'Tis the Season - Lebanon's Downtown Celebration

To see pictures from 'Tis the Season click on Holiday Photos

Vote for the Holiday Coloring Contest HERE

’Tis the Season!

On Saturday, December 5, 2020, come explore downtown Lebanon and celebrate winter and the holiday season with a pop-up Farmers’ Market, carriage rides, musical entertainment, crafts, refreshments, a tree lighting ceremony, and visits with Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Santa Claus.

For a printable brochure, click here (PDF).

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Schedule of City-Sponsored Events (2019 Schedule is below) - Interested in being involved in 2020 send an e-mail to Krissy - Flythe@LebanonNH.gov.

(all events are for Saturday, December 7th unless otherwise noted)

Pop-up Farmers’ Market
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Lebanon Mall

Details: Take a stroll on the Lebanon Mall and shop with local farmers and vendors for the holidays.  The following vendors will be in attendance: Art of Turning, Brenda Cann, Howl’n Good Kettle Corn, Magical Hands, Porter’s Finest Jams and Jellies, Ragged Coffee Co., Sweet Doe Gelato, Tomapo Farm

Vendors: To be a vendor complete our vendor registration form.

’Tis the Season
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Lebanon City Hall and Colburn Park

Details: Visit City Hall for crafts with Youth in Action and the Girl Scouts, face painting, pictures with Anna, Elsa and Olaf, refreshments and wagon rides. Caroling and tree lighting ceremony will be at 5:15 pm on Colburn Park.

Visit with Santa Claus
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Franklin Masonic Lodge, 25 Green Street

Details: Visit a Winter Wonderland filled with trains, holiday displays, lights and of course Santa! While you wait, activities like face painting, crafts and more at Lebanon City Hall.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Time: 5:15pm

Location: Colburn Park & Lebanon Mall
Details: Come enjoy the lighting of the Holiday Tree on Colburn Park.  Special thank you to DB Lights for taking on decorating the Lebanon Mall again this season with some more holiday flare.  In addition DB Lights will be doing a dedication on the mall just after the tree lighting ceremony.  All are welcome to join.

Schedule of Community-Sponsored Events in partnership with Lebanon Recreation

AVA Gallery
Time: 11:00am to 5:00 pm
Location: 11 Bank Street
Details: Explore and purchase the work of local artists at AVA’s Annual Holiday Exhibition. Watch demos in hot forging, clay sculpting, stone carving, and woodworking in our Sculpture building, and then try it 
yourself! Visit AVA Artists’ Open Studios and a children’s art exhibition, listen to music, and more!

Boy Scout Troop
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Colburn Park
Details: Buy your holiday tree to bring home and decorate!

The Movement Center
Time: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 18 Hanover St.
Details: Erin McCabe Wellness and Foundational Fitness & Pilates will be hosting 6 FREE 20 minute classes on the hour and half hour with the first class at 1:30 pm and the last starting at 4 pm. All classes will warm you up and get you ready for the holiday season ahead! We will also be raffling off two 3 class passes!

Girl Scout Troop #51499 Food Drive
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Colburn Park
Details: Donate non-perishable items at ’Tis the Season as the Girl Scout Troop #51499 packs the van for the Upper Valley Haven Food Drive.

Green Mountain Hypnosis
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 20 W. Park St. Suite 224 (Lebanon Mall)
Details: Come in from the cold for an Open House tour of the office. Offering refreshments, demonstrations, and free hypnosis audio programs. Enter to win a free 60-minute relaxation session!

Lebanon Ballet School
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 22 Hanover St. (Lebanon Mall)
Details: Watch the rehearsal of Clara’s Dream and enjoy hot chocolate in front of the studio. 

Lebanon Opera House
Time: 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Location: Lebanon Opera House
Details: The LHS Wet Paint Players will be performing "Tuck Everlasting" at the Lebanon Opera House.

Lebanon United Methodist Church
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 18 School St.
Details: Unique gifts - cinnamon buns, cookie "walk" and baked goods - jams, salsa & savory treats - knit & handmade items - local craft vendors

Lebanon Village Pizza
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 45 Hanover St. (Lebanon Mall)
Details: Sponsored by DB Lights and Taco’s Tacos come see musician Arthur James perform at Lebanon Village Pizza no admission fee, but donations will be collected for CHaD.

Nutrition on the Green
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 24 Hanover St. Suite 2
Details: Sponsored by DB Lights and Taco’s Tacos come see the band Mosey Down and enjoy some great tasting samples by Nutrition on the Green.  No admission fee, but donations will be collected for CHaD.

Salt hill Pub
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Salt hill Pub (Lebanon Mall)
Details: Enjoy a free hot cider or hot chocolate and a coupon for 1/2 off an appetizer. 

Upper Valley Music Center 
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Caroling at 4:30pm
Location: 8 S. Park St. and 10 S. Park St.(Downtown Lebanon)
Details: Come hear performance by UVMC students and faculty, join a sing-along for families or a workshop, then join the UVMC carolers at 4:30pm on the UVMC lawn as they usher us into the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:15 pm on Colburn Park.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Holiday Downtown Celebration event, please email Meagan at meagan.henry@lebanonnh.gov

More Holiday Activities

Holiday Coloring Contest (ages 4-9)

Children ages 4-9 can participate and entries will be judged in 3 categories. All entries must be received by Lebanon Recreation and Parks no later than Monday, December 2nd. Click here for photo to be colored (PDF).

K-4th Grade North Pole Calling!

Ho, Ho, Ho!! Children in Grades K-4 can have a special call from Santa himself this season! Register online by clicking here. Please register by December 9th for a phone call on Wednesday, December 11th.