New Hampshire Christmas : Christmas Celebrations in New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north.

Concord is the capital and Manchester is the largest city of New Hampshire.

Other big cities and towns in New Hampshire include – Nashua, Derry, Dover, Rochester, Salem, Merrimack, Hudson, Londonderry, Keene, Bedford, Portsmouth, etc.

Some of the popular tourist destinations in New Hampshire include – Mount Washington, Franconia Notch State Park, Lost River Reservation, Story Land, Conway Scenic Railroad, Santa’s Village, Mount Monadnock, Prescott Park, Castle in the Clouds, Canobie Lake Park, etc

Christmas Celebrations in New Hampshire :

The Christmas Parade in Concord and Holiday Stroll is held on Third Saturday in the month of November. Come see the bands, the fire trucks, the colorful floats, the performers, and Santa Claus in this annual Christmas Parade in Concord and of course do lots of shopping for the festive season.

Concord Christmas Parade

The Christmas Parade in Manchester is held every year on First Saturday in month of December. It is considered to be the largest Christmas Parade in the State.

The La Salette Shrine Christmas Light Display in Enfield is a longstanding New Hampshire tradition and is the largest displays of Christmas lights in the Northeast. Some 400,000 lights make up the religious and seasonal tableaux and illuminate trees and plantings across 10 acres.

La Salette Shrine Christmas Light Display

The Holiday Stroll and Christmas Parade in Nashua is held on Fourth Saturday in November. A major New Hampshire Christmas event, it features a Christmas parade, the arrival of Santa, Christmas tree lighting, the Festival of Trees, and holiday music & entertainment.

Holiday Stroll and Christmas Parade in Nashua

You can aboard the Santa Claus Express with Santa on the Conway Scenic Railroad in the month of December. Enjoy an old-fashoned railroad experience on vintage trains, departing from the 1874 Victorian station in the center of North Conway Village.

Ho-Ho Hobo Santa Express

You can also aboard the Ho-Ho Hobo Santa Express at Hobo Junction in Lincoln to Woodstock and enjoy a scenic ride with Santa and his elves offering hot chocolate and cookies.

Join the Jackson Village for their annual holiday event, “Traditionally Yours Celebration and Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour.” This spectacular Christmas & Holiday Celebration starts on last Saturrday in the month of November and continues for next four weekends where you will be invited to Craft Fairs, Wine and Holiday Drink Tastings, Cookie Decorating, Jingle Bell Chocolate Tours, Breakfast Buffets, and more.

Santa’s Village in Jefferson is New Hampshire’s awesome holiday theme park! This Christmas-themed amusement park has rides designed for families with children under age 13 and all these rides have Christmas or winter-themed names.

Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth

Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth is a month-long holiday celebration. It includes events like A kick-off party, Illuminated Holiday Parade, Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Candlelight Stroll, Shopping stalls in Portsmouth’s downtown, Free Vintage Christmas Trolley and Portsmouth’s First Night Celebrations.

The annual Christmas in Bethlehem event takes place in the hillside town of Bethlehem on first Saturday in the month of December. Events taking place on this day include – Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar, Santa at the Heritage Society, Santa’s Workshop, Ornament Making Workshop, Children and Pet Costume Parade, Giant Bonfire, Grand Tree Lighting, Santa’s arrival and Fireworks!

In most of the cities in New Hampshire, holiday strolls and Christmas parade take place in last two weeks on November or the first week end of December.

The Christmas Parade in Littleton is held a day after the Thanksgiving Day, .i.e., on Black Friday.

The Holiday Parade in Laconia is held on Fourth Sunday in the month of November.

The Christmas Parade in Wolfeboro is held on Fourth Saturday in November.

The Holiday Parade in Derry is held annually on Fourth Saturday in November

The Holiday Parade in Salem, New Hampshire is held on Fourth Sunday in the month of November.

The annual Fireman’s Holiday Parade in Deerfield is held on Fourth Sunday in the month of November at the city town hall.

The Peterborough Holiday Stroll is held on Third Saturday in the month of November.

The Parade of Lights in Berlin, New Hampshire is held every year on First Saturday in month of December.

The Holiday Parade in Conway is held every year on First Saturday in month of December.

The Holiday Parade in Exeter is held every year on First Saturday in month of December.

The Christmas Parade in Hampton Beach is held every year on First Saturday in month of December.

The Holiday Parade in Merrimack is held every year on First Sunday in month of December. It is followed by tree lighting.

The Town of Nottingham Holiday Parade and Party is held annually on First Saturday in month of December.

The Holiday Parade in Plymouth is held annually on First Saturday in month of December.

The Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting in Portsmouth is held every year on First Saturday in month of December.

The Holiday Parade in Rochester is held every year on First Sunday in month of December. Two days prior to that, Rochester tree lighting ceremony takes place on Friday.

The Christmas Parade & Winter Gala in Somersworth is held every year on First Saturday in month of December.

Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2017 & Happy New Year 2018 !!!