“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.” ― Fennel Hudson

Take a break from your Christmas shopping and step back to enjoy some quality family time! It's almost the end of 2019, and this weekend offers plenty of opportunities to make the most out of the holiday season. Whether you're in the mood for a good holiday concert, arts and crafts projects, or even a movie night, make this weekend one for the books!

Check out some great events below and be sure to share your NH made memories with us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Weekending!

1. Our Big Backyard Series: Gifts of the Night Tree

Share the holiday spirit with some friends in nature! Prescott Farm will read the classic, "The Night Tree," while you make treats for furry and feathered friends and venture to decorate your own “Night Tree.” 

Date: Saturday, December 14

Time: 10AM-11:30AM

Location: Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center - 928 White Oaks Rd., Laconia, NH

Website: https://prescottfarm.org/

Admission: $8/person ($6 Members; FREE for Upgraded Members!)

2. Tales of New Hampshire: Holiday Family Storytime

Bring the family to a free holiday program at the New Hampshire Historical Society. Storytellers will share classic tales about holiday celebrations in the Granite State, and there will be time to play traditional games, make a craft to take home, and visit the “Discovering New Hampshire” exhibit. This program is geared for kids ages 3 to 8, but all ages are welcome. 

Date: Saturday, December 14

Time: 10AM-11AM

Location:New Hampshire Historical Society- 30 Park St., Concord, NH

Website: https://www.nhhistory.org/Visit/Programs-Events-Calendar

Admission: FREE

3. The Polar Express 

Join Red River Theatres for this holiday favorite! Tickets include your very own “believer’s bell” and hot cocoa will be available to purchase.

What the film’s about: A young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole—during which he learns about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas. A holiday favorite, The Polar Express was the first animated film to use performance capture technology. It is based on the 1985 children’s book by Chris Van Allsberg and features Tom Hanks in six distinct roles.

Date: Saturday, December 14

Time: 10AM

Location: Red River Theatres - 11 South Main St., Concord, NH

Website: https://www.redrivertheatres.org/film/the-polar-express/

Admission: $5

4. Laurie Berkner Band Holiday Concert

Laurie Berkner and her band celebrate the season with traditional, secular songs such as “Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman,” plus originals from Laurie’s well-loved album A Laurie Berkner Christmas like “Santa’s Coming to My House Tonight.” They will also pay tribute to Hanukkah with “Candle Chase” and “The Dreidel Song” and will perform an array of Laurie’s greatest hits.

Date: Saturday, December 14

Time: 11AM-12:30PM

Location: Capitol Center for the Arts - 44 South Main St., Concord, NH

Website: https://ccanh.com/events/laurie-berkner-band/

Admission: $35-$75

5. Flying Film Series "Fantastic Fungi"

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

Date: Sunday, December 15

Time: 6:30PM

Location: The Flying Monkey - 39 Main Street, Plymouth, NH

Website: https://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/event-detail/flying-film-series-%22fantastic-fungi%22/2019-12-18/

Admission: General Admission $10, Seniors $7


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