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December

Through Dec. 31, The Gift of Lights, 4:30-9 pm, spanning over 2 miles with over 60 holiday scenes, 400 light displays and more. NH Motor Speedway, Rt. 106, Loudon, info: (closed Dec. 4 and 25), Dec. 10 opens at 5:30 pm, info: 783-4931, www.nhms.com.

 Dec. 1, Downsizing Made Easy, 3 pm, in the Bistro, Meredith Bay Colony Club, Meredith, all are welcome, free, call to reserve: 279-1500.

Dec. 1, Pub Music, 6:30 pm, Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Sandwich, Jill Ducsai performs, info: 284-6219.

Dec. 1-2, Christmas Fair, Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, white elephant, baked goods, greens, books and more. Dec. 1: 5-7 pm; Dec. 2: 9 am-1 pm. Info: 524-6057. 

Dec. 1-3, Christmas Village, free admission, all are welcome, see Santa, Mrs. Claus, North Pole decorations and much more. Laconia Community Center, Union Ave., Laconia, info: 524-5046. (Dec. 1 from 6-8 pm; Dec. 2 from 2-5 pm and Dec. 3 from 2 to 5 pm.)

Dec. 1-3, Meredith Altrusa Festival of Trees, Waukewan Golf Club, 166 Waukewan Rd., Center, info: 279-6121.

Dec. 1-3, Narnia, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Rd., Meredith, 279-0333, www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

Dec. 2, Do It Yourself Herbal Holiday and Body Care Gifts, 10-12:30 pm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Shaker Rd., Canterbury, info/pre-register: 783-9511, www.shakers.org.

Dec. 2, Holiday Craft Fair, Gilford Middle and High Schools, 9 am-3 pm, annual event with handmade items galore, food from school clubs, and more, Alvah Wilson Rd., Gilford. 

Dec. 2, Homestead Christmas at the Remick Museum, Tamworth, tours, wagon rides, food, games and more, 11 am-3 pm, www.remickmuseum.org.

Dec. 2, Jingle Mingle 5K Run/Walk, register: 9:30 am; race at 10 am, starts and ends at Tapply Thompson Community Center, 30 N. Main St., Bristol, 744-2713.

Dec. 2-3, Christmas in the Village, Sandwich, arts and crafts, shops open and more, www.discoversandwich.com.

Dec. 2-3, Contemporary Dance Ensemble, 7 pm, Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, 535-ARTS. 

Dec. 3, A Joyful Noise holiday concert, 1 pm, Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, tickets/info: 535-ARTS. 

Dec. 3, Annual Open Houses in Meredith and at Mill Falls Marketplace, goodies, Santa, shopping, music and more. Info: 279-6121.

Dec. 3, Annual Senior Christmas Dinner, noon, Interlakes Elementary School, Meredith, Moultonboro, Center Harbor and Sandwich residents age 55 and up welcome, reservations required: 279-7600. 

Dec. 3, Annual Tree Lighting Service, youth readings and performers of all ages, Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, time/info: 524-6057.

Dec. 4, Barbershop Music Concert with Lakes Region Chordsmen, 7 pm, Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, free, public welcome, 366-1400.

 Dec. 6, Christmas Caroling, 5:30-7:30 pm, meet at Laconia Community Center, Union Ave., go to Taylor Community for caroling, hot cocoa, outdoor event, register by Dec. 1: 524-5046.

 Dec. 6, PSU Chamber Players concert, 7 pm, Smith Recital Hall, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, free, info: 535-ARTS.

 Dec. 7, Christmas Fair, Town Hall, Ossipee, www.ossipeemainstreet.org.

Dec. 7, Dinner and Storytelling with Becky Rule, Corner House Inn, Sandwich, 6:30 pm, 603-284-6219, info@cornerhouseinn.com.

 Dec. 7, GOACC Business Expo, 5:30-7:30 pm, www.ossipeevalley.org

 Dec. 7, PSU Percussion Ensemble, 7 pm, Studio Theatre, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, 535-ARTS.

