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Take in Holiday Events and Packages in Mt Washington Valley, NH

News from Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, 11-26-12

Contact:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,


From train rides to ski slopes, shopping bazaars, sales and more, take in events and shop, ski and stay packages in Mt Washington Valley, NH

North Conway, NH – We’re careening into the sweetest time of the year in Mt Washington Valley; when visions of sugarplums dance in our heads and holiday shopping opportunities reign.  With ski resorts and XC Centers opening, holiday shopping fully underway and fireplaces crackling at lodging properties,  the Harvest to Holidays season is a perfect time to visit Mt Washington Valley. 

Shoppers!  Look for plenty of deals at stores throughout Mt Washington Valley.  This is the season for both shoppers and skiers. As ski resorts open throughout November and December, look for a packed schedule of events.  Plus, there are plenty of shopping packages for the holidaze too!  Read below for all the different ways to find that perfect something for everyone on your list plus skiing events for the non-shoppers too!


Weekends through December 23: Santa Express at Conway Scenic RR: Santa is on board the train with his mischievous elves who will share their hot chocolate and chocolate cookies with everyone. They'll take your picture, too, if you ask nicely, so be sure to bring your camera!  Call for ticket info: 603-356-5251.

December 1: Holiday Spirit Parade & Tree Lighting in Conway Village: Holiday Spirit in Conway Village is highlighted with events throughout the day including: 10:30 - Free movie at Majestic Hometown Theatre, 1:30 - 3 Free Photos with Santa at Northway Bank, 3:30 Elves on Parade in Conway Village, 4:30 Tree Lighting and Wreath Hanging, Conway Information Center, Conway Village, 6:15 Holiday on Ice, Ham Arena, Conway Village presented by the MWV Skating Club, all presented by a long list of community caretakers.  Click on the link to learn about supporters.

December 1: Holiday Tree Festival & Snow Tubing at Settlers’ Green Outlet Village: The day will be filled with live caroling music, festive trees decorated by locals competing for cash awards, free hot chocolate & candy canes, free horse drawn wagon rides with Santa. Plus Cranmore will create a miniature snow-tubing land and C-more will be on hand to get everyone in the spirit for the ski season!  Info: Call 603-356-7031.

December 8: Mountain Garden Club Holiday Boutique: The Mountain Garden Club's Annual Holiday Boutique "Deck the Halls" held at the North Conway Community Center next to Schouler Park in North Conway Village is a must-do holiday tradition.. The doors open at 9:30 AM and the boutique lasts until everything is gone.  It usually sells out by 11:30 AM, so come early!  As always, the “halls” will be decked with a selection of seasonal decorations, ornaments and holiday gifts, all made by the Mountain Garden Club members.  There will be decorated indoor holiday greens baskets, boxwood trees and centerpieces with candles, fragrant paperwhite narcissus and dramatic amaryllis, food for our feathered and furry friends and for you as well.  Several new items will be featured this year – delightful fairy houses for indoors or out and hand-painted wooden sleighs, sleds and candles with greens decorations.

December 11:  First Nordic Warm Up of the Year: Join Great Glen Trails Ski School Director and Olympian Sue Wemyss for the Nordic Warm Up from 10:00am-11:30am. Optional waxing clinic form 9-10. Ski session to. Open to men and women, ages 16 and older. Participants should have prior cross country skiing experience and be interested in personal ski technique improvement, taught in a group setting. Cost: Nordic Warm Up, 3 Weeks: $60, includes trail pass, Single session: $25, includes trail pass, Season pass holders: 3 Weeks: $50, Single session: $20. To register, contact Sue Wemyss at Great Glen Trails, 466-2333, ext 148 or, by Sunday, December 9.

Dec 12: Delaney’s LOL Artisan Night: On 12/12/12 Delaney's Hole in the Wall will be hosting their 4th Annual "LOL Love Our Locals" Artisan Night from 5:30-8pm. A dozen local artisan showcasing their crafts, a wine and beer tasting, gift card specials, food specials and more! Info:

December 14: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Concert at Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center:  Originally telecast in December 1965, the program was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz’s cast of characters – especially with its rounded-headed hero Charlie Brown, his woefully scrawny Christmas tree, and his typewriter-wielding dog Snoopy. Nearly given the ax by CBS studios at the time of its release, this beloved holiday classic resonates with both children and adults of every generation. Don't miss this very special evening which will also include other jazzy holiday favorites! 7:30 PM, Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Info:

Dec 15: White Mountain Musical Arts presents A White Christmas A White Mountain Christmas with guest soloist, Ray Cornils, Municipal Organist, Portland, Maine, on the Moeller Organ will be held at 7pm at First Church of Christ, Congregational, North Conway. The White Mountain Singers, with Tom Davidson, guest performers and an audience  Christmas Sing-along will put everyone in the holiday spirit. Suggested donation ~ $15 / person; children with parents – free. Proceeds to benefit the 25th Annual Bach Festival in 2013.

December 16: Holiday Artisan Show & Open House at Snowvillage Inn: A day of Holiday CheerTwelve talented local artisans providing you with gift ideas for everyone on your list. A lunch will be available including Hungarian Mushroom Soup and an array of sandwiches. Plus, purchase a Snowvillage Inn gift certificate and receive one free for yourself. (You will receive on 20% of your gift certificate purchase).  Info:  603-447-2818.

December 26, 29: Cranapalooza at Cranmore: CRANAPALOOZA! A celebration of winter, skiing, fun, friends and family! Join in the fun this afternoon for s’mores roasting, face painting, and family fun. Info: .  

