Tillotson Center Presents: Filmed Live – Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time! The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.  

Admission $10 adults, $5 students.

Tillotson Center Present Ball in the House

Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a Capella group based out of Boston, whose high energy shows have audiences singing, dancing, even beat boxing along. Join us for a concert with Ball in the House and local students joining the group on stage. Sponsored by Tillotson North Country Foundation. Admission $5.

Christmas Dinner at the AMC Highland Center

Enjoy a relaxing and sumptuous Christmas Dinner at the AMC Highland Center. Arrive in time for the pre-dinner social hour fireside in the living room Wine and craft beer will be available for purchase, along with complementary appetizers.

Christmas dinner includes a selection of soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Several gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options are available.

Seating are every 1/2 hour from 4:40 to 7 p.m. Adults/non-members, $32; adults/AMC members, $26; youth (13-17 yrs.), $20; children (3-12 yrs.), $13. Call (603) 278-4453 to reserve.

GNWCA Presents TubaChristmas

The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents the annual TubaChristmas at Trinity United Methodist Church on Bridge Street in Colebrook on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. This free public concert has become a beloved tradition in the Colebrook community. The Methodist church is the perfect setting for the glorious sounds of tubas, euphoniums and baritone horns.

Each year, participants come to Colebrook from all around New England and beyond. Several of them play in other TubaChristmas events, but claim Colebrook’s as their favorite. The setting, the hospitality and the spirited audience are all part of their fun. Douglas Nelson of Keene and Colebrook will return to conduct the family-friendly program, hosted along with his daughter, Sharon Pearson. It will include many favorite Christmas carols, with several designed for the audience to sing along with. As in recent years, Nelson has also arranged a special feature for a quartet.

While the concert is free, donations of any size are requested to help offset the other costs of this very special event. “The donations we receive at this show amount to our greatest single fundraiser each year,” said GNWCA President Charlie Jordan. “The funds go directly into helping pay the performers of the over 20 concerts the GNWCA hosts regionally each year.”

Something special this year is that the audience will be invited after the show to visit the Great North Woods Center for the Arts on Route 3 in Columbia (former Shrine) for a holiday gathering for hot chocolate and goodies, as well as an opportunity to tour the property and the main structure, which is decorated for Christmas. This event is also free. The doors will open at the Arts Center at 2 p.m.

For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call (603) 237-9302 or (603) 246-8998. Online donations to the GNWCA can be made at www.givegab.com/campaigns/support-the-gnwca.

Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and performer based in Conway, NH. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was originally telecast in December 1965 and was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts’ creator Charles M. Schultz’s cast of characters — especially with its round-headed hero Charlie Brown, his woefully scrawny Christmas tree, and his typewriter-wielding dog Snoopy.

Admission $10 / Students $5.

Snowflake Festival Kicks Off Christmas in Colebrook

Visit Colebrook’s Snowflake Festival on Saturday, December 8, for a day of fun and festivities to ring in the holiday season.

Merchants have been busy decorating their stores, and lots of family activities are planned throughout the day, like horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa’s Workshop, a parade and fireworks!

For additional information, contact Rosemary at (603) 237-4065.

A Cape Breton Christmas at The Rialto Theatre

One of the most popular groups from Nova Scotia’s musical corner of Cape Breton will be bringing a spirited and enthusiastic celebration of the holiday season to the Rialto Theatre in downtown Lancaster on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.

“Here’s a show that will get you in the swing of Christmastime with all the bells and whistles of the Canadian Maritimes during the holidays,” said Charlie Jordan of the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, presenter of the show. “We are very fortunate to have Coig to bring its show to the North Country as part of its busy holiday tour.”

Coig features its all-star line up of Rachel Davis on fiddle, viola and vocals, Chrissy Crowley on fiddle, Jason Roach on piano, and Darren McMullen on guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute, and vocals. All four members of the band are recognized as major stars of the Celtic music world. Fiddler Crowley has touches of world and contemporary music. Pianist Roach has a jazz degree, McMullen has worked everywhere from Irish to rock groups, and fiddler Davis is the most Cape Breton traditional, but with folk and roots infused flavors as well.

Ask anyone who has seen them, from New England stages to huge European festivals to their own beloved small halls of Cape Breton, and you’ll always hear about Coig’s energy. Trad fans love them and the crowds are growing all the time. “We really feed a lot on the energy we get from the crowd, everybody is hootin’ and hollerin’ and clappin’ and stompin’ and goin’ on,” says band member Darren McMullen. “We want our shows to be more where we’re all just having a party together.”

For the holiday show Coig has added many beautiful Christmas standards to their playlist, giving each the special Cape Breton touch.

In addition to Christmas favorites, they’ll be performing material from their new release, “Rove,” which has recently been recognized with a 2018 East Coast Music Award, 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award, and Music Nova Scotia Award nomination.

Tickets are $15. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Rialto Theatre, 80 Main St., Lancaster and Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, or online at www.gnwca.org. For more information on this and other GNWCA show, call (603) 237-9302 or (603) 246-8998.

Holiday Family Festival at The Cog

During November 23-25 and December 1-2 we will have some special guests on the train with us! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be welcoming Waumbek Wonderland passengers and kids will be getting a special gift. There will be all kinds of Holiday fun and games back at the Marshfield Base Station after the trip, along with complimentary hot drinks and cookies in the great room.

Trains depart 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 am. Family activities are from 10:30 -2:00 pm.  Visit us online to book the train ride, advance booking is recommended, seating is limited availability.

2018 Parade of Lights

It’s going to be “A MAGICAL DISNEY CHRISTMAS” Parade of Lights this year in downtown Berlin! Choose YOUR favorite Disney movie/ character! Prizes for top floats in 2 categories – Small Float/Large Float.

More info, or to register a float: (603) 752-6246.

32nd Annual Littleton Christmas Parade

Join us for a day of festive fun in Littleton with exceptional shopping and eateries and the 32nd Annual Christmas Parade. The parade begins at noon, on Union Street near the former Hitchiner Building and makes its way down Main Street ending at the Littleton Fire Department!

The Christmas Parade is a wonderful way to kick off your holiday season and give your first holiday greeting to Santa Claus himself!