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Christmas Shopping Guide – November 2016

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Download Christmas Shopping Guide - November 2016 (pdf)Candlelight Stroll  – Anchoring “Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth”

Candlelight Stroll, an annual holiday tradition at Strawbery Banke since 1979 showcases 350 years of seasonal and holiday traditions against the backdrop of the Museum’s furnished historic houses. On these weekend evenings, the Museum grounds glow with hundreds of lighted candle lanterns, the houses are adorned with thousands of hand-made decorations crafted from live greens and dried flowers and herbs collected from the Museum gardens, and the air is filled with the sound of holiday music and scent of woodsmoke from the bonfire. Its…

Spectacular Holiday Fair to feature local craftsmen

Are you searching for a unique gift for someone special, or perhaps just a day-long adventure to the beautiful seacoast town of Rye with friends and family?  Either way, plan on visiting Webster at Rye’s Holiday Fair in Rye, New Hampshire this year. The event will be held in Webster’s stunning new addition, decorated especially for the occasion, on Saturday, December 3rd, from…

Trans-Siberian-esque Wizards of Winter to perform

Flying Monkey Performance Center presents Wizards of Winter on the Plymouth stage on Sunday, December 4th at 6:30pm. Anchored by three former Trans-Siberian Orchestra members, they have garnered legions of fans with their original album and holiday rock opera. Tickets for this concert start at $29. Envision Christmas season by enjoying progressive rock with a dash…

Ways to make your family’s holiday portraits shine

Take a look at your family. How many changes have crept in since last year? And one year from now, when it’s time to send out holiday cards again, think about how much more they will have changed. Sending a family photograph as your holiday card is one way to share with your friends and loved ones the joy and pride your family makes you feel. But more importantly, as the years pass, the holiday memories within these pictures will become more and more precious. Booking a session with a professional photographer will result in stunning cards that…

Christmas gift-giving guide for last minute shopping

Everyone has had to scurry around to find a last minute holiday gift at some point, whether you procrastinated, you were searching for the perfect gift or you forgot to add someone to your gift list, but don’t let these scenarios cause you stress…

Christmas Shopping Guide – 2015

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Journey to the North Pole prepares for 21st Season

Intervale, NH – Preparations have commenced for the 21st season of the Journey to the North Pole, the nation’s original Polar Express Event. The Journey to the North Pole is a two hour round trip family adventure of a lifetime offering a truly unique experience that only happens here in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, with adventures…

Strawbery Banke celebrates 36th Annual Candlelight Stroll

Strawbery Banke Museum celebrates the theme of “Winter Pastimes” during the 36th annual Candlelight Stroll, December 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, 2015. The event takes place from 5 to 9 pm on Saturdays and 4 to 8 pm on Sundays. Candlelight Stroll is generously…

Winter wine and spirits fit for a celebration

The highlight of the holiday season is often the gathering of friends and family for a seasonal meal. Whether hosting and planning a full menu or attending a holiday get-together, keep in mind the perfect wine and spirit pairings for either a traditional feast or a more modern soiree featuring a variety of…

Holiday Hints: Find something on everyone’s wish list

No matter who you’re buying for this holiday season, your shopping list is sure to be long and complex. Simplify it with these holiday hints, which feature something for everyone on the list. From gifts that keep on giving, month after month, or the latest in handheld functionality to a stylish classic and tasty treats both…

Great holiday gifts for the handy DIY-ers in your life

The holiday season is the perfect time to ensure the handy guys and gals in your life are well-equipped for all their planned projects in the coming year — whether that is building shelves, making home improvements or fixing up the…

Christmas Shopping Guide – 2014

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Download Christmas Shopping Guide - 2014 (pdf)Ed Gerhard presents his Christmas Guitar Concert

GRAMMY® Award-winner Ed Gerhard presents his 32nd Annual Christmas Guitar Concert. A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit ACT ONE; Artists’ Collaborative Theatre of New England New Hampshire’s own GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard will present his popular Annual Christmas Guitar Concert in its 32nd year on…

