November - December Events
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
October 30–November 18, Epping. “Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three. Come with me…” It's pure magic, pure entertainment, pure imagination. Roald Dahl's popular children's book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” has weaved its special brand of imagination for decades, and now finds its way to Leddy's stage in an adaptation certain to please even the most finicky Wonka fanatic. Showtimes are Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 and $16. Visit www.leddycenter.org or call (603) 679-278 for tickets and more information.
November 13–21, Franklin. Franklin Footlight Theatre presents its fall musical production, “Sweet Charity,” which original Broadway production was directed and choreographed by Tony award-winning Bob Fosse. Tickets are $14–$17. 8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on the 21st. Middle New Hampshire Arts & Entertainment Center, 316 Central St. Visit http://themiddlenh.org or call (603) 934-1901 for tickets and more information.
November 20–22, Concord. Not your mother's Godspell. Performed by the Concord Community Players, the setting is a junkyard. 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. The Concord City Auditorium, 39 Green St. Visit http://www.communityplayersofconcord.org or call (603) 224-4905 for tickets and more information.
Look Who's Turning 30
November 22, Hanover. Dartmouth Chamber Singers celebrate their 30th year with music from the 17th to 20th centuries, written in the 30th year of the life of each composer, including Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Ralph Vaughn Williams and Eric Whitacre. Robert Duff, conductor. Tickets are $16, $5 for Dartmouth Students and $6 for all other students. Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Park St. Visit http://hop.dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-2422 for tickets and more information.
November 27–29, Manchester. Don't miss this magical holiday tradition with the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater and a live orchestra. Tickets are $15–$45. Shows at 7:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 1 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. Visit www.palacetheatre.org or call (603) 668-5588 for tickets and more information.
November 27–28, Portsmouth. This high-energy stage production stars Chipper Lowell, ("The Tonight Show," "The Disney Channel"), with his unusual brand of original laugh-out-loud magic and improv. Joining him is a trio of world-class magical artists: From "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Jade blends traditional Chinese conjuring with modern magic; master magician Christopher Hart (“Thing” in the Addams Family movies); and the mind-boggling illusions of Joe Devlin - The “Matador of Magic.” Side-splitting comedy and mesmerizing and cutting edge wonders galore are seamlessly blended into this fun-filled stage production. Watch for hilarious comedy magic, themed magic acts, dazzling manipulations, mentalism and mind-reading, close-up magic (using HD cameras and large projection screens), and unique stage illusions. All ages will thoroughly enjoy this incredible evening of wonder from these “artists of the impossible.” 8 p.m. on the 27th and an abbreviated performance at 11 a.m. the next morning. Tickets are $33 and $24 for the evening show and $22 and $17 for the morning show. The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St. Visit www.themusichall.org for tickets and more information.
The New Hampshire Philharmonic
November 28, Derry. The New Hampshire Philharmonic kicks off the holiday season with its annual holiday pops concert. The evening provides a means for concertgoers to step into the holiday season with an evening of pleasing musical chestnuts. The first half is oriented towards light classical works, and the second half is devoted to pops favorites. The first half of the festive evening includes "Sleigh Ride" by New England native Leroy Anderson, the dream sequence from "Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker" and choral selections from the "Messiah" by George Frederick Handel. Tickets are $20 to $50 and are available through the Stockbridge box office at (603) 437-5210. 8 p.m. The Stockbridge Theatre, Pinkerton Academy. Visit www.nhphil.org for more information.
“A Christmas Carol”
December 3, Concord. After a four-year absence, Nebraska Theatre Caravan's holiday classic returns to the Capitol Center by popular demand. Tickets are $12.50, $35 and $45. 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St. Visit www.ccanh.com or call (603) 225-1111 for tickets and more information.
“A Christmas Carol: A Musical Ghost Story”
December 4–27, Portsmouth. An adaptation of the original “A Christmas Carol,” this music-filled holiday charmer will warm the heart and eliminate the humbugs. Tickets are $17.50–$42. The Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. Visit www.seacoastrep.org or call (603) 433-4472 for tickets and more information.
