Press Kit

Shop, Stay and Save over Thanksgiving in Mt Washington Valley, NH


Contact:  Marti Mayne, PR Manager, 207-846-6331,


Tis the season to shop till you drop in New Hampshire’s tax-free outlets & stores. 

Shop & Stay Lodging specials make it even more attractive!

North Conway, NH (10-16-12) – As we inch closer to the holidays, the shop till you drop mantra is heard louder and louder in Mt Washington Valley.  Sporting more than 200 tax-free outlets, stores, boutiques and retailers, those in search of the perfect holiday gift, winter wardrobe item, or sporting goods know where they will find just what they’re looking for. Add to that plenty of shopping events and the bonus that New Hampshire has no state sales tax, and it’s no wonder we see the mad dash to Mt Washington Valley each year.   Just to insure that one lucky shopper is thoroughly entrenched in the perfect shopping getaway, the Mt Washington Valley is working with WHOM radio (heard throughout New England and into Canada) to give away the ultimate shopping getaway for six! The prize for one lucky winner includes a two night stay at the Admiral Peary Inn, meals at the Muddy Moose, Red Fox Bar & Grille, Shovel Handle Pub and a nightcap at Oxford House Inn.  There’s a Sally Bag Clutch filled with goodies and lots of shopping certificates too. As a bonus, the lucky winner will receive a membership to the Mt Washington Observatory too.  Simply visit before October 28, 2012 to enter.

Retailers and lodging alike are getting in on the harvest to holidays shopping craze in Mt Washington Valley.  It all starts with the Annual Bring A Friend event at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village on November 10-11, 2012.  This is the sale shoppers wait for! Stores open at 8am on Saturday to give a little extra time for looking. Those who spend $100 in the outlets will be granted access to the VIP Tent, plus there will be free shopping bags for first 2,000 shoppers on Saturday, starting at 8am. Everyone will receive discount coupons and there’s a gift for everyone who spends $100 and another gift for those who spend $500.  Look forward to raffles and entertainment too.  Plus from 11am- 3pm, DJ dance music, a free photo booth, and free chocolate for costumed divas is in store. Visit the VIP relaxation station with mini-massages, bag sitting, temporary tattoos, refreshments, concierge services, and more! Spend $500 and be crowned the Settlers’ Green Queen.

Look for Snow Flake specials at Shops of Norcross Circle in North Conway Village on November 24,  known as Plaidurday or Small Business Saturday, to celebrate independently owned small businesses and retailers.

Come to Mt Washington Valley to celebrate Thanksgiving and leave the fuss and muss to our restaurants.  Thanksgiving dinners will be served at the White Mountain Hotel, The Wentworth Country Inn, Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and the Red Fox Pub.

On Black Friday (always celebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving), November 23, 2012, stores throughout Mt Washington Valley will open early, starting at midnight.  All of Settlers’ Green stores will open by 5am on Black Friday, with retailers throughout North Conway Village and beyond setting their own early hours.  Enter a raffle to win prizes at Settlers’ Green.  Look for Sally’s Bags and Silver Paw Pet Tags at Settler’s Crossing on Black Friday and

Lodging properties throughout Mt Washington Valley have packaged shopping in with stays.  Choose from resorts and hotels to inns, B&Bs and motels, and look forward to overnight stays combined with special “shopper survival kits” packed with everything a shopper might need – from sustenance to pens and pads for making a list and checking it twice!  Rates begin at $69 per night for two!  Click here for a complete description of Shop & Stay packages.

For more information on shopping and getaways to Mt Washington Valley, go to For a complete list of hundreds of vacation specials including shopping getaways, go to Want to talk to an on-site vacation planner?  Call 800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).

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Marti Mayne

PR Manager, Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce