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Peterborough’s Hometown Holiday

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Come to Peterborough for two days of holiday lights and good cheer! Peterborough’s Hometown Holiday features the Holiday Trees Festival, the Lantern Parade, and the Town Tree Lighting. Visit us in Bass Hall for homemade cookies and warm cups of cocoa as we celebrate the most magical time of the year.

On Saturday, December 7, the festivities begin with the Holiday Trees in Peterborough opening at 10 a.m. (if you don’t get a chance to see the Holiday Trees on Saturday, the festival continues on Sunday). Enjoy a free performance of The Messiah at the Peterborough Unitarian Church at 4 p.m. Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. with homemade cookies and cocoa- warm up here before and after the Lantern Parade and Town Tree Lighting at 5:45.

All events are free!

While you are in town, explore the shops for special gifts and plan to have dinner at one of the downtown’s many restaurants!

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Holiday Trees in Peterborough at Peterborough Community Center (Elm St)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Messiah Community Concert at Peterborough Unitarian Church (Main St)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cookies and Cocoa at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Grove St)
5:45 PM
Lantern Parade Step off (Grove St) with Tree Lighting to follow (Putnam Park)
Sunday, December 8, 2019
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Holiday Trees in Peterborough at Peterborough Community Center (Elm St)
Peterborough’s Hometown Holiday Weekend is a collaboration of Children and the Arts Festival, The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, the Peterborough Recreation Department, the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, and Go Monadnock.


December 7, 2019
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States