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Holidays in the White Mountains

Winter

Have yourself a truly authentic New England experience when it comes to the holidays this year!

Snow capped mountains, crackling fire places, windows lit up in the most festive displays all add up to a truly magical experience when capturing the essence of the holiday season.


Families have been making memories in Mt. Washington Valley for generations. Kids learning to ski the slopes of King Pine and Cranmore, turn into parents who teach their own kids the ropes at Wildcat Mountain and Bretton Woods. They eventually turn into grandparents who take their grandkids out for a few runs at Attitash, while their own kids steal a few runs away for themselves at Black Mountain.

Building your own legacy of vacationing in Mt. Washington Valley, is the perfect holiday gift to give friends and family this year. Soak in moments of watching your little ones learn to ski, or your big ones conquer a guided winter trek. Create your bond to the valley by finding your favorite restaurant that you return to again, and again because in time the staff greets you by name. Or make memories trying an entirely new activity like dog-sledding or fat biking with the White Mountains as your back drop. Shop at locally owned boutiques or the 60-plus outlet village, Settlers Green with a group of friends, and end the day with a tasting at the valley’s breweries and distilleries.

It’s these experiences that get your friends and family ready to jump on planning the next vacation back to the valley time and time again. And there’s no time like the present to give the gift of quality time this holiday season!

Many lodging properties offer amazing packages this holiday season by partnering with local ski resorts, snowmobile purveyors, restaurants, and shops. Find a lodging property you love, and inquire about any specials they may have.


Make Your Reservations for New Year's Eve Dinner!

Many restaurants throughout Mt. Washington Valley are hosting guests for dinner on New Year's Eve. Each restaurant goes out of its way to put on a spectacular meal for you and your family. Advance reservations are required. Currently, here is a list of local restaurants serving dinner this holiday. This list continues to grow, and is ever evolving.
White Mountain Hotel, - Open to the general public for New Year's Eve. Advanced reservation is required. Call 800-533-6301
Stonehurst Manor, is serving New Year's Eve dinner. Advanced reservation is required.
Snowvillage Inn New Year's Eve lodging and dining packages are available.
Eagle Mountain House
is serving New Year's Eve Dinner. Reservations must be made in advance.
Christmas Farm Inn, serving dinner New Year's Eve. Make reservations by calling 603-383-4313.
Thompson House Eatery, is serving a 5-course tasting menu for New Year's Eve. Please call 603-383-9341 to make your reservation!
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, is serving New Year's Eve Dinner and New Year's Day Brunch. Reservations are required in advance, and can be made by
calling 603-356-5411 ext 542.
The Oxford House Inn, is offering a four-course New Year's Eve Dinner. Reservations are required in advance.
Vito Marcello's Italian Bistro is serving New Year's Eve dinner, and dinner on New Year's Day.

Bring a Friend Shopping Event takes place in early November, and is a fun filled week of entertainment, shopping deals, dining, and more! Photo c/o Settlers Green.

The dining experience at Stone Mountain Arts Center is truly one-of-a-kind. Pair it with a live show this holiday season in its cozy post-and-beam barn in the small town of Brownfield, Maine! A true New England experience! photo c/o Stone Mountain Arts Center.

Live Entertainment

December 31 - The Red Parka Pub New Year's Eve with music by Now Is Now from 8:30 - Midnight.

December 31 -
The O Club in North Conway is open to families for dancing and billiards until 9pm. After 9:00pm it becomes adult only and is open until 2am for late night dancing on New Year’s Eve.

December 31 - New Year's Party at
Cigar Shenanigans. Live music at 9. Toast at midnight.


Many businesses throughout the valley are bringing something extra special to Mt. Washington Valley this holiday season!
photo c/o Wiseguy Photography of Conway Scenic Railroad.

Family Fun!


December 29 - Join Shawnee Peak as they celebrate “Winter” with the popular annual Winter Fest. It’s always a crowd pleaser and is a favorite event for many of their guests. They are going to send out the evening with a torchlight parade followed by a fantastic fireworks display at 8:30pm.

December 31 - Cranmore Mountain Resort
Cranapalooza from 2:30 - 4:30pm. Block party with music, games, and more.
Live music in Zip's Pub from 4-7pm
Fireworks at the base of the South Slope at 6:30pm

December 31 - Fireworks in Schouler Park. Ring in the New Year in Schouler Park with fireworks starting sometime after 9:00pm. Fireworks can be seen as far away as Cranmore Mountain and River Road. The park will be open for viewers, but you can also find a parking spot, bring snacks, and blankets, and enjoy the show!

January 2, 2022 - Conway Scenic Railroad New Year’s Special to Sawyer River
a special to Sawyer River. This trip will take approximately 4-hours. It is an extraordinary excursion that runs longer than usual to allow for several ‘PhotoRun-bys’ – where guests aboard the train will have the opportunity to disembark at preplanned places along the line and make photographs or videos of the train as it rolls by.

 

To learn more about the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, visit www.visitmwv.com And for information on visiting New Hampshire, go to www.VisitNH.gov.


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