Christmas and Christmas Eve Dinners
Celebrate at a cozy inn, grand hotel or fine restaurant this Christmas
Feel like going out this Christmas? Several inns, grand hotels and restaurants around the state offer gourmet meals leading up to and on Christmas and Christmas Eve. We'll be updating this list as more information becomes available. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments and we'll add them to the list. You can leave suggestions on Facebook or via Twitter as well.
Bedford Village Inn
2 Olde Bedford Way
Christmas Eve Dinner
Dine next to blazing fireplaces amid gorgeous decorations at this historic inn. Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner from 4:30 to 8:30, followed by a dessert buffet. Price per person (not including tax and gratuity) is $79 for adults and $39 for children ages 10 and under. More details here.
The Inn at East Hill Farm
460 Monadnock St.
Christmas at the Farm on December 17
Running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the day is filled with activities such as pony grooming, edible ornament decorating, lunch buffet, face painting, campfire s'mores and more. Reservations are required. Price per person, including lunch, tax and tip, is $25 for adults and $20 for children. More details here.
Mountain View Resort
2251 White Mountain Hwy. (Rte. 16)
Christmas Day Dinner Buffet
In addition to a two-night stay Christmas Present package (featuring amenities like water park admission and cookie decorating), the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort offers a dinner buffet on December 25 from 2 to 7 p.m. Diners can enjoy lobster bisque, haddock with orange hollandaise, baked ham and filet mignon carving stations, and a dessert table filled with pies, cakes and specialty creations. A kid's menu is also available. Price per person is $34.95 for adults and $15.95 for children ages 3-12. Reservations are required by calling (603) 356-5411 ext. 540. Full menu here.
3351 White Mountain Hwy.
Christmas Day Dinner
In addition to serving their standard full dinner menu from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Stonehurst Manor offers a special Christmas menu from 2 to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day. In addition to salad and seasonal desserts, choose from five delectable appetizers, nine entrées including grilled veal chops and maple-brined turkey, and a five-item children's menu. Full menu here.
Stonehurst can also take the pressure off for your holiday party planning, with special menus available for holiday parties of 6 or more. A three-course menu with choices like prime rib and cranberry ginger glazed duckling costs $24 per person, with additional hors d'oeuvres available for $4 per person. Private party reservations are available by special request. More information and full menu here.
The Sugar Hill Inn
116 New Hampshire 117
Prelude to Christmas Package
Spend a weekend in the land of Robert Frost at this romantic inn. Available any weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas, visitors can shop, drive the scenic Kancamagus Highway, sip hot chocolate (or cognac) by the fire, enjoy fine dining, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride or just generally relax and soak up holiday cheer. The two-night minimum stay also lets you cut your own tree at the Rocks Estate and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride. More information here.
1 Carter Notch Road
This holiday lodging and dining deal includes two nights lodging, four-course dinner for two one evening, festive Christmas dinner for two on Christmas Day, breakfast for two each morning and a Christmas tree in your room. Rates start at $274 per night; make reservations online or by phone at (800) 637-0013. More details on Chef Brian Gazda's Christmas dinner at The Wentworth will be added as they become available. In the meantime, more details and online reservations for the lodging package can be found here.
The following eateries and inns also typically have Christmas offerings. Details on their 2016 deals are coming soon, but, in the mean time, check out their 2015 offers below.
Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa
588 Wentworth Road
The spacious grounds around the hotel are festooned in holiday decor, with twinkling lights to reign in peaceful evenings. You and your family are welcome for a special and memorable Christmas.
Attend the Festive Christmas Holiday Buffet from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $54.95 for adults and $24.95 for children ages 2-12. Price excludes tax and gratuity.
Festive Christmas Dinner at the SALT Kitchen & Bar and the Grand Dining Room is an elegant three-course meal served from 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Menu will be available online soon. $49.95 for adults and $24.95 for children ages 2-12.
Click here for more information and menus. Reservations suggested. You can also call (603) 373-6566 or (603) 422-7322.
At the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market St.
Christmas Day Dinner
Served from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Two-Fifty Market is the restaurant at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. Starters include award-winning clam chowder, roasted beet salad and cream of butternut soup. Main dishes range from zucchini pappardelle to prime rib. $39 for adults and $19 for children under 12. Children 3 and under are free. Click here for the full menu.
The Copper Door
15 Leavy Dr.
Christmas Eve Specials
Three dinner specials are offered on Christmas Eve - $59 for two courses, $69 for three courses and $79 for four courses. Dishes range from starters such as tuna tartar and short rib manicotti to mains such as five-spice roasted duck and grilled swordfish. Click here for full menus and prices.
Eagle Mountain House
179 Carter Notch Road
Christmas Menu at Highfields Restaurant
The Christmas menu is $32 per person, $20 for children ages 3-12 and an alternative kid-friendly menu is available for $10. Entrée options range from whole stuffed quail and sundried tomato risotto to pan seared striped bass and horseradish and rosemary crusted prime rib. Click here for the menu and more information. A special two-night Christmas package is also available.
Epoch Restaurant & Bar
At the Exeter Inn
2 Pine St.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Click here for the Christmas Eve dinner menu. Appetizers range from Swedish meatballs and chestnut soup to PEI mussels and crispy duck confit rillettes. Main include bronzed sea scallops, pan roasted Atlantic salmon, roasted half chicken, porcini dusted filet mignon and more. Dinner is $55 per person or dinner with a wine pairing is $80. Served from 4-8:30 p.m.
Lakehouse Grand Christmas Feast
281 Daniel Webster Highway
Christmas Day from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
There's plenty to choose from including warm pumpkin and pecan cobbler with Common Man-made vanilla ice cream alongside delicious entrees, such as corn and lobster chowder with tarragon cream, apple roasted chicken breast, carving stations, butternut squash gratin, herb-seared salmon, desserts and much more. Click here for the full menu.
The Grand Christmas Feast is $38.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) for adults and $16.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) for children age 12 and under. Call the Lakehouse at (603) 279-5221 to make reservations.