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A Taste of the Holidays at Waterville Valley Resort Waterville Valley ResortNovember 23, 2011
Waterville Valley Resort has a number of festive events planned to welcome the holiday season.
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 marks the 21st annual "Santa Arrives by Dog Team." Santa and his elves are pulled into Waterville Valley’s Town Square courtyard by a team of Alaskan sled dogs. Santa and his elves will spend the afternoon visiting with kids, offering each child a small gift, candy, and photo opportunities. At 7 p.m. Santa will light the holiday tree in Town Square’s courtyard signaling the start of the annual fireworks display over Corcoran’s Pond. Shops and restaurants in the Town Square will be open during the event.
The Margret and H. A. Rey Center, located on the second level of Town Square, is hosting an Artisan Fair beginning on Friday, Nov. 25. Local artisans will be displaying and selling their arts and crafts on weekends through Dec. 18. Refreshments will be served on opening day and artisans will be present to demonstrate their crafts.
The Waterville Valley Conference & Event Center will host a community party on Friday, Nov. 25 from 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and Waterville Valley Resort CEO, Chris Sununu, will talk about what’s happening at the ski resort.
On Saturday, Nov. 26, Waterville Valley Realty will host the 5th annual community holiday party from 2-5 p.m. at its offices on Valley Road at the entrance to the resort. Festive fare and libations will be served.
Customer Appreciation Day is Thursday, Dec. 1. Town Square shops and restaurants are offering specials and holiday shopping discounts all day. The community is invited to view the holiday lights around town and to attend the annual holiday decorating awards party at Diamond’s Edge North Restaurant that same evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Diamond’s Edge will be offering discounted dining and live music. The Rey Center will be holding a silent auction during the awards party, and local celebrities will be modeling the latest North Face outdoor wear from the new 1829 Outfitters store at Town Square.
On Saturday, Dec. 10 the annual Cookies & Snow Celebration returns to Town Square. Cookies baked fresh by local restaurants will be available at shops throughout Town Square. Guests can stroll through the decorated shops and sample each cookie creation with their purchase of a “Cookie Coupon Book” and vote for their favorite. Additional fun activities that day include Curious George story times, Candy Cottage workshops, Santa visits, coffee tasting, Artisan Fair, and a free holiday ice skating party at the indoor Ice Arena from 1-2 p.m. Santa will show up to say hello to the kids!
Waterville Valley will be celebrating New Year’s Eve throughout the resort, and you will find a host of special activities and events for all ages, including fireworks, parties, entertainment and dining.
Further information about these events can be found at waterville.com or call 1-800-GO-VALLEY.