Guide to Winter in NH

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Make gingerbread houses with your kids (recipe and decorating tips)

Why not start a new holiday tradition and spend an afternoon in the kitchen making a gingerbread house with your kids?

Top 10 events happening in December

Our favorite events happening in New Hampshire this December, including Christmas parades, "Nutcracker" performances, Christmas at Canterbury, Candlelight Stroll and New Year's Eve events

Celebrating Christmastime in the Queen City

Feeling festive? You’ll find plenty of holiday magic in Manchester

Family-friendly New Year's Eve events

A list of family-friendly ideas on where to ring in 2018, including: on the slopes and at a museum

Christmas parades, tree lightings and holiday strolls

Dates for Christmas parades and holiday stroll events for Portsmouth, Manchester, Derry, Nashua, Wolfeboro, Rochester and more Christmas parades in NH.

NH Festival of Trees events

It's time to get into the holiday spirit by checking out festively decorated Christmas trees and holiday displays
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December 2017

Open to the public! For children ages 11-19. Under the guidance of Lightning Soccer's Director of Coaching, keep your game sharp through the winter by scrimmaging in small-sided games on regular...

Cost: $190 for approx. 11 1.5 hour sessions, Dec-Feb

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  30770
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Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
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Join Tuscan Kitchen Salem on December 17th for a Brunch with Santa.Call us today at603.952.4875 to reserve your table!Enjoy a Brunch Buffet with a Visit from Santa. Sit on Santa’s Lap to make...

Cost: $28 Per Person / $12 Children 8 & Under

Where:
Tuscan Kitchen Salem
67 Main Street
Salem, NH  03079
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Presented by Great Bay Academy of Dance, "An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker" is heralded as Portsmouth’s Nutcracker. The production is proud to celebrate its 30th season, and it's second season at...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Johnson Theater at UNH
30 Academic Way
Durham, NH  03824
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Presented by Great Bay Academy of Dance, "An 1836 Portsmouth Nutcracker" is heralded as Portsmouth’s Nutcracker. The production is proud to celebrate its 30th season, and it's second season at...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Johnson Theater at UNH
30 Academic Way
Durham, NH  03824
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Come be a part of a holiday tradition. Boire Dance Academy presents "The Nutcracker", a production danced by over 60 children from all different surrounding towns. Performances will be held at the...

Cost: $20.00 in advance / $25.00 at door

Where:
The Amato Center for Performing Arts
56 Mont Vernon St, Milford, NH 03055, USA
Milford, NH  03055
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Sponsor: Boire Dance Academy
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Our "Living Nativity" will be held at Stark Park on Saturday, December 17 at 3:30 pm.  Community Christmas caroling at the bandstand follows with the Friends of Stark Park at 4:00 pm.  Living...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stark Park
River Road
Manchester, NH  03104
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Sponsor: Brookside Congregational Church
Telephone: 603-668-9041
Contact Name: Andrea Pikas
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A benefit for the Childhood Cancer lifeline NHTickets $8.50 includes one child and one free accompanying adult, a scoop of ice cream and hot chocolate for each child. Complete with live sound...

Cost: 8.50

Where:
The Mill Ice-Cream Cafe and Fudge Factory
2 Central Street
Bristol, NH  03222
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Sponsor: The Mill Fudge Factory
Telephone: 339-368-1601
Contact Name: Linda
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Spanning over two miles, the Gift of Lights features over 60 holiday scenes and over 400 light displays.  The course winds around the outside of the track's grandstands and includes a...

Cost: $20 per car. Save $2 by donating three non-perishables for Loudon Food Pantry.

Where:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 Route 106 North
Loudon, NH  03307
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Sponsor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Telephone: 603 783 4931
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The 19th annual Wolfeboro Festival of Trees is a charity benefit featuring more than 65 trees, uniquely decorated by businesses and organizations, and displayed on two levels at the Wright Museum....

Cost: $5; children 8 and under, $2; family $12

Where:
Wright Museum
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
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Telephone: 948-5504
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The Garrison Players present a live radio show of The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home by Charles Dickens. The production is presented in the style of a live 1930s radio show,...

Where:
Garrison Players Art Center
Route 4
Rollinsford, NH
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Telephone: 750-4278
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Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become...

Cost: $12-$19

Where:
Court Street Theatre
14 Court St.
Nashua, NH
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Telephone: 886-7000
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The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs....

Cost: $38 – $68

Where:
Boch Center Shubert Theatre
265 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: Boch Center Shubert Theatre
Telephone: 866-348-9738
Contact Name: Boch Center Shubert Theatre
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Open to the public! For children ages 11-19. Under the guidance of Lightning Soccer's Director of Coaching, keep your game sharp through the winter by scrimmaging in small-sided games on regular...

Cost: $190 for approx. 11 1.5 hour sessions, Dec-Feb

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  30770
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Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
Website »

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Spanning over two miles, the Gift of Lights features over 60 holiday scenes and over 400 light displays.  The course winds around the outside of the track's grandstands and includes a...

