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Santa Arrives by Dog Team

Santa Arrives by Dog Team - Nov. 24

Santa Arrives by Dog Team - November 24, 2012 

3:30pm Santa Arrives

3:45-6:45 Santa Visits with Children in the Nordic Center

7:00pm Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks

Santa and his elves ride into Waterville Valley pulled by a team of sled dogs. Santa will arrive in Town Square at 3:30, bearing gifts and candy for each child who comes to visit. Tree lighting at 7:00 pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Corcoran's Pond. Enjoy winter ambiance in our village, gathering with your family by the outdoor fireplace or partaking of holiday hospitality in one of our cozy shops.

Additional Info: 

On Saturday, November 24 Santa Claus is coming to town, but this time is leaving he reindeer at the North Pole. For the 22nd year in a row, Santa will make an arrival by Dog Team at the Town Square in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

Pulled by a team of Alaskan sled dogs, Santa and his elves will arrive in Town Square at 3:30 p.m.  Visits with Santa will be offered in the Nordic Center in Town Square after the dogs are safely unharnessed, and will continue until Santa sees each and every child.  Each child will receive a small gift and candy from Santa and his elves.  For a suggested donation of $5 per child or $10 per family, photo opportunities with Santa will be available.  All proceeds will be donated to the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, NH. Visit for more information.

At 7:00 p.m. Santa will light the tree in the courtyard in Town Square, signaling the annual fireworks display over Corcoran’s Pond.  Shops and restaurants in the Town Square will be open during the event. 

Various people and organizations are donating time and resources to support this event, including musher Lidia Dale-Mesaros, the Waterville Valley Public Safety Department, Whole Village Family Resource Center, the merchants of Waterville Valley Town Square, and Santa Claus.

Lodging in a variety of family-friendly options is available starting at $130 per night based on a family of four.