November 2019 Shopping events throughout Mt Washington Valley, NH
Good news from Mt Washington Valley, NH – November 4, 2019
CONTACT: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331 or PR@mtwashingtonvalley.org
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS SHOP ALONE IN MT WASHINGTON VALLEY, NH
Grab a friend and take advantage of November shopping events throughout Mt Washington Valley
North Conway, NH – The holiday shopping season comes early to Mt Washington Valley, NH. While the tax-free shopping and the extraordinary array of 200 stores, outlets, boutiques and out-of-the-box shopping opportunities draw travelers throughout the year, it’s the special shopping events that draw shoppers from all over North America to the region specifically in November.
Throughout the years, Mt Washington Valley has built November to the busiest shopping month of the year. It all started nearly two decades ago with an effort to boost November tourism in Mt Washington Valley. In 2002, the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce launched Harvest To Holidays, a series of events to celebrate and enhance the otherwise slow tourism season from Halloween to the start of the holidays. For seven years, the chamber assembled hundreds of shoppers’ gift bags with coupons and gifts from local retailers for lodging properties to use to create overnight packages. Then Settlers Green – the largest outlet mall in the region – created their Bring A Friend event to create fun shopping packages and promote early holiday shopping sprees. Quickly, November turned into a month dedicated to girlfriends shopping getaways and grew busier and busier with each successive year. This year, the Bring A Friend event is in it’s 19th year and is extended over eleven days.
The independently owned stores in Mt Washington Valley, dubbed the White Mountain Independents, are getting in on the early shopping trend too. On November 1st, the ninth annual Shift Your Shopping holiday campaign will launch for the 2019 season, encouraging individuals and businesses to “shift” more of their holiday shopping, entertaining and dining to locally owned and independent businesses identified by blue flags. The White Mountain Independents, along with twenty-six other businesses, organizations and networks in towns and cities throughout New Hampshire, will continue the campaign through December. The campaign is a collection of events. Throughout Thanksgiving Weekend, November 29 through December 1st, the White Mountain Independents will once again be celebrating Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday and, new this year, shoppers can play along with the Shop Small and Win Big Game, which lasts all weekend into Monday, Dec 2, 2019.
Holiday Shopping Events throughout Mt Washington Valley
November 1-11: Bring A Friend Shopping Specials at Settlers Green – Stores offer up special deals to celebrate the upcoming Bring A Friend celebration. For a list of deals, click here.
November 8-11: 19th Annual Bring A Friend Shopping Weekend at Settlers Green - Huge savings (think better than Black Friday) at participating stores, lodging specials, dining specials and deals throughout Settlers Green Stores and beyond in North Conway. The "Big Day" is Saturday, November 9, which includes street entertainment, complimentary beverages, the shopping bag giveaway and free raffles. Starting at 8am on Saturday, 1500 special shopping bags will be given away for free! One bag includes a $500 shopping spree. This polypropylene tote bag includes a standard raffle ticket, free gift, and samples. All shoppers in line for a standard bag are also guaranteed a Bring A Friend Wristband, which unlocks deals at participating stores, restaurants and services at Settlers Green and participating partners around North Conway. For complete information, deals, and schedules, visit https://www.settlersgreen.com/events/bring-a-friend.
November 9: Jackson XC Ski Swap and Yard Sale: This annual event allows XC skiers to buy and/or sell used xc ski equipment. Skiers can consign their equipment ($1/item) and receive 85-percent of the selling price (or donate 100-pecent of the selling price to Jackson Ski Touring Foundation). New this year, skiers can rent a selling space for $25 and keep 100-percent of the sales; and/or donate your items to the Jackson XC Yard Sale Tent. More info here.
November 22: Skiers Open House at Great Glen Trails – Preview equipment, demo a Fatbike and enjoy pizza during the day and hors d’oeuvres at night during the event. Special offers on all in-stock products and lots of door prizes too. More info: Click here.
November 23 , 24 , 29 , 30 , December 1 - Christmas at the Castle in the Clouds – Find the perfect Christmas present for that hard-to-shop-for person. Tour the mansion, then, enjoy cocoa with Santa too. Full info and schedule: Click here.
November 29: Black Friday in the Valley - Stores at Settlers Green open at 6:00am and stay open until 9:00pm. Visit the Settlers Green Customer Service for Doorbuster Giveaway and an Early Bird Raffle from 6:00-10:00am. Look for sales throughout the Valley, like at Premier (their biggest sale of the year) and more. Store hours vary at independent stores.
November 29-Dec 1: White Mountain Independents celebrate Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday with special offers and in-store games and giveaways.
November 30: Great Glen Trails Craft Fair – From 9:00am – 3:00pm, crafters take over the base lodge and are spread out on all three floors! Woodworking, photography, knitting, specialty soaps and lotions, jewelry, wreaths, and much more—including live demonstrations. A great way to find that unique gift for the hard-to-shop-for. Info: www.greatglentrails.com/craftfair.
To plan a November shopping getaway and for a full calendar of November events, visit www.MtWashingtonValley.org. To learn more about shopping adventures throughout New Hampshire, go to www.VisitNH.gov.
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