December 27: Racer Ready Boot Fitting at Bretton Woods: Take a moment to ask yourself: Are your feet cramping? Do you have to unbuckle your boots on every chair? Are you just not comfortable enough to enjoy a full day on the slopes? Let Jim O’Donnell and Mike Cosman fix that for you! Jim and Mike are certified Master Boot fitters with years of experience in boot fitting, PSIA ski instruction, and Alpine Coaching. They will show you how to get a perfect fit that allows you to enjoy an entire season of skiing, not just one day! Appointments take approximately 45 minutes and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Schedule:Saturday, November 24th, 2012 & December 27th, 2012 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Slopeside Pub.  Free to attend; fees may apply depending upon services provided.  Info: Click here:

December 29:  Moonlit Snowshoe Tour at Great Glen Trails: Experience the wonder of a winter walk on the moonlit snow. Join an AMC Naturalist Guide on a guided full moon snowshoe walk. We will use our senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails. We will listen for owls calling and explore out senses as we explore the winter landscape by light of the full moon. 7-8:30pm, $10 pp or $30 family of four, free under 12, min age 8yrs, Snowshoe rentals $10. Reservations Required by phone at 603 466 2333.

December 29:  Attitash Free Ride Series Rail Jam: A 1-hour jib contest featuring rails and boxes with prizes for best overall skier and rider. Info:

December 31: New Years Eve Fireworks in North Conway: Enjoy a dinner on the town then Ring in the new year in Schouler Park with fireworks starting at 9:45pm. Presented by Community Celebration Caretakers.

Holiday Shopping Packages in Mt Washington Valley, NH

Shopping Spree Package From Cranmore Mountain Lodge, North Conway, NH

With this package, not only are be able to shop the tax-free outlet stores, but also discover local independent stores offering gifts and decor for the home, handmade soaps and body products, musical instruments and accessories, pet products, hand-dipped chocolate and much more...

  • 2 night stay for 2 in the room of your choice
  • Full country breakfast cooked to order every morning - (Full gluten free menu available at no extra charge)
  • A tote bag full of goodies & exclusive coupons from various independent stores on Main Street North Conway      Village
  • A VIP card for extra savings in the Settlers' Green Outlet Stores, offering more than 100 nationally recognized brand name manufacturer outlet stores
  • A $30 voucher for a dinner at one of the Valley Originals' Restaurants or Rafferty's Restaurant and Pub (Full      gluten free menu available) or at A Taste of Thai Restaurant
  • A Valley Pass for discount on dining, horseback riding, gift shop and other activities
  • If you are driving a hybrid car, you'll get a $20 voucher towards a future stay and valid for 6 months
  • Too many things to do? Optional 3rd night with a 10% discount

More Info
Pricing: Starting from $204 + tax for two
Package Available From: 10-18-12 To: 10-18-13
Cranmore Mountain Lodge
859 Kearsarge Road North Conway, NH
Phone: 603-356-2044
Toll Free: 800-356-3596

Shop 'til You Drop at the Hampton Suites, North Conway

Located in the heart of the shopping strip in North Conway, this package includes deluxe overnight accommdations, with Cloud 9 Bedding. Packages includes a shopping tote bag filled with goodies, and discount coupons for many of the outlet stores. All rates include unlimited use of the indoor water park and complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Wireless is free at along Hampton Inns, along with full use of the business and fitness centers.

More Info
Pricing: Starting at $80
Package Available From: 05-16-12 To: 05-16-13
Restrictions: Certain blackout periods may apply, call hotel directly.


1788 White Mtn. Hwy. North Conway, NH
Phone: 603-356-7736
Toll Free: 888-H2O PARK
Fax: 603-356-7844

Harvest to Holiday Shop 'Til You Drop Package at Buttonwood Inn, North Conway

Tucked away on Mount Surprise, yet within 5 minutes of all of North Conway’s shopping this B&B offers the best of both worlds.  This Package Includes:

One or more nights lodging weekdays and two on weekends
Full gourmet breakfast each morning
Afternoon tea and hot chocolate with Paula's baked treats

Not only do more than 200 national brand name outlets, boutiques, galleries and craft shops await, but now through Christmas, lodging properties throughout Mt. Washington Valley will celebrate the Harvest to Holidays promotion, offering added savings for shopping sprees.

Package Rates:
Weekdays (Sun. - Thurs.) - One night from $119, Two nights from $209
Weekend (Fri. - Sun.) - Two nights from $249

More Info
Package Available From: 05-08-12 To: 01-28-13
Restrictions: Rates vary by room type and are based on double occupancy;  subject to availability; Including NH rooms and meal taxes; not to be combined with other packages or discounts.

Buttonwood Inn

64 Mt. Surprise Road North Conway, NH
Phone: 603-356-2625
Toll Free: 800-258-2625

Girlfriends Shopping Packages at White Mountain Hotel, North Conway, NH

Ladies start your engines for a shopping extravaganza that is not to be missed. Shopping packages include deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast each morning (Grand Sunday Brunch on weekend packages), One order off the dinner menu is included, a Harvest to Holidays shopping bag filled with goodies and coupons and so much more!

Take advantage of the tax-free shopping at both the outlet shops, as well as the unique boutiques available in North Conway village.

More Info
Pricing: Starting at $135 pp/do midweek
Package Available From: 09-17-12 To: 12-23-12
Restrictions: Two night stay required on the weekend. See website for full details and restrictions.

White Mountain Hotel

West Side Road @ Hale's Location North Conway, NH
Phone: 603-356-7100
Toll Free: 800-533-6301

For a full resource planning guide for your holiday and shopping getaway in Mt Washington Valley, visit  There you’ll find a full list of events, vacation specials and more.

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