Smith’s Castle-Cocumscussoc is an award-winning historic site where four centuries of Rhode Island history are preserved and interpreted through tours, historic reenactments and educational programs for both adults and children. For this special weekend, the halls of Smith’s Castle are decked in period fashion for a celebration of Christmas past. Nibble on home-baked treats, sip hot mulled cider and enjoy live music from an earlier era.
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Don’t miss an opportunity to visit several beautiful Hartford area homes during The Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Holiday House Tour. The tour will feature Mark Twain's 25-room home at 351 Farmington Avenue in Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Austin House at 130 Scarborough Street in Hartford and several private homes, which will be decorated according to their homeowners' holiday traditions. The Mark Twain House will be decorated for a late 19th century Christmas.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 1-860-280-3130 or go to www.marktwainhouse.org. Advance tickets are $30 each and will be $35 each on the day of the tour.
Voted one of Vermont’s Top Ten Winter events. For the past 25 years, Wassail Weekend in Woodstock has welcomed people from near and far. Journalists have recommended this special event as a unique way to enjoy Vermont during a special time of year. The highlight of the weekend is the Wassail Parade through the center of Woodstock with more than fifty horses and riders dressed in holiday costumes and period dress from the early 19th Century. Mr. Claus himself usually puts in an appearance and then heads on to our Little Theater where he greets the children at the magical “Christmas Visions.”
A festival of holiday activities designed for the young at heart in quaint Ogunquit Village. Tree lightings, caroling, bonfires, shopping, open houses, Chowderfest and more.
Each of the 11 inns on the 21st Annual Inn to Inn Cookie & Candy Tour will feature original holiday cookies and candies, along with exquisite decorations offering tour goers the bonus of taking home holiday decorating ideas as well as scrumptious cookie and candy recipes for themselves. The participating inns have developed original recipes for everything from sweet to savory holiday treats, with each inn featuring a new recipe for this year’s tour, so those that return year after year will be treated to new sweet treats! Chosen by editors of New Hampshire Magazine as “The Best Sugar High,” here’s your chance to participate in the ultimate cookie walk.
The tour stretches from Jackson to Eaton, NH, with ten inns opening their doors to those in search of fabulous holiday treats, recipes and decorating ideas. No inn is more than fifteen minutes from the next, with many much closer.
Come ring in the New Year with the New Year’s Eve Festival of the Arts. Enjoy performances and events at these annual substance-free, New Year’s Eve festivals in the cities of Burlington and Montpelier.