Deck the Docks returns in December 2020 for its 3rd Annual Event. This year we welcome back old favorites like our Deck the Docks Art Show (with a new 2020 COVID virtual twist) and our Christmas Tree Sales.  Our Pier will be lit up again this year as we join our partners the Schooner Ardelle, The Schooner Adventure, and 150 other local businesses to celebrate the first annual Winter Lights on Cape Ann.  And we have a special pop-up shop called Holidays by the Sea Gift Shop in our Museum Store, which brings local crafts and gifts shopping opportunities for your present-buying needs.

This year we wanted to go all out and have loaded up a truck of Christmas trees from a farm on 4 Christmas Tree Lane in Bethlehem, NH. (You read that address right!) Nothing could be more Christmas-y.  We have trees of all sizes for socially distant sales on the Dory Shop deck.  

Christmas Tree Sales begin with a special member's day sale on November 29 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Open to the Public sales on Saturdays and Sundays 

December 5 & 6, 12 & 13, and 19 & 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Supplies are limited and first-come, first-served.

Tree Price:  $55

Maritime Gloucester opens up its Museum Store to help you find that perfect gift this holiday season! And, we are bringing a few friends with us. This year we are pleased to co-host a pop-up artisan shop called Holidays by the Sea. Holiday gifts from local artists and crafters including wooden gifts, paintings, fish prints, stained glass, glassware, soaps, photography, pottery, cards, as well as Maritime Gloucester gift cards and merchandise.

Local artist include Melissa Cox Photography, Anchored: Unique Gifts, Offcuts by Giacalone Contracting, Hold Fast, 

FishPrintLady, Glass by Kristine, Lanes Creek Pottery, and

Paintings by Audi Souza.

Open to the socially distant public sales on Saturdays and Sundays. Limit 8 guests at a time.

December 5 & 6, 12 & 13, and 19 & 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Private 20-minute appointments are available for those wishing to have individual or small group shopping experiences.  Please sign up here

If you’re an art lover, we know that you have enjoyed our previous Deck the Docks Art Show collaborations with seArts. A signature Maritime Gloucester art loan program, this fan-favorite offers an opportunity for artists to display and sell their work and for you to get your shopping done from the comfort of your home.  This year's virtual edition gives you the benefit of seeing the art by downloading the  program and setting up a viewing if

interested. Contact



download your virtual program here

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We invite you to CELEBRATE the spirit of the season with us! Once more this year our pier will become a winter wonderland of lights along with our partners the Schooner Ardelle and the Schooner Adventure.  This year your trip for Christmas lights starts at Harbor Loop, but continues all throughout Cape Ann!

Pack up the car and come enjoy the First Annual Winter Lights Celebration on Cape Ann! Local businesses throughout Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester are getting into the festive spirit by decorating their establishments with twinkling lights and/or creative window displays! Over 150 lighted locations will help bring joy to all from November 27 through New Year’s Day! Discover Gloucester has even created a map for you to make sure you visit all the spots.  Click here to get yours now.


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Phone:   978-281-0470

Address:   23 Harbor Loop,

                  Gloucester MA 01930

Registered Charity:   04-3480870

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