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Holiday Events in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

Gift of Lights – New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon 

It’s time for New Hampshire Motor Speedway to trade in the checkered flags for more than 3.5 million twinkly LED lights for the 11th annual Gift of Lights! The 2.5-mile drive-thru light show shines bright with 3.5 million lights, a 150-foot RGB Tunnel of Lights & fun scenes including the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Mother Goose, Jack Be Nimble, Deer Beach Vacation & a package wrapping machine. Over 650 hours go into setting up more than 520 displays & 80 different scenes each year, which also includes the popular 12 Days of Christmas scene & the fan-favorite 130-foot long infield entrance & exit Tunnels of Lights made up of over 25,000 lights.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon NH


1122 NH-106
Loudon, NH 03307

(603) 783-4931

Wolfeboro Festival of Trees – Wright Museum of WWII 

The Wolfeboro Festival of Trees is an annual charity benefit featuring more than sixty-five trees, uniquely decorated by area businesses and organizations, and displayed on two levels at the Wright Museum. In addition to the trees, the exhibit features continuous entertainment and light refreshment. Throughout its twenty-year history, the Festival has been held at the Wright Museum. Although the museum is usually closed for the winter season, the exhibits have been open during the festival in previous years. Visitors have been able to tour the unique collection that features artifacts to illustrate the Second World War’s significant and lasting impact on American life.

The Wright Museum of WWII – Wolfeboro, NH


77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States

New Year’s Eve Partybration

We will host our New Year’s Eve Partybration on December 31, 2021, from 4 pm to 9 pm. Ride on some of your favorite rides and enjoy some of your favorite Santa’s Village treats one more time to close out the year. This extra-inclusive (food and drinks, rides, and festivities) party features a DJ who takes requests and fireworks that blast off at 8 pm. Admission MUST be purchased online, in advance. This event is likely to sell out.

PS: Tickets are available NOW! 🎉 New Year’s Eve Partybration at Santa’s Village


Holiday Gift Card Deals in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

The NASWA Resort

10% bonus Card with every gift card purchase now through December 20th.

NASWA gift cards are good at the NASWA Resort, the NazBar and Grill, and the Blue Bistro.

Order online at NASWA.com/giftcards or call their office at 603-366-4341


The Common Man Restaurants

Receive 20% Back On a Common Man Bonus Card for ALL Common Man Gift Card Purchases – Friday, Nov. 26 – Friday, December 31


The Ellacoya Barn and Grill

Receive 10% off gift cards. Offer ends 12/15/21. 



T-BONES and Cactus Jacks

Now through January 1st – Buy $25 get a complimentary gift card $5 FREE. Complimentary Gift Cards are valid after January 1st, 2022


Hart’s Turkey Farm

November 29th – December 5th – Buy $75 Gift Card Get a BONUS $15 Gift Certificate


Unique ways to have Winter Fun in New Hampshire.

Winter Zip Lining – At the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods 

Take your family on the thrilling zipline adventure on the slopes of Bretton Woods! This 3-hour excursion offers both a thrilling experience and an intimate look into the wilds of the White Mountains, with sweeping views of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range.

Bretton Woods – https://www.brettonwoods.com/Activities/canopy_tour/Overview


Explore the Ice Castles – Ice Castles, North Woodstock  

The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains, and much more.



Dog Sled – Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel 

You can get your mush on at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel where they offer a variety of dog sledding adventures from their kennel in Jefferson, NH. With tours ranging from introductory experiences to interactive clinics, they have a winter trip for guests ages 2+.

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel –https://dogslednh.com/


Off-Road Adventure Tour – at Alpine Adventures in Lincoln 

Go off-roading in the 6 wheel drive swizz army transport vehicles called Pinzgauers. Our Pinzgauers have modified seating to accommodate 11 guests in bucket seats with lap belts. We padded the overhead cages. On nice days we’ll take the top off to enjoy the ride. Our driver will entertain you on your journey. Exciting ride to the summit of Barron Mountain with panoramic views

Alpine Adventures –https://alpinezipline.com/


Cog in the Winter – at The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Explore higher elevations of the White Mountains at the Cog Railway – throughout the winter their trains terminate at the Waumbek Station, located in an alpine meadow at roughly 4000’ and, in clear conditions, provide spectacular views to the north and west. Passengers can leave the train for about 25 minutes to enjoy complimentary hot refreshments, warming huts, and a fire pit. 

The Mount Washington Cog Railway – https://www.thecog.com/the-cog-in-winter


Ski New Hampshire’s Slopes 

Bretton Woods is the state’s largest ski area, Cannon Mountain is the highest and arguably most challenging. And families flock to Attitash, Loon Mountain, Waterville Valley Resort, and Wildcat, too. Then there’s Tuckerman Ravine: in a daredevil class all its own. 

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Local Holiday Theatre in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

Colonial Theatre

609 Main Street
Laconia, NH

Colonial Theatre Holiday Shows:

Safe Haven Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

December 4th at 7pm
December 5th at 12pm, 4pm

Safe Haven Ballet is thrilled to bring our spirited, full-length ballet of The Nutcracker to The Colonial Theatre of Laconia. This dynamic performance includes all of your favorite characters including a strong-minded Clara to the eccentric Drosselmeyer, the spooky Rats, as well as our beloved Sugarplum Fairy danced by artistic director, Lissa Curtis. In the Land of Sweets, you will be introduced to a variation unique to Safe Haven Ballet called The Brave American. Come sing and clap along to this spirited, patriotic piece! Included in our cast are Safe Haven Ballet professional company members, trainees, and guest artist, Kenny Corrigan from New York City. SHB is located in beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and exists to offer free trauma-sensitive classes to survivors of sexual/domestic violence and trauma. Many of these brave survivors will be in the production as they help bring the magic of the season to you. We would love your energetic applause! All sales are final. No request for cancellations, exchanges, changes or refunds shall be honored.

For Tickets: https://coloniallaconia.com


Eileen Ivers

December 11 at 8pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and for years Eileen and her band have been celebrating the glorious story of Christmas, thoughtfully, uniquely, and with pure unbridled joy! Eileen’s Irish and American roots shine throughout the evening’s beautiful mix of traditional, story-filled, age-old Wren Day songs, poems, and of course, foot-stomping and hollerin’ roots music. Eileen and the ensemble’s plethora of instruments and voices weave throughout the evening, coupled with Ivers’ signature warmth, inviting listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration capturing the true spirit and joy of the season.

For Tickets: https://coloniallaconia.com

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