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 events we may have missed please be sure to check the Calendar of Events
Christmas Dining & New Year's Eve Dining - scroll to bottom
Find the perfect spot for your holiday dining!
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!
Thursday, December 12 - 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
Friday, December 13: Settlers Green Holiday Homecoming 3-7 pm, carolers, photos with Santa, Artisan Marketplace, Ugly sweater contest, refreshments and a DJ.
Friday, December 13: Bradley Backstage 7:30 pm Heather Pierson Jazz Trio's Annual Charlie Brown Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 14: Mountain Garden Club Annual Holiday Boutique 9:30am-12pm at the North Conway Community Center
Dec 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!
December 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, December 14 - Paint 2 Glass Ornaments at Jackson Art Studio. All ages! Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an afternoon of creativity painting your own unique glass ornaments! We use special paint that will adhere to glass and won't come off. Makes a great gift or something to add to your tree year after year!
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.
Saturday and Sunday, December 14, 15 - Open Studio at Macomber Glass, 480 Eaton Road, Conway, 10am - 4pm. Come blow a glass 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 Deacon Street 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).
December 20, 21, 22: Mount Washington Valley Christmas Celebration Presented by M&D at Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse. Come share in a holiday journey as local youth take a trip through some of their favorite pastimes of the festive season. This Christmas Celebration will feature some of your favorite Christmas tunes and stories and also feature some exciting dance performances, before culminating in a reading of The Night Before Christmas, and a special appearance by Santa Claus!
Saturday and Sunday, December 21, 22 - Open Studio at Macomber Glass, 480 Eaton Road, Conway, 10am - 4pm. Come blow a glass ornament.
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: Hit the slopes at Bretton Woods for just $50 on Christmas Day. Lifts open 10am-4pm
Thursday, Dec 27-31: Cranapalooza at Cranmore Mountain Resort: Join us for Cranapalooza in Schneider Square, where we'll have $1 S’mores, music & dancing, outdoor games, and special appearances from Merlin the magician, and our favorite penguin mascot – C-MORE!
Tuesday, Dec 31: Fireworks over Schouler Park in North Conway Village, 9:30 pm.
Tuesday, December 31: Fireworks over King Pine Ski Resort Ski and ride from 4-10pm.
Tuesday, December 31: New Year's Eve Partybration at Santa's Village. Celebrate 4-9pm with fireworks at 8pm. Ride some of your favorite rides. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Monday, January 6: Ice sculpting at The Wentworth An Elegant Country Inn
Friday, January 24 - 26: NH Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition
Please check if reservations are required. For more information please visit each establishment's website.
Christmas Dinner served at the Stonehurst Manor from 2 - 8pm
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner served at The White Mountain Hotel and Resort
Christmas Dinner at The Wentworth Inn
Christmas Dinner at The Glen House Hotel served 2-9pm
New Year's Eve at The White Mountain Hotel: Dinner celebration, 6:00 pm. 800-533-6301
New Year's Eve Dinner at The Oxford House Inn: 5-9pm. 5 Courses, $75
New Year's Eve Dinner at The Wentworth Inn