Dec. 7, Pub Mania, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 7-23, A Christmas Carol, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets/showtimes: 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

Dec. 8, Dueling Pianos, Jim Tyrell vs. Matt Langely, 8:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 8, Gingerbread House Jubilee, 6-8 pm, General Wolfe Barn, 518 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, display of gingerbread houses with proceeds to benefit Friends of Abenaki.

Dec. 8, Pub Music, 6:30 pm, Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Sandwich, Peter Lawlor performs, info: 284-6219.

Dec. 8-9, Contemporary Dance Ensemble concert, 7 pm, Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, tickets/info: 535-ARTS.

Dec. 8-10, Santa’s Village & Craft Fair, magical event, Santa’s elves work on toys and wrap gifts, visit with Santa, also Craft Fair event. Tapply Thompson Community Center, 30 N. Main St., Bristol, 744-2713. (12/8: 6-8 pm; 12/9: 2-5 pm; 12/10: 2-5 pm) 

Dec. 8-12, International Nativity Display, Fireside Tavern, Meredith Bay Colony Club, free, public welcome, call for hours and directions: 279-1500.

 Dec. 9, Belknap Mill 9th Annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair, 9 am-3 pm, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, info: 524-8813.

 Dec. 9, Breakfast with Santa, 8-11 am, Wolfeboro Inn, North Main St., Wolfeboro, info: 569-2200.

 Dec. 9, Christmas at Canterbury, 3-8 pm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, 783-9511, www.shakers.org.

 Dec. 9, Christmas Open House at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 4-7:30 pm, museum exhibits, cobbler’s shop, fireplace, refreshments and beverages, The Little Red Schoolhouse ~ Home of the Wakefield-Brookfield Historical Society, 2851 Wakefield Road, free, all welcome, info: 340-2295.

Dec. 9, Christmas Spirit Open House, 1-4 pm, shops open, live music, hotdogs on the grill and more! Wolfeboro, 569-2200. 

Dec. 9, DYI Lantern Workshop, 10:30 am-noon or 1-2:30 pm, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, info/pre-register: 366-5695. 

Dec. 9, Lions Club Christmas Dinner for Seniors, 4 pm, Fellowship Hall, Bristol United Church of Christ, 15 Church St., Bristol, 744-8132. 

Dec. 9, Mothers’ Shopping Day, Art Works-CCAC, 132 Wt. Mt. Hwy., Chocorua, 10 am – 5 pm. A Day for Moms! Leave the kids and husband home. Refreshments, 323-8041, www.chocoruaArtworks.com

Dec. 9, Rockspring Bluegrass Band, 8:30 pm, Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfe’s Tavern, 90 North Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-3016.

Dec. 9, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, KA Brett School, 881 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, info: www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Dec. 9, Tribute to Tom Petty, by Tim Thieriault, 8:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 9, Tuba Christmas, 2 pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, 258 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, info: 603-247-1703 or 569-3861. 

Dec. 9-10, Handel’s Messiah, Clear Lakes Chorale, performance at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Rt. 28, Alton, (12/9: 7:30 pm; 12/10: 2 pm), tickets/info: www.clearlakeschorale.org.

Dec. 9-10, Holiday Pops, Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 9: 7:30 pm, Dec. 10: 3 pm, Interlakes Community Auditorium, Meredith, info: www.lrso.org.

Dec. 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, Wolfeboro Festival of Trees, Wright Museum, glittering and creative decorated holiday trees fill museum display space, Center St., Wolfeboro, admission/hours/info: www.wolfeborofestivaloftrees.com or call 603-948-5504. (Special preview on Dec. 7 by advance reservation.)

Dec. 9-15, The Nutcracker with Sole City Dance, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets/showtimes: 335-1992, www.rochesteroperahouse.com.

Dec. 10, Beeswax Craft – from Lotions to Candles, pre-register at Art Works-CCAC, Chocorua, 1-3:30 pm. Fee/info: 323-8041, ww.chocoruaArtworks.com

Dec. 10, Holiday Music Concert, 3 pm, Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, tickets/info: 535-ARTS.

Dec. 10, Holiday Concert with pianist Dana Cunningham and cellist Max Dyer, 4 pm, Little White Church, Eaton, tickets/info: www.danacunningham.com. 

