The Holiday Spirit Comes to the Lakes Region this Weekend

Holiday-Horses-1024x695This weekend, the quaint village of Meredith and its surrounding towns will become quite festive as The Lakes Region of NH transforms into a winter wonderland of old-fashioned holiday charm, with many fun things to do, indoors and out, for folks of all ages!

Celebrating the Seasons Series – Saturday, December 5th, 10am & 1pm – Prescott Farm, Laconia – The natural world is constantly changing. If you take the time to look, each month brings new and exciting phenomena to learn from and delight in. Using author Mary Holland’s book Naturally Curious as a month-by-month guide to the wonders unfolding in the fields, forests, and wetlands of New England, each month participants will go on a leisurely hike with one of Prescott Farm’s naturalists, with the goal of cultivating each person’s observation skills and deepening their relationship with the natural world. Program titles and descriptions are used with permission from Mary Holland. Upcoming themes: Jan. – “Endurance,” Feb. – “Survival,” March – “Awakening.” For monthly theme descriptions please visit Prescott Farm’s website at Also, please note the specific times for adults and families (Adults only are from 10-11:30am and Families are from 1-2:30pm).

Festival of Trees – Friday, December 4th – Sunday, December 6th – Waukewan Golf Club, Center Harbor – The Annual Festival of Trees, organized by the Altrusa Club of Meredith, is a much anticipated event. While enjoying apple cider and fresh cookies in a rustic, festive barn, visitors can stroll through a “forest” of over 50 magnificent holiday trees, which have been decorated in various themes, such as Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, On Golden Pond, Forever Plaid, Angels, Red, White, and Blue, Matchbox Cars, Vintage, etc. Some are elegant, some whimsical, and some nostalgic, but all are wonderful! For a full description of the event, please see our recent blog post at

An Evening with the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet – Saturday, December 5th, 7:30pm – Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith – Celebrating 50 Years of the Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas! Don’t miss this night of feel-good, family entertainment.  For almost fifty years, the timeless jazzy tunes from the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon have endeared and entertained audiences of all ages. The Eric Mintel Quartet performs these songs and more in a way that’s fun, exciting, and a treat for the whole family. Tickets are $25 for Orchestra seating and $15 for Balcony. For information on upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 603-279-0333.

Brunch with Santa at Lago – Sunday, December 6th, 9am – 1pm  – Lago, Inn at Bay Point, Meredith – Enjoy a lakeside brunch while Santa strolls the room bringing holiday cheer to each table. Snapshots with Santa are encouraged! Reservations are required and can be made through the restaurant at 603-279-5523, $17.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids.

Mill Falls Marketplace & Main Street Holiday Open House – Sunday, December 6th, 12 – 4pm – The Mill Falls Marketplace will host its annual Holiday Open House, when guests will be able to enjoy traditional strolling carolers while they browse at this beautifully renovated mill building and surrounding shops. There will also be refreshments and live entertainment. Horse drawn wagon rides will be available from 1 – 4pm, and Santa will be visiting the shops from 2–4 pm! Visitors can enter to win a $500.00 shopping spree at our unique marketplace shops! For a full listing of shops, please visit

Come on out and get into the holiday spirit this weekend!

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

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

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