Experience a very country Christmas… with old-fashioned fun in the White Mountains… enjoy festive Yuletide dining and an amazing Christmas Show with a gift from Santa! Take a sleigh ride on an endless blanket of snow… past crystallized pines to an Emerald Lake! A visit to a world famous aquarium, and a scenic train excursion on the Apple Cider Express is the perfect way to celebrate the season!
Day 1 - Arrive White Mountains, NH
Today you will travel to the North Conway, New Hampshire, where you will arrive and be greeted at the deluxe White Mountain Hotel & Resort. The hotel features one of the most spectacular mountain settings to be found anywhere in New England and offers outstanding facilities including the award- winning Ledges Restaurant, Tullamore Tavern, health club, game room and a year-round outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. Upon arrival, enjoy a Yuletide Welcome Reception with punch in the tavern. This evening you will be treated to an elegant dinner, which you may order off the menu, in Ledges Restaurant. After dinner, adjourn to our Echo Ballroom and enjoy this evening’s entertainment.
Day 2 - White Mountains
Depart this morning for the new Living Shores Aquarium, an indoor adventure that allows you to discover the wonders of the ocean year-round. The aquarium includes over 32,000 square feet of interactive tide pools, exhibits, and immersive activities. Main exhibits feature sting rays, sharks and cleaner fish, a tropical reef and local ecosystem exhibit, along with a fully immersive aviary where you can feed lorikeets! After your visit at the aquarium, you will experience the magic of Christmas at Nestlenook Farm Resort where you will enjoy an enchanting sleigh ride along the river and through the woods, then cross over a 70-foot arched bridge over Emerald Lake below. After your ride, you may warm up by the fire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. You will then return to the hotel for an included lunch, followed by an afternoon comedy show in the Echo Ballroom. This evening, you will enjoy another fabulous dinner in Ledges, followed by our grand finale Christmas show with a gift from Santa!
Day 3 - Depart White Mountains
After breakfast, you will head to the historic train station in North Conway Village for a custom train ride on the “Apple Cider Express”. Here you will travel north with beautiful views of the Mount Washington Valley as the conductor tells you some wonderful facts about the history of the railroad and the surrounding area. The train will stop at at the White Mountain Cider Company Country Store in Glen, NH where you will enjoy hot apple cider and their famous cider donuts. The train will then return to North Conway station where you will depart for home with many pleasant memories of your Christmas in the White Mountains and your visit with us. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!