Dec. 10, The Nutcracker, 2 pm, Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro, with Northeastern Ballet Theatre, info/tickets, www.northeasternballet.org or 603-834-8834.

Dec. 10, Wander & Wonder – Wilderness Skills Workshop, 10 am-2 pm, Global Awareness Local Action, 3 Pork Hill Rd., Ossipee, free workshop for youth, ages 6-12, pre-register: 539-6460, www.galacommunity.org. 

Dec. 11, Pemigewasset Choral Society Hope is Born, musical concert, 3 pm, Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, 535-ARTS.

Dec. 11-15, Candlelight Tours, 6:30 and 7 pm, guided tours of the historic village decorated for the holidays, Canterbury Shaker Village, Shaker Rd., Canterbury, 783-9511. 

Dec. 12, ATTP Improv! Meet Up, 6:30 pm, casual improv performing experience, teens and adults welcome, Advice To The Players, 12 Main St., Sandwich, 284-7115. 

Dec. 12, Coping with Grief Through the Holidays, 2 sessions: 1-2:30 pm or 4-5:30 pm, Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association, 186 Waukewan St., Meredith, 279-6611. 

Dec. 12, Hurray for the Holidays!, 6-8 pm, $2 p/p, bring the family and make ornaments, Laconia Community Center, Union Ave., Laconia, info: 524-5046.

Dec. 13, Holiday Open House, 4:30-6:30 pm, Squam Lakes Assoc. headquarters, 534 US Rt. 3, Holderness. 968-7336.

Dec. 13, Nature Play Time, 11 am-noon, for ages 2-3, must be accompanied by an adult, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, info/pre-register: 968-7194.

Dec. 13, Opera in the Morning, 10-11 am, free, public welcome, 259 South Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-2428.

Dec. 13, Percussion Ensemble, 7 pm, music from around the world, Studio Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, tickets/info: 535-ARTS.

Dec. 13, Sandwich Womens Club Holiday Luncheon, Corner House Inn, Sandwich, reservations: 651-8819.

Dec. 14, Dinner and Storytelling with Dudley Laufman, Corner House Inn, Sandwich, 6:30 pm, 603-284-6219, info@cornerhouseinn.com.

Dec. 14, Eric Grant performs, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 15, Dueling Pianos, Gardner Berry vs. Andre Balazs, 8:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 15, Pub Music, 6:30 pm, Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Sandwich, performer TBA, info: 284-6219.

Dec. 15 & 17, Holiday Concert, Lakes Region Singers, (12/15 at 7:30 pm & 12/17 at 3 pm), 1st United Methodist Church, Rt. 11A, Gilford, tickets/info: 524-0835 or 998-8545.

Dec. 16, A Victorian Christmas, 10 am-3 pm, costumed role players take guests on a tour of the farm at the holidays in 1800s, gingerbread and hot cider served, parlor games, storytelling and more, NH Farm Museum, 1035 White Mt. Highway, Milton, 652-7840, farmmuseum.org.

Dec. 16, Christmas at Canterbury, 3-8 pm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, 783-9511, www.shakers.org.

Dec. 16, Pete Kilpatrick, 8:30 pm, Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfe’s Tavern, 90 North Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-3016.

Dec. 16, Photos with Santa, 2 pm, King Pine Ski Area, Madison, 367-8896.

Dec. 16, POP-UP Show, 11 am-4 pm, demo/info on his hand-painted and dyed scarves by Doug Masury, League of NH Craftsmen-Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, DW Highway, Meredith, 279-7920, www.meredith.nhcrafts.org.

Dec. 16, 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, 4-7 pm, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, info: 366-5695.

 Dec. 16, Skate with Santa, 2-3:30 pm, Pop Whalen Ice & Arts Center, Wolfeboro, cocoa and cookies, visit with Santa! 569-5639.

