Category Archives: Mount Washington Valley NH

29th Annual Chocolate Festival – Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wow… 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!

Complete info here

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at King Pine – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

New Year's Eve Family Celebration at King PineThis New Year’s Eve, King Pine invites families to ring in the New Year with an evening of skiing, riding, music and fun – complete with torchlight parade and fireworks!

4 – 9 p.m. – $19 per Junior, $29 per Adult
Moonlight 4 Pack available – 4 friends or family get 4 night lift tickets for only $66!

A New Year’s Eve ticket includes:

Activities for the entire family!

  • Night skiing and riding from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Outdoor music and campfire at the base of King Pine
  • Torchlight parade begins at 9:00 p.m. – first 100 people meet at 8:45 p.m. at the top of the Open Slope.
  • Skiers MUST be able to ski an intermediate Blue Square trail in the dark!Hi-intensity glow sticks will be used.
  • Fireworks to follow torchlight parade at 9:20 p.m.
  • Toast to the New Year at the Trail’s End Tavern!

Additional New Year’s Eve Activities

Torchlight Tubing: Tickets are just $19 per person for each 2-hour session. Tubes are provided by King Pine. One rider per tube. Please reserve at (603) 367-8896 x247

Snow Sculpting Competition in Jackson, NH – January 26th

JACKSON NH – The Village of Jackson, New Hampshire and member businesses are preparing for one of it’s favorite winter events… The 16th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition.

This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 26th 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 29th. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces it is recommend you come back on Sunday the 29th. See first hand how our sculptors take 8’ 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 15 teams for 2017 and a spectacular show!
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Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Acoustic Nuisance – December 16th

Kevin Dolan, Davey Armstrong, and Simon CrawfordA night with Acoustic Nuisance at The Wildcat Tavern in Jackson, NH 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

Musical Style: rock/celtic/folk rock

Where: The Wildcat Tavern
Date: December 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

Schouler Park Tree Lighting – November 24th

NORTH CONWAY NH – The official beginning of the Holiday Season starts with the Shouler Park Skating Rink Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 and Tree Lighting at Schouler Park, North Conway Village at 5:00 PM

Join the Shops of Norcross Circle for their Snowflake Festival with activities planned all afternoon before the ribbon cutting and tree lighting.

Community Celebrations Caretakers

Presenting Caretakers

TOWN of CONWAY, PAINCARE MWV PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION

Spirit of Community Caretakers

North Conway Hannaford, Northway Bank, Eastern Slope Inn, Public Service of New Hampshire, Badger Realty, North Conway Village Association, 93.5, Magic 104 and Valley Information Radio

Community Connector Caretakers

MUDDY MOOSE RESTAURANT, ZEB’S GENERAL STORE, VARSITY BEVERAGE, FIELDS OF AMBROSIA,         THE CONWAY DAILY SUN, THE MOUNTAIN EAR, GAMWELL,CAPUTO,SIEK & CO. CPA’S, HANCOCK LUMBER, VITO MARCELLO’A ITALIAN BISTRO

Journey to the North Pole – Dec. 14-17

Journey to the North PoleNORTH CONWAY NH  – Join us on the family adventure of a lifetime aboard the magical Journey to the North Pole™! The Journey to the North Pole™ offers a truly unique experience that only happens here in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, with adventures departing from North Conway and Lincoln, NH during the holiday season in November and December each year.

A two-hour adventure, The Journey to the North Pole™ takes you on a magical trip to see Santa in his workshop at the North Pole!

You and your family will board the Journey to the North Pole™ train and be served delicious hot chocolate by our magical chefs, along with some of Santa’s favorite treats! Once arriving at the North Pole you’ll be escorted by elves (Santa’s helpers) outside and up to the North Pole Theater having the opportunity to leave your Santa letters at the Post Office, as well as visit with some toyshop elves along the way. The classic “The Night Before Christmas” poem by Clement Clarke Moore is dramatically read along with a visit from Santa himself, truly a magical event for all ages! Each child will receive a special gift on the return trip back to New Hampshire.

For more information about this event, tickets and lodging packages, please visit journeytothenorthpole.org.

Net proceeds from the Journey to the North Pole Event fund Literacy Programs of The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a Charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting – November 26th

Christmas Holiday Tree LightingJACKSON NH – The entire Jackson Community invites you to come and see the unvailing of our all new and glimmering Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting. Jackson Village 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 26th, at 4:00 PM. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a candy cane and their choice of a Christmas Holiday hat. The Jackson Grammar School children and 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 26, 2017
Time: 8:00pm

603-383-9356

The Ghoullog at Cranmore – All of October

THE GHOULLOG nhNORTH CONWAY NH – Back for 2017! Are you brave enough to make it through the Ghoullog? Navigate your way through 4 individual haunts in one terrifying experience? Be chased through the dark woods and embrace the horror that’s waiting for you behind every twist and turn? The creators of the Ghoullog have done it again. This is one year you don’t want to miss. We’ll be waiting for you. Are you brave enough to make it through the Ghoullog? Navigate your way through 4 individual haunts in one terrifying experience? Be chased through the dark woods and embrace the horror that’s waiting for you behind every twist and turn? The creators of the Ghoullog have done it again. This is one year you don’t want to miss. We’ll be waiting for you.

While you’re here, visit the Haunted Playground! Scream the night away with unlimited rides on the Giant Swing, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, and Mountain Coaster. Special effects and the occasional ghost or ghoul can be found along the way.

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47th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale

eastern slope ski clubNORTH CONWAY NH – 47th Annual Eastern Slope Ski Club Ski Sale set for Nov. 10th & 11th. The Eastern Slope Ski Club (ESSC) will be hosting its 47th annual gear sale at the (NEW) North Conway Community Center on Friday, November 10th (3pm-8pm) and Saturday, November 11th (9am-12pm).

Plan on dropping off your clean and ‘modern’ Alpine, Cross Country and Snowboard gear you’d like to sell at the North Conway Community Center on the evenings of Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th between 6pm-8pm. Each item requires a tag ($1 each), which will be available for purchase when you are dropping items off. Or, you can save time and buy them soon at Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet in North Conway.

All unsold items (and proceeds from your sales) MUST be picked up at the Community Center on Saturday, November 11th between 4pm-6pm. PICK-UP IS ON A NEW DAY AND TIME, please take note. Anything NOT picked up will be considered a donation, and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the ESSC.

Questions? Message us on Facebook for a quick response!

Return of the Pumpkin People – Sunday, October 1, 2017

Return of the Pumpkin PeopleJACKSON NH – Celebrating our 33rd year of hosting one of New Hampshire’s premiere fall events… the Return of the Pumpkin People. Take this self-guided tour of more than 80 different locations hosting Pumpkin People displays. This is an event will amaze even the toughest of critics. You will see Pumpkin People doing all kinds of things from flying across yards to deep sea diving. Our members’ talent out does itself year after year. Peruse the photos of last year’s event participants and see for yourself.

Maps and People Choice Award Ballots will be available by September 1st, 2017. You can request them by calling the office at 603-383-9356, sending an email to [email protected] or picking one up at any of the participating businesses located throughout the Conway and Jackson Area of New Hampshire.

For more information please check back as we get closer to the event. Be sure to check out our “All Things Pumpkin” Festival as well.

Location: Throughout Jackson Area
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017