Here are dates and times for some of NH’s favorite Christmas parades, tree lightings and holiday strolls according to ParentingNH!

Amherst, NH Tree Lighting Festival

Residents of Amherst will celebrate December and winter holidays from December 6-8, 2019. Events include a tree lighting on Friday, December 6, Christmas Market and Gingerbread House Workshops on Saturday, December 7 and Christmas concerts on Sunday, December 8.

More information: amhersttreelightingfestival.weebly.com

Berlin, NH Parade of Lights

The annual Parade of Lights in Berlin is on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7 p.m. The parade will be in downtown Berlin starting on Glen Avenue and then moves up to Main Street.

More information: facebook.com

Bow, NH Tree Lighting

Santa will visit the Bow gazebo on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. Don’t miss the tree lighting, visit from Santa, s’mores, cookies and hot chocolate.

More information: bownh.gov

Claremont, NH tree lighting

Santa Claus will be coming to Claremont on Friday, November 29, 2019 to visit and light up Broad Street Park from 6-8 p.m.

More information: facebook.com

Concord, NH holiday parade

The 68th Annual Concord Christmas Parade is on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

 

Derry, NH Christmas parade

The Annual Holiday Parade in Derry is on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1 p.m. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring Santa Claus, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Pocket Park in Downtown Derry (at the corner of Broadway and Manning Streets).

More information: facebook.com

Dover, NH holiday parade

The annual Dover holiday parade is on Sunday, December 1, 2019 beginning at 3 p.m. on Central Avenue.

More information: facebook.com

Durham, NH Frost Fest

Welcome the winter season with Durham Recreation’s annual celebration, which is being held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. on Main Street in Durham.

More information: facebook.com

Exeter, NH Christmas parade

The Holiday Parade in Exeter is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The theme is: “Holiday Movie Night”.

More information: exeterholidayparade.org

Goffstown, NH Tree Lighting

Goffstown’s Friday Night Under the Lights event will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. The tree lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m. and there will also be a living nativity scene, hayrides, reading of “The Polar Express”, cookies and hot chocolate and, of course, Santa.

More information: goffstownmainstreet.org

Hampstead, NH Christmas parade

The 55th Annual Hampstead Christmas Parade is on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. This year, the Hampstead Lions Club has taken over planning the event from the Hampstead Fireman’s Association. The event starts on Holiday Lane and ends at the Hampstead Central School.

More information: carriagetownnews.com

Hampton, NH Christmas parade

The Experience Hampton Christmas Parade in Hampton is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1 p.m. It begins on Route 1 at the North Hampton/Hampton town line and proceeds on Route 1 through downtown Hampton.

More information: experiencehampton.org

Hanover, NH Christmas tree lighting

The Hanover Christmas Tree Lighting is on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Dartmouth Green.

The tree will be lit at 5:10 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served and Trumpeter Glenn Griffin and the Christmas Revels will be performing traditional carols.  The event is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

More information: hanoverchamber.org/celebrate

Jackson, NH tree lighting

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Jackson is on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 4 p.m.

More information: jacksonnh.com

Laconia, NH Christmas parade

The Light-Up Laconia Holiday Parade is on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Please note there is a new parade route this year and the parade starts at Opechee Park and makes its way to Stewart Park, where the new official holiday tree will be lit.

More information: facebook.com

Lebanon, NH Holiday Happenings

The Lebanon Recreation Holiday Celebration is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at City Hall. The tree lighting will take place at 5:15 p.m.

More information: lebanonnh.gov

Litchfield, NH Tree Lighting Celebration

The 2nd Annual Litchfield Christmas Tree Lighting is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Roy Memorial Park. In addition to the tree lighting, there will be Santa, s’mores, hot cocoa, ornament decorating, local vendors and more.

More information: christmasinlitchfieldnh.com

Littleton, NH holiday parade

The Christmas Parade in Littleton is on Friday, November 29, 2019 and begins at noon.

More information: littletonareachambernh.com

Manchester, NH holiday parade

The Christmas Parade in Manchester is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. (rain or shine!). This year’s theme: “Christmas Around the World”. Parade route is on Elm Street.

More information: intownmanchester.com

Meredith, NH Christmas tree lighting

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Meredith will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at  Hesky Park from 5-5:30 p.m. Festivities include caroling and refreshments and Santa will come and visit around 5:15 p.m. and the tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m.

More information: meredithnh.org

Merrimack, NH Christmas parade and tree lighting

The 26th Annual Holiday Parade in Merrimack is on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. and the tree lighting is at 3:45 p.m.

More information: merrimacknh.gov

Nashua, NH Holiday Stroll

The 26th Annual Holiday Stroll in Nashua is on Saturday, November 30, 2019, starting at 4 p.m.

More information: downtownnashua.org

New Boston, NH Tree Lighting

The New Boston tree lighting and S’mores with Santa event at the New Boston town common and gazebo will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4-6 p.m.

More information: newbostonnh.gov

Nottingham, NH Christmas parade and party

The town of Nottingham Holiday Parade and Party is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 a.m.

More information: nottingham-nh.gov/

Portsmouth, NH Christmas parade

The Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6 p.m. (the tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m.). The rain/snow date: December 8, 2019.

This event kicks off the month-long Vintage Christmas celebration in the city of Portsmouth. Other Vintage Christmas festivities include The Ogunquit Playhouse’s production of
“Elf The Musical” at The Music Hall, Strawbery Banke Museum’s 39th Annual Candlelight Stroll, Family Holiday Pops and more.

More information: portsmouthchamber.org

Plymouth, NH Christmas parade

The Plymouth Hometown Holiday Celebration is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5 p.m.

More information: facebook.com

Rochester, NH Christmas parade

The annual Rochester tree lighting is on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. There will be cookies to decorate, carolers singing, hot cocoa and a visit from Santa Claus.

The Holiday Parade in Rochester is on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Sweet Christmas”.

More information: www.rochesternh.org

Rye, NH Christmas parade

The Rye Fire Department and Lion’s Club Annual Holiday Parade is on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1 p.m.

More information: town.rye.nh.us

Salem, NH Christmas parade

The 48th Annual Holiday Parade in Salem is on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is: “Ugly Sweater Christmas Party”.

More information: salemnhparade.org

Somersworth, NH Christmas parade

The Christmas Parade and Winter Gala in Berwick/Somersworth is on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. This year’s theme: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday”.

More information: facebook.com

 

October 22, 2019