be better than throwing on a nice warm jacket and visiting local restaurants and eateries for some special holiday events and deals. From themed parties with drinks to sip and shop special holiday deals, there is a little something for everyone. Even the kiddos. 🎅

Start off with some new seasonal blends at Odd Meter Coffee and support a small local business.

Or if you’re not that into coffee, there’s also tea!

Stop at Jolie Tea Company for some of their themed tea times. Get your tea on!

How about a nice meal?

Finz Seafood is hosting a Breakfast with Santa that is perfectly child friendly with a full breakfast buffet!


Catering and Order Ahead

If you are looking for some food to be delivered, A&J King Salem offers tons of freshly baked and modestly priced baked treats for the Holidays. Make sure to put in your order for the Holidays before time runs out!

Salem Gnu Kitchen’s Christmas menu is now available for ordering! To view pricing and to order, please head over today!

Drink & Shop

Notch Brewing Salem is hosting a German Christmas Market on December 19th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm

A holiday sip and shop experience featuring over 20 local artists, makers, craftspeople, vintage vendors, street performers, and more!

There’s also the Shipyard Art Sip & Shop with Hervor Soaps & Glass by Merk on Sunday December, 19th from 12-6pm at 114 Washington St., Unit 5, Marblehead

They will have some hot spiked cider, and wine to enjoy while you shop with Shipyard Art and TWO guests from out of town: Hervor Soaps and Glass By Merk will be joining me so you can maximize your Christmas shopping. Come see my studio and my guests, and enjoy an adult beverage. The shop is above Haley’s in Marblehead, and a sandwich board will be out on the sidewalk.

Air Your Grievances at Gentile Brewing Company

Gather round the Festivus Pole and join Gentile Brewing for the annual Airing Of Grievances! Get it all out in the open and let your friends, family and this world know what really drove you crazy (it’s probably a long list)! Impromptu Feats of Strength are sure to break out (no wrestling, please) and there will likely be many Festivus Miracles! And beers! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2021 AT 4 PM – 10 PM

Got an event or foodie offering you feel like should be on this list? Don’t hesitate to drop us a note at

Creative Collective’s 2021 #StayLocal Campaign

Initiative encourages community to shop small and support local small businesses this November and December

It’s time for #StayLocal2021 – follow the hashtag for the best of local eats, drinks, experiences, and shopping North of Boston.

The approaching Holiday season is putting people in the shopping, eating, and drinking mood as small businesses across the North Shore are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. Following up the successful 2020 #StayLocal campaign, Creative Collective is launching #StayLocal2021, encouraging individuals to shop and support small this upcoming holiday season. Learn more.