8:00 am – 10:30 am

Pancake Breakfast with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

Host: Exeter Area Lions Club Location: Exeter Congregational Church, Front Street, Exeter, NH

The Exeter Area Lions Club is hosting a Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus for the second year. The breakfast will include homemade pancakes made with a special recipe from the Seacoast School of Technology Culinary Arts program, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. The cost for the breakfast is $6.00 per adult and $2.00 […]

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Buy $20 Gift Card, Get a FREE Hot Beverage

Host: Laney & Lu Location: 26 Water Str, Exeter, NH

Give the gift of vibrant food this holiday season!! Buy a Gift Card of $20 or higher value and receive a FREE hot coffee, tea, or crafted latte (up to $4.50).

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Christmas Fair and Luncheon

Host: Pilgrim United Church of Christ Location: 197 Middle Road, Brentwood, NH 03833

It’s that time of year again… Pilgrim United Church of Christ will be holding its Annual Christmas Fair & Luncheon on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be good food and joyous live music of the season. The Craft Tables will feature novelty gifts, some from foreign lands. Sweet treats […]

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exeter Arts Committee Holiday Show

Host: Exeter Arts Committee Location: Exeter Art Gallery, Exeter Town Hall, 2nd floor

The gallery will be filled to the rafters with art and gifts in a wide range of mediums and styles. Family, friendly refreshments

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WREATH CANVAS PAINTING

Host: THE OFFBEAT OWL PAINT BAR Location: 143 Water Street, Exeter, NH

SIGN UP NOW FOR THIS FUN WREATH PAINTING! ADD YOUR HOUSE NUMBER OR FAMILY NAME! SO MUCH FUN AND GET CREATIVE WITH GLITTER PAINT, METALLICS, AND SO MUCH MORE!

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

WINE GLASS CANDLE HOLDER PAINTING PARTY!

Host: THE OFFBEAT OWL PAINT BAR Location: 143 Water Street

SIGN UP NOW FOR THESE FUN CANDLE HOLDERS! COST: $35.00 FOR TWO WINE GLASSES PER PAINTER! ENJOY FOOD AND DRINKS FROM OUR BAR MENU! THESE MAKE GREAT GIFTS AND YOU HAVE SO MUCH FUN MAKING THEM! ADD RIBBON, TEA LIGHTS, GLITTER, AND MORE!

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Open House

Location: Graham Tire, Portsmouth Ave. Exeter, NH

Graham Tire is hosting an open house before and during the Exeter Holiday Parade. Drop by, get warm and enjoy the open house.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

60th Annual Exeter Holiday Parade

Host: Exeter Holiday Parade Committee Location: Portsmouth Ave to Water Street, Exeter, NH

Don’t miss the 60th Annual Exeter Holiday Parade! This annual event has been the highlight of the holiday season for decades in Exeter. The parade begins on Portsmouth Avenue near Exeter Lumber continues onto Water Street, ending at Swasey Parkway. Be sure to get there early to find a prime spot to watch all the […]

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Christmas Carol

Host: Leddy Center for the Performing Arts Location: 38c Ladd's Lane, Epping, NH

A Charles Dickens Classic for the Entire Family! This annual performance is at the Leddy Center for the Performing Arts just over the Exeter Town Line in the town of Epping. Click here for ticket information.

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Bonfire on Swasey Parkway

Host: puddlejumpers childrens shop and ecm design Location: Swasey Parkway

We are bringing back an old favorite tradition. Come by, warm up your hands and toes, and enjoy the beauty of the parkway at night time. The bonfire will start immediately after the parade apparatus exits the Parkway. 100 pallets will be burned rain or shine!

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Folsom Tavern Open House

Host: American Independence Museum Location: Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street, Exeter, NH

The front two rooms of Folsom Tavern will be open for browsing our pop-up gift shop and purchasing light refreshments to warm you up as you watch the dazzling lights and creative floats in the Exeter Holiday Parade. (Pro tip: Our grounds make for excellent viewing!)

9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Holiday Scavenger Hunt!

Host: Trends Gift Gallery Location: 85 Water Street, Exeter, NH

Kids come on in and enjoy our Holiday Scavenger Hunt all day! Everyone wins a prize! Enjoy Port City Pretzel samples too!