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2023 Holiday Events in New Hampshire

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Holiday cheer can be felt around the State from November through January. There are numerous festivities, too many to list them all! Below are some of the larger holiday happenings taking place in New Hampshire this year.


LaBelle Lights
Labelle Winery, Derry, NH
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Enjoy a sparkling winter wonderland at LaBelle Lights! Held at LaBelle Winery, visitors can stroll through more than a million twinkling lights as they illuminate the festive outdoor displays. Purchase tickets online.


Holiday Shoppes at Tuscan Village
Salem, NH
Times vary, visit Tuscan Village website

Get into the holiday spirit in Salem, NH at Tuscan Village. Festivities last throughout the holiday season with a vintage merry-go-round, photos with Santa, delicious food, beverages and more! 

Gift of Lights
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH
Opens nightly at 4:30 pm

Take in the sparkle of over 3.5 million lights from the comfort of your vehicle while you drive around the track at NH Motor Speedway! This is a fun way to join in on the holiday cheer and a portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. You can purchase tickets online


Midnight Merriment
Downtown, Concord, NH
5:00 pm until Midnight

Enjoy the lights and sounds of the holidays while you stroll through downtown Concord. Shop local while sipping on hot cocoa, indulging in s’mores and listening to music. Santa photos will be held at City Plaza from 5:30 until 7:30 pm.

For a complete list of happenings visit Intown Concord



Illuminated Holiday Parade
Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
5:00 pm Tree Lighting, 6:00 pm parade

The festivities kick off with a beautiful tree lighting ceremony, followed by a holiday parade (this year’s theme is “History Lights Our Way”). The merriment continues with the first “Shop and Stroll” event. Market Square and the surrounding side streets will remain closed to vehicular traffic until 9 pm and retail shops and will be open later! More information can be found at City of Portsmouth New Hampshire’s website

Make the Season Special
Downtown Hanover, NH
4:00 – 7:00 pm

This family-oriented evening will feature a chili cook-off, extended hours for dining and shopping downtown business, Dartmouth’s tree lighting on the Green and a visit with Santa and friends. Get all the details at Upper Valley Business Alliance

Santa Shuffle 5k Race
2:30 pm Lil’ Elf Runs, 3:00 pm Santa Shuffle, 4:00 pm Christmas Parade

A fun, energetic afternoon awaits in Downtown Manchester. Head to Elm Street to see (or be) one of the hundreds of Santa’s shuffling through town in this festive 5k. After, enjoy watching the Annual Christmas parade. Visit Millennium Running to register for the Santa Shuffle



Amherst German Christmas Market
Amherst Village Green, Amherst, NH
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

An outdoor, European-inspired Christmas Market that you’ll love! Stroll through and discover a variety of local vendors, unique crafts, and gifts all while enjoying delicious food! Visit the Amherst Christmas Market website or their Facebook Page for more details.



Ice Castles New Hampshire
24 Clark Farm Road, North Woodstock, NH
Friday – Sunday, dates and hours are weather dependent

The holidays may be over, but Ice Castles New Hampshire knows how to keep the winter spirt alive! You’ll find ice slides, snow tubing, sleigh rides, ice caverns and archways to wander through and a mystic forest light walk to explore. For adults, savor a frosty beverage at the Polar Pub ice bar! Learn more about New Hampshire Ice Castles 2023.


If you have a 2023 holiday event that you would like us to include, send us a note below or email christina@ohgrp.com.

You may also be interested in our Ultimate Shopping Guide for the Sunapee Region.


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