Lake Life Local Events December 9th-15th
1st Annual Cookie Swap & Christmas Decorating Party December 9th
Monday December 9th 6pm | Laconia Christian Academy | 1386 Meredith Center Rd, Meredith
Bring a dozen cookies to share! We will be playing games, swapping cookies, singing Christmas carols and decorating the gym for Christmas. Fun for the whole family!
Breakfast with Santa December 14th
Saturday December 14th 9:30am-1pm | Castle in the Clouds | 455 Old Mountain Rd, Moultonborough
For the second year, Santa Claus will be traveling from the North Pole to have breakfast at the Carriage House with children and families! This year’s breakfast will be a brunch buffet in the Carriage House’s Winnipesaukee Room. Brunch includes story time with Santa at each of the below reservation times.
Reservations are required through a $10 per-person fee that will be applied to your final bill at the event.
$17 ages 18+│$14 ages 12-17│$11 ages 3-11│FREE 2 & under
9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Comforting lunch entrees*
Coffee, tea, juice & hot chocolate
*Check back or call for updates!
Wreath Decorating Workshop December 14th
Saturday December 14th 11am-1pm | Moulton Farm| 18 Quarry Rd, Meredith
Our first workshop sold out so quickly that we've added a second workshop! Use a fresh balsam greens base and lots of fresh greens, berries, cones and decorations, create a gorgeous wreath for your home, office or to give as a gift.
The workshop costs $40 per person and includes materials.
Registration in advance is required. Sign up at the link in the ticket section, by visiting the farm, or by calling us at 279-3915.
Penguin Party- Kids Acrylic Painting Class December 14th
Saturday December 14th 2-4pm| Little Dog Paper Co | 31 A Main St, Meredith
Paint your own winter penguin on a 12x12 canvas with acrylic paint.
All ages welcome!
BYOB- bring your own beverage and snacks of choice.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class starts to get settled. Bottle openers, cups, utensils and plates are available to use for drinks and snacks.
Nightshift Stoneware Pop Up Shop December 14th
Sunday December 14th 8am-12pm | Wayfarer Coffee Roasters | 626 Main St, Laconia
Our favorite local potter is popping up Saturday December 14th from 8am-12pm.
Creator, Mandy Bassett, will be showcasing her beautiful (and very very giftable!!) ceramics!
Tag your friends and family for the not-so-subtle hint!
Sip, Shop & Support our Library at Hermit Woods December 14th
Saturday December 14th 11am-6pm | Hermit Woods Winery | 72 Main St, Meredith
The Meredith Library Fund and Hermit Woods Winery are working together to raise money for the Meredith Library Fund. Guests to the winery will sip, shop, and taste with a generous percentage of sales going to the library Fund. For anyone who pays for a tasting that day, that person will also get free admission to a 35-minute tour at 1, 2, or 3:00 (limited to 25 people per tour).
Holiday Kids Market December 14th
Saturday December 14th 9am-12pm| The Gilford Youth Center | 19 Potter Hill Rd, Gilford
What is a "Kids Market"?
A Kids Market is an opportunity for kids (5-14) of all ages to create and sell their creations on Saturday, December 14th, 9-noon
Products can be anything from baked goods, art projects, custom jewelry...pretty much anything kids can create.
Children choose what to create, they (with parents help of course) create prices, they manage the money (parents can help depending on age), and they share their talents with the community!!!
Visit GilfordYouthCenter.com to Register, space is limited!!
We encourage parents to assist their children when necessary (ie; purchasing supplies, getting organized, using the oven, driving) however, parents are not allowed to make items for the children to sell OR sell their own handmade items at a Kid Vendor booth.
We also ask that parents help promote the market. Invite family, friends and neighbors.
Benefits of the Kids Market
1. Kids can learn about being entrepreneurs.
2. There is no greater feeling when someone buys something you personally make.
3. It promotes self esteem, confidence, and encourages creativity (through making the product, packaging the product, and selling the product)
4. Although we want kids to be in the lead with their market, this encourages family time and guidance from parents.
Visit GilfordYouthCenter.com to Register, space is limited!!
Gilford Village Candlelight Stroll Saturday December 14th
Saturday December 14th 5-7pm | Gilford Public Library | 31 Potter Hill Rd, Gilford
Come stroll the village lit by 1000 candlelights along Potter Hill Road & Belknap Mountain Road. The library will have cookies, chowder, cocoa, a craft, caroling by the Elementary School from 5-5:30, and wonderful music by talented musician Carter LaLiberte from 5:30-6:30. Chowder is made by Sally and Bill Bickford, thanks to the Friends of the Library.
Horse Drawn Carriage rides are available, with a pick-up/drop-off point in the lower parking lot at the library.
This is a free event for all.
11th Annual Holiday Bazaar December 14th
Saturday December 14th 9am-3pm | Belknap Mill | 25 Beacon St E Ste 1, Laconia
Over 30 crafters from all over New Hampshire converge on the historic Belknap Mill for one of the last craft fairs of the season in the Lakes Region!
Stroll through two floors of crafters, visit the LHS Key Club for goodies and lunch options, and try your luck at our craft raffle!
Soap Making for the Holidays December 14th
Saturday December 14th 10am-12pm | Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center | 928 White Oaks Rd, Laconia
$45 (Members pay $20 materials fee)
SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED
Join us to make your own homemade soap to give as holiday gifts! Choose from gingerbread, pine or peppermint scents. You'll go home with about 10 bars for yourself or to give as impressive holiday gifts to your family and friends.
Baking Holiday Treats Workshop December 15th
Sunday December 15th 11am-1pm | Moulton Farm| 18 Quarry Rd, Meredith
Join Trish in our farm bakery for a fun time making and baking holiday treats. Get some ideas, learn some new recipes and go home with treats to enjoy or share with friends and family.
The workshop costs $25 per person and includes materials.
Registration in advance is required. Sign up at the link below, by visiting the farm, or by calling us at 279-3915.
Photos with Santa December 15th
Saturday December 7th | Mill Falls Marketplace | 312 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith
Bring the kids and your camera ... Santa will be here from Noon -3 pm for pictures! After pictures, take a horse drawn carriage ride through town!
Free Pictures with Santa December 15th
Sunday December 15th 11am-4pm | Laconia Harley Davidson | 239 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith
Come get your FREE picture taken with Santa! Gift wrapping and cookies available! All while supplies last!
The Nutcracker December 15th
Sunday December 15th 2-4pm | Kingswood Arts Center | 21 McManus Rd, Wolfeboro
Come along with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on their journey! This year’s production will carry you into the Silberhaus’ home and through the kingdom of snow into the Land of the Sweets with lush state-of-the-art projection backdrops! Also featured is a brand-new Mother Ginger thanks to the fundraising efforts of two Wolfeboro moms, Melody Madzar and Crystal Simpson, who helped to raise the $3,000 needed in just 10 days!
Tickets or by calling (603) 834-8834. Tickets will be $5 more at the door.