The Christmas spirit is out and about in the South Shore coastal community, with a slew of events planned for this weekend.
Front Street will welcome travelers from far and near on Friday, Dec. 6. Along with general shopping, The Inn at Scituate Harbor will host Christmas Tree lighting at 7 pm, with free hot chocolate and Christmas caroling. Peter Mundt will be playing from 7 tol 10:30 p.m.
Holly Hess Designs will host the fourth Annual Trunk Show from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Brianne Marie Photography and Peggotty prints.
Silver Storm will be open from 5 to 9 p.m., and Be Well Studios is collecting coats to be donated to St. Francis House of Boston from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.
“All who donate will be entered to win a free one month membership,” organizers said in a Scituate Harbor Merchants Facebook post.
At Marj Bates Studio on 28 Rebecca Road, holiday sales of local crafts and jewelry will occur from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. Johannah’s Jewelry and Accessories will spend the Holidays with Marj and the pair will each will auction a bauble. Participants in the auction are asked to bring a canned good or paper product to be donated to Scituate Food Pantry.
The Welch Company, open 4 p.m. till 9 p.m. will offer complimentary gift wrap on regularly priced items.
Front Street Gourmet will also host a wine and beer tasting by Napa Valley vineyard wine maker. Gourmet Partners is featuring gourmet food pairings. Nearby, The Roman Table will host a holiday party at 6:30, with music provided by the Rae Stevenson Trio.
At Paradise at Home, there will be live music, appetizers and wine. Raffles benefiting the Scituate Food Pantry will be ongoing.
At Native from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thanda Zulu Jewelry will have a Trunk Show. Proceeds will help support education and community in rural South Africa.
Vision Source is offering specials from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Cindy Dean, from Cynthia Dean Skin Care, will be present to demonstrate her products and to offer her extensive menu of skin care services.
Expressions, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Scituate’s own fine artist Nancy Sargent Howell will be demonstrating, as will bird carver Kevin Dunn.
At Front Street Book Shop, local and “Lost in Space” TV celebrity Mark Goddard (Major Don West) signs his memoir: “TO SPACE AND BACK.”
Mill Wharf will have Jazz in Chester’s from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring Lennie Peterson and Mark Campbell. The Water Brothers will be in the Pub from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m., selling Food Pantry Calendars to benefit Scituate Food Pantry.
Goodies II will have Live Music featuring the Brown Brothers. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to Scituate Food Pantry.
At Kukstis Wood Carving, there will be 10 percent off all Christmas Gift Certificates. The store will also be collecting food for Scituate Food Pantry.
Out of the Blue will host its annual Holiday Party with live Music, and Sylvia’s by the Sea will have goodies and Christmas caroling.
Get in Shape for Women is hosting its one-year Anniversary party from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. Not to mention K A Ricco Hair Design, which is offering Aveda gift sets at 15 percent off.
Santa comes to town:
On Saturday, Dec. 7, Santa will arrive by boat to the Harbor at 10 a.m. and stroll down the street courtesy of Scituate Fire Department to the Harbor Community Building.
The free event will also feature hot chocolate, coffee, cookie decorating, face painting, crafts, and of course, photos with Santa.
The Scituate North Pole Express first train leaves at 11 a.m. that same morning. For information, visit www.scituatenorthpoleexpress.com.
Back at Front Street, Silver Storm will be open from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Marj Bates Studio will also open at 10 a.m. and have a holiday sale until 4 p.m.
At the Mill Wharf, Daniel Byrnes in the Pub from 9 p.m. till 12 a.m., and the Inn at Scituate Harbor will host Mark & Wendy playing 7:30 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. at the Dog Watch
Sunday at Front Street
Coastal Holiday House Tours will kick off from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available beforehand, and attendees are asked to bring a new and unwrapped toy to donate to Cradles to Crayons.
All proceeds from the event will additionally go to Scituate Elementary Schools.
For more information on the tour or where to buy tickets, click here: www.scituatehousetour.com
The Marj Bates Studio holiday sale will continue on Front Street from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
The Mill Wharf is also featuring a jazz brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring the Lance Van Lenten Trio.