'Tis the Season Lebanon's Downtown Winter Celebration

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Come explore downtown Lebanon and celebrate winter and the holiday season with horse-drawn carriage rides, musical entertainment, crafts, refreshments, a tree-lighting ceremony, and visits with your favorite Frozen characters. 

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

Location: Colburn Park/Lebanon Mall

It is recommended to be prepared with cash for many of these vendors.

Organization - ActivityTimeLocationDescription of Activities
Alice Peck Day - Winterfest Artisan Fair and Craft Crawl9 am to 3 pmHarvest Hill's Dwinell Conference Room, 23 Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon, NHAlice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire are hosting their second annual holiday art and craft fairs - together! Shop local this season at the Winterfest Artisan Fair on Saturday, December 2: Jewelry (necklaces, earrings, bracelets), Holiday Cards, Knitted Socks and Crochet Hats, Ornaments, Tumblers, Kitchen Towels, Pottery, Leatherwork, Gnomes and more!
Lebanon Woman's Club - Holiday Bazaar9 am to 4 pmMarion Carter Home, 1 Campbell St, Lebanon, NH
Handcrafted items such as wreaths, ornaments, jewelry, hand-knitted hats, socks, dishcloths, quilted table runners, placemats, machine embroidered bags, napkins, holiday dish towels, holiday shadow boxes, raffled gift baskets, gorgeous handmade quilted throw raffle and lots of baked goods! All proceeds benefit local charities and Senior LHS Girl's Awards.

Upper Valley Music Center

9 am to 5 pm

8 South Park St, Lebanon, NH

Celebrate the holidays with music! UVMC students will perform in recitals from 9 am to 4 pm next door at the First Congregational Church. At 10 am, families with young children are invited to a Songs of the Season class to sing, dance and play holiday songs. SNSC Music Performance on bandstand between 2:45 pm and 3:15 pm.  Everyone is welcome for an open house at UVMC from 3 pm to 5 pm, and to join us for caroling around the tree in Colburn Park at 5 pm. Find all the details at uvmusic.org/holidays.
AVA Gallery & Art Center

11 am to 4 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm
11 Bank St
Lebanon, NH
AVA’s Open House will feature selected artist studios open to the public, demonstrations, and fun art-making activities throughout the Carter-Kelsey Building (CKB) building and in the Sculptural Studies Building; 11 am -4 pm. Following the open house there will be a holiday artist reception and exhibition opening from 5-7 PM, with light refreshments to be served.

DB Lights Carnival12 pm to 6 pmDowntown LebanonFood Trucks featuring: Wicked Awesome BBQ and Loaded TOTZ

Prepared Food Vendors: Love at First Bite & Yummy Cupcakes, Atomic Candy, Kernel dabs kettle corn, Munchie-Rollz, and for your 4-legged friends Barkin Bites.

Craft Vendors: MerCas Designs & Creations, Face painting booth, Kts ArtWorks, Classy Glass, Rossmiller Crochet, GrammieB's Designs, Mary's Crafts

Business & Organization booths: Summit on Juniper, Survivors Paws Animal Rescue, and Au Pair In America - Upper Valley.

Manuel Amusements honey bear kiddie ride, FREE RIDES - (sponsored by The Byrne Foundation, Friends of Leb. Rec., and Leb. Rec., Arts & Parks), and assorted pay-to-play carnival games!
Lebanon Recreation, Arts & Parks Department - Santa's Tour12 pm to 4 pmWest Lebanon & LebanonHear those sleigh bells ringing? Santa is coming to a neighborhood near you! Come on out to the sidewalk to wave to Santa and receive a special treat from the North Pole. He will be getting a tour of neighborhoods in West Lebanon and Lebanon.
Lebanon Recreation, Arts & Parks Department - Tis the Season3 pm to 5 pmColburn Park, Lebanon, NHHorse-Drawn Carriage Rides by Streeter Woods Farm, Musical Entertainment, Food Drive for the LISTEN Food Pantry with the Girl Scouts, Purchase your Christmas Tree/Wreath from the Boy Scouts, Refreshments, Bake Sale with the Lebanon Rec Cheerleaders, Holiday Crafts with Ledyard Charter School, and Visits with your favorite Frozen characters. Double Treble (MLS & HSS Chorus) performance on bandstand at 4 pm. Caroling with UVMC and Double Treble from 5 pm to 5:15 pm. Tree lighting ceremony at 5:15 pm.
Leb. Rec. & DB Lights Display Countdown5:15 pmColburn Park,
Lebanon, NH
The countdown will start at 10 - 9 - 8 etc... and you'll see Colburn Park decked out for the holiday season. DB Lights Opening Night & Holiday Light display premiere sponsors are A Clean VisionBalagur Associates

Additional Holiday Light sponsors include Au Pair in America, Survivors Paws Animal Rescue, Geokon, and Dutilles Jewelry Design Studio.