New England Holiday Festivals Too Good To Miss

November 30, 2009 | By | Reply More
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New England GazeboNo one dresses up for the holidays like the historic towns and villages of New England.  The first two weekends of December bring holiday festivals galore featuring historic house tours, gaily decorated inns, musical performances, costumed carolers, bell ringers, antiques and crafts shows and good cheer for all.  Here is a list of New England’s most inviting Holiday Festivals that are well worth the traveling for:

Maine Holiday Festivals
12/4 – 13   Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude a two week celebration.
12/4-6       Christmas By The Sea – Camden
12/5           Shaker Christmas Fair – New Gloucester
12/11-13  Christmas By The Sea – Ogunquit

New Hampshire Holiday Festivals
12/12-13  Inn to Inn Cookie Tour – North Conway, 14 Inns & Cookie Recipes!
12/28-29  Strawberry Banke Holiday House Tour  & Candlelight Stroll, Portsmouth

Vermont Holiday Festivals
12/11-13  Woodstock Wassail Weekend – Step back to Medieval times!

Massachusetts Holiday Festivals
12/3-20  Old Sturbridge Village – 12 Nights of Christmas
12/4-6     Nantucket Stroll, Victorian costumes, caroling, bell ringing
12/5-6     Stockbridge Main Street Christmas, Norman Rockwell perfection
12/11-14 Christmas in Edgartown – Martha’s Vineyard all decked out

Rhode Island Holiday Festivals
12/1-1/3 Christmas At The Mansions – Newport, A rich and famous festival
12/5        Tour The Town – Providence Preservation Society house tour

Connecticut Holiday Festivals
12/11       Olde Mistick Village Festival of Lights
12/1-31   Brookfield – Festival of Crafts in restored grist mill – 200 artisans
12/1-24   American Crafts Festival – New Haven

Enjoy the magic this season!

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