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Cookies and Snow: A Taste of the Holidays at Waterville Valley

December 6, 2011

Waterville Valley celebrates winter’s arrival and the holiday season with the annual “Cookies & Snow: A Taste of the Holidays” on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The fun starts at 10 a.m. til 12 noon with the popular Candy Cottage Workshop at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department.  Houses and all decorating supplies are provided so you can create a candy cottage masterpiece.  Sign-up ahead of time to reserve a small ($10) or large ($15) house.  603-236-4695.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. visit the Artisan Fair at the Rey Center, second level of Town Square.  A variety of local artisans will be displaying and selling their arts and crafts – everything from handmade holiday ornaments to quilts and watercolors. 

Bring the young ones to the Rey Center for Curious George Story Time from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, and again from 4-5 p.m.

A holiday ice skating party with free skating and rentals will be held at the indoor Ice Arena from 1-2 p.m.  Santa will stop by!

Completed Candy Cottages will be on display at the Rey Center from 1-5 p.m.  Stop in to see them and vote for your favorite.  First and second place will receive gift certificates.

Purchase a “Cookie Coupon Book” for $6 at Dreams & Visions Gifts, Coffee Emporium or Town Square Condo Check-in on Dec. 10; then, stroll through Town Square shops from 2-5 p.m. and sample fresh baked cookies from local restaurants. 

Santa will visit the Bookmonger for a children’s book reading at 2:30 p.m.

The Coffee Emporium will host a coffee tasting from 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Visit I Dream of Beading on the second level of Town Square to view beautiful hand-painted murals that illustrate the Russian fairy tale, the Snow Maiden. 

Give the kids a bite to eat, then drop them off at the Recreation Department for Kids Night Out from 7-9 p.m. (ages 7-13).  They will enjoy games like dodge ball, capture the flag and more.  The cost is $8 per property owner, $10 per guest.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended by calling 603-236-4695.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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