The 30th ANNUAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL – February 24th

XC Chocolate FestivalWow… it is exciting to think this event has been gaining popularity for almost thirty years! People come from great distances to cross country ski, snowshoe or drive from inn-to-inn along the trails of our 45 KM network to enjoy the spectacular scenery, warm hospitality, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network, most located along the trails.

Known by many as the ‘Sweetest Day on the Trails”, this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! Chocoholics cross country ski or snowshoe the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Many return year after year to enjoy the Chocolate Festival, often returning with a larger group of friends each time! Trailside businesses prepare a variety of goodies from hundreds of pounds of chocolate!

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Snow Sculpting Competition in Jackson, NH – January 25- 27th

JACKSON NH – Excited to be “Back at Black Mountain” for our favorite winter event… The 19th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition will be at Black Mountain Ski area where you can partake in skiing and riding as well as perusing the beautiful snow sculptures. This is a Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce event sponsored by Black Mountain & Nordic Village.

This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 25th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Sculpting continues through out the weekend and finishes at noon on Sunday the 27th. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces it is recommend you come back on Sunday the 27th. See first hand how our sculptors take 8 foot high by 4 foot round cylinder of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time. Sculpting pieces usually remain available for viewing for at least a week after the event giving visitors ample time to get coveted photos, however as weather is a factor we can not guarantee how long they will be standing. At night, during the event, the Sculptures are lit up giving them an entirely different perspective. We anticipate at least 12 or more teams for 2019 and a spectacular show!

Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Acoustic Nuisance – December 15

Acoustic NuisanceJACKSON, NH – A night with Acoustic Nuisance is a unique trip through the musical minds of it’s main protagonists: multi-instrumentalist Scots born Davey Armstrong……. fellow Scot and guitar/guitar-synth Folk-Rocker Simon Crawford…. and acoustic guitar and bouzouki playing London-Irishman Kevin Dolan..all ably accented by Becky Armstrong’s fine vocals, for an entertaining blend of acoustic/electric virtuosity and vocal harmony…

Humour is ever present, as is audience participation, and alongside a varied menu of Celtic and Americana, plus their own original tunes and songs, you are likely to be confronted by guitar, tin-whistles, Irish and Scottish Pipes, bouzouki, banjo, harmonica, bass-pedals and synths – and that’s just from Davey(!) …often while singing and playing 2 or 3 at the same time…

Hailing from the British Isles but living right here in the Mount Washington Valley, the band is looking forward to another fun night in the Cold River Radio Show Mini-Series and hoping old friends (and new!) will join them at this pre-Christmas event. Come on out!

Jonathan Sarty opens the show at 7pm

$5 ticket per person

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating 603 383-6502
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out
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Santa’s Holiday Express on the Conway Scenic Railroad

 Santa's Holiday Express on the Conway Scenic RailroadNORTH CONWAY, NH – Santa is on board with his mischievous elves who will be sharing their hot chocolate and cookies with everyone. They’ll take your picture, too, if you ask nicely, so be sure the battery in your cell phone is charged!

Trains run at 11:30 & 1:30 to Conway and back weekends only until December 15, when there are two trains daily through December 23. All excursions are approximately one hour long, round-trip.

Dec. 1&2, 8&9, 15-23
Departures at 11:30am & 1:30pm

Coach First Class Premium (Dome)
Adult $18.00 $22.50 $27
Child (4-12) $12.50 $17.00 $23
Under 4 Free $9.50 $14

 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Jackson NH

JACKSON NH – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The entire Jackson Community invites you to come and see the first lighting of our all new and glimmering Christmas Holiday Tree. Jackson Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyVillage boasts one of the most beautiful evergreen trees you will see and this year the tree was very much a focal point of our Jackson Village Christmas Holiday/Winter Beautification Project. The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce along with a committee of local businesses, residents and the Selectmen set out to enhance all the village winter decorations… and we want to show it off to you. You are personally invited to attend…

The gathering for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday evening November 25th, at 4:00 PM. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a candy cane and their choice of a Christmas Holiday hat. The Da Capo Singers will delight us with Christmas Caroling. Santa will do the honors of lighting the tree at exactly 4:30 PM.

Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony Christmas Farm Inn & Spa has invited everyone back to their “Open House”; celebrate the beginning of the festive season with your friends and neighbors by the roaring fire in the historic Barn. Enjoy hot chocolate and home-made cookies by the Christmas Tree. Santa will be making an appearance.

Location: Jackson Village
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 4:30pm

Wildcat Tavern – Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale

Kearsarge Inn - Countdown to New Years Gift Card SaleJACKSON NH – We kick-off our annual Countdown to New Years Gift Certificate Sale on Friday November 23rd through New Year’s Day. Gift Certificates can be purchased online here or at the restaurant.

Gift Certificates are valid for hotel and dining. For more information call 603-356-8700

See the table below for dates and discounts!

November 23 – 29 25% OFF
November 30 – December 6 20% OFF
December 7 – 13 15% OFF
December 14 – 20 10% OFF
December 21 – 31 5% OFF

Kearsarge Inn – Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale

Kearsarge Inn - Countdown to New Years Gift Card SaleNORTH CONWAY NH – We kick-off our annual Countdown to New Years Gift Card Sale on Friday November 23rd through New Year’s Day.

Gift cards can be purchased online here or at the Kearsarge Inn.  For more information call 603-356-8700.

See the table below for dates and discounts!

November 23 – 29 25% OFF
November 30 – December 6 20% OFF
December 7 – 13 15% OFF
December 14 – 20 10% OFF
December 21 – 31 5% OFF

Mallett Brothers Band at The Wildcat Tavern – October 27th

JACKSON NH – The Mallett Brothers Band’s busy tour schedule over the past seven years has helped them to build a dedicated fan base across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home.

The Mallett Brothers BandWith a style that can ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that’s influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds. Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand.”

Jonathan Sarty opens the show at 7pm

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating 603 383-6502
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out
Wildcat Tavern Event Page

Musical Style: (Alternative Rock/Country)

$15 ticket per person

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