In Mt. Washington Valley, NH, we take the holidays very seriously!
From cookie and chocolate tours to sleigh rides and train rides,
from craft fairs to tree lightings, Santa makes his way
throughout the Valley, bringing the Spirit of the Holidays to all!
Events are listed below
For Holiday Dining scroll to bottom
Please note: We are continuing to work on getting confirmation of event dates.
Those dates in pink are confirmed - the others not as yet. Please check back!
Thurs, November 21 - Sat, November 23: Holiday Fair at the Conway Village Congregational Church 603-447-3851
Thursday, November 21 - Saturday, November 23: Holiday Fair at Conway Village Congregational Church. Holiday shopping, homemade crafts, quilted items, Christmas decorations, baked goods and pick a prize. Thursday: Fair 4-8pm. Dinner 5-7pm. Friday: Fair 4-8pm. Dinner 5-7pm. Saturday: Fair 9am-3pm. Luncheon 11am-1pm.
Saturday, November 23: St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church Christmas Fair 9am-2pm, 85 Pleasant Street, Conway, 603-447-2404.
Saturday, November 23: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 46 presents the 27th Annual Craft Fair from 9–3. Start your holiday shopping! Food, baked goods, quality handcrafted and gift items. Tasker Hill Road, Conway
Sunday, November 24: 45th Annual Fryeburg Academy Teachers Association Craft Fair from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm in Wadsworth Arena on Bradley Street (proceeds benefit scholarship fund)
Thursady, November 28: Purity Spring Thanksgiving Day 5K Trail Race 5K course on rolling terrain over scenic Nordic trails at King Pine. Open to all ages/abilities. Start time: 9am. Kids fun run, free, $20 for 5K (for pre-registered).
Thursday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1: SHOP SMALL WIN BIG - the White Mountain Independents celebrates Small Business Saturday. Play along with the Shop Small and Win Big Game, which lasts all weekend into Monday. Simply follow the blue flags! It’s fun, easy and can be played all weekend with the chance to win big – one winner will win a grand prize gift basket worth $500! Several other winners will take home gift certificates to participating stores
Friday, November 29, December 1, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23: Journey to the North Pole A two-hour adventure, The Journey to the North Pole™ takes you on a magical trip to see Santa in his workshop at the North Pole!
Friday, November Nov 29 & Dec 1, Dec 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 20-23: Santa’s Holiday Express Santa is on board the Conway Scenic RR with his mischievous elves, who will share their hot chocolate and cookies with everyone. They’ll also take your picture, if you ask nicely, so be sure to bring your camera!
Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1: Black Friday Weekend at Settlers Green While shops will be closed so families can enjoy Thanksgiving, they’ll open up again at 6am on Black Friday with sales that last throughout the weekend. Stores stay open until 9pm Friday & Saturday. Stop by Customer Service for free gifts while they last, and enter raffles.
Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1: 5th Annual Festival of Trees hosted by Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, Route 16, North Conway is the perfect start of your Christmas season
Saturday, November 30: AMC Holiday Craft Fair Featuring a variety of local artisans and crafters 10am-3pm.
Saturday, November 30: Great Glen Annual Craft Fair The Great Glen Trails Craft Fair is a fundraiser for the Great Glen Trails Bill Koch League (BKL), a youth Nordic ski club for 1st through 8th graders that meets weekly to emphasize the fun of skiing and improve technique. 7:30am-4:30pm
Saturday, November 30: Show your love for small businesses and keep your dollars local! Celebrate creativity, diversity and independent stores with us at all the White Mountain Independents throughout the Mt. Washington Valley. Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses every day and to help communities thrive.
Saturday, November 30 December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22: Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour A must do "Chocolaty Delicious" event by all who ride, each rider receives an average of 10 hand-made chocolates, a festive Christmas holiday bag for any chocolates not eaten on the tour, a Jingle Bell and an Austrian Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride through Jackson Village.
