Winter in New England: What Activities Are There To Do?

Posted: November, 30, 2021 | Categories: Seacoast | Lifestyle | By The Gove Group Real Estate, LLC


It’s gettin “dahk” here in New England, and winter is coming. As we prepare for the cold and brisk weather, we want to provide you with some activities for you and your family to enjoy, especially with the upcoming holiday season. Many events have been cancelled the last two years due to the pandemic, so we want you to be aware of what is still available! Click the title of each one to be linked to its website. These are throughout New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Northern Massachusetts:

  • Vintage Christmas, Portsmouth, NH
    • Enjoy the experience and magic of the holidays by walking the Strawbery Banke Candlelight Stroll, watching a Broadway Musical, listening to a carol concert in Market Square, enjoy tax-free shopping in Portsmouth unique downtown shops, and many more activities like a Gingerbread House competition and ice skating at Puddle Duck pond!
  • Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest, North Conway, NH
    • Scale frozen waterfalls and ice walls in this fun and thrilling activity!
  • The Rink at Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME
    • One of Maine’s newest skating rinks, Thompson’s Point has spectacular views of the Fore River over 10,000 square feet of pristine ice to enjoy. Be sure to look for decorated themed nights, special events, and a two-story tubing hill.
  • Lobster Dip - Special Olympics Maine, Old Orchard Beach, ME
    • Join in on this 28 year tradition and thousands of others in an annual Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics. The infamous lobster dip is great for a morning hangover or those who are brave enough!
  • Penguin Plunge - Special Olympics New Hampshire, Hampton Beach, NH
    • Just like the one in Maine, be sure to check out New Hampshire’s polar plunge to raise money for Special Olympics.
  • Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude, Kennebunkport, ME
    • A celebration of Christmas in one of Maine’s most charming seaside villages. Enjoy parades, shopping, and the annual lobster trap tree lighting!
  • Snow Tubing at Amesbury Sports Park, Amesbury, MA
    • Try out snow tubing on this jumbo hill with friends and family! A great place to create memories and share laughter. 
  • Boston, MA Light Shows and Concerts
    • Check out this article listing all the winter shows in Boston this year. Take a drive around to see the stunning light shows or attend holiday concerts!
  • Boston, MA Ice Skating
  • A Bob Marley Show, Various New England Locations
    • Check out this wicked funny comedian from Maine who is sure to make yourself fall out of your chair. With the recent events, we’re sure he has some great new lines! Find shows near you all over New England.
  • Our Favorite Ski & Snowboard Areas
    • Sunday River, Bethel, ME
    • Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley, ME
    • Bretton Woods, NH
    • Loon Mountain Resort, Lincoln, NH
    • Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH
    • Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA
    • New England Ski Pass

Below are events you may recognize, but are CLOSED for the 2021/2022 season:


We here at The Gove Group hope you all have a safe and happy winter. Hopefully, you can make one of these events provided with some friends and/or family. We wish you a Happy Holidays!


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