An ornament made by hand during a workshop.
As the holiday season gets underway in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, many folks are embracing thoughts of gatherings, traditions, family, and good cheer. These four elements are all coming together at The Arts Collaborative Gallery and Teaching Studio in Meredith, where the doors will be open to the public on three occasions in December to celebrate the spirit and creativity of the season. Co-owners David and Heidi Little welcome everyone to gather at The Arts Collaborative with family to participate in these special events that are sure to become a holiday tradition.
The Arts Collaborative’s annual Holiday Open House will take place this weekend, Friday and Saturday, December 6th and 7th. David Little, an artist-blacksmith (Winnipesaukee Forge, www.winnipesaukeeforge.com) and on-site artist Steve Hayden (Steven Hayden Arts, www.haydenarts.com) will be on hand displaying their latest wrought iron, wood, and copper furnishings and mixed media sculpture. Continue reading
To kick off the holiday season in the Lakes Region, the Altrusa Club of Meredith will be hosting their 18th Annual Festival of Trees during the first full weekend of December. This much anticipated event will be hosted by the Hale family at the Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor, NH, and will highlight beautifully decorated Christmas trees, fine products made by local artisans, traditional cookies and cider, and a special children’s event, all while benefitting local charities and community projects! Continue reading
In celebration of the holiday season, the Altrusa Club of Meredith will be hosting their 16th Annual Lakes Region Festival of Trees this weekend. This spectacular festival will be held at the Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor, NH, and will highlight beautifully decorated Christmas trees, fine products made by local artisans especially for The Noel Shoppe, traditional cookies and cider, and a special children’s event, all while benefitting local charities and community projects!
The Festival kicks off on Thursday evening, December 1st, with the Silent Auction and Gala from 5:30 – 8:00pm. The night will be filled with music, hors d’oeuvres, delicious desserts, and a cash wine and beer bar. Lakes Region favorite Pat Kelly will take on the role of Master of Ceremonies for the auction, where guests can bid on the many wonderful items donated by area businesses. One of the auction items is the Common Man Christmas Tree, which is decorated with “C-Man” gift cards worth $250! Also on hand will be Karel Hayes, a local author and illustrator who will be signing her books at The Noel Shoppe. The silent auction and gala sold out last year, so the night is expected to be a terrific success! As of today, there are approximately 25 tickets left for last-minute guests. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door, and may be purchased at the Greater Meredith Chamber of Commerce, Cackleberries Garden and Gift Shop on Rte. 3 in Meredith, and Fashion Forward on Rte. 25 in Moultonborough. Continue reading
For generations, families have enjoyed visiting brightly lit neighborhoods during the holiday season to see the creative and festive displays that bring joy to so many. This year, there is a fun new way to see holiday light displays in New Hampshire, complete with hot chocolate, holiday music on the radio, and photo opportunities with Santa, all from the comfort of your own car.
Gift of Lights, New Hampshire’s newest holiday light park, is ready to wow folks of all ages at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. From November 18th through January 1st, millions of LED lights will twinkle in hundreds of displays, creating a festive atmosphere that is certain to form lasting memories. The event will feature more than a mile of lights along the racetrack. Groups can cruise in their own vehicles and listen to holiday songs on the Speedway radio station while admiring the show. There is even a brilliant tunnel with thousands of lights that seem to chase each other! Continue reading