A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens gave his first public reading of A Christmas Carol in the United States on December 2, 1867 at the Boston Parker House Hotel.  The book has since been translated into over 40 languages and has never been out of print since it’s original publication in 1843.  It has been made into over 100 different movie adaptations including the original black and white silent film of 1901, George C. Scott’s television classic in 1984, Scrooged with Bill Murray in 1988, and A Muppet Christmas Carol in 1992.  In high school, the head of my school read A Christmas Carol to the entire student body every year.  It was meant as a reminder to us all to be kind, generous, and loving.

Everything in this gingerbread display is edible and can be purchased at a supermarket or convenience store (except the shiny metallic balls which, although completely edible, are easier to find online).  No additional supports or adhesives were used.  The structure used approximately 30 pounds of sugar, 6 dozen eggs, and a lot of glitter.

And as always, special thanks to all of the Elves:

  • Helper Elf: Nancy Webber
  • Special Teams Elf: Robin Gustafson
  • Savior Elf: Meredith Kelsey
  • Emergency Elf: Keith Goguen
  • Eldest Elf: Alice MacGregor
  • Emeritus Elf: Steven Webber

Additional thanks to all the other elves who contributed: Heather Campbell, Matt Neithercott, Lily Webber, Yer Yang, Tom Totman, and the entire bartending staff of the Gibbet Hill Grill.

Happy Holidays,

Kate Webber

Thanksgiving 2018 at Gibbet Hill

WE ARE CURRENTLY FULLY RESERVED FOR THANKSGIVING AT THE GRILL AND BARN. Seats at the bar will be available on a first come, first served basis and the prix fixe menu will be served.


Thursday, November 22, 2018.  We are currently taking reservations for parties of all sizes from 12:00PM – 7:00PM. We will offer a 3-course prix-fixe menu Prices will vary by entrée selected and will range from $40-$65.  Menu will be posted when it is available.   Please call for reservations: (978) 448-2900.

For parties of 6 or more, we will offer a Family-Style Thanksgiving dinner at The Barn. We are accepting reservations from 12:30PM – 3:45PM. Price per person for adults is $58.00; price per person for children ages 4-12 is $20; children age 3 and under are free. Non-alcoholic beverages are included and a full bar is available. Tax and 18% gratuity is not included.  Please call for reservations: (978) 448-2900.

4th Annual Hops & Crops


THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  Please check back on this news feed and our social media accounts to learn about upcoming special events. 

Celebrate autumn’s harvest and meet local growers as you taste what this quintessential New England season has to offer!

Join us on Tuesday, November 6th for the 4th Annual Hops & Crops farm-to-fork dinner with beer pairings provided by local craft brewer, Night Shift Brewing, from Everett, MA. An extended cocktail hour will feature passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres where guests can meet Gibbet Hill Grill Chef, Tom Fosnot, and learn about how he keeps up with abundance of produce growing on Gibbet Hill Farm. Our own Gibbet Hill Farm manager, Kayleigh Boyle, will join other local growers to share their experiences of growing and producing food in New England.

After the cocktail hour, commune with other guests during a thoughtfully prepared family-style dinner. To top off this special dinner event, Night Shift Brewing will showcase their Massachusetts-brewed craft beer, carefully selecting each brew to match the cuisine. Meet a member of the brewing crew as they explain the methods of creating their high quality craft beer, brewed locally using fresh ingredients and inspired by traditional brewing techniques and styles.



Seating may be selected at the time of purchasing a ticket.  Seating chart is an approximation and is subject to change based on ticket sales.  $85 per person, including tax and gratuity.