Saturday, November 30: Santa's first visit to Jackson Santa will arrive at the Jackson Village Town Gazebo approximately at 4:30pm PM by an Austrian Horse Drawn Sleigh
Sunday, December 1: Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting in Jackson: Tree lighting at 4:30 PM. Caroling, Santa, and more. Immediately following the tree lighting, sponsors Christmas Farm Inn & Spa invite you to join them in their festive, warm and inviting barn for hot cocoa, cider, cookies, children’s crafts, a visit from Santa and so much more. (Cash Bar)
Sunday, December 1: Bartlett Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, December 5: 5-6:30pm Letters to Santa at the Conway Parks & Rec. Dept. in Conway. Photos with Santa, mail your letter to Santa in our mailbox, decorate a Christmas Ornament, decorate Christmas Cookies, make reindeer food and enjoy hot chocolate. Recommended for newborn to 2nd grade but all children are welcome.
Thursday, December 5 - Sunday, December 15: The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile-living community), and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. This companion to the original Great American Trailer Park Musical is just as much of a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time – but with tinsel and Keg Nog. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 Sunday at 3:30. 603-733-5275
Saturday, December 7: Grinchmas on Ice Mount Washington Valley Skating Club will be present its annual “Holiday on Ice” skating show at 5:00pm at the Ham Arena, in Conway Village.
Saturday, December 7: Christmas Fair at Christ Espiscopal Church, North Conway from 9am-2pm. Jewelry, Craft Table, Cookie Walk, Baked Goods, Holiday Decor
Saturday, December 7: "Jazz for the Holidays" 3pm & 7:30pm in a private home at Silver Lake (location & directions provided with confirmed reservations - limited seating)
Saturday, December 7: Breakfast with Santa 8-11am at the North Conway Community Center
Saturday, December 7: Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular presented by Badger Realty 1-3pm at the North Conway Community Center.
Saturday, December 7: 6th Annual Holiday Artisan Fair at The Wildcat Inn & Tavern. Some of the Valley’s most talented artisans gather to display, discuss and sell their very special creations. Raffles, Door Prizes, and Food & Drink Specials
Sunday, December 8: Annual Pet Photos with Santa Paws from 12:00 - 3:00 to benefit The Conway Area Humane Society! This super popular, annual event always brings a crowd and helps so many animals in need. Photos cost just $8.00 each and include a frame and a free gift from Santa! We'll have refreshments for pets & their owners too.
Sunday, December 8: Stone Mountain Arts Center Finest Kind Artisan Craft Fair 9:30am to 3:30pm
Sunday, December 8: Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair and Silent Auction, Sat. Dec 8, 9am-1pm, at the KA Brett School in Tamworth.
Sunday, December 8: Fryeburg Academy Candlelight Concerts at The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. 4:00 and 7:00 PM featuring the school's choral and instrumental ensembles. Free Admission. 207-935-9232. Click for more info.
Tuesday, December 10: Glenn Miller Orchestra in the ballroom at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel 7-10:30 pm
Tuesday, December 10: Join Delaney's for their annual holiday party on from 5-8PM. Over a dozen local artisans, new and returning, a local beer and wine tasting (of course!!), and food, seasonal drink specials and gift card sale!
Saturday, December 14: Mountain Garden Club Annual Holiday Boutique 9:30am-12pm at the North Conway Community Center
Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15: Tina Titzer's Holiday Festival of Dance & The Nutcracker Sweets at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center in Fryeburg. Saturday at 4pm & Sunday at 2pm
December 1, 7, 8,14, 15, 21, 22: Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour: Deemed a must do "Chocolaty Delicious" event by all who ride, each rider receives an average of 10 hand-made chocolates, a festive Christmas holiday bag for any chocolates not eaten on the tour, a Jingle Bell and an Austrian Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride through the Village of Jackson, NH.
Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15: Mt. Washington Valley Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie & Candy Tour Mark the calendar for the 23rd Annual Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour in Mt Washington Valley.Visit 12 inns all dressed in their holiday finery, taste scrumptious holiday cookies and candy, and take home a collection of scrumptious recipes in a keepsake cookbook, In addition, demonstrations, artisan sales and gift ideas will be featured at each inn, so you can do a little holiday shopping, too. Stay at one of the inns and receive a custom-made keepsake ornament.
Through December 15: Traditionally Yours Jackson Celebrate the Christmas and Holiday Season in Jackson, Bartlett, Glen and beyond.
Sunday, December 15: 2nd Annual Sip, Shop & Dine Craft Fair at DeaconStreet Restaurant/Martini & Whiskey Bar. 3-7 pm with over a dozen local crafters. Come in for dinner, an appetizer or a glass of wine and enjoy the cozy atmosphere of holiday shopping.
Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23: Santa’s Holiday Express: Santa is on board the Conway Scenic RR with his mischievous elves, who will share their hot chocolate and cookies with everyone. They’ll also take your picture, if you ask nicely, so be sure to bring your camera! There are two train excursions, both to Conway: 11:30 and 1:30 to (about an hour round-trip).
Weekends through December 22: Christmastime at Santa’s Village: There is something about visiting Santa’s Village during our Christmastime season that is extra special. All rides except water rides are open, weather permitting. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the reindeer are on hand to visit and take photos. Info: Santasvillage.com.
December 23-25: Merry Little Christmas Celebration at Omni Mountain Washington Hotel: Fun events and great for the holiday.
Wednesday, December 25-31: Conway Scenic RR Holiday Week Trains. Old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily December 26 through 31, to Conway:11:30 and 1:30 (about an hour round-trip). Info and schedule.
Thursday, December 26-29: Penguins and Polar Bears Nordic Ski Camp at Great Glen Trails: This Nordic ski camp will focus on games and fun while teaching cross-country ski basics for kids ages six to eleven years old. Both Penguins (ages 6 to 8) and Polar Bears (ages 9 to 11) start off the camp with games that teach and test stopping abilities. Info at GreatGlenTrails.com.
Thursday, Dec 26-31: Cranapalooza at Cranmore Mountain Resort: On Saturday afternoons throughout Christmas Week periods, guests will enjoy a variety of fun family events throughout the resort in addition to snow tubing, mountain coaster, giant swing and soaring eagle zip line operations until 8pm. Plus, Cranmore is open for skiing until 8pm on Saturdays and vacation periods. The resort-wide, fun-filled après celebration is geared towards the whole family. Adults can enjoy live music in Zip's Pub and Grill then gather the family for fireworks at 6pm on Dec 31. Info: Cranmore.com.
Friday, December 27: Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at the Pine Meadows Tubing Park, 5:30-9:00pm. Tickets are $19 per person during holiday periods for each 2-hour session. Tubes are provided by King Pine. One rider per tube. Info: KingPine.com.
Tuesday, December 31: Fireworks over King Pine Ski Resort in Madison.
New Year's Eve: Dinner celebration at The White Mountain Hotel, 6:00 pm. 800-533-6301
Reservations required. For more information please visit each establishment's website.
Thanksgiving day buffet at Christmas Farm Inn: Offers two seatings at 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm. $45 for adults and $22 for children 12 and younger.
Thanksgiving day buffet at The Eagle Mountain House: 11:00 am-6:00 pm. Adults $32.95 and Children (3-12) $13.95
Thanksgiving day buffet at The Omni Mt. Washington: 12:00-7:00 pm $75 for adults, $35 for children aged 6 to 12 and complimentary for children 5 and under
Thanksgiving day buffet at Mountain View Grand: 12:00-5:30 pm with seatings every half hour. $65 for ages 13+ and $25 for ages 6-12, children 5 and under are free.
Thanksgiving day buffet at The Red Jacket Mountain View Resort: Make your reservation for noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., or 6 p.m. Adults ages 13 and older are $36.95 each and children ages 3-12 are $15.95.
Thanksgiving dinner at the Wentworth An Elegant Inn: All courses included for $47.00 pp plus 9% meals tax. Children under twelve $23.50 Phone 800-637-0013
Thanksgiving dinner at the Stonehurst Manor: Thanksgiving Dinner Served from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm ... Adults: $38 / Children (12 years and younger) $24. Tax and gratuity not included.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Table & Tonic: Organic Thanksgiving Dinner with vegan and gluten free options. 1-5pm. Make reservations online.
Thanksgiving at The Glen House Hotel: Serving 2pm – 9pm. Reservations needed. Call 603-466-3420
Thanksgiving Buffet at Red Fox Bar and Grille: Serving noon to 5 pm. Call for reservations 603-383-4949
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Wildcat Inn & Tavern: Buffet style dinner with seatings every half hour 12 pm – 5 pm.
Thanksgiving To Go: Order holiday pies and all the sides you need for your turkey dinner from the White Mountain Cider Co. in Glen. Order by 11/24 at 5pm.
Order fresh Thanksgiving Turkey: from Veno’s Specialty Foods and Meats. Order by November 21