Holiday Events

Magical Christmas Memories Begin at Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village pulls out all the stops during the holiday season when thousands and thousands of glittery lights add to the magic of a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and create memories to last a lifetime. The family park features 18 Christmas-themed rides, visits with Santa’s reindeer and elves, a 3-D “A Tinderdoodle Christmas” show, and shops brimming with gift ideas. Be sure to dress warmly. Check the website for Christmastime hours.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at The Rocks Estate

Choose the perfect Christmas tree at The Rocks Estate this season. Add a festively decorated wreath for the front door. Relax during a horse-drawn carriage ride through frosted fields overlooking the magnificent Presidential mountain range. Roast some marshmallows at the fire pit. Generally open from early November through Christmas Eve. Select a tree from the farm’s retail lot or wander the fields to Cut-Your-Own Christmas tree.

Kick Off the Season at Littleton’s Holiday Parade

Everyone loves a parade and Littleton’s Annual Holiday Parade down Main Street is one of the best, featuring floats, bands, kids, animals — and, of course, jolly Old St. Nick himself. Kick off the holiday season in style during this event, beginning at noon on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and then explore the town’s excellent shopping and restaurants for a fun-filled day.

Olde Tyme Christmas is a Lancaster Tradition

Lancaster’s downtown sparkles and shines with festive decorations during Olde Tyme Christmas, a night to stroll the streets and get into the spirit of the season. For a jolly good evening, begin your holiday shopping by browsing the crafters and vendors at the Town Hall and Colonel Town Rec Center, try your hand at cookie decorating, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, enjoy plenty of food and, of course, plan a visit with Santa at the Town Hall.

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday, each year in late November, is a nationally designated day that encourages consumers to support small, local businesses. Shopping locally at small businesses throughout the northern New Hampshire region on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year helps to keep the dollars you spend right here in the North Country community. Check with your favorite shops and restaurants — many merchants offer special deals and promotions on Small Business Saturday.

Lancaster Fair

Don’t miss this year’s Lancaster Fair held at the Lancaster Fairgrounds.

For almost a century-and-a-half, the Lancaster Fair has been an end-of-summer tradition, with plenty of variety to keep everyone in the family entertained. Along with agricultural activities like horse shows, oxen pulls and sheep dog trials, the Lancaster Fair features a colorful midway with exciting rides, 4-H exhibits, musical entertainment, and exhibition halls filled with quilts, crafts, vegetables and flowers. Add in farm tractor and big rig truck pulls, pie eating contests, tantalizing fair food, and featured entertainment and it’s easy to see why this fair spans five days and dozens and dozens of events.

One low price includes one-day admission, midway rides and concert. There is plenty of parking and camping is available on site.

Fuller’s Sugarhouse is a Sweet Family Affair

Fuller’s Sugarhouse’s pure maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy is sold all over the world — and for good reason. The syrup has been judged “Best in the World” by the North American Maple Syrup Council, and Fuller’s has been awarded the Carlisle Trophy for “Best Maple Syrup in New Hampshire.” Other accolades include making Gourmet magazine’s Top Ten list, and having their maple candy featured in Rachel Ray’s EveryDay magazine as one of the top mail order treats in the US. The best accolade of all is the repeat business of hundreds of customers who won’t purchase their syrup anywhere but at Fuller’s.

Proud owners Dave and Patti Fuller, assisted by Dave’s brother Ed, have built their business from 200 taps and 40 gallons of syrup in 1972 to more than 10,500 taps that produce an amazing 4,000 gallons of syrup!

At Fuller’s Sugarhouse, quality and customer service are #1. A state-of-the-art maple evaporator ensures you are receiving the very best New Hampshire maple syrup available. The secret, says Dave, is in the boiling process and ensuring the maple syrup reaches the correct density.

Open 7 days a week year-round, Fuller’s is especially busy during maple season, when the sap flows and they are boiling. Visitors are invited to stop in for a tour and an explanation of the sugaring process and try an old-fashioned delight, sugar on snow, which is usually available during this time. Groups of people wanting a tour are asked to give a day’s notice, if possible.

Fuller’s Sugarhouse is participating in New Hampshire Maple Weekend on March 25 and 26, a statewide celebration of maple sugaring, when more than 100 sugarhouses around the state welcome visitors with special events and tastings

The Sugarhouse’s fully stocked country store at 267 Main Street in Lancaster, features pottery, artwork, and handmade kitchen items, along with a wide variety of maple products. Fuller’s specializes in gift baskets. All mail orders are filled promptly, and Fuller’s ships around the world.

Can’t get to the Sugarhouse? Fuller’s products are sold in stores and specialty shops around the state, including Whole Foods in Bedford and Nashua, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, the I-93 Hooksett Visitor Center General Store, on both the north and southbound sides, and the I-95 Hampton New Hampshire Made Store, both north and southbound, as well as in Massachusetts and Vermont. Fuller’s website has a complete list of locations.

Fuller’s pure maple syrup isn’t just for pancakes. Visit the website to discover dozens of recipes that will convince you to keep the delicious syrup on hand for all your cooking needs.

Fuller’s is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.