“A Christmas Story”
December 4–6, 18–20, Manchester. You may know this story from the movie classic which tells the tale of Ralphie Parker and his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even to Santa Claus himself, at Goldblatt's Department Store. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for 17 and under and $14 for seniors (Sundays only). The Majestic Theatre, 281 Cartier St. Visit www.majestictheatre.net or call (603) 669-7469 for tickets and more information.
December 4, Londonderry. Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer whose shows offer a musical celebration. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. Tickets are $35. 8 p.m. The Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Rd. Call (603) 437-5100 or visit www.tupelohall.com for tickets and more information.
The James Montgomery Bluesband featuring Jay Geils
December 4, Franklin. For over 30 years, Blues Legend James Montgomery has been a harmonica virtuoso without equal. A night with the James Montgomery band is always memorable but this show is especially exciting. Tickets are $29. 8 p.m. The Franklin Opera House, 316 Central St. Call (603) 934-1901 or visit www.themiddlenh.org for tickets and more information.
“A Christmas Carol”
December 4, 6, 11–13, 18–20 and 26–27, Manchester. The Palace Theatre's 9th annual production of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” features the traditional story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim, told with festive holiday songs and dances performed by a cast of over 50 actors. Tickets are $15–$45. The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. Visit www.palacetheatre.org or call (603) 668-5588 for tickets and more information.
The Barra MacNeils: A Celtic Christmas
December 4, Manchester. Nowhere in the world does the sound of sibling harmonies, gorgeous vocals and top drawer instrumentals resonate so richly or as joyously as it does with Cape Breton's “first family” of Celtic music. The Barra MacNeils. 8 p.m. The Dana Center at St. Anselm College, 100 Saint Anselm Dr. Call (603) 641-7700 or visit www.anselm.edu/dana for tickets and more information.
Ed Gerhard's Annual Holiday Concert
December 5, Laconia. Ed Gerhard will perform soulful arrangements of well-loved carols as well as his own concert favorites. Fans of guitar music and Christmas alike will want to be a part of this memorable show. Tickets are $19 in advance and $22 at the door. 7:30 p.m. The Belknap Mill Plaza. Also, Gerhard's 27th Annual Christmas Guitar Concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 7:30 p.m. on December 18–19 in Portsmouth. Visit www.virtuerecords.com for more information.
Pemigewasset Choral Society
December 10–11 and 13, various locations. The Pemigewasset Choral Society will perform its annual holiday concert at three Lakes Region locations. The title of this year's holiday concert is “In Dulci Jubilo” (“In Sweetest Rejoicing”). It will debut a special selection, “Christmas Everywhere,” by composer and arranger Frank Denson. The work was commissioned by the Choral Society for this holiday concert. Schedule: December 10 at 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Lakeport; December 11 at 7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Franklin; December 13 at 3 p.m., Plymouth State University. Admission is by donation in Lakeport and Franklin. Tickets at the PSU Silver Center for the Arts are $10. Call (603) 535-2787 or visit www.plymouth.edu/silver for tickets. Visit www.pemichoral.org for more information.
“Judy's Scary Little Christmas”
December 10–13, Nashua. “Judy's Scary Little Christmas” recreates the magic of a 1959 Judy Garland special crossed with the mind-bending fantasy of “The Twilight Zone” — all wrapped in an outrageously entertaining holiday package. Written by New Hampshire Theatre Award-winner David Church with songs by Joe Patrick Ward. 8 p.m. December 10–12 and 2 p.m. December 12–13, the Court Street Theatre, 14 Court St. Visit www.madco.org or call (603) 669-9975 for tickets and more information.
“A Dickens Christmas”
December 12, Concord. This holiday event will feature a two-act staged presentation of a Dickens-period Christmas, featuring Jane Cormier and Carlos Martinez and the Lakes Region Opera Dickens Carolers. “A Dickens Christmas” will feature Christmas carols, holiday readings and more. Free. 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m. The Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. Visit www.allsaintsnh.com or call (603) 545-9079 for more information.