Cost: $20 per car. Save $2 by donating three non-perishables for Loudon Food Pantry.

Where:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 Route 106 North
Loudon, NH  03307
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Sponsor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Telephone: 603 783 4931
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Open to the public! For children ages 11-19. Under the guidance of Lightning Soccer's Director of Coaching, keep your game sharp through the winter by scrimmaging in small-sided games on regular...

Cost: $190 for approx. 11 1.5 hour sessions, Dec-Feb

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  30770
View map »


Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
Website »

More information

Spanning over two miles, the Gift of Lights features over 60 holiday scenes and over 400 light displays.  The course winds around the outside of the track's grandstands and includes a...

Cost: $20 per car. Save $2 by donating three non-perishables for Loudon Food Pantry.

Where:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 Route 106 North
Loudon, NH  03307
View map »


Sponsor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Telephone: 603 783 4931
Website »

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Gifts and decorations for the whole family. Advance signup required. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Families First
100 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, NH
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Telephone: 422-8208 ext. 2
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Open to the public! For children ages 11-19. Under the guidance of Lightning Soccer's Director of Coaching, keep your game sharp through the winter by scrimmaging in small-sided games on regular...

Cost: $190 for approx. 11 1.5 hour sessions, Dec-Feb

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  30770
View map »


Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
Website »

More information

Spanning over two miles, the Gift of Lights features over 60 holiday scenes and over 400 light displays.  The course winds around the outside of the track's grandstands and includes a...

Cost: $20 per car. Save $2 by donating three non-perishables for Loudon Food Pantry.

Where:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 Route 106 North
Loudon, NH  03307
View map »


Sponsor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Telephone: 603 783 4931
Website »

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Advantage is a non-travel program designed for the beginning player 6 to 10 years old. Advantage develops technical skills for the aspiring competitive player at the important developmental ages,...

Cost: $60 per 5 session

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  03770
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Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
Website »

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Open to the public! For children ages 11-19. Under the guidance of Lightning Soccer's Director of Coaching, keep your game sharp through the winter by scrimmaging in small-sided games on regular...

Cost: $190 for approx. 11 1.5 hour sessions, Dec-Feb

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  30770
View map »


Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
Website »

More information

Spanning over two miles, the Gift of Lights features over 60 holiday scenes and over 400 light displays.  The course winds around the outside of the track's grandstands and includes a...

Cost: $20 per car. Save $2 by donating three non-perishables for Loudon Food Pantry.

Where:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 Route 106 North
Loudon, NH  03307
View map »


Sponsor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Telephone: 603 783 4931
Website »

More information

Join us for adult pick-up soccer games, Thursday nights 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dec. 21, 2017 - March 1, 2018. Cost is $5 per night drop-in fee, all proceeds donated to the LSC Scholarship Fund. To...

Cost: $5 per drop-in session

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  03770
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Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
Contact Name: Charles Mhlauri
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Open to the public! For children ages 11-19. Under the guidance of Lightning Soccer's Director of Coaching, keep your game sharp through the winter by scrimmaging in small-sided games on regular...

Cost: $190 for approx. 11 1.5 hour sessions, Dec-Feb

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  30770
View map »


Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
Website »

More information

Spanning over two miles, the Gift of Lights features over 60 holiday scenes and over 400 light displays.  The course winds around the outside of the track's grandstands and includes a...

Cost: $20 per car. Save $2 by donating three non-perishables for Loudon Food Pantry.

Where:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 Route 106 North
Loudon, NH  03307
View map »


Sponsor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Telephone: 603 783 4931
Website »

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Open to the public! For children ages 11-19. Under the guidance of Lightning Soccer's Director of Coaching, keep your game sharp through the winter by scrimmaging in small-sided games on regular...

Cost: $190 for approx. 11 1.5 hour sessions, Dec-Feb

Where:
Kimball Union Academy - the Barn
40 Main St.
Meriden, NH  30770
View map »


Sponsor: Lightning Soccer Club
Telephone: 802-649-7096
Website »

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Center for Wildlife invites you to join us for one of our favorite events of the year, our Holiday Bazaar! Visitors can browse nature-inspired gifts in our pop-up gift shop, like hand-crafted...

Cost: Free to attend, but come prepared to shop!

Where:
Center for Wildlife
385 Mountain Rd
Cape Neddick, ME  03902
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Sponsor: Center for Wildlife
Telephone: 207-361-1400
Contact Name: Katie Brodeur
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Spanning over two miles, the Gift of Lights features over 60 holiday scenes and over 400 light displays.  The course winds around the outside of the track's grandstands and includes a...

Cost: $20 per car. Save $2 by donating three non-perishables for Loudon Food Pantry.

Where:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 Route 106 North
Loudon, NH  03307
View map »


Sponsor: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Telephone: 603 783 4931
Website »

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