Looking for something really fun to do this weekend? Well, search no more... below are a couple of ideas to keep in mind. The weather looks perfect for outdoor activities too. Enjoy the weekend!
2020 Fire & Ice Festival
Hosted by the Wolfeboro Inn
Celebrate winter at our annual Fire & Ice Festival outside on the gazebo lawn! Three ice bars, two bands each night, fire pits, free s'mores fixings. Just $5 to get in. Complimentary town car transportation from 5 public parking lots from 5pm to 10pm each night.
Big music news for this year's Fire & Ice Festival! On Friday Copilot will be opening at 5pm. Following Copilot will be the The A-Beez with Aaron Bellamy, Amy Bellamy, vocalist Melissa Bolling, Will Nelson and drummer Peter MacLean of the Maceo Parker Band.
On Saturday the A-Beez lineup will be joined by DJ Mister Rourke, Jeff Lockhart the legendary guitartist and professor at Berklee, and Sam Kininger on saxophone.
This year's sponsors are Harpoon, Jameson and Barr Hill.
This is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately.
Sunday, February 23nd
Learn to Curl
Hosted by Wolfeboro Parks & Recreation
Where: Pop Whalen Ice and Art Center, 390 Pine Hill Road, Wolfeboro
When: 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Lakes Region Curling will be on hand to to give you a demonstration on the sport of curling. Participants will get hands on lessons and learn the basics during this FREE program. Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate. Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver on site.
Please come join the Alton community on the ICE for some outdoor WINTER fun!
This is a FREE admission event and is sponsored by the Alton Business Association! Local businesses sponsor events and provide raffle + prize items!! Be sure to stop at the ABA booth to purchase raffle tickets.
Featured Events Include: • Chowder-Fest (local restaurants will be on the ice for you to sample + vote on the best chowdah!) Sponsored by TD Bank, Alton, NH. • Crazy Hat Contest- Most creative wins a prize! •Bob House Decorating Contest, Sponsored by Cyr Realty Group • Horse Sleigh Rides - Nothing like a dash across the ice to embrace the season. (A charge does apply for this event.) Sponsored by TDS! • Bed Race Contest - Feeling creative + competitive, then bring your best built bed contraption to race across the ice! Team of 5 required (four pushers and one rider). Sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank and Future Business Leaders of America/Prospect Mountain High School! Email us on how to register for this event. • Helicopter Rides - Curious what the aerial view of The Bay is like in the winter? Take a ride and see for yourself! (A charge does apply for this event.) This service is offered by CR Helicopters. • ”Yoga on the Ice” -This is a breathtaking experience! This event is sponsored by Breathe Yoga NH, registration and detail information will follow on this event page. • ABA Food & Drink Booth - Sausage & peppers, burgers, french fries, fried dough, water, sodas, coffee, hot chocolate and more. •Food Vendors - Speciality food from The Lodge at Smith Point and Dockside restaurants. * NEW this year!! •Caricature Artist!! NEW this year!! • Kids Games, Music, Scavenger Hunt, Skating, Hockey Puck Shoot, S’mores Roasting and more! • There will also be vendor tents & local small businesses on the ICE too!!
The Annual Progressive XC Ski Dinner is held on the Abenaki X-Country Ski Loop Trail. Participants will strap on skis, snowshoes or good winter boots and progress out on to the candle-lit 4 Kilometer XC Ski Loop starting at Abenaki Ski Area. Skiers and hikers will stop at warm bonfires along the 4K trail and be treated to a delicious multi-course Italian dinner served at various stations along the way. Appetizers and a small warming fire will greet participants at the first table, followed by a delicious Italian main course at the second station a kilometer or two down the trail, followed by the dessert station in Pikes Pasture, complete with s’mores, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, cocoa, coffee and more.
In between stations, participants ski or hike through the tranquil woods of the Abenaki Loop Trail, lit by hundreds of candle-lit luminaries.
Local restaurants, cafe's, and chefs contribute their expertise to provide a simply delicious meal, served to you under the stars. Participating restaurants in the past have included Garwood’s, Wolfeboro Inn, Nolan's, Harvest Market and Hunter’s Shop N' Save It is truly a magical event that is sponsored by Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation and Wolfeboro Lions Club all to raise funds for the Friends of Abenaki. All skiers/hikers must have a ticket that is available to purchase for $25 for adults, $15 for youth.
