Holiday festivities & specials in DINE country – Part II, NH festivals and packages

Photo of holiday tree at Chesterfield InnWith snow falling in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont as we write this, we can’t help but think it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  The Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) want to let you in on some festive holiday packages, specials and events so you can book your December getaway now and take advantage of special offers at DINE’s nine member inns.  Last week, we started our holiday festivities blog series with ideas from our Massachusetts inns. This week, we’ll review special offers, packages and festivities at New Hampshire inns.

At Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness, NH

Stay over the first weekend in December and get in on the Meredith Community Center’s Holiday Open House on Sunday December 4th. Pictures with Santa aren’t just for kids, you know.  You can get your own Christmas card shot then enjoy, arts & crafts, games, refreshments and much more. After that, head down to Hesky for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to usher in the holiday spirit. Arrive at 5:00pm for caroling and refreshments. Santa will come and visit around 5:15 pm and the tree lighting will take place at 5:30 pm. Then return to the Manor for a lovely fireside dinner and the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a long time.

Manor on Golden Pond holiday treeSpeaking of holiday spirit, the Manor on Golden Pond wants to help you give the gift of holiday spirit and travel.  If you’re looking for that perfect gift for the hard-to-shop-for special someone, look no further than a Manor on Golden Pond gift certificate. Just to sweeten this idea, from now until December 21st, you can receive a 15% discount off the face value of the gift certificate you buy for yourself or others.  Purchase a  $100 gift certificate and the cost to you will be $85.00; higher gift certificate amounts continue to add up the savings.  Manor on Golden Pond gift certificates offer the perfect stocking stuffer for that person who has everything but time to relax and be pampered.  It’s also a nice investment in a romantic getaway for yourself in the upcoming year.

At Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield, NH

The Chesterfield Inn is located just 5 miles from the Vermont border and the town of Brattleboro, VT.  This quintessential Vermont small town loves its Christmas celebrations and comes complete with a schedule of events that lasts through December.

The town of Brattleboro gets into the spirit of Christmas with it’s simple, timeless decorations, unique holiday shopping, and joyful spirit that is evident everywhere you turn.  Though there are countless ways to enjoy the magic of Christmas in Vermont, here are a few of the local favorites.  It starts on November 25th with the 38th Annual Putney Craft Tour, known as is the oldest continuing studio tour in North America. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore the Vermont Countryside as you search for stunning hand-crafted products and shop small along the way. Next up, on December 2nd-3rd let the shopping continue as you check off your Christmas lists and get your holiday shopping down, with Holly Days, Holly Nights, Brattleboro’s best shopping event of the season. On December 10th don the holiday outfits and work off your holiday meals at the annual Jingle Bell Jog through Brattleboro.  It’s all topped off with a special concert on December 16th-17th with a  seasonal varied program of a cappella works at the 44th Christmas at Christ Church.

Holiday planter at Chesterfield InnCombine the holiday festivities with Chesterfield Inn’s Merry & Bright Package and you’ve got the perfect way to add some fizz to your holiday season.  The Merry & Bright Package is available now through January 15th, 2023 and includes a bottle of Mionetto Prosecco, 2 keepsake champagne flutes, a box of chocolates from L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates and a seasonal floral arrangement.  What a perfect way to say, “Fizz the Season!” with your favorite travel mate.  The package is $150 plus the cost of your room.

Next in the series, we’ll move on to Vermont to review holiday festivities.  Remember, when you book your DINE getaway, skip the online travel sites and book directly with the inn.

In New Hampshire: Manor on Golden Pond  in Holderness & Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield

In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic

In Massachusetts:  Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Deerfield Inn in Historic Deerfield and Captain’s House Inn in Chatham on Cape Cod

In Maine:  Inn at English Meadows in Kennebunkport.

In Vermont:  Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford & Grafton Inn in Grafton