Hampton, NH
“Celebrate Hampton” Annual Christmas Parade – December 3, 2016

The annual Hampton Christmas Parade has become the 2nd largest parade in New Hampshire.

Creating a family style Christmas, the parade is made up of marching bands, floats, entertainers, civic and military groups, youth groups and local businesses. Previous years we have had the Stanley Cup and the Clydesdales. Begins at 1PM and travels down Route 1 beginning in North Hampton. Parade finishes at the Galley Hatch Restaurant. Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/experiencehampton/

Rye, NH

Annual Rye Christmas Parade, December 4th, 2016 beginning at 1PM.

The Rye Fire Department and Rye Lions Club invite you to celebrate the Holiday Season. The parade will form behind Webster at Rye, 795 Washington Road and will march along Washington Road to the Rye Junior High School Trophies will be awarded to the winning entries. This year’s theme is A Frosty New England Holiday.

Portsmouth, NH

Bring the kids to share the excitement of Christmas at the annual countdown of the lighting of the Christmas tree in Market Square! After the tree is lit, stay to watch the beautifully illuminated Christmas parade march down Islington Street and through Market Square. This year’s parade will include a food drive to support three local food pantries. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to place in one of the shopping carts pushed by volunteers along the parade route.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the countdown for lighting the Christmas tree. The Portsmouth Middle School Band will play holiday tunes and Christmas Carols at the parade platform and the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. The parade will then begin at Plaza 800 on Islington Street at 6 p.m., marching towards Market Square and ending at the South Mill Pond parking lot.

Vernis Jackson and the City’s African Burying Ground Committee and volunteers are this year’s Grand Marshal for the Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Food Drive. In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is reserved for Sunday, December 6th.

Website; www.portsmouthnh.com/event/portsmouth-christmas-parade/

Seabrook, NH

The 3rd Annual Seacoast Christmas parade is on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Seabrook, NH. More information: www.facebook.com

Winter Parking Ban Hampton, North Hampton, NH

Yes. It’s that time of the year and the Hampton Police Department wants to remind residents and visitors that our winter parking ban goes into effect on Nov. 15, 2012 through
March 15, 2013 between the hours of 1 and 7 a.m.

The winter parking ban prohibits on-street parking during the above dates
and times. Any vehicle found in violation of the ban is subject to a parking
ticket with a standard fine of $30.

You do not have to pay for parking at metered parking until April 1, 2017, however, the parking ban does apply to those spots.

North Hampton, NH Parking Ban – Winter parking ban goes into effect November 15th to April 15th. Any vehicle parked on the Towns right of way between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00am will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Ashworth By The Sea Winter Hours Nov. – March

November and December, February and March:

Hotel is closed from Sunday-Thursday and re-opens at 3:30PM each Friday. The hotel remains open for events and overnight rooms Friday night and Saturday night only and closed at 1:30pm on Sunday.

Wharfside Café is closed on Friday and open on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30am-11:30am – Subject to change.

Breakers Restaurant and also the Lounge is open from 3:30pm-12am Friday and from 11:30am-12am on Saturday.

The DJ plays both Friday and Saturday night from 9am-12am.

January: Hotel is closed in its entirety.

Hotel will be closed for Christmas weekend but open for NYE weekend (Friday and Saturday). The hotel throws a New Year’s Eve bash on NYE.

Hotel is aiming to re-open on Friday, April 1, 2017 for the season!

Enjoy Hampton Beach, 24/7-365.

Take a coastal drive today to Your favorite Beach Ice Cream & Lobster Roll spot Open through Oct. 23rd –

The Beach Plum, 17 Ocean Boulevard, North Hampton, NH – a favorite from folks near and far, remains open through Sunday, Oct. 23rd until 7PM. Be sure to take your coastal drive, while this weather is still magnificent, and stop by for your favorite lobster roll, clam chowder, or a quart of your favorite Richardson’s Ice Cream – While enjoying the majestic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Voted Best Lobster Roll in NH for over five years in a row.

