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December NH Grand Events Calendar:



Old Tyme Christmas in Lancaster - December 4

Old Tyme Christmas is a magical celebration of the season in downtown Lancaster. Shops are festively decorated and good food and cheer abound. Enjoy holiday music at the Rialto Theatre, and stop by the town hall and Col. Town Recreation Center to visit with dozens of craftspeople selling their wares. Cookie decorating, horse drawn carriage rides, food and, of course, Santa, guarantee a jolly good evening. Begins at 5 p.m.
Information:
(603) 788-3391
www.lancasternh.org

Colebrook’s Late Nite Madness-December 5 & 6

Holiday festivities on Friday evening include Late Nite Shopping Madness at local businesses, which stay open until 9 p.m., horse drawn hayrides, free cocoa and cookies, a bonfire, tree and wreath sales, carolers and elves. On Saturday, downtown stores are open until 3 p.m., and the Tillotson Center hosts Santa’s Workshop from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., including photos with Santa, cookie, wreath and ornament decorating, and horse drawn hayrides.
Information:
(603) 237-8939 
nccoc@myfairpoint.net
www.chamberofthenorthcountry.com/calendar-of-events.html

Santa's Village Christmas Magic - December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 

Your kids are making their lists, and checking them twice! Now bring them to Santa’s Village to meet Santa Claus, who takes time out of his busy Christmas schedule every year to travel to Jefferson, NH to meet all the boys and girls and listen to their hearts’ desires. Enjoy the spectacular display of lights, visit with Santa, feed his reindeer, ride 17 wonderful themed rides, including the brand new double-lane tube run, watch the 3-D show “A Tinkerdoodle Christmas,” and browse the shops. Be sure to dress warmly. Opens each day at 11 a.m. Admission costs $29 for ages 4 and over; children 3 and under are free. 528 Presidential Highway, Route 2, Jefferson. 
Information:
(603) 586-4445
santa@santasvillage.com
www.santasvillage.com


Moonlight Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Tour - December 6

Snow and a full moon accentuate the breathtaking beauty of the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s landscape. Join the Nordic Center staff on this hour-long Moonlight Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Tour along the moonlit cross-country trails of the Resort, followed by hot chocolate around the fire. Route 302, Bretton Woods. 
Information:
(603) 278-8989
www.brettonwoods.com/activities/event#top


Heritage Holidays - December 6

Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves at the Northern Forest Heritage Park from 4-7 p.m. The Park will be festively decorated, the Hovel will be filled with barnyard animals, and the Blacksmith Shop will feature animated characters and a Holiday Village complete with model railroad. Hot chocolate, ATV-drawn hayrides, gingerbread cooking decorating, and plenty of good food, including meat pies and bean-hole beans. Theatre North performers will present a Christmas Treasury Reader’s Theatre at 7 p.m. Free admission. 942 Main Street, Route 16, Berlin.
Information:
(603) 752-7202
heritage@tccap.org
www.northernforestheritage.org


A Charlie Brown Christmas - December 7

The Medallion Opera House in Gorham is the setting for this year’s wonderful family presentation of the musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring the Heather Pearson Quartet. The special afternoon will also include other jazzy holiday favorites. Tickets cost $15; kids under 12 are free. Purchase at the door or at www.heatherpierson.com. The Medallion Opera House is located at 20 Park Street.
Information:
www.heatherpierson.com


It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre - December 9

This 1940s radio style adaptation of Frank Capra’s film classic is a guaranteed holiday winner. The four-member company masterfully conquers multiple characters and sound effects while saving their station from a winter blizzard’s doom. A heartwarming, uplifting gift for audiences — with a custom localized radio commercial. Takes place at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for members, $25 in advance or online, and $30 at the door. St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin. 
Information: 
(603) 752-1028
www.stkieranarts.org



Las Posadas at St. Kieran’s - December 19

The Alchemists' Workshop presents an original operetta based on Tomie DePaola’s “The Night of Las Posadas.” In DePaola’s story, Sister Angie has organized the celebration of Las Posadas for many years, in which the people of Santa Fe re-enact Mary and Joseph's search for shelter on the night Jesus was born. This year's performance promises to be very special. Sister Angie's niece Lupe and Lupe's husband, Roberto, are to play the parts of Mary and Joseph. But on the night of the celebration, a snowstorm hits and Lupe and Roberto's car breaks down on their way into town. And to make matters worse, Sister Angie is home sick with the flu. It seems that only a miracle will be able to save Las Posadas. Tickets cost $10; Children under 18 are $5.  7p.m. at the St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin. 
Information: 
(603) 752-1028
www.stkieranarts.org

TubaChristmas - December 20

The annual TubaChristmas begins at 1 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Colebrook. This exciting and unique concert presents traditional Christmas carols, played only on tubas, baritones, and euphonium horns. Free, although donations are gratefully accepted to help offset expenses for the event, and support other work of the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Bridge Street in Colebrook. 
Information:
(603) 237-8939
nccoc@myfairpoint.net
www.chamberofthenorthcountry.com/calendar-of-events.html


Santa’s Village New Year’s Eve Partybration! - December 31

Ring in the New Year in a family-friendly way during Santa’s Village’s annual New Year’s Eve Partybration from 4 - 9 p.m. The clocks are turned ahead so youngsters can celebrate ringing out the old year and ringing in the new with food, fireworks, and a deejay playing favorite tunes. Sprinkle in the Christmastime line-up of rides, shows, and Christmas lighting throughout the park and you have the perfect recipe for an extraordinary New Year’s Eve. Admission (including food) costs $38 for ages 13 and above, and $30 for ages 4 - 12 (children ages 3 and under are always admitted free). Santa’s Village is located on Route 2 in Jefferson. 
Information:
www.santasvillage.com

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