The Lakeside Heritage Society Archives will host an Open House and Christmas Market at its renovated new location at 210 Walnut Ave., Lakeside on Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 1-4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The interior, decorated with a Victorian-style tree and vintage toys, features exhibits about ice fishing, homemade block-print Christmas cards from the 1950s-60s, and photographs of Lakeside winter scenes from the late 19th century to present day.
The Christmas Market merchandise includes Moravian folded paper stars, stocking stuffers, ornaments, boxed Christmas cards, gift containers and tags, home décor and children’s take-home crafts. Carolers from the Lakeside United Methodist Church will be singing at noon on Saturday, Dec. 4.
The Heritage Hall Museum, located one block away in the original Methodist Chapel built in 1875, will be open to all on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring exhibits on the history of Lakeside and the Marblehead Peninsula with a special treasure hunt for Christmas objects hidden among the exhibits. Children will receive treat bags.
Lakeside’s downtown Walnut Plaza between Second and Third Streets is adorned with multiple trees and lights to welcome all visitors free of charge throughout December. There are special events the weekend of Dec. 3-5 and all businesses are open. Lighted Christmas displays dot the Lakeside grounds to be enjoyed by local residents and visitors during the day or evening.