"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." – Bil Keane
Thanksgiving sure snuck up on us this year but the holiday fun is just beginning. If you don't plan to spend your entire weekend chasing down Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday deals, we have plenty of events to keep you occupied. Check them out below and be sure to share them with us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
1. Christmas at the Castle
Tour the Lucknow mansion, festively dressed for the holidays by creative businesses and designers to reflect their most nostalgic Christmas memories! Browse the Artisan Fair, have lunch at the Carriage House, visit with Santa, and have fun making crafts at this most-loved holiday event.
Date: Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1
Location: Castle in the Clouds - 586 Ossipee Park Rd., Moultonborough, NH
Admission: Adults $20, Children ages 5-17 $10, Children ages 4 and under Free
2. Gift of Lights
The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for New Hampshire Motor Speedway to trade in the checkered flags for more than 2.5 million twinkly LED lights for the ninth annual Gift of Lights.
The Gift of Lights has become a family tradition during the holidays. The 2.5-mile drive-thru light show will feature the Tunnel of Lights: 520 displays, 80 different scenes and a s’mores pit, which will be hosted by the Loudon Firefighters Association on Friday and Saturday nights through December 21. And kids of all ages can have their picture taken with the one and only Santa Claus!
Date: Thursday, November 28 - Sunday, January 5
Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway - 1122 NH Route 106, Loudon, NH
Admission: $25 per vehicle
3. Warren Miller’s “Timeless”
This year's annual kick off to winter at The Flying Monkey in Plymouth will be hosted by NH ski star Dan Egan!
The only constant is change, but the spirit of winter is eternal. Kick off the season with Warren Miller’s film “Timeless,” and celebrate 70 years of ski cinematography with top athletes across the globe.
Tickets include free lift passes to Waterville Valley and Sugarbush.
Date: Friday, November 29
Location: The Flying Monkey - 39 Main St., Plymouth, NH
4. Scavenger Hunt on Meredith’s Main Street
This Small Business Saturday, participate in the Greater Meredith Program’s first annual Main Street Scavenger Hunt! This free event for teams of three combines Facebook and Instagram with a foot race to visit 15+ small businesses. The team who completes the Hunt first wins the Grand Prize of over $500 in items and gift cards to Main Street shops!
Date: Saturday, November30
Location: Main Street - Meredith, NH
5. Light-Up Laconia Holiday Festival & Parade
Join in on the fun during this family friendly event celebrating the Holidays. This year's festival will include live music, fire pits, s’mores stations, an ice bar, Santa visits, carolers and food trucks! There will also be a parade downtown at 4:30 p.m.
Date: Sunday, December 1
Location: Stewart Park - Main St., Laconia, NH
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