There’s nothing quite like a holiday celebration in historic Beverly.
With over 350 years of history, Beverly is a town rich in tradition. As you might expect, Beverly knows a thing or two about celebrating Thanksgiving after all of these years!
The Beverly Holiday Parade kicks off the holiday season, covering 1.7 miles of town down Cabot Street. With live music filling the cool air and performers strutting along, it’s no surprise that the street is filled with smiling faces and warm feelings of holiday cheer. It’s not the only holiday tradition Beverly is known for, however.
If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, the Four Centuries of Christmas Tours at the House of the Seven Gables will do the trick. One of the mansion’s professional guides will lead you through centuries of Christmas history, painting a vivid picture of the changing nature of the holiday over the years. Designated a National Historic Landmark District and best known as the setting of American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel, the house itself is rich in tradition, as well.
An outdoor event unlike any other, Trustees' Winterlights is an interactive walking exhibit. With thousands of lights that dazzle and sparkle, it’s artfully designed to bring holiday cheer to all that travel along its path. Running multiple evenings starting the weekend before Thanksgiving and through the end of December, Winterlights at Stevens-Coolidge Place is a magical experience for visitors of all ages.
To make the most of your Thanksgiving in Beverly, you should book your stay at the Wylie Inn. With comfortable accommodations and a convenient location along a picturesque stretch of the Atlantic Coast just two miles from Beverly, it’s the perfect setting for a New England holiday celebration.