Santa’s Sleigh stops in Northern NH at Santa’s Village

Santa will travel more than 4,000 miles from the North Pole to Jefferson, NH to officially kick-off Christmastime festivities with his elves, reindeer, rides, light shows, and more beginning Saturday, Nov. 22 at Santa’s Village in Jefferson, NH. Christmastime at Santa’s Village will be open weekends from Nov. 22 through…

Great stocking stuffers for book lovers

Have some lit lovers in your life? Want to make stocking stuffers extra special for them this year? Here are a few great ideas: Personalized Bookmarks: Outfit bibliophiles with some cool new reading gear. Encourage them to scrap the scrap paper with a personalized bookmark. Consider cross stitching or engraving a message onto wood or metal…

Tips for choosing and preparing a Holiday Turkey

Whether it’s your first or fiftieth time, the stress of roasting the holiday bird is enough to ruffle anyone’s feathers. Set yourself up for success with two simple rules: stick to the basics and start with great quality meat. Delicious meat comes from animals raised the way nature …

A cut above the rest: How to make the perfect holiday cookie

Many of our fondest childhood memories consist of spending time with friends and family, baking delicious holiday cookies and eyeing the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree. Embrace nostalgia and create the perfect holiday cookie that tastes delicious and is easy to decorate. Instead of displaying a gingerbread house, cut sugar cookies using some snowman, tree and…

Holiday Guide – 2013

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Download Holiday Guide - 2013 (pdf)Strawbery Banke Museum Candlelight Stroll

“Once Upon a Winter’s Eve” Portsmouth, New Hampshire (October 16, 2013) – Strawbery Banke Museum celebrates “Once Upon a Winter’s Eve” during the 34th annual Candlelight Stroll, December 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22, 2013. The event takes place from 5 to 9 pm on Saturdays and 4 to 8 pm on Sundays. Candlelight Stroll is…

Christmas in Amherst Village; a tour of six historic houses

Christmas in Amherst Village: A Tour of Six Historic Houses, 10 am to 4 pm. This enchanting tour returns with six beautifully decorated historic houses. Varying in style, history and stature, the houses are decorated for Christmas by their homeowners and professional florists. Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 day of tour. A delicious lunch, which must be pre-ordered, will be prepared by…

Quick, simple holiday entertaining tricks

If you’ll be hosting holiday guests this year, you know there are plenty of preparations to be made. While the main course and the sleeping arrangements may require some additional thought, you don’t need to get bogged down in the decorations. Follow these tips to create a beautiful holiday motif in just a matter of…

A guide to artisanal wine and cheese pairings

Planning a get together with close friends or family this holiday season and fretting over what to serve? Regardless of theme or guest list, a delicious artisanal cheese and wine platter is a great way to start off any gathering. By following these simple guidelines, creating the perfect pairings can be one of the simplest things on your…

All That Glitters: Why you can’t go wrong giving gold jewelry

Gold has been an integral part of holiday traditions for centuries. The Magi carried gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh; golden gelt has been part of Hanukkah since the seventeenth century; and today “five golden rings” is more than a mere song lyric, they have come to symbolize all that we share with one another during this season. “Gold jewelry truly is the ultimate …

Christmas Shopping Guide 2012

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Download Christmas Shopping Guide 2012 (pdf)Ways to make your home festive this season

Though one of the best parts of winter is getting out of the cool, crisp air and into the cozy, comfort of your home, trendsetting crafters are bringing the beauty of nature inside their houses when decorating for…

It’s a wrap: Tips for making gifts look great all year long

A beautifully wrapped gift truly enhances the gift giving experience. If you’re wrapping that birthday or anniversary gift in drab paper or (worse yet) the Sunday comics, it’s time to rethink your wrapping techniques. With a few simple tips, it’s easy to create great-looking, personal gift wrapping that is…

Save money this holiday season

Saving money while holiday shopping may sound impossible, but you don’t need to be a Scrooge to budget. Here are some tips to give you a leg up on your New Year’s financial resolutions:…

