A Few Fun Holiday Things To Do in the Lakes Region

Whether you like traditional New England holiday events or modern takes on classics, the Lakes Region has plenty of fun things to do for folks of all ages this holiday season. Over the next two weekends, Meredith and its surrounding towns will be abuzz with the holiday spirit…

Christmas with the Celts – Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm – The Flying Monkey Performance Center, Plymouth, NH – Christmas with The Celts isn’t just a concert; it’s a celebration of the holiday spirit, people, community, and common connections. The high-stepping spirited musical selections will have audiences clapping along from the first lively renditions of popular contemporary Christmas classics. The show presents the perfect combination of ancient Irish Carols, contemporary Christmas standards, spontaneous humor, and thrilling Irish dancing, giving audiences a most memorable Christmas experience! www.flyingmonkeynh.com

The Nutcracker – Saturday, December 10, 7pm – Kingswood Arts Center, Wolfeboro, NH – Northeastern Ballet Theatre, New Hampshire’s premier ballet company, presents the classic holiday treat, “The Nutcracker!” Directed by former Boston Ballet prima ballerina, Edra Toth, this full-length production is not to be missed! Join Clara and her nutcracker as they venture into the Land of the Sweets! www.northeasternballet.org

Solstice Lantern Festival – Saturday, December 17, 4pm – Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, Laconia, NH – Celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year – with fun activities to welcome back the light! Events will include a lantern parade, bonfire, and contests for lanterns. Participants may enter their own lanterns of any kind (only homemade lanterns will be accepted into the contest, but all lanterns are welcome in the parade). www.prescottfarm.org

Jack and the Beanstalk – A Traditional English “Panto” – December 16 – 31 – Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith, NH – Prepare yourself for a GIANT good time filled with laughs, spectacular special effects, stunning costumes, and lots of audience participation in this magical, musical family show. “Boo” the villain and “cheer” the hero in this English tradition that’s been a holiday staple since the nineteenth century! A panto is a tradition dating back to Victorian times. It’s a musical featuring a mix of showtunes and pop music, great dancing, silly (sometimes saucy) humor, slapstick, etc. Great for little kids but teens and adults also enjoy the double entendres and “in” jokes. www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org

For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit www.meredithareachamber.com and www.lakesregion.org. And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at www.millfalls.com.

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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