Valentine Card Making Workshop at WREN

Visit WREN in downtown Bethlehem and make some art for your sweetheart! With the help of instructor Jan Apple, you will have two hours of card making fun complete with rubber stamps, patterned paper, and plenty of panache.

Free event. All materials included. Participants are invited to bring along any odds and ends they’d like to incorporate into their Valentine’s card. 

Bolshoi Ballet’s Nutcracker in Cinema at Tillotson Center

To usher in the New Year, the Tillotson Center will offer a performance of  the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema’s “The Nutcracker” from Moscow.  Admission is free.  Come to the “Tilly Hour” reception at 1 p.m. featuring free hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

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.

Christmas at Santa’s Village

Many families make it a tradition to visit Santa’s Village in the weeks before Christmas, and we have it on good authority from all the elves that the amusement park is going to be chock-full of holiday cheer, with a fantastic light display, lots of rides, and tons and tons of fun. Don’t forget to bring your list to share with Santa!

Christmas at Santa’s Village

Many families make it a tradition to visit Santa’s Village in the weeks before Christmas, and we have it on good authority from all the elves that the amusement park is going to be chock-full of holiday cheer, with a fantastic light display, lots of rides, and tons and tons of fun. Don’t forget to bring your list to share with Santa!

Christmas at Santa’s Village

Many families make it a tradition to visit Santa’s Village in the weeks before Christmas, and we have it on good authority from all the elves that the amusement park is going to be chock-full of holiday cheer, with a fantastic light display, lots of rides, and tons and tons of fun. Don’t forget to bring your list to share with Santa!

Christmas at Santa’s Village

Many families make it a tradition to visit Santa’s Village in the weeks before Christmas, and we have it on good authority from all the elves that the amusement park is going to be chock-full of holiday cheer, with a fantastic light display, lots of rides, and tons and tons of fun. Don’t forget to bring your list to share with Santa!

Christmas at Santa’s Village

Many families make it a tradition to visit Santa’s Village in the weeks before Christmas, and we have it on good authority from all the elves that the amusement park is going to be chock-full of holiday cheer, with a fantastic light display, lots of rides, and tons and tons of fun. Don’t forget to bring your list to share with Santa!

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.