Shoppers! Rev Your Engines! Get Ready for Mt. Washington Valley’s Month-Long Shop-a-thon!

by Gino Devaney on November 5, 2020

North Conway, NH – Once one of the quieter months, November has grown to be one of the busiest times of year in Mt. Washington Valley.  With more than twenty years of legacy behind the Harvest to Holidays promotion and Settlers Green – Bring A Friend extravaganza, shoppers now rest up for what amounts to aerobic tax-free shopping excursions at Mt. Washington Valley’s 200 outlets, shops, boutiques and stores.  The history of how November has grown into one of the Valley’s busiest months of the year is an interesting collaboration between the chamber, the lodging community, Settlers Green and more recently, the White Mountain Independents – a network of independently owned Mt Washington Valley stores. Read more about that here.

While November 2020 will be presented with respect given to social distancing and masks required, stores will still open their doors with offers and plenty of  hand sanitizer for excited shoppers.  Come prepared with lists of gifts for that hard-to-shop-for relative, and plenty of stamina to visit as many stores as possible.  Here’s how Mt Washington Valley’s shop-a-thon will occur this November.

Events at Settlers Green – The largest outlet mall in the North Country

November 6th-15th, 2020: Bring A Friend Weekend at Settlers Green

Celebrating its 20th anniversary with several modifications to reduce crowding and follow all New Hampshire health and safety guidelines, the Bring A Friend show will go on with an extensive array of shopping fun.

Activities will be spread out from November 6th-15th, 2020, giving shoppers plenty of time to get in on all the offers. Traditionally an event that gathers thousands of anxious shoppers, the standard shopping bag giveaway (which traditionally happens on Saturday) will not happen. Instead, Settlers Green has partnered with local hotels and accommodations and you can get a standard goodie bag by booking a shopping package with participating lodging properties.  See participating hotels here. The 500 premium bags sold out earlier in the fall.

Bring A Friend means deals galore.  Shopper can pick up wristbands outside of Customer Service daily during the event, while supplies last. Show your wristband at stores with red wristband signs in the window for special savings.  In addition, Coupon books will be available to all shoppers during the event. Shoppers are invited to download a digital coupon book to your phones for paperless deals.

All shoppers planning to attend the event should visit Settlers Green COVID-19 page for more specific details about shopping hours, expectations and policies.

Live entertainment, photo contests, movies, and radio promotions will take place throughout the Bring a Friend weekend. For complete information, lodging packages, entertainment schedules, discount info and more, go to https://www.settlersgreen.com/events/bring-a-friend.

November 27: Black Friday – Shop at Settlers Green from 8:00am to 8:00pm, and get special Black Friday deals.  Black Friday sales typically begin the week of Thanksgiving and run through Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, and vary from store to store. In addition to in-store sales, download a Digital Coupon Book or pick up a hard copy at Customer Service. Info: https://www.settlersgreen.com/calendar/20/276-Black-Friday.

Events at White Mountain Independents (look for the blue & white flags to identify members)

Along with sixty-one business alliances across the country, White Mountain Independents is participating in a “Shop Local Indie” collaborative campaign that began on November 1st and continues through December.  Specific events include:

November 27: Plaid Friday –  With a purchase, participating locally owned and operated retailers will give away plaid scarves made by White Mountain Independents member Ragged Mountain in Intervale (subject to availability).

November 28: “Small Business Saturday” – This national promotion encourages shoppers to choose small, brick & mortar businesses for their holiday shopping.  Participating stores will have special offers for that day only.

November 30: “Cyber Monday” – Participating White Mountain Independents will offer shoppers special Cyber Monday discounts in conjunction with this national event.

For more information, please visit WhiteMountainIndependents.com.

To learn more about shopping, dining, recreation and lodging, visit www.MtWashingtonValley to plan your shop, play and stay getaway to Mt Washington Valley.  To learn more about visiting New Hampshire, go to www.VisitNH.gov.