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Events Calendar 2016

As the year comes to an end, New England rings and sparkles with events to celebrate the Christmas holiday season, from the silliness of Frosty the Snowman to the grandeur of the "messiah" and everything in between. Click to find Christmas holiday events in all of New England and enjoy the

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All Ages

Solstice Lantern Festival - Laconia, NH

Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016 Prescott Farm, 928 White Oaks Road 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, and we will have a lantern-building workshop the Saturday before the event.
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Admission: $3/person
Telephone: 603-366-5695

Solstice Lantern Festival - Laconia, NH

Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 17, 2016 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice 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, and there will be a lantern-building workshop the Saturday before the event at Prescott Farm.
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Admission: $3/person

Clydesdale Camera Day at Anheuser-Busch - Merrimack, NH

Jan 7, 2017 - Jan 7, 2017 Anheuser-Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Hwy. Merrimack, NH
The Anheuser-Busch brewery in Merrimack, NH offers guests the opportunity to pose for photos with a world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale. Also, check out the gift shop and take a tour of the brewery.
Time: 1 p.m.
Telephone: 603-595-1202

Children & Families

"Jack and the Beanstalk"-- A Traditional English “Panto” - Meredith, NH

Dec 19, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road 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; cheer the hero in this English tradition that has been a holiday staple since the 19th century! Dates and times: December 19, 10 a.m.; December 27 and 29, 11 a.m.; December 17, 18 and 31, 2 p.m.; December 16, 17, 26, 29, 30, 31, 7 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: $12-$22

Music

Symphony NH Holiday Pops 2016 - Nashua and Concord, NH

Dec 10, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016 Keefe Center for the Arts in Nashua and Concord City Auditorium in Concord Nashua and Concord, NH
Sing along to all of your favorite carols and tunes with Symphony NH and the New World Chorale, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays. This concert appeals to audiences of all ages and is sure to fill you with holiday cheer.
December 10 at Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm Street, Nashua. 8 p.m.
December 11 at Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince Street ,Concord. 3 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Adults, $18-$49; seniors, $18-$44; students, $15; youth age 5-15, free
Telephone: 603-595-9156

Beatles For Sale - Lincoln, NH

Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 14, 2017 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
Beatles For Sale is a five-member New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adutls, $18; children, $14

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Recycled Percussion - Rochester, NH

Dec 27, 2016 - Dec 27, 2016 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009. Cash bar. Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: Two shows: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $29.50

Recycled Percussion - Lebanon, NH

Dec 28, 2016 - Dec 28, 2016 Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street Lebanon, NH
Recycled Percussion brings an incredible turbo-charged performance. Enjoy banging by the local boys who took their bucket banging high school act all the way to Vegas.
Time: Two shows: 4 and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Telephone: 603-448-0400

Recycled Percussion - Keene, NH

Dec 29, 2016 - Dec 29, 2016 The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
Don’t miss this show packed full of surprises and crowd favorites in an incredible turbo-charged performance. Be part of a one of a kind show and relive the journey of the local boys that took their bucket banging high school act all the way to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas!
Time: Two shows: 4 and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $29.50
Telephone: 603-352-2033

Recycled Percussion - Plymouth, NH

Jan 6, 2017 - Jan 8, 2017 Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
The group's signature performances have musicians beating on discarded industrial junk, power tools and a barrage of buckets and metal cans. See daring showmanship and acrobatics on tall ladders, break-dancing, spectacular spark showers in the background, and crowd participation: it adds up to hammered magic. Flying monkey
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $29.50 - $32.50
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Theater

The Ogunquit Playhouse Presents Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" - Portsmouth, NH

Nov 30, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
The Music Hall has once again partnered with the Ogunquit Playhouse to bring a magical holiday show to the historic theater. This year, audiences will be treated to the Broadway production of Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast."Don’t miss this classic story with unforgettable characters, stunning sets and costumes, dazzling production numbers, and Broadway actors – all with a touch of holiday magic.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website