Boston Pops Holiday Concert
December 12, Manchester. The Boston Pops Holiday Concert conducted by Keith Lockhart is best known for its rousing sing-alongs and touching renditions of great Christmas classics. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra's holiday concerts traditionally involve local celebrities' narration of familiar holiday stories. Tickets are $41, $56 and $66. 2:30 p.m. The Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm St. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000 for tickets and more information. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Verizon Wireless Arena's box office.
Keene Chorale Winter Concert: Christmakwanzukkah!
December 13, Keene. The Keene Chorale, under the direction of Jane Hanson, will be performing their winter concert. This concert will be filled with quality music from many traditions and places, as we gear up for Christmakwanzukkah. We will present a smorgasbord of stirring and joyful holiday music for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students. At the door prices are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Children under 12 are free. 3 p.m.–5 p.m. United Church of Christ, 23 Central Sq. Call (603) 357-1534 or visit www.keenechorale.org for tickets and more information.
Vienna Boys Choir Concert
December 15, Plaistow. The Vienna Boys Choir presents timeless music with a universal popular appeal. With its broad repertoire, a Vienna Boys Choir performance is never just a concert for classical aficionados or subscription regulars; it's a musical event that will draw in music lovers from all walks of life. Tickets are $30–$40. 7 p.m. The Timberlane Performing Arts Center, 40 Greenough Rd. Visit www.timberlanepac.org or call (603) 382-6541 x243 for tickets and more information.
December 18, Lebanon. Canadian Brass established brass instruments and music as a newly vital force in classical performance. Performing everything from Mozart and Bach to Gershwin and jazz, the group paved the way for an entirely new measure of acceptance for brass ensembles. Tickets are $30, $40 and $50. 7:30 p.m. The Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. Visit www.lebanonoperahouse.org or call (603) 448-0400 for tickets and more information.
December 31, Manchester. Recycled Percussion returns to the Palace Theater for another incredible turbo-charged New Year's Eve performance. Tickets are $26. 8 p.m. The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. Call (603) 668-5588 or visit www.palacetheatre.org for tickets and more information.
The Event with DJ Logic
November 20, Portsmouth. This downtown dance party is to benefit The Music Hall. DJ Logic, internationally-renowned turntablist, electronic music ambassador, musician and producer known for using turntables in a live band setting, is returning to The Music Hall. “The Event” experience includes cocktails in the new Founders Lobby, gourmet hors d'oeuvres provided by top Portsmouth restaurants, a silent auction filled with exciting vacation trips and sports tickets and dancing on stage in the landmark Victorian theater. Tickets are $75 and $60 for Music Hall members. 8 p.m. The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St. Visit www.themusichall.org or call (603) 436-2400 for tickets and more information.
“Move for a Cure” Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society
November 21, Derry. Through the “Move for a Cure” fundraiser, Birch Heights and Holiday Retirement communities are fighting cancer by raising funds to support cancer research. A $100 donation will be made for every move-in at the over 300 communities throughout the country and in Canada from October 22 through November 30. Holiday Retirement hopes to raise a substantial amount to donate and help make a difference in the lives of loved ones and friends who have been affected by cancer. Each community has also developed unique and fun-filled events to generate additional funds. Holiday Retirement has partnered with both the American and Canadian Cancer Society to support their cancer research through these donations.
Balloons in colors representing the different types of cancers with great prizes inside will be sold for $1 each. Area businesses including the Payson Center HeartGifts Boutique, Pretty Petals, Shampooch, Riverside Cleaners, Nashua Road Gulf Station, Parrot Safari and A Perfect Move have donated everything from a Signature cancer bracelet, gift baskets and certificates for flowers, dog grooming, dry cleaning, an oil change, an American Budgie and landscaping. Raffle prize donations continue to pour in. Cancer educational information and resources will be available at the event. There will also be a special drawing for a Cruise to Mexico or the Caribbean for those who tour the community. All money raised on this date will be donated to the American Cancer Society. To contact us about donating a raffle prize or for more information, please call Birch Heights at (603) 425-7755. Birch Heights, 7 Kendall Pond Rd.
