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Wedding Open House

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Every season is wedding season at the historic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA. Recently engaged? Looking for a venue for a reception, rehearsal dinner or shower? Need ideas for favors, entertainment, flowers? Attend our free Wedding Open House on Sunday, February 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Meet the Hawthorne team and our preferred vendors. Gather creative ideas and …

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2023 Annual North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Presents Awards to Tourism Champions at Annual Dinner in Salem

The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (NBCVB) held its 2022 Annual Meeting and Tourism Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 8 at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.  Members, local chambers of commerce, destination marketing organizations, and tourism supporters in Essex County came together to honor colleagues who are making a difference as champions in the industry. “Bringing in …

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Inaugural Endless Night Vampire Salon in Salem – VIDEO

The Endless Night Vampire Ball was a night worth remembering. The First Annual Endless Night Salem Vampire Weekend happened this past Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 17th, 2021. Vampire appreciators took over the Historic Hawthorne Hotel for the largest gathering of Vampires in Salem’s history. It was a weekend of performance, ritual, and dark delights. View this post on …

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104.9 Curtains Up – Salem’s So Sweet

Chocolate, Wine, Ice Sculptures, shopping and more! The executive director of Salem Main Streets, Kylie Sullivan and founder of the Creative Collective John Andrews sit and chat with 104.9’s Curtains Up host Aurelia Nelson about Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Wine Festival, the Salem Flea special market, Artist’s Row and looking ahead to Artopia, the big fashion show, Salem Arts …

Guests Dress in Tim Burton Inspired Costumes in Salem MA

Burtonesque at the Hawthorne Hotel – Photobooth Gallery by Witch Pix

Images by Witch PixClick here to view the full album “We all know interspecies romance is weird.” Tim Burton This past weekend, Creative Collective and the Hawthorne Hotel hosted the fifth annual Winter Masquerade Ball. The theme was Burtonesque and guests came dressed in their weirdest, surrealist, wildest costumes inspired by the worlds directed, produced, or imagined by the legendary …

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Salem Main Streets Annual Tree Lighting 2019

An annual Salem tradition! Salem Main Streets hosts Santa’s arrival from the roof of the Hawthorne Hotel, a community stroll through Salem and finally the tree lighting at Lappin Park. Every year, the community comes out en mass and some special surprises are added to the festivities including carolers from History Alive, The Grinch, Santa, and Krampus! Click through for …

“Looking Back, Marching Forward” – Salem Remembers the Stonewall Riots

Originally Published by The Hawthorne Hotel on June 18, 2019 June 28, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which have come to represent a turning point in the movement for LGBTQ and civil rights in the United States. Fed up with discrimination and repeated raids on their bar, patrons of the Stonewall Inn confronted police officers and took to the …

Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser – Highlights

Click here to view the full gallery! Images by Creative Collective. “The Fashion Show gets bigger and better every year. It’s really the perfect way to introduce the dynamic, locally-focused energy behind the Arts Festival,” says Kylie Sullivan, Executive Director of Salem Main Streets (SMS), the community nonprofit that founded the Festival. “The need for financial support is critical for …

Winds of Winter Masquerade Ball – A Creative Collective Production

Another sold out Winter Masquerade Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel produced by the Creative Collective MA and featuring some of our AWESOME members! IT really takes a strong team to pull these events off and we are blessed to work with some of the best! Stay tuned for details on our 5th year anniversary next January.. Save the Date! JANUARY 25, 2019!