We recommend bringing the following items for your enjoyment of the experience: headlamp, warm layers, appropriate gear for being outside at night in February, a sense of adventure and an empty stomach! Limited to 125 participants, this event typically sells out prior to the day of the event. As of today, tickets are still available!!!
Looking for something fun to do outside this weekend? Well, search no more, plenty of outdoor activities in Wolfeboro for the whole family to enjoy!
Abenaki Ski AreaClick here for more information on America's oldest small ski area, located right in the heart of Wolfeboro. Home to the Abenaki Ski Team, 5 trails, high speed rope tow, glade skiing, terrain park and some of the best groomed conditions in NH.
Pop Whalen Ice & Arts Center Click here for information on Public Skating,Stick Practice schedules and more.
Wolfeboro Cross Country Ski AssociationSince 1972, The Nordic Skier and Wolfeboro XC have joined as partners in the pursuit of a top notch nordic ski center. Click here for more information.
Family - Friends - Visitors Celebrate New Year’s Eve; Scavenger Hunt, Family Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Concerts, Magic, and More!
When: 10 AM - 9:00 PM
Enter the entire link below (two lines) in your browser to view the video hosted by Brenda Jorrett and Maria Found. Watch as they take you through all the scheduled events coming up in Wolfeboro for the annual Last Night celebration.
The Village Players movie series brings this final classic movie of 2019 to the theater’s big screen. Movie tickets can be purchased in advance at Blacks Paper Store or at the door. Cash or check required. For more information, please call 603-569-9656.
Saturday, December 21st
Ugly Sweater Skate Party
When: 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Pop Whalen Ice & Arts Center, 390 Pine Hill Road, Wolfeboro
Wear your favorite Holiday Sweater and come enjoy a night of skating to holiday tunes. The concession stand will be open. A small prize will be given for the favorite sweater at 7:15 PM (must be present to win)! This is a great event to come with your family, friends, or just to get out for a nice night skate at your favorite rink!
The Wolfeboro Inn partnered with the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce for the annual event - Breakfast With Santa!
Wolfeboro's Annual Christmas Spirit Open House
When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: All around Wolfeboro
You are invited to join the tradition of this festive shopping event in Wolfeboro. And Santa Claus will have his hut open for visits 2-4p.m. with Mrs. Claus joining him. Participating businesses will welcome you with refreshments, and you may drop-off donations to L.I.F.E. Ministries Food Pantry.
For more information, please visit wolfeborochamber.com/events or call 603-569-2200.
Skate with Santa Party
When: 2:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Pop Whalen Ice & Art Center
Come on down to the Pop Whalen and skate to some holiday tunes. Santa will be popping in for a visit. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa. Cocoa and cookies provided. Regular skating fees apply for this event ($6.00 for residents, $7.00 non-residents, $5.00 for skate rentals). Call 603-569-5639 for more information.
Sunday, December 15th
Wolfeboro Friends of Music presents Jacqueline Schwab-Ken Burns' Pianist & Composer
When: 2 PM - 4 PM
Where: Brewster's Anderson Hall, 205 South Main Street, Wolfeboro
For the winter holidays, Jacqueline Schwab will intrigue and warm your heart with her sparkling and intimate piano selections touching on vintage Appalachian carols, North Carolina sea island spirituals, English and Scottish dance tunes, and more. In concert halls and commemorative venues across America, audiences are captivated by Jacqueline’s crisp, lilting style and her plaintive, ‘talking’ tunes. Her brief narratives prepare time and place in the listener’s mind. Ms. Schwab’s genius is instantly recognizable when you hear her solo piano improvisations that accompany sections of Ken Burn’s award-winning PBS series, The Civil War, Baseball, and The West.
The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means, right? Lots of fun and wonderful community events! There are several events happening in and around Wolfeboro this weekend. See below to name just a few... and, don't forget to visit Santa at Santa's Hut in Wolfeboro. Have a great weekend!
