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).

9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Whirlygigs $100 Playmobil Free Raffle

Host: Whirlygigs Toy Shop Location: 107 Water Street, Exeter, NH

Enter to win over 100 dollars worth of awesome Playmobil toys. Just come in and enter our free raffle anytime from Friday to Sunday.

2:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

EHS Blue Hawk Faculty and Staff Holiday Fair

Host: EHS Faculty Location: Library, Exeter High School, Blue Hawk Drive, Exeter, NH

A gathering of talented EHS faculty and staff selling their locally made products in the Library at EHS. It’s a great place to shop for the holidays!

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Holiday Art Show

Host: Exeter Arts Committee Location: Exeter Art Gallery, Exeter Town Hall

The gallery will be filled to the rafters with art and gifts in a wide range of mediums and styles. Refreshments and live music.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Color, Shapes, and Textures

Host: Seacoast Artist Association Gallery Location: 130 Water St., Exeter, NH

Annick Bouvron Gromek and BJ Glanville will be displaying their monotypes on the Featured Artist Wall throughout Dec. An artit’s reception will be held Friday Dec. 1st from 4 -7.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Holiday Celebration

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

Step back in time and experience the glow of Folsom Tavern (c.1775), which is professionally decorated this year for the season. Toast the holidays with light snacks and adult refreshments, try your hand at making Colonial holiday gifts, enjoy seasonal music, and visit our pop-up gift shop. You will want to place your bids in […]

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FREE Holiday Wine Tasting

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

Holiday Wine Tasting! Specialty wines that will delight you and all your guests this holiday season. Enjoy 10% discount when you buy 3 bottles or more. Join us every Friday of the year for our wine tastings 5-7. We have over 90 specialty wines from all over the world, not available at the state store. […]

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

HERON Holiday Trolley Returns!

Host: HERON (Historic Exeter Retail Owners Network) Location: Downtown Exeter

It’s back! Come downtown, eat, shop, enjoy the holiday spirit and a free ride on the trolley. There are several stops along the 20 minute route, Water Street to Main Street, left on to Lincoln Street and left on to Front Street back into town.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Exeter Rotary Holiday Auction

Host: Rotary Club of Exeter Location: The Exeter Inn, Front Street, Exeter, NH

The Exeter Rotary Club is holding its Annual Holiday Auction. Tickets are $50, which include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and two drink tickets (choice of beer or wine). Invite your friends and join the Rotary Club for this annual holiday charity event. Proceeds will help support both international humanitarian projects as well as organizations in the […]

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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

Come out and paint a wine bottle, add mini colored lights! Makes a great gift!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday Coffeehouse

Host: FUUSE Location: First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter 12 Elm Street, Exeter, NH

The First Friday Coffeehouse as an open-mike for going since about 2007. We started the open-mike in 2008. We usually have a feature performer that starts off the coffeehouse at 7 PM. They play for 30-45 minutes, we take a break, and then the open-mike begins about 8:00 PM. The coffeehouse usually runs from 7 […]

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Blue Note Big Band Holiday Concert

Location: Exeter Town Hall

The Blue Note Big Band is returning again this year with vocalist Denise Therrien. the band has appeared widely throughout Seacoast New Hampshire, Maine and the North Shore of Massachusetts. Last year’s Holiday Concert was a smashing success and we are excited for the band’s return this year. Proceeds from this year’s events will benefit […]

7:30 pm – 10:00 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.