St. Kieran's 9th Anniversary Celebration
November 22, Berlin. Over 20 dynamic musicians bring big band-era jazz, swing and American favorites to the stage for the community's enjoyment and to benefit the Arts Center. 2 p.m. St. Kieran's Community Art Center, 155 Emery St. Visit www.stkieranarts.org or call (603) 752-1028 for tickets and more information.
16th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll
November 28, Nashua. The Winter Holiday Stroll, a free event open to the public, has been held the Saturday evening following Thanksgiving since 1993 and Great American Downtown has served as the event organizer since 2002.The Stroll serves as a fundraiser for Great American Downtown, the biggest shopping and dining event of the year for downtown merchants and as a community holiday tradition for more than 30,000 people from southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.
New this year! The beer garden will be moved to High Street and the raffle will be headquartered in 2 separate locations on Main Street. The Spirit of Giving table and all other area non-profits will be grouped in front of Citizens Bank to accept gifts for various local charities and fundraise. Traditional food vendors can be found in either Food Court South next to Sovereign Bank or in Food Court North next to Saffron Bistro.In addition to the Stroll's traditional vendors, twelve restaurants have signed on to serve menu items like soup, chowder, chili and sushi in front of their current locations. And finally, this year the main stage will be set up at the end of West Pearl Street.
Free parking and bus transportation to and from the event can be found at Rivier College and Holman Stadium. Call Great American Downtown at (603) 883-5700 or visit www.downtownnashua.org for more information.
Manchester Community Access Channel Comedy Shows
November 30–December 21, Manchester. Each Monday until December 21, you are invited to come by the MCAM studios for a night of comdey. It will be live, unpredictable, and of course, very funny. This is an 18+ show, snacks and beverages will be available. This is a comedy contest, with seven comedians performing per night competing to be the opening act for MCAM's first annual Comedy Nite fundraiser, which will be held at the Yard Restaurant on Friday January 29, 2010. 7 p.m. 540 Commercial St. in Manchester's Millyard. Tickets are available at www.mcam.org.
9th Annual Fez-tival of Trees
November 21–27, Concord. Enjoy holiday magic for all ages with 100 fully decorated Christmas trees, a silent auction, games for children, crafts, a gift shop, food and more. Admission is $5. Children under 12 are admitted for free. You are also welcome to donate a tree or participate in tree decorating. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. daily. Closed on Thanksgiving. The Bektash Shriners Center, 189 Pembroke Rd. Call (603) 225-5372.
Parade of Lights
November 27, Berlin. Get ready to dive into the holidays by visiting “the city that trees built” for this annual parade that ushers in the holiday season. 7 p.m. Main St., Berlin. Visit www.berlinnh.gov for more information.
Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour
November 28–December 12, Jackson. This horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Village of Jackson delights locals as well as visitors. Its popularity continues to grow year after year. The Wentworth, An Elegant Country Inn, will present you with your jingle bell, your first chocolate treasure secured in a festive Christmas holiday bag in which to hold all your chocolates. Then you will board the sleigh and be whisked off to some of the best places Jackson has to offer. At each stop you will be rewarded with other homemade decadent chocolates. Tours run hourly starting at 11 a.m. with the last tour leaving at 4 p.m. Visit www.jacksonnh.com for more information on how to book a tour.
“Our National Thanksgiving”
November 17, Nashua. Celebrate the season of Thanksgiving in a unique way when Steve and Sharon Wood perform “Our National Thanksgiving,” a first-person historical presentation in which Sarah Hale tells of her 30-year effort to have Thanksgiving made a national holiday. The evening also features a reading of the official proclamation by President Lincoln. 7:30 p.m. The Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbot St. Visit www.nashuahistoricalsociety.org or call (603) 883-0015 for more information.
St. Thomas Aquinas Candy Cane Craft Fair
November 21, Derry. The craft fair includes raffles, homemade baked goods, lunch items and a children's craft making table. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The Aquinas Center, 26 Crystal Ave. Call (603) 432-5000 for more information.
Crafts and Antiques Fair
November 27–28, Bradford. A crafts and antiques fair with over 35 consigners will be held from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on November 27 and from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. the next day. St. Peter's Lodge, W. Main St. For more information call (603) 938-2960.
