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November 2013

#santaoncog This year, start a new family tradition and visit the White Mountains of New Hampshire to kick off your Holiday season. Take a snowy mountain train ride with Santa, visit the Rocks Estate to pick out the perfect tree, and visit the magical world of celebration and twinkling lights at Santa’s Village. All located only three hours north of Boston in The White Mountains, these are don’t miss Holiday adventures sure to please the whole family. All Aboard with Santa! Departing Marshfield Station, join Santa for an exciting ride on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway up through the... Read more →


HOLDERNESS, NH – The Manor on Golden Pond is inviting novice and experienced chefs alike to attend their upcoming “Fork in the Road” Cooking Classes, each with its own unique epicurean theme. Held at the Manor’s elegant country bed and breakfast setting, these cooking classes gives guests a chance to fine tune their culinary skills and learn new recipes from the Manor’s team of professionally trained chefs. They will also have the opportunity to sample an array of dishes during each class. The two-day classes run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and accommodations at the... Read more →


Waterville Valley, NH -Thanksgiving weekend is a favorite in Waterville Valley, ringing in the winter season with Santa’s arrival by dog sled on Saturday, November 30th. Santa will arrive in Town Square at 3:30 p.m. bearing gifts and candy for each child who comes to visit. Parents are welcome to take photos of their children with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be on hand and a raffle will be held for an assortment of prizes donated by local area businesses. Santa’s visit concludes with a 7 p.m. Tree Lighting in the Town Square followed by spectacular fireworks over Corcoran... Read more →


#AfricaInterweave Thandi Tshabangu-Soko had lived in Manchester for 10 years before she ventured into the Currier Museum of Art. “I’d drive by and say, ‘that’s a place where mzungu (white people) go,’” Tshabangu-Soko, who is originally from Zimbabwe, said with a laugh. Finally, this month, a new exhibit lured Tshabangu-Soko through the doors of the museum for the first time. Africa Interweave: Textile Diasporas explores the history, trade routes, culture and customs of the African continent through its rich and varied textiles. On loan from the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Fla., the exhibit offers visitors a fascinating entry... Read more →


#jacksonski Fischer/Swix Fit Night - Jackson Ski Touring Foundation is hosting a fit night, from 4-8 p.m., for anyone interested in purchasing cross country ski equipment. Experts from Fischer, Swix and Gorham Bike and Ski will go through sizing up your needs for the best ski and size. Great for holiday shopping! For more information info@jacksonxc.org or call 383-9355 or visit www.jacksonxc.org. Friday, December 6 Free Waxing Demonstration for Cross-country Skis - Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF) hosts a free waxing demonstration every Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Sessions take place in the touring center and are hands on. Participants... Read more →


Sled on into the Valley this Holiday Season!

Santa will greet children from 4-7pm inside the Nordic Center before lighting the holiday tree to an array of fireworks over Corcoran Pond! Shops and restaurants in the Town Square will be open throughout the event. Read more →


All Aboard with Santa! Departing Marshfield Station, join Santa for an exciting ride on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway up through the winter wonderland of Mount Washington to Kroflite Kamp, at 4,100 ft elevation Read more →


#santadogsled WATERVILLEVALLEY - For 23 years the holiday season has been ushered into the Valley by Santa on Dogsled and this year is no different. The Valley Snow Dogz pull Santa and his elves into Town Square amidst hundreds of onlookers after a long journey from the North Pole Santa at 3:30pm on Saturday, November, 30th. After a quick hello and cheerful greeting Santa will head into the Nordic Center for some hot cocoa and cookies while he visits with every child waiting to see him until 7pm. Each little visitor will receive a small gift from Santa and a... Read more →


#curriercafe First Thursday LIVE! The Art of Cooking, Chocolate and Cards Thursday, November 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate and unwind with live music, a chocolate demonstration from Manchester’s Dancing Lion Chocolate, a lesson on holiday cocktails, a cooking demonstration by Chef Joseph Sylvester of the Currier’s Winter Garden Café and a holiday card-making project led by Art Center faculty. Get inspiration for your cards during a focus tour that explores art and celebration. A cash bar and full menu are available at the Winter Garden Café. Galleries open until 8 p.m. Read more →