2017 NEW HAMPSHIRE: November, December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2014)
November 4-5, 2017 New Hampshire Annual Open Doors
Statewide, New Hampshire
NH Annual Open Doors: A Statewide Shopping & Touring Event. Experience the creativity and timeless traditions of New Hampshire during NH Open Doors when local artists, craftspeople, cultural organizations, retail shops, wineries, restaurants, lodging establishments and businesses will open their doors to the public, showcasing the best that New Hampshire has to offer. To help visitors plan their self-guided tour, the NH Open Doors website will feature an interactive map listing participants by region. Participants will be hosting special events, including craft demonstrations and workshops, hayrides, food samplings, special menus featuring local foods, musical performances, special lodging packages, and more.
November 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.
November 25, 2017 Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour
Jackson, New Hampshire
Head to New Hampshire’s White Mountains for what was named as one of five tasty tours in the Granite State by The Concord Insider. Board your Austrian Drawn Sleigh at Nestlenook Estate where you will be greeted by Carolers and presented with your Jingle Bell and first Chocolate Treasure. You’ll be whisked away to Jackson Village stopping at various locations throughout where you will be greeted with especially prepared Chocolate Treasures. The sleigh will return you to the enchanting Nestlenook Estate. These rides sell out early, so please book your Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour early.
December 1-31, 2017
Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
A month of strolls, shows and stayovers in the historic seaport of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Listed as “one of the Top 100 Events in North America” (American Bus Association) and “one of the Top Ten Things not to miss in New England” (Boston Globe), Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth has people returning year after year. The signature event is the Candlelight Stroll on special nights in December when the quaint lanes of Strawbery Banke Museum are aglow with hundreds of luminaries, the historic homes are festively decorated, and alluring scents and sounds of the holiday season fill the air. Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth also offers live holiday shows, opera broadcasts and films in The Music Hall’s landmark Historic Theater and the new intimate Music Hall Loft on Congress Street, and welcoming stays in the elegant and delightful holiday downtown.
December 9, 2017 13th Annual Currier and Ives Cookie Tour
Monadnock Region, New Hampshire
Get into the holiday spirit with our cookie tour! Visit 19 local inns and businesses to taste their homemade treats. Each participant will receive recipe cards of the treats offered. Refreshments will be provided as well.
December 9-10, 2017 Annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie & Candy Tour
Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire
Participants will not only tour inns decked in all their holiday finery offering signature holiday cookies and candies, but will also include recipes from each inn and a chance to win a $250 gift certificate for a getaway at the inn of your choice. Cast your vote for the "Best Cookie" and the winner gets $500 for the charity of their choice. Stay at one of the participating inns and you'll also receive a keepsake ornament . Chosen by editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “The Best Sugar High”, proceeds from the event will benefit area nonprofit associations.
December 9 & 16, 2017 Christmas at Canterbury
Canterbury, New Hampshire
A Christmas celebration from a simpler era, Shaker-style! Canterbury Shaker Village will be lit up and decorated for the season. Enjoy a candlelight stroll and horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride. Enjoy musical performances and Shaker entertainment. See a 19th-Century Magic Show and traditional craft demonstrations. Visit the Gingerbread Spectacular and more!
December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
December 16, 2017 Christmas on the Farm - Troy, New Hampshire
Join us for a Christmas celebration on the Farm! You day includes farm activities and lunch.
December 31, 2017 First Night Portsmouth
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
First Nights are family-friendly celebrations. Enjoy ice sculpting, a street dance, food, fireworks, a countdown to midnight and much more. It all takes place in downtown Portsmouth