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Lake Life Local Events December 20th-26th

Game Time Trivia at Hobbs Tavern December 20th

Monday 7-9pm  | Hobbs Tavern | 2415 White Mountain Hwy, West Ossipee

Swing by Hobbs Tavern on Mondays at 7pm for Game Time Trivia. Great Prizes!

Winter Dance: A Storywalk December 20th-26th

Everyday 7am-7pm | Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest | Center Harbor

A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in your community, in this case Chamberlain Reynolds. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

We hope you enjoy Marion Dane Bauer's story where you will meet a variety of animals who are busy preparing for winter. Discover how fox decides to celebrate the coming of the snow. Richard Jones' beautiful illustrations bring this forest community to life. As you walk along while reading the story, remember to look for animal signs along the trail!

The StoryWalk will be up from Wednesday, December 15th-Monday, February 28th.

Location: Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA.

Sunrise Hike to West Rattlesnake December 22nd

Wednesday 6-8am | West Rattlesnake | Center Sandwich

Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) on a sunrise hike up Old Bridle Path to summit West Rattlesnake on Wednesday, December 22nd at 6am. Led by Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) AmeriCorps member, Kyle Wolz, this hike will take participants up the mountain to watch the sun crest the horizon and bring in the morning! The later sunrises this time of year make it a great time to get out before the sun is up, and with the Winter Solstice behind us that means longer days ahead! So let’s celebrate by welcoming the sun from the top of West Rattlesnake and see Squam in a different light from our most popular vista.

Participants will meet at the West Rattlesnake parking lot at 6am and should plan for a two hour excursion. This hike is accessible to hikers of all experience levels, but participants should expect areas of uneven terrain and a gradual incline up to the summit. Participants should bring water, breakfast/snacks, a headlamp, and warm, comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking in the winter. Additional items participants may bring if they’d like include a small blanket or mat to sit on, a thermos with hot coffee, tea, or other warm drinks, and anything else needed for a two-hour outing.
For more information, or to sign up for this Adventure Ecology program, visit the SLA website ( or contact the SLA directly (603-968-7336). The SLA also offers other Adventure Ecology programs throughout the year. These free programs are open to the public and cover a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the LRCC AmeriCorps members at the SLA who perform important conservation work in support of the Association’s mission.

Watercolor Workshop December 22nd 

Wednesday 1-3pm | Lakes Region Art Association | 120 Laconia Rd Suite 132, Tilton

Watercolor Workshops
with Pat Edsall
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., $40 includes all materials
You must pre-register with Pat
Call 603-472-3733 or email [email protected]

Burger & Pint Night December 23rd

Thursday 4-9pm | Twin Barns Brewing Co | 194 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith

Burger & pint night- don't miss it!

Christmas Eve Dinner December 24th

Friday 4-9pm | Wolfeboro Inn| 90 North Main St, Wolfeboro

Amanda Adams is playing, don't miss this!

Abenaki Ski Area Opening December 26th

Sunday 8am-5pm | Abenaki Ski Area | Wolfeboro

Abenaki Seasons Passes are now available for purchase through our website. Passes are open to both Residents and Non-Residents this year. Our estimated opening date is Sunday, December 26th.

Day Passes will also be available this season.

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Gift of Lights at NH Motor Speedway December 20th-26th

Daily, 4:30-9:00pm | New Hampshire Motor Speedway | 1122 Rt 106 North, Loudon

It’s time for New Hampshire Motor Speedway to trade in the checkered flags for more than 3.5 million twinkly LED lights for the 11th annual Gift of Lights, open Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving) through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 (4:30-9 p.m. Sundays – Thursdays & 4:30-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, depending on weather conditions).

The 2.5-mile drive-thru light show shines bright with 3.5 million lights, a 150-foot RGB Tunnel of Lights & fun scenes including the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Mother Goose, Jack Be Nimble, Deer Beach Vacation & a package wrapping machine. Over 650 hours go in to setting up more than 520 displays & 80 different scenes each year, which also includes the popular 12 Days of Christmas scene & the fan-favorite 130-foot long infield entrance & exit Tunnels of Lights made up of over 25,000 lights.

Tickets are on sale now for $30-35 per car load and $60 per limo/bus.

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