Saturday, December 7th
Wolfeboro Festival of Trees
The Wolfeboro Festival of Trees is a charity benefit featuring two levels of more than sixty trees decorated by area organizations, businesses and individuals. The event offers continuous live entertainment and free refreshments. The festival will be held on the weekends of December 7, 8, 14, 15, and Wednesday, December 11. Doors open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays, from noon until 3 p.m. on Sundays, and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Admission is $7 for adults, children 8 and under $2, or $15 per family. The facility is handicap accessible.
For more info, please visit wolfeborofestivaloftrees.com or call Peg at 508-596-2850.
New! Farmstead Christmas presented by Remick Museum & Farm
A DOWN-HOME FAMILY EVENT
When: 11 am - 3 pm
Where: Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH
Admission: $5 per person, Children ages 4 & under FREE!
Come and experience a holiday event that’s trimmed with tasty traditions, whimsical touches, and the simple delights of a historic farmstead.
There’s gnome place like farmstead for the holidays!
A Remick gnome and friends prepare to welcome visitors to Farmstead Christmas. Starting at the Museum Center, a main feature of the event includes “Gnome on the Roam,” a gnome scavenger hunt. The hunt assists attendees in visiting each planned activity that are fun and tasty within the Center and across the farmstead.
For more information call 603-323-7591 or visit www.remickmuseum.org
Amy Knapp builds one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses in her workshop in the woods for more than 20 years. Swing by the Barn at The General Wolfe for complementary Peet's coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, and a chance to take home one of her adorable gingerbread cottages for your home or business. Dozens of gingerbread cottages will be auctioned and two will be offered for sale with the best offer getting the gingerbread keys. Bidding will start at $5 and all houses will have a $1,000 “buy it now” option available.
All proceeds benefit The Lakes Region Human Society. FREE!
For more than 25 years Wolfeboro has had a community Christmas tree in the middle of our downtown for all to enjoy and celebrate the holiday season. When people ask me what I appreciate about living in The Oldest Summer Resort in America, I usually respond that Christmas is the time I covet the most living in Wolfeboro. Downtown Wolfeboro is blanketed in snow and becomes a Rockwell canvas for a few short months. It's hard not to be captivated by a scene that must cultivate a smile from almost every passerby that is lucky enough to venture past the large evergreen planted in front of Black's. If anyone has wondered about where the tree comes from and whether there a story behind it, the answer is...yes! Our community tree is a gift donated by private citizens each and every year since the tradition first began.
For a long time, Bill Rae, who was Wolfeboro's Tree Warden would come by the Chamber Office in his little truck to pick up Mary DeVries to go tree hunting. They would drive by a location where someone had offered a tree on their property or to check out a tree that was spotted by a resident considered to be an ideal selection. "I have the fondest memories of doing this with Bill Rae. It was one of the highlights of the year to ride along with him and be a part of the selection process," recalls Mary. When Mr. Rae passed away, Cindy Melanson became the guardian of the tree search and has enthusiastically supported the exploration. If you have ever wondered why the tree is shorter or wider than the last one, or why it's a fraser one year and a spruce the next -- the answer is, it's a gift, and each tree is uniquely wonderful and has its own story. The other elves in this holiday story are the members of the Wolfeboro Electric Department that donate their time and services to cutting, transporting, and stringing the lights along with a temporary connection for power. Local Chamber sponsors of community events support the purchase of the lights and the splendid star.
This year, we have the Smallidge family to thank for our holiday Blue Spruce which was planted on June 7, 1992, the weekend of Dianne Smallidge's birthday. David and Dianne owned Link Metal Corporation which opened the same year the tree was planted at their business, and their family donated the tree in their loving memory. Their children are happy that the tree is going to such a good cause and know that it will be appreciated by all. So, thank you to the Smallidge family for honoring their parents and us with this gift from their family legacy.
Christmas in Wolfeboro Parade and Official Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, November 30th, 3 PM – 4 PM
Where: Main Street, Wolfeboro
The Parade will enter Main Street at Brewster Academy and travel North, ending at the corner of Main and Mill Street. Santa Claus will then make his way to the Community Christmas Tree where he will use his magic to turn on the holiday lights. Clearlakes Chorale will be singing carols prior to the lighting of the tree.