Open daily 12PM – 7PM
603.964.7451
http://www.beachplum.net

SCREEEMFEST Haunts Canobie Lake Park Now – Oct. 30

SCREEEMFEST Haunts Canobie Lake Park Sept. 24 – Oct. 30

Two New Haunts for 2016, rides, games, ROCKtoberfest, a petting zoo and much more.

SALEM, NH – Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, is the place to be for “screeems,” thrills and chills during the Park’s SCREEEMFEST event, each weekend from September 24 through October 30. Canobie offers one of the best varieties of fall entertainment in all of New England.

There’s fun by day with rides, games and plenty of family-friendly options, including a petting zoo on Saturday and Sunday afternoons through October 23rd. Then at night, SCREEEMFEST adds fear to all that fun through October 30th with five terrifying haunted houses, including two NEW haunts this year: Carnivus where evil clowns still rule the long-dead carnival, and Virus: Quarantine, where no one is immune. There are roaming “monsters” and a monster parade throughout the park, Halloween-themed games and much more.

You can also enjoy a variety of live entertainment at no additional charge during SCREEMFEST. Canobie’s ROCKtoberfest event features a different legendary rock tribute band each weekend during SCREEEMFEST featuring professional touring bands. Also appearing is the live and freaky “SwingShift SideShow,” performing strange feats of physical daring that are truly not for the faint of heart.

A “Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Prince” show will be presented from September 24 to October 10, while “Tribute to Michael: Ghosts,” will thrill audiences from October 14 to October 30.

One low admission price for Canobie Lake Park SCREEEMFEST includes all haunted houses, operating rides, ROCKtoberfest, the Petting Zoo, live entertainment and more. For Park hours, show schedules, directions and information about group discounts, visit canobie.com.

Halloween in Kennebunk & Kennebunkport Maine 2016

Halloween in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk is freakishly fun, for kids and for kids that never grew up. Just drive around town and see the crazy, scary, silly scarecrows for a hint of how spirited the Kennebunks can be. If you’ve never seen Summer Street decorated in the dark on Hallow Eve you’re in for a treat or trick.

Here are some haunted happenings in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk this Halloween 2016:

For Families: Oct 16 Sunday is the 7th annual Wicked 5k Fun Run/Walk– costumes are encouraged for this fun run through the streets of Kennebunkport. Open to everyone, with amazing prizes and give-a-ways, most everyone leaves with something. Entry fee is $25 in advance, there is even a Kids popular 1K Fun Run for $5. The Wicked 5k benefits the Animal Welfare Shelter.

For Adults:

Oct 20 Thursday is the GHOST SHIP party on board the Spirit. Your $30 admission is for a spooky spirited night of chilling tales, creepy decorations, costumes, and wicked cocktails. Two signature cocktails and appetizers are included for each admission, 6-9pm

Old Vines Wine Bar is celebrating Halloweekend October 28 – 30 with spooky drink specials and craft cocktails plus Old Vines Dress Up and Drink Party. So trick or drink people, get your boo’s on at Old Vines this weekend.

Thursday Oct 27 is Local Dish’s Halloween Party at One Dock Prime, Kennebunkport Inn – 7-10pm Costumes are encouraged during this fun night of music with Ocean Ave band featuring our local starlet Lisa Mills. This ghoulish good time includes happy hour prices, monster mashing and prizes for best costumes!

The Kennebunk Farmers Market on Halloween Weekend Saturday so get your pumpkins, ghourds and squash, plus farm raised fresh produce, harvest veggies, organic beef, and homemade goodies!
Halloween weekend is Mabel’s Lobster Claw last hurrah ~that’s not a Halloween event per se but its frightening that they won’t be open again till spring, so get your Lobster Savannah ~ bwah ha ha.

For the Kids:

Kennebunks’ Chamber invites kids to Trick-or-Treat in downtown Kennebunk, Lower Village and Kennebunkport Dock Square businesses Oct 31 from 4 -6 pm. Participating shops and businesses will have a pumpkin sign on their door or window indicating they welcome trick or treaters. Be sure to thank these local business for having your little ghosts and goblins for a fun safe candy spree!


