Thanksgiving Week Happenings In The Mt. Washington Valley

by Christian Mower on November 22, 2017

November 23: Thanksgiving Feast Buffet at Omni Mount Washington Resort

A feast fit for man, woman and child, this is what Thanksgiving is all about! Let the chef’s of Omni Mount Washington Resort prepare Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family and during the buffet enjoy music from the students of Mila Filatova. All who take part in our Thanksgiving buffet will receive a complimentary Bretton Woods lift ticket valid on November 23rd, 2017.

Visit www.brettonwoods.com/Thanksgiving for more information and for a complete list of Thanksgiving events and activities.

November 24-26: Conway Scenic Railroad Santa’s Holiday Express

11:30 am & 1:30pm – Santa is on board with his mischievous elves, who will share their hot chocolate and cookies with everyone. They’ll also take your picture, if you ask nicely, so be sure to bring your camera! There are two train excursions, both to Conway: 11:30 and 1:30 to (about an hour round-trip). More Information can be found at conwayscenic.com

 

November 24-26: 3rd Annual Festival of Trees

The 3rd Annual Festival of Trees at the Journey Church will be the perfect start of your Christmas Season with the family and friends. Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays and take in the creativity, beauty and fun of a room full of uniquely decorated trees. Enjoy the display and then bid on your favorite in hopes of taking it home with you. The festivities include a tree decorating contest for locals, Christmas concert and carols, and a showing of Disney’s “A Christmas Carol”. For more information go to http://www.nhfestivaloftrees.com/

November 24-26: Black Friday Weekend at Settlers Green

While shops will be closed so families can enjoy Thanksgiving, they’ll open at 6:00am on Black Friday with sales that last throughout the weekend. Stores stay open until 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Stop by Customer Service to receive free gifts while they last, and enter raffles. Go to http://www.settlersgreen.com for more details.

November 24 – 26:  Shop Local in the Valley

Shop local at Mt Washington Valley’s independently owned stores and boutiques.  Look for the blue flag outside White Mountain Independents stores.  Store times will vary; holiday sales will be underway.  Don’t forget to visit gift shops at some of Mt Washington Valley’s local attractions for specially themed items too.  Info: www.whitemountainindependents.com

November 24: Berlin Parade of Lights.

7pm – 9pm – Line up at Glen Ave in Berlin for the Parade of Lights. This year’s theme is Cartoon Christmas. Prizes for Best Floats- 1st. $500- 2nd $250- 3rd $125. More information can be found at androscogginvalleychamber.com

 

November 25:  Annual Great Glen Trails Craft Fair.

9:00 am – 3:00 pmThe aroma of freshly baked goodies and a craft raffle will welcome shoppers at the door. Local and regional crafters and artisans will take over the base lodge and are spread out on all three floors.  Look for Woodworking, photography, knitting, specialty soaps and lotions, jewelry, wreaths, and much more—including live demonstrations. Purchases support the Great Glen Bill Koch League Ski Club. More information can be found at http://greatglentrails.com/events/winter-events/annual-fall-craft-fair

November 25: Santa’s First Visit To See All The Children.

4:30 – 6:00pm – Meet at the Jackson Village Gazebo located on Black Mountain Road, Route 16B in Jackson Village and all children and even mom and dad can sit with santa in the sleigh and tell him what they would like for Christmas. Santa will have his elves give each child either a cookie or a special candy cane. FREE to all.

November 25: Old Fashioned Christmas

  •  4:30 pm – Caroling at Schouler Park starting at 4:30 pm presented by Da Capo. Children will receive a Golden Ticket for a chance to help Santa light the 60 foot tree!

  •  At 5:00pm – Santa will arrive at Schouler Park for the official tree lighting and will choose a child to help light the tree.

  •  From 5:30-5:50pm – There will be a holiday “Parade of Carols” from the North End of Norcross Circle to the Eastern Slope Inn on White Mountain Highway (Rt.16).

  •  6:00 pm – Visitors are encouraged to follow Santa down Main Street for 2 blocks to the Eastern Slope Inn Resort for the resort lighting at 6pm. Santa will be stopping at the North Conway Library to pick up his book “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Afterward, Santa will read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served to all in attendance. Multiple readings will be offered to accommodate event attendees.  Children can meet Santa and share with him what they would like for Christmas.

  •  6:00-8:00 pm – The Mt. Washington Observatory Weather Discovery center will be open for attendees during Santa’s reading. Located directly across from the Eastern Slope Playhouse. Experience the wonders of Mount Washington’s 6,288 feet of awe and wonder!

November 26: Jackson Christmas Tree Lighting.

4:30 pm – This is truly your quintessential New England Village Christmas Tree Lighting… Co-sponsored by the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa who generously hosts a gathering at their “Barn” where you can enjoy hot chocolate, cider, treats and a cash bar for mom and dad. Santa makes and appearance to light the tree and then meets everyone back at the Christmas Farm Inn & Spa. Thanks to our hosts Sandra and Gary Plourde. Free to all… be one of the first 25 people to be there and receive a Christmas & Holiday hat.