Holiday events at Westport Maritime Museum this weekend

The Westport Maritime Museum welcomes the holiday season with many activities this weekend.

Free admission to the museum will be offered from noon to 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday.

A tree lighting ceremony and Christmas caroling will begin at 5 p.m., Friday. The tree lighting ceremony is dedicated to longtime volunteers Colleen Berger and Vern Coverdale who passed away this year.

“Santa by the Sea,” a children’s event hosted by the South Beach Buccaneers, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, at the museum. Photos with Santa, holiday treats, live music and pirate fun are planned.