Halloween Night – Summer Street
is the scariest place to be. Residents of the historic Victorian homes and mansions decorate with spider webs, ghosts and graveyards, strobe lights and scary skeletons to see if your kids are brave enough to beg for candy. Summer Street trick or treating is a spooky spectacular not to be missed. Rumor is many of these centuries old homes are haunted. Halloween is certainly wicked popular here!

Sunday November 6 is the Nonantum Wedding Show – that’s awkward, but one man’s wedding is another‘s nightmare, lol. Nonantum’s Wedding Show is 11-4 with free admission, prizes, tastings and music with over 30 vendors from caterers to cakes, tents to flowers, djs to photographers.

Sunday November 6 is also time to Fall Back, set your clock back an hour for Daylight Savings at 2am…enjoy that extra hour of sleep cause its going to be dark when you wake.

Wishing all the little ghouls and goblins a spirited, spooky but safe Halloween in Kennebunkport &Kennebunk Maine!

Photos and Content Copyright KennebunkportMaineLodging.com 2016

Newburyport’s Great Pumpkin Lighting & Stroll 2016

Name: Newburyport’s Great Pumpkin Lighting & Stroll 2016
Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Event Description:

This annual family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, October 15th, from 5-8 PM in Market Square. Families are encouraged and invited to bring their own jack-o-lantern. Don’t want to deal with the mess at home? Pumpkin carving takes place in Market Square from 3-5PM. Bring your own pumpkin and create your masterpiece! Tools provided. Pumpkin carving sponsored by Partridge in a Bear Tree and Newburyport Macaroni Kid. Inn Street will have activities for the kids from 5pm-7pm including crafts from Newburyport Macaroni Kid and Street Theater by Theater in the Open.

Activities in Market Square start at 5PM. Pumpkins will be lit and placed on the stage in Market Square for all to enjoy! Each family will receive a votive candle that will be lit all at once at dusk.

After the lighting, attendees are encouraged to stroll the downtown and Tannery to “ooh and ahh” at all the pumpkins designed by local businesses! At the end of the evening families are asked to take their pumpkins home for safe keeping.

This event is brought to you by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and our retail members!

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Trick or Treat NH Seacoast Towns

Trick or Treat for NH Seacoast Towns are as follows:

Hampton Falls, NH Monday, October 31, 2016; 5-7 p.m.

Hampton, NH Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:30-8 p.m.

North Hampton, NH Sunday, October 30, 2016; 4-7 p.m.

Portsmouth, NH Sunday, October 30, 2016; 5-8 p.m.

Portsmouth, NH Halloween Parade Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Rye, NH Sunday, October 30, 2016; 5-7 p.m.

Seabrook, NH Sunday, October 30, 2016; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Haunted Hotel Returns to Lamie’s Tavern Oct. 25th & 26th

The Haunted Hotel has become a Hampton custom. Hosted by the Winnacunnet HIgh School Theater Department.

This year the Haunted Hotel is appropriately entitled CarniEvil.

Tickets are only $5.00 p.p. and it is sure to be a frightful experience.

For more information visit http://www.oldsaltnh.com/the-old-salt/promotions/haunted-hotel/

October 25th & 26th from 5PM – 9PM at Lamie’s Inn & Tavern, 490 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH.

All proceeds benefit Winnacunnet High School Theater Department.

Take a whale watch cruise through Oct. 9th!

The Whale Watching season is not over, just because summer is. Head out on the Atlantic Whale Watch, or Granite State Whale Watch Saturdays and Sundays through October 9th, for a whale of a time.

Atlantic Whale Watch tours leave at 10AM and return approximately 2:30 PM and run through October 9th

Granite State Whale Watch tours leave at 11AM on Saturdays and Sundays and also offer tours on Wednesdays and Fridays leaving at 10AM.

Come and join us and take a tour you will always remember.

Visit Atlantic Whale Watch at http://www.atlanticwhalewatch.com

Visit Granite State Whale Watch at http://granitestatewhalewatch.com

Both are located at scenic Rye Harbor, Rye, NH.