Gift in Hand
November 27–29, Canterbury. A three day festival showcasing the area's most talented artists held at the Shaker Village. Visitors can shop for unique handcrafted gifts and see ongoing craft demonstrations. The showcase features traditional and contemporary handcrafts including textiles, woodenware, ornaments, pottery, jewelry and specialty foods. It's the festival for those who love to shop and cherish quality craftsmanship. A one of a kind shopping experience. Free admission. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd. Visit www.shakers.org or call (603) 783-9511 for more information.
Great Glen Craft Fair
November 28, Pinkham Notch. Featuring over 30 crafters under one roof. Raffle and bake sale to benefit Androscoggin Valley BKL Jr. Skiers. 9 a.m.–4 pm. Great Glen Trails, Rte. 16. Visit www.greatglentrails.com for more information.
Annual Keene Holiday Craft Show
November 28, Keene. Featuring over 70 craft booths with hand-crafted items. Artisans are coming from all over New England to share ideas and display hand crafted items for sale. Admission is free. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Keene High School. Call (603) 357-3214 for more information.
Craftworkers' Guild Holiday Fair
November 27–December 12, Bedford. Enjoy crafts by over 50 juried regional artisans. Selections change daily. Crafts include seasonal items, jewelry, children and doll clothing, gourmet foods, photography, pottery, home and personal accessories and a wide choice of creative pieces at various price points. A portion of the proceeds is designated to support local arts scholarships and grants. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily. Kendall House, 5 Meetinghouse Rd.
New Castle Village Christmas Fair
December 5, New Castle. The Annual New Castle Congregational Church Christmas Fair will include holiday wreaths and greens, holiday baskets, handcrafted ornaments and gifts, baked goods and a candy store, unique jewelry and the famous “New Castle Cookbook.” Morning coffee and homemade baked goods will be available, with lobster rolls and fish chowder for lunch. 8 a.m.–2 p.m., New Castle Congregational Church, Main St. (Rte. 1B) Call (603) 436-3642 or visit www.newcastlecongregationalchurch.org for more information.
Mt. Monadnock Craft Fair
December 5–6, Jaffrey. Find unique, affordable, high-quality handmade gifts in a beautiful, enjoyable shopping environment. Choose from goods made by over 30 New Hampshire artisans. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Shattuck Inn & Golf Resort, 65 Dublin Rd. Visit www.artisansonlinemall.com for more information.
Seacoast Fine Art & Gift Market
December 12, North Hampton. At the Seacoast Fine Arts & Gift Market you'll find thousands of extraordinary one-of-a-kind gifts, art, jewelry, furniture and inspiration under one roof. Meet vetted artists from all over New England and cross everyone off your shopping list in one stop. Tickets are $4. 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. 144 Lafayette Rd. (Rte. 1) Visit www.seacoastink.com or call (603) 502-7992 for more information.
New England Holiday Craft Festival
December 12–13, Salem. Over 150 booths of American-made arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 and one ticket is good for both days. The Rockingham Park Racetrack, 79 Rockingham Park Blvd. Visit www.castleberryfairs.com or call (603) 332-2616 for more information.
9th Annual Portsmouth Holiday Arts Tour
November 20–22, Portsmouth. Come spend the day, the entire weekend or just a few hours. The Portsmouth Holiday Arts Tour will enrich your mind and rejuvenate your spirit. Watch for tour signs with numbers and balloons as you follow the map to each home studio. All of the artists will be available to discuss their work and answer any questions you may have. The unique atmosphere created by the tour will offer you a special look into the life of the artists. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques used by each artist and craftsman to transform such diverse materials as clay, metal, fabric, paint, glass and paper into wonderfully handcrafted works of art. Free and open to the public. Visit www.portsmouthartstour.com for more information and to download the 2009 brochure.
Artists of Salmon Falls Mills Open Studio Days
November 21–22, Rollinsford. Visit artists' studios, learn how and why they do their work, buy art directly from the artists, ask questions and more during these two days of open studios. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Salmon Falls Mills, 1 Front St. Visit www.millartists.com or call (603) 749-8879 for more information.
