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Family Friendly Journey to the North Pole [Polar Express]

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

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Polar Express at Conway Scenic Railroad

Here are some really fun things to do in North Conway, New Hampshire, in the heart of the White Mountais, during your holiday this year (or any year).

Sometimes, getting away for the holidays is the best way to celebrate with the whole family. You could spend your holiday down in Florida where it’s warm but then you miss out on all the coziness and things to do in North Conway that winter has to offer.

Trust me, no one is wrapped in a blanket, sitting by a fire and drinking hot chocolate in Florida…but they are doing it in North Conway.


According to meteorologists, North Conway weather this winter is supposed to be quite cold and very snowy. We all know meteorologists can be mistaken but sometimes they can be right!

New Hampshire has an abundance of outdoor activities, especially when there is snow on the ground. Ice skating, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing, snowshoeing, hiking, and ice fishing.

If you love the outdoors and are ready to have an adventurous winter vacation in the White Mountains, then any of those activities are for you. The North Conway area is surrounded by cross country ski trails, mountain resorts, hills, lakes, ice rinks, snowmobile trails, and most importantly snow. I’m not talking about manmade snow either, it’s the real deal out here.

So, grab your best winter gear and enjoy the beautiful scenery while going on any of these great adventures that New England has to offer.

Pack up your family and your warmest clothes and head to the North Conway, in the majestic White Mountains to enjoy the beautiful New Hampshire weather, activities, and that true holiday feeling we all crave.

If you’re looking for a White Mountain cabin rental, look no further than the North Conway and more specifically, Russ-Tee Bucket Ranch!


Enjoy your tax-free, North Conway Outlet shopping with a side of horse drawn sleigh rides, Santa Claus, and caroling!

They also give out free hot chocolate and candy canes at the Customer Service desk at the North Conway outlets.

There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than finishing up last minute shopping while wandering around a winter wonderland. Not to mention they have free snow tubing which beats sledding by a mile!

Also, you don’t want to miss the tree lighting at the Gazebo and chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Click here for more information

When you have nabbed every great deal at the North Conway Outlets, head over to any of the Valley Original Restaurants. They are the BEST of the North Conway Restaurants!


Another family-friendly thing to do in North Conway is the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Make sure to get here nice and early to witness the annual tree lighting on December 2nd. Children can have a little chat with Santa about their prospective gifts and they can have their pictures taken with him.

There is free hot chocolate, caroling, an ice show, and free ice skating afterword.

It’s a fun day for the whole family, just check the weather and make sure you dress warm!


Jump onto the Conway Scenic Railroad to visit Santa and his mischievous elves. They run around the train giving out hot chocolate and cookies.

You can enjoy this holiday experience all while looking out at the beautiful White Mountains.

There are only two excursions a day and the trip lasts about an hour so buy your tickets as soon as possible. Click here for more info.


From December 1st to the 17th several New England villages take part in creating that warm holiday feeling we all love.

This event has everything from craft fairs to wine tastings, tree lightings, cookie decorating, and of course plenty of chances to see Santa.

Put on your best ugly Christmas sweater (or a cute one) and don’t forget your gloves and hat because it’s time to get in the holiday spirit. Head to Jackson, NH to join the fun!



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