Out & About: Santa Appearances in the Upper Valley

  • Autum Washburn, 8, of Newport, left, and her brother Cashis Butler, 6, right, open letters from their dad presented to them by Santa Claus as their mother Stephanie Butler and brother Artavius, 2, middle, look on during the 15th annual free holiday meal at the Time-Out grill in Claremont, N.H. Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The children's dad, Shawn Butler died last March of a MRSA infection. Time-Out Americana Grill has hosted the meal for seven years since it moved from a former downtown restaurant. In addition to the meal, diners are presented with Christmas stockings, books, hats and gloves, and gifts. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Valley News Calendar
Saturday, November 24, 2018

Santa Claus has started coming to towns in the Upper Valley. The jolly giant will be appearing at various holiday fairs and celebrations over the next few weeks. Email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com.

Nov. 30

Children’s Christmas Party in Enfield

6-8 p.m.

Enfield Community Building, 308 Route 4.

Hosted by the Enfield Outing Club. Includes a visit with Santa and his helpers, a holiday music singalong, refreshments and a gift for every child. Volunteers are welcome; call Peg at 603-523-7677 or email kblkbrd1@att.net. Free.

Dec. 1

Holiday Craft Fair in White River Junction

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

White River School, 102 Pine St.

Vendors, a bake sale, face painting and a visit from Santa. Hosted by the White River School PTA. 802-295-8650 .

Holiday Happenings in Brownsville

9 a.m.

West Windsor Town Hall, 22 Brownsville-Hartland Road.

Holiday festivities include the Brownsville Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (luncheon available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.); a holiday tree lighting, caroling, refreshments and visit from Santa at 4 p.m.; and a Christmas concert at the Brownsville Community Church at 5:30 p.m. Donations accepted. 802-484-5944.

Holiday Cheer Craft Fair in Sharon

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Santa visit, 11 a.m.-noon.

Sharon Elementary School, 75 Route 132.

Craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, a free community meal from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and a visit from Santa from 11 a.m.-noon. 802-763-8280.

Holiday Craft Fair and Wreath Sale in Grafton

9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Santa visit at 11 a.m.

Grafton Public Library, 47 Library Road.

Gifts, crafts, ornaments, wreaths and preserves, all made in Grafton. Refreshments. Santa visits at 11 a.m. The sale is ongoing until Dec. 22 during library hours. Proceeds benefit Grafton Library. 603-523-9688.

Downtown Holiday Celebration in Lebanon

2-5 p.m.

Lebanon City Hall, 51 N. Park St.

Celebrate winter and the holiday season with carriage rides, musical entertainment, crafts, refreshments, a tree lighting ceremony and visits with Olaf and Santa Claus. Free. 603-448-5121.

Tree Festival in Lyme

3-8 p.m. Santa visit, 5:15 p.m.

Lyme green, Route 10.

Over 75 decorated outdoor trees are available for bidding. Proceeds go to scholarships for local students, as well as community programs. Includes sleigh rides, hot cocoa and more. Santa arrives at 5:15 p.m. to light the town tree. Free. 603-795-2213.

Visit From Santa in Windsor

3-4 p.m.

Windsor House, 54 Main St.

Santa Claus arrives by fire engine, accompanied by a police escort. Hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes. Free. 802-738-6904.

Dec. 7

Visit With Santa in West Lebanon

Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.

PowerHouse Mall, 8 Glen Road.

Bring a camera. Free. 603-298-5236.

Dec. 8

Pictures with Santa in Claremont

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Claremont Rent-A-Center, 367 Washington St.

Kids, families and pets are invited to visit with Santa and get their pictures taken. Photos will be printed on site, or the electronic version can be emailed. Prices: $5 for 4x6, $7 for 5x7, e-mailed image $7. Treats will be available. Proceeds benefit the Sullivan County Humane Society. 603-542-3277.

Old-Fashioned Christmas in Hartford Village

Noon-7 p.m.

Various locations, Maple Street

Family programs and activities take place at the Cornerstone Community Center, Hartford Library, Hartford Historical Society and Greater Hartford United Church of Christ. Free lunch with Santa at noon. 802-296-7509.

Dec. 15

Pancake Breakfast with Santa in Norwich

8:30-11 a.m.

Norwich Grange, 344 Main St.

Pancakes, real maple syrup, coffee and a visit with Santa. Hosted by Mascoma Bank as part of the 19 Days of Norwich to benefit Upper Valley Haven. Admission is by donation. 802-649-1602.