Holiday events scheduled for downtown this month

Several events are scheduled in downtown Rockport this month as part of the holiday season, including an evening of shopping from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, followed by the annual “Seashells and Jingle Bells” Inn and Kitchen Tour on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., and the two-day Seaside Village Open House and Holiday Gallery Stroll on Saturday and next Sunday. The town’s 67th annual Christmas Pageant is scheduled for Dec. 22, and an evening of New Year’s Eve festivities is scheduled for Dec. 31. For more information, contact the Rockport division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 978-283-1601 or at