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Tis the season for Scrouge in Mt. Washington Valley this year! The calendar is packed with cost-free events for the whole family. From old-fashioned Thanksgiving traditions to roasting chestnuts on an open fire, take in all the glory of the holiday season this year in Mt. Washington Valley.

Mt. Washington Valley, NH calendar is brimming with cost-free events for the whole family

North Conway, NH - Who says nothing in life is free? Mt. Washington Valley's calendar of events is brimming with cost-free events and programs geared toward celebrating the holidays and the opening of the ski season. Leave your wallets behind, because these events are free and open to the public. Usher in the holidays in Mt. Washington Valley with a Harvest to Holidays lodging package featuring the signature Shopping Survival Kit brimming with coupons, gifts, energy bars and everything the shopping diva needs for a big dose of retail therapy. And speaking of free, no need to worry about tax, shopping is tax-free in Mt. Washington Valley's 200 outlets, boutiques, antique, craft and ski shops. For a complete list of shopping packages and a description of the Harvest to Holidays events, visit Enjoy these free events offered to visitors in Mt. Washington Valley.

Nov 10: Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gift Preview
- The 7th Annual Holiday Gift Preview will be held at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway from 6:00-8:00 pm. Artisans, specialty shops and outlets will present gift ideas and items for the holiday season. Food samples will be served from by Valley Original restaurants (a collection of independently owned and operated restaurants) and there will be a cash bar. Free admission. Check out the shopping packages offered by 36 Mt. Washington Valley lodging properties, including a Shoppers Survival Kit filled with coupons, energy bars and everything needed for some retail therapy. Info: 800-367-3364 or

Nov 11: Nordic Ski Swap and Sale at Jackson Ski Touring - Jackson Ski Touring Foundation will celebrate a "Kick-Off Day" for the cross-country ski season on Saturday, November 11 by hosting a Nordic Ski Swap and Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event will offer skiers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to purchase quality cross-country ski equipment and gear at bargain prices. Info: 800-927-6697 or

Nov 11: Historic Thanksgiving at Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm - Learn about the history of Thanksgiving traditions, festivals and foods at this unique gathering from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Attendees will see demonstrations of the preparation of an early 19th century meal, including plucking and dressing the turkey. Traditional food and drink using historic recipes will be prepared on the hearth, with plenty of samples for all to try. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy an afternoon of good food, a warm fire, and a little bit of history. Free and open to the public. Info: 800-686-6117 or

Nov 24- Dec 31: 10th Annual Tree Decorating Contest at Settlers' Green
- Over 50 trees beautiful, whimsically, and creatively decorated by non-profit groups, clubs, businesses and individuals will be on display throughout the month of December. Spectators welcome to view the beautiful trees. Free. Info: 603-356-5703 or

Dec 2: 10th Annual Holiday Tree Festival at Settlers' Green - Celebrate the holidays with horse-drawn wagon with Santa, holiday carolers, gift wrapping, hot chocolate, cookies and more. All free and open to the public from 11am-3pm. Info: 603-356-7031 or

Dec 10: A Victorian Christmas at Remick County Doctor Museum and Farm - Experience and savor the old-time delights of the Victorian Era with old and new friends. Sip wassail, sample an array of traditional Christmas food and drinks, and enjoy homemade cookies. Take a tour of the Caption Enoch Remick House, which will be filled with toys and decorated with the ambiance and flavors of the Victorian era. Participants can even learn how to make Christmas crafts. Hours are 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission. Info: 800-686-6117 or

Dec 15: Free Ski Day at Attitash - Free skiing and riding for everybody. No strings attached, just walk up to the ticket window and get a lift ticket valid that day for no cost. Info: 603-374-2368 or

Dec. 27: Ullr Fest 2006 at Shawnee Peak - This evening event welcomes winter in style, with "The Beating of the Drums", a torchlight parade at 7:15 pm followed by fireworks at 7:30 pm. There will be an apres ski party at 4:30 pm with dancing in Blizzards's Pub, plus prizes including skis and a snowboard. Info: 207-647-8444 or

For more information on planning a getaway to Mt. Washington Valley, visit or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) for a complete Tips and Tours Guidebook to the region. # # #