 Dec. 16, Stocking Stuffer Saturday, Art Works-CCAC, 132 Wt. Mt. Hwy., Chocorua, 10 – 5 pm. Little is not necessarily smaller! Lots of little sparkly items that are amazing to open, 323-8041, www.chocoruaArtworks.com

 Dec. 16, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, KA Brett School, 881 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, info: www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Dec. 16, Tribute to Billy Joel, by Jim Tyrell, 8:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 16-17, It’s a Wonderful Life, 12/16: 8 pm; 12/17: 2 pm, Village Players Theatre, 51 Glendon St., Wolfeboro, $5 p/p, box office opens one hour before movie begins, www.village-players.com, 569-9656.

Dec. 16-17, Santa’s Stocking Stuffer Craft Fair, Sat.: 10 am-4 pm; Sun.: 10 am-3 pm, N. Conway Community Center, 2628 White Mt. Highway, N. Conway, rain or shine, free admission. www.joycescraftshows.com.

Dec. 16-30, Snow White, Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Rd., Meredith, 279-0333, www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

Dec. 17, Men’s Shopping Day, Art Works-CCAC, 132 Wt. Mt. Hwy., Chocorua, 10 am – 5 pm. Leave the wife and kids at home! Lots to ooh and aah about…find the perfect gift…wrapped for FREE!, 323-8041, www.chocoruaArtworks.com 

Dec. 17, Pemi Choral Society: Pinkham Christmas Cantata, 3 pm, Hanaway Theatre, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, tickets/info: 535-ARTS. 

Dec. 19, Family Cookie Decorating Night, 6-8 pm, all are welcome, pre-register/pay by Dec. 12; Laconia Community Center, Union Ave., Laconia, info: 524-5046.

Dec. 19, Winging it in the Winter: Morning Bird Identification, 8-10 am, join Lakes Region Conservation Corps member Maggie Upham to listen to an ID common winter birds with a walk around property to look for birds. Squam Lakes Assoc., 534 US Rt. 3, Holderness, info: 968-7336, ww.squamlakes.org.

Dec. 21, Dinner and Storytelling with Arthur Surette, Corner House Inn, Sandwich, 6:30 pm, 603-284-6219, info@cornerhouseinn.com.

Dec. 21, Eric Grant performs, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 22, Dueling Pianos, Jon Lorentz vs. Jim Tyrell, 8:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 22, Pub Music, 6:30 pm, Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Sandwich, Tim Hazelton and David Young perform, info: 284-6219.

Dec. 22, Ugly Sweater Skate Party, 6-7:30 pm, Pop Whalen Ice Arena, Pine Hill Rd., Wolfeboro, prizes for ugliest sweaters. 569-5639.

Dec. 23, Bruce Marshall & The Nor’Easters, 8:30 pm, Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfe’s Tavern, 90 North Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-3016.

Dec. 23, Tamworth Farmer’s Market, KA Brett School, 881 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, info: www.tamworthfarmersmarket.org.

Dec. 23, 90s Rewind with Mark Dionne, 8:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 28, Eric Grant performs, 7 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 29, Dueling Pianos, Jim Tyrell vs. Matt Langley, 8:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 29, Pub Music, 6:30 pm, Corner House Inn, 22 Main St., Sandwich, music TBA, info: 284-6219.

Dec. 30, Meredith 250th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration Dinner and Dance, Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, 6 pm, DW Highway, Meredith, 279-1332 for reservations.

Dec. 30, Heartbeat City, 8:30 pm, Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfe’s Tavern, 90 North Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-3016.

Dec. 30, One Hit Wonders, performed by Matt Langley Trio, 8:30 pm, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 31, King Pine Ski Area Family Celebration, 4-9 pm, skiing, outdoor music, bonfire, torchlight parade at 9 pm, fireworks at 9:20 pm, East Madison, fireworks and bonfire, 367-8896, www.kingpine.com.

Dec. 31, Last Night in Wolfeboro, 11 am-9 pm, ring out the old year and welcome the new year with scavenger hunt, lasagna dinner, performances fireworks at 6:30 pm by Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce near downtown area, and much more. Info: 569-5639.

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve with staff DJ, Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve at Gunstock!, 10 pm, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, food, fireworks, fun, 293-4341, 719 Cherry Valley Rd., Gunstock, 293-4341.

 Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Partybration, 4-9 pm, rides, fireworks, snacks, Santa’s Village, Jefferson, info: www.santasvillage.com, 586-4445.