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10 things to do in N.H. this weekend: Candlelight Stroll, Santa's Holiday Express, 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Horses pull a sleigh through snow at Stonewall Farm
Stonewall Farm's Winter Solstice Celebration is this Friday evening.

Make the most of the shortest days of the year with our suggestions for 10 things to do. For more events, check out NHPR's community calendar.

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It's A Wonderful Life Movie Poster
The Flying Monkey Theater will screen "It's A Wonderful Life" on Saturday, Dec. 18.

  • Stroll and Story Hour on Friday, Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m., at the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Greenland. More info.
  • Snowman, Sleigh and Sing on Friday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m., at the Colebrook Public Library. More info.
    See also: Santa’s Christmas Party with The Polar Express at the Park Theatre
  • Winter Solstice Celebration on Friday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m., at Stonewall Farm in Keene. More info.
  • The Christmas Revels Festival from Friday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 19, at Colburn Park and the Lebanon Opera House. More info.
  • Candlelight Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m., at the Gilford Public Library. More info.
  • It’s A Wonderful Life on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m., at The Flying Monkey in Plymouth. More info.
  • Hansel and Gretel from Raylynmor Opera on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m., at the Park Theatre in Jaffrey. More info.
    See also: Piccola Opera’s “A Dickens Celebration
  • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m., at Portsmouth High School. More info.
    See also: Capital Jazz Orchestra Holiday Pops
  • Sharon Jones & Friends: A Holiday Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m., at The Press Room in Portsmouth. More info.
  • LaBelle Lights through Feb. 26, 2022, at LaBelle Winery in Derry. (Ugly holiday sweater theme night is on Dec. 17.) More info.


  • Santa’s Holiday Express on Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19, on the Conway Scenic Railroad. More info.
Christmas Revels Festival 2021 poster

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