Make the season special... Bundle up and join this magical, dazzling, family-oriented holiday night presented by the Hanover Improvement Society and hosted by the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce in concert with Hanover and Norwich businesses. Join in on complimentary evening of community and festivities. Celebrate the Season for 2018 will take place on Friday, December 7 & 8.  

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Snowflake Scavenger Hunt! The winner drawn from all entries was Jennifer Dame of Lebanon. 

  • Snowflake Scavenger Hunt
    Fri. Nov. 23 - Sat. Dec. 8, 2018
    Visit participating businesses in Norwich, VT and Hanover, NH to collect letters and enter to win the contents of a GIANT stocking worth over $800!

    Learn about Hunt

  •   COOKIE STROLL on Saturday, December 8! 

      Come back on Saturday, December 8 to enjoy a Cookie Stroll from 2-4 PM in participating businesses. Proceeds will be donated to   charity. 

      Boxes to collect the cookies and location maps can be purchased for a suggested donation of $5 at the Bar Harbor Bank branch located   68 Main Street, Hanover the week of December 3-8. You may also purchase on Saturday December 8 in front of the Nugget Arcade   building, 53 S. Main.  Boxes will be needed to collect the cookies.

    Participating locations: 37 Central Clothiers, Hanover Inn, Indigo, J Crew, King Arthur Flour, League of NH Craftsmen Gallery, Main Street Kitchens, Salt Hill Pub, The J List, The Lemon Tree, The Pink Alligator, and Top Choice Salon.



    Friday, December 7, 2018

    3:30 - 5:00 PM | The Norwich Inn
    Visit from Santa Claus

    3:30 PM | The Nugget Theater
    FREE Movie "RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER" The Nugget will be accepting monetary donations or canned goods as a donation to benefit "The Upper Valley Haven" Many thanks to the Hanover Improvement Society for being the Presenting Sponsor of Celebrate the Season!

    4:00 - 8:00 PM
    All around Downtown Hanover
    Free horse drawn wagon rides, downtown stores open with refreshments, crafts, discounts, raffles, window decorations & more! Sponsored by Dr. Sam's Eye Care

    37 Central Clothiers
    Shop & sip, enter to win a $50.00 gift card, 4 chances to win! Enjoy 20% off store wide from 4:00 - 8:00 pm

    Dartmouth Co-Op
    10% Discount store wide between 4 - 8 PM and make your own snowflake ornament

    Designer Gold
    Beading Project for children from 4:00 - 7:00, note, Designer Gold will be open until 8:00, $250.00 Gift Cert. drawing for the holiday season  - ongoing Celebrate the Season (open for entries on Friday, Nov 23 and the winner drawn on Tuesday, December 18, 5:30 pm), light snacks, cider and sparkling water.

    Domino's Pizza
    Pizza special  - $4.00 plus tax - small pizzas pepperoni or cheese. Hot and ready.   

    Farmhouse Pottery
    Pottery demonstrations, refreshments, cheese spread & cheese dome raffle.   

    Four Season's Sotheby's International Realty (Main Street)

    Interactive Photo Booth - Free photo to take home!

    Hanover True Value Hardware
    Hosting a children's craft making a "sled" ornament and will be signing cards for a Hanover High Grad who is in the military service! See the Stocking for the Winner of the SNOWFLAKE SCAVENGER HUNT! Sponsored by Hanover True Value Hardware. 

    The Hanover Inn Lobby
    Display of model trains from Connecticut River Model Train Club. Handcrafted gingerbread house display 

    Hopkin's Center for the Arts
    Swing by the Top of the Hop from 6:30-8 pm (before the Cirque Mechanics show!) for physics fun with the Montshire Museum of Science! Make a spinning top to explore different kinds of motion and create a whimsical balancing toy.

    10% off store wide - 4:00 - 8:00 and make your own snowflake ornament

    Offering snow flake ornaments with purchase (limited supply), store discounts, hot cocoa, cookies and "Build a Snowman" craft project from 3:30 - 8:00

    The JList
    Refreshments, 20% off from 4 pm - 8 pm & $100.00 gift card raffle

    Hanover League of NH Craftsmen Gallery  & Craft Classes

    5-8 PM  Children make a holiday ornament in our mixed media and metal studios. The retail gallery and Craft Studies both offer gift certificates. Loads of handmade ornaments for sale.

