November NH Grand Events Calendar:
November’s Grand Attractions!
Thousands of twinkling lights set the stage for the magical Christmas season at Santa’s Village, this month’s Signature Event. Youngsters can whisper their Christmas lists to Santa, feed his reindeer, visit the elves and enjoy dozens of rides in the frosty air. There are a variety of other fun events to enjoy as the temperatures drop and the holidays approach!
When planning your trip you’ll find dining and lodging options, along with dozens of other suggested activities and itineraries on our website at www.nhgrand.com.
Berlin Jazz - November 16
The popular Berlin Jazz band always wows audiences with its tunes from the Big Band Era, as well as popular favorites. 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for minors. St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin.Information:(603) 752-1028www.stkieranarts.org
Mountain Money, with Patrick Ross - November 21
Fifth generation master fiddler Patrick Ross has teamed up with banjoist and song writer Bow Thayer to form Mountain Money, inaugurating a new and evolved type of Appalachian mountain music. The lively show with plenty of toe-tapping banjo and fiddle music begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café & Bookstore in Gorham or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street (town hall building), Gorham.Information:(603) 466-3322, ext. 3www.medallionoperahouse.org
Christmas at The Rocks - November 22, 28, 29 & 30
Christmastime at The Rocks will create lasting memories and start a great tradition for your family and friends with its family atmosphere, top quality trees, courteous service and free tree wrapping. Shop The Marketplace for uniquely designed wreaths and many other gift items to help you get your holiday shopping done early. Toast some marshmallows and take a wagon ride around the scenic turn-of-the-century country estate with its magnificent views. 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem.Information:(603) email@example.com
Santa's Village Christmastime - November 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30
For many families, the holidays aren’t complete without a trip to Santa’s Village. Enjoy the spectacular display of lights, visit with Santa, feed his reindeer, ride 17 wonderful themed rides, watch the 3-D show “A Tinkerdoodle Christmas,” and browse the shops. Be sure to dress warmly. Opens each day at 11 a.m. $29 ages 4 and over; children 3 and under are free. 528 Presidential Highway, Route 2, Jefferson. Information:(603) firstname.lastname@example.org
Parade of Lights - November 28
Santa Claus arrives in style in downtown Berlin during the city’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights, whose theme this year is “The City that Trees Built,” highlighting the Christmas tree. Several thousand people turn out each year to admire the wonderfully decorated floats, shop the gaily decorated stores, and kick off the Christmas season. The parade begins at 7 p.m. on Main Street. Following the parade, Anderson Pyrotechnics will once again light up the winter sky with a spectacular array of fireworks for everyone to enjoy. Tip: Check out this year’s Berlin Main Street Program Ornament, sold in local stores, which depicts Berlin’s City Hall, first opened on November 23, 1914 and still serving the community today as it’s City Hall.Save the Date!
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) 788-3391www.lancasternh.org
Colebrook Holiday Weekend - December 5, 6 & 7
There’s Magic in the Air with a Holiday Visit to Santa’s Village
Recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Amusement Parks in the USA in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, Santa’s Village is particularly magical at Christmastime when the park glimmers and glows with thousands of colorful lights and festive holiday decorations.
Kindle new memories or continue a treasured family tradition by visiting during the holiday season when Santa Claus takes time out of his busy Christmas schedule to travel to Jefferson to meet all the boys and girls and listen to their hearts’ desires. Kids can also feed Santa’s reindeer and visit with his elves.
During Christmastime, the park is especially beautiful after dark when all the lights add extra sparkle and twinkle. Highlights include a special 20-foot colored ribbon tree and a more than 60-foot-tall decorated tree with a mega light display.
Snuggle in for a ride on the Skyway Sleigh Monorail or the Merry Christmas Ferris Wheel, or take a spin on the SS Peppermint Twist or the Christmas Carousel. Seventeen rides will be operating (weather permitting), including a brand new double-lane tube run that will be unveiled in November. And remember to dress warmly as it gets frosty cold here in northern New Hampshire.
Need a break from a whirlwind of rides? Settle down for a jolly good time at "A Tinkerdoodle Christmas," a 3-D show that will leave the whole family laughing at the antics of L. Fastidious Tinkerdoodle as he prepares Santa for his yearly journey on Christmas Eve.
Warm up with some wassail, grab some grub at the heated seating areas, do some holiday shopping, be amazed by the choreographed lighting shows, and stroll around the winter wonderland that is Santa’s Village. You’ll take home memories that you and your children will never forget.
Santa’s Village is located on Route 2 in Jefferson. To learn more, visit www.santasvillage.com.