Unique Things to Do in New England This Holiday Season

Wondering what to do in New England this holiday season? Looking for something special to do with your family or friends? Keep reading for some great places to visit this November and December.

Rhode Island ~ Have you ever experienced Christmas At The Newport Mansions in Newport, Rhode Island? Three mansions are magnificently decorated for the holidays and tours are offered November 19, 2017 through January 1, 2018. They also offer Santa Sundays, holiday evenings and a special holiday dinner dance. (www.newportmansions.org/events/christmas-at-the-newport-mansions)

Connecticut ~ Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport in Mystic is celebrating its 37th year. This year they will doing a theatrical production of “The Spirit of the Holiday: A Christmas Ghost Story” on Friday and Saturday evening from November 24 through December 22. Ac- cording to the website “Each Lantern Light Tour is a 70-minute progressive performance that covers approximately half a mile of uneven terrain (including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs) and is performed in all weather conditions.” (www.mysticseaport.org/event/lantern-light-tours)

Vermont ~ Do you like to bake? You may want to visit King Arthur Flour in Norwich this holiday season. King Arthur Flour offers a variety of baking classes and has its own on-site bakery and store. Classes fill up quickly and reservations are required. A complete class schedule and directions may be found at www.kingarthurflour.com/baking-school.

New Hampshire ~ The Candlelight Stroll at Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth takes place in December on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The website description says “the Museum grounds glow with hundreds of lighted candle lanterns, the houses are adorned with thousands of hand-made decorations crafted from live greens and dried flowers and herbs collected from the Museum gardens, and the air is filled with the sound of holiday music and scent of woodsmoke from the bonfire.” For more information including prices and hours of operation please visit their website at www.strawberybanke.org/events/candlelight-stroll.cfm.

Maine ~ Sunday River in Bethel offers a rare site on Sunday, December 3rd with its “Santa Sunday” event. Over 250 people dressed in Santa suits will be hitting the slopes to support the Sunday River Community Fund. According to the website, www.sundayriver.com/events- and-activities/events-calendar/santa-sunday, this event has even been featured on the Travel Channel. Participants registrations start on Monday, November 27th at noon!

Massachusetts ~ The Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston offers “Winter Reimagined” from November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2019. At night this 130+ acre garden with walking trails becomes a winter wonderland full of ornaments and lights. For more information please visit www.towerhillbg.org/winter-reimagined-2017

Each state listed above offers a wide variety of holiday events including parades, concerts, his- toric home tours, craft fairs, tree lighting ceremonies and more. Please check out local town and state websites for other suggestions.

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