    Ledyard National Bank 

    5:30pm – 8pm Ledyard National Bank will transform into a Harry Potter themed winter wonderland. Stop by for some butterbeer, make a snitch ornament, take a selfie with a character, enter drawings for great prizes, and experience the magic!

    Left Bank Books

    5:30 - 7:30 Piano & Vocalist Alden Nichols will play original and cover music. 

    Lemon Tree of Hanover
    Refreshments and Raffle!

    Lou's Restaurant & Bakery
    Gingerbread decorating (starting at 4:00 until supplies run out) 

    Main Street Kitchens
    15% off product Friday & Saturday, hot chocolate bar with mini marshmallows, cocoa powder, colored sugar, etc., raffle; guess how many mini marshmallows, winner will get a $25.00 gift card, free gift wrapping

    Morano Gelato
    Special peppermint cotton candy cone toppings & .50 off any hot drinks

    The Pink Alligator
    Refreshments & Raffle

    Pompanoosuc Mills
    FREE box of Stokes Fire starters, while supplies lasts. Cookies, cider and sparkling water.

    Ramunto's Brick N' Brew Pizza
    Marshmallow Roasting on the Patio

    Ruggles & Hunt
    3 Raffles items; Johnny Was silk scarf, retail value $100, Down metallic skirt by Skhoop, size medium, retail value $150 retail value, Round platter with curshaw gourd by Brattleboro VT artist Laura Zindel, $275.00  retail value

    Salt Hill Pub - Hanover
    Free hot chocolate for those under 21 and a specially priced seasonal cocktail list for those 21 and over

    Simon Pearce - Hanover
    Simon Pearce will donate 20% of all sales to the Upper Valley Haven

    Six South Street
    4:30 - 5:30 Music by Banish Misfortune Cello Ensemble, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and enter our Ugly Sweater contest to win a $100 gift certificate in our Bistro.

    Tanzi's Salon
    Make a holiday ornament, cookies & hot chocolate

    Traditionally Trendy
    25% off - raffle 1 Dartmouth Sweatshirt

    Top Choice Salon
    $10.00 haircuts 5:00 - 8:00, hot chocolate, complimentary beer & wine, kids face painting, ornament making & buy one get one 50% off products

    Von Bargen's Jewelry
    Children's ornament making with cider and snacks

    5:00 - 5:30PM | Hanover Green
    Christmas Tree Lighting with the Christmas Revels North Chorus (cookies and hot chocolate served)

    5:30 - 8:00 PM | Mascoma Bank
    Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and friends. Enjoy the mechanical Animal rides, cookie frosting, temporary holiday tattoos, Ray School Art display, refreshments (popcorn, water & cookies), and holiday hair braiding.

    6:30PM | Hanover Park Steps
    North Country Chordsmen

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    9:00-12:00PM | The Richard W. Black Community Center
    The Annual Hanover Garden Club Holiday Sale will be Saturday, December 8th from 9-noon at the RWB Community Center.  In addition to the Club’s famous tabletop Boxwood trees and decorations, jewelry and scarves, garden gloves and raffle, there will be quality crafts/art, attic treasures, Christmas crackers/poppers, holiday cookies and treats.   Also enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and treat with your neighbors at the Corner Café.   All the proceeds go toward planting summer gardens around the town of Hanover.

    9:00-1:00PM | David's House
    Holiday breakfast, carols sung by the Lebanon High School Choir and Santa and his elves will be on hand!

    2:00- 4:00PM

    Buy a box and get your holiday cookies downtown by stopping into these stores: 37 Central Clothiers, Indigo, The Lemon Tree, Top Choice Salon, The J List, Main Street Kitchens, King Arthur Flour, The Pink Alligator, J Crew, Salt Hill Pub, Hanover Inn and the League of NH Craftsman.  All proceeds to benefit The Listen Center. Get your box in front of the Hanover Town Hall, 41 Main Street, Hanover, NH 

    4:00PM | Hanover True Value Hardware
    Drawing for $800 in prizes (GIANT Stocking Full). Enter the raffle by participating in the fun Snowflake Scavenger Hunt; LEARN MORE.


  • Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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  • Good Will Sponsor
    The Hanover Improvement Society

    Snowflake Scavenger Hunt Sponsor

    Hanover True Value

    Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Sponsors
    Dr. Sam's Eye Care

    Interactive Photo Booth

    Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty 

    Cookie Stroll Sponsor
    Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

    Holiday Cheer Sponsors
    King Arthur Flour