New Hampshire is a Christmas festival during the holidays – parades, music & caroling, train rides with Santa, and lots of old-fashioned activities for the entire family with Follansbee Inn conveniently located near all the fun. Return to our charming lakefront bed and breakfast after an invigorating day or night enjoying the best holiday activities New Hampshire has to offer to relax by the Inn’s cozy and comfortable fireplaces.

Check out what’s happening this year in communities near the Follansbee Inn beginning in November and continuing through the month of December.

  • 2021 Festival of Trees‘Tis the Season again when businesses, community groups and families in and around Franklin show their appreciation and support for the arts by donating fully decorated trees, wreaths, gift baskets, and much more. This joyous family-friendly event will run the first two weekends in December. Admission for the event is FREE at the times below, and raffle tickets are sold at the door to win a tree or wreath and everything on or under it. 25 raffle tickets for $5.00. Saturday, December 4, 2021 10 am-5 pm Sunday, December 5, 2021 10 am-12 pm Saturday, December 11, 2021 10 am-5 pm Sunday, December 12, 2021 10 am-3 pm Raffle winners will be drawn at 3:00pm on Sunday December 12 2021. 
  • Pipes & Drums of NHSCOT at the Concord Christmas Parade – We hope to see you at the Concord, NH Christmas Parade on November 20 – The Pipes & Drums of NHSCOT will be marching with a special stop at the reviewing stand.
  • Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen Annual Christmas Concert – at the Flying Goose Brew Pub in New London, NH. Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, writer and music educator Harvey Reid has honed his craft since the 1970’s in countless clubs, festivals, street corners, cafes, schools and concert halls across the United States.
  • Sanbornton Community Arts Festivala unique artisan festival with locally grown vegetables, taking place in the charming New England Town of Sanbornton NH. Scheduled for December 11th, 2021, from 10-2. The Festival is being offered to the community as a way to celebrate getting out, among friends, neighbors, and tourists, after a most difficult year for everyone! Come shop amid a large variety of incredible, handmade products,. Each product has been carefully designed by accomplished artisans, who each have unique talent, creativity and vision. will be available. Various other food and drink will be served at other events. 
  • It’s time for New Hampshire Motor Speedway to trade in the checkered flags for more than 3.5 million twinkly LED lights for the 11th annual Gift of Lights, open Thursday, 11/25/2021 through Sunday, 1/2/2022 (4:30-9 p.m. Sundays – Thursdays & 4:30-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, depending on weather conditions).
  • Visit La Sallette Church in Enfield, NH where the anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette is celebrated in the United States at a site not far from Boston. It is situated on the shore of famed Lake Mascoma. Nestled in Shaker Valley, in the Summer boats cross the 4.2 mile long fresh water lake. In the winter the lake is frozen solid. People from near and far come to venerate Our Lady of La Salette.
  • Come for the Santa Shuffle (featuring thousands of runners in Santa suits) then stay for the Light Up the Holidays Christmas parade, the state’s largest holiday parade with more than 80 floats heading down Elm Street in Manchester.
  • Christmas Tree Farms in New Hampshire – An extensive list of precut or cut-and-choose Christmas tree farms throughout the state with contact details, driving directions and related links.