5 perfect presents make gift-giving easy

If you’re stumped as to what to get that impossible-to-buy-for person, consider these ideas that are sure to brighten anyone’s holiday: Gift your services. Rather than giving a tangible item, give your services; it’s the perfectly practical gift for the person on your list who may…

Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth entire month of December 2012

It’s time to make plans now for the perfect holiday visit during Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth throughout the entire month of December 2012. Presented by cultural anchors Strawbery Banke Museum and The Music Hall, it’s a month of Strolls, Shows and Stayovers in…

Tips for taking the best family portraits

As the holidays approach, it’s important to focus on the best photography tips to make the most of your family portrait. Invest in quality camera equipment. Digital photography has brought the world of photography to the masses, and high-quality digital cameras can be purchased new or used at reasonable prices. For family portraits, make sure…

 

Holiday Guide – 2011

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Download Holiday Guide - 2011 (pdf)Strawbery Banke Museum celebrates 31st Annual Candlelight Stroll

With nearly 7,000 visitors in attendance at last year’s event, Strawbery Banke Museum is gearing up to make its 31st annual Candlelight Stroll the best ever. The Stroll takes place December 4–5, 11–12, & 18–19 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Saturdays and 4:00 to 8:00pm on Sundays. The Stroll showcases 350 years of seasonal and holiday traditions against the backdrop of the Museum’s furnished historic houses…

Santa’s Holiday Express

Santa will be on board the train with a small gift in his bag for every good little boy and girl on Dec. 3 starting at 10:30 a.m. Joining him will be mischievous elves who will share their hot chocolate and cookies with everyone on the train…

Easy entertaining tips for holiday celebrations

For most Americans, the holiday season is the busiest and most demanding time of the year. From social engagements and travel to buying gifts and baking, it’s often hard to juggle competing commitments. In fact, 80 percent of Americans anticipate stress during the holiday season, according to the American Psychological Association. If you are planning a cocktail or dinner party this year, remember, inviting friends and family into your home should be fun and festive, not overwhelming…

Global flavors inspire holiday dinners

Experiencing new cultures through food is becoming a flavorful pastime, as evidenced by the increased popularity of fusion cuisine, food trucks and ethnic ingredients…

Great gifts for the holiday season

The holiday season is here and the pressure to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list now has an overbearing timestamp. But fear not. The following list of gift ideas is sure to make this year’s holiday gift giving much less daunting…

 

2010 Holiday Guide

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Natalie MacMaster lights up the holidays

Light up your holidays with the fiery brilliance of virtuoso fiddler Natalie MacMaster in a Christmas in Cape Breton at the Rochester Opera House on Monday, December 6 at 7:00 PM. MacMaster’s electrifying energy captures the audience with foot-tapping rave-ups, masterful step-dancing and phenomenal fiddling prowess.

At The Rocks Estate, it always feels like the holidays

BETHLEHEM, N.H. – The Rocks Estate, with its neat rows of Christmas trees and spectacular views of the White Mountains, gets visitors into the holiday spirit like no place else. This year The Rocks has added a few new twists to its tried and true holiday favorites.

Finding gifts for every person on your list

Gift giving is an art. Done well, you can not only see your loved one’s face light up with joy, but you can get through your holiday shopping without overspending. Here are some ideas from the gift experts at Bed Bath & Beyond, to delight the special interests of those on your list…

Nosh nostalgic with classic holiday foods

Does it seem like a hectic pace has become as much a part of your holiday season as gift-wrap and twinkling lights? Many of us feel stressed and hurried at a time of year when we should – in theory – be enjoying ourselves and spending time with those we love.

Entertain with ease with these 8 tips

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Hang the mistletoe, deck the halls and let the party planning begin.To help make your holiday gatherings a stress-free experience, here are some tips for easy entertaining from Deborah Locke, product manager and test kitchen director for RiceSelect, makers of Texmati rice.

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