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Weekends December 5–31, Portsmouth. Held in conjunction with Strawbery Banke's “Candlelight Stroll” events (see lead event information above), the Music Hall's “Vintage Christmas” includes trolley rides, concerts, a parade, a production of “A Christmas Carol” at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre, “Clara's Dream: A Jazz Nutcracker,” a parade and concludes with First Night Portsmouth on December 31. Visit www.themusichall.org or call (603) 436-2400 for tickets and more information. Visit www.seacoastrep.org or call (603) 433-4472 for all information and tickets for shows at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre.
Christmas at Canterbury
December 5 and 12, Canterbury. A Christmas celebration of a simpler era, Shaker style. Canterbury Shaker Village will be lit up and decorated for the season. Enjoy a candlelight stroll and horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides and musical performers including Harvey Reid and The Purple Finches. See a 19th century magic show, a puppet show and traditional crafts demonstrations or visit the gingerbread house showcase. Hot beverages and food will be available for purchase in the Shaker Box Lunch and Farm Stand and at The Shaker Table Restaurant. Tickets are $17 for adults, $8 for children ages 6–17 and free for children under 5. There is a $42 family rate as well. 3 p.m.–8 p.m. The Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd. Call (603) 783-9511 or visit www.shakers.org for more information.
Holiday Open House
December 5, Enfield. The Great Stone Dwelling will be decorated for the holidays. The Shakers traditionally celebrated the season with a decorated tree. This year, the Great Stone Dwelling will have a tree in each dwelling room. The Museum Store will feature special sales and author Mary Lyn Ray will provide storytelling. Enjoy wassail, music and more. Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Children under 3 and Enfield residents are free. 12 p.m.–4 p.m. Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. Visit www.shakermuseum.org or call (603) 632-4346 for more information.
Spirit of the Season Christmas Parade
December 5, Manchester. Each year, nearly 30,000 people descend on downtown to see festive floats, world-class marching bands and, of course, Santa Claus. 4 p.m. Elm St. in downtown Manchester. Visit www.intownmanchester.com for more information.
Opechee Garden Club Christmas House Tour
December 5–6, Gilford. The tour homes will be festively decorated in unique holiday themes in the Lakes Region area. Holiday items, raffle prizes, light refreshments and entertainment are also featured. Proceeds to benefit OGC scholarship and community betterment programs. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and 11 a.m.–3 p.m. December 6. Tickets are $10. Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Rd. Call (603) 387-6880 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets and more information.
Holiday Cookie and Candy Tour
December 12–13, White Mountains. Hop from inn to inn in the White Mountains and sample cookies, candies and other treats along the way. The inns will be decked out for the holidays, and the tour also features gingerbread displays, chances to pick up keepsake ornaments and much more. Pictured are cookies from the Old Red Inn & Cottages in North Conway. The self-guided tour runs from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. daily. Tickets are $27. Visit www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com for more information.
December 12, Tamworth. Bring your family for a unique historic experience with Christmas joy and fun. Make crafts, sample home-made treats, take a horse-drawn wagon ride or sleigh ride and see picturesque views of the Remick Farm and grounds. View vintage displays and exhibits in both buildings, tour the second level in the Remick Museum and view the living quarters of Dr. Edwin Crafts Remick, Tamworth's most notable Country Doctor. Visit the Museum gift store for NH-made maple syrup, candy, toys, games, gifts and much more. Tickets are $5. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd. Visit www.remickmuseum.org or call (603) 323-7591 for more information.
The Christmas Revels 2009: A Scottish Celebration of the Winter Solstice
December 17–20, Hanover. Don your tartans and travel back in time and over the sea to the cool glens and craggy peaks, heather and hills of Scotland to celebrate this year's winter solstice. Enjoy exquisite music of the 18th and 19th century, highland dancing, fascinating folktales, a slapstick “Guisers” play and the famed songs of Scotland's favorite son, Robert Burns. Join the fun-for-all-ages Scottish holiday celebration with The Christmas Revels — an Upper Valley tradition. 7 p.m. The Hopkins Center for the Arts, 2 E. Wheelock St. Visit www.revelsnorth.org or call (603) 646-2422 for more information.