Photo from vintagechristmasnh.org
Photo from vintagechristmasnh.org

It’s that time of year! Santa Claus will be rolling thru the downtown streets before you know it! We have started compiling a list of dates and times for some of the Seacoast Christmas parades, tree lightings and holiday strolls. We’re trying our best to keep this list up to date and accurate, but if we’ve missed your town’s event or an event needs to be corrected, then please Fill out the Form Here: Contact Us

The information below is organized in alphabetical order by town or city name.

Derry Christmas Parade: Saturday, November 30th @ 1pm

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, featuring Santa Claus, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Pocket Park in Downtown Derry (at the corner of Broadway and Manning Streets).

More information: facebook.com


Dover Holiday Parade: Sunday, December 1st @ 3pm

The annual Dover holiday parade is on Central Avenue.

More information: facebook.com


Durham Frost Fest: Saturday, December 7th @ 6pm

Welcome the winter season with Durham Recreation’s annual celebration, which is being held on Main Street in Durham.

More information: facebook.com


Exeter Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 7th @ 5:30pm

The theme for this years holiday parade is: “Holiday Movie Night”.

More information: exeterholidayparade.org


Hampton Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 7th @1pm

The Experience Hampton Christmas Parade begins on Route 1 at the North Hampton/Hampton town line and proceeds on Route 1 through downtown Hampton.

More information: experiencehampton.org


Portsmouth Christmas Parade Saturday, December 7th 2019 @ 5:30pm

The Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting kicks off a month-long Vintage Christmas celebration in the city of Portsmouth. Other Vintage Christmas festivities include The Ogunquit Playhouse’s production of
“Elf The Musical” at The Music Hall, Strawbery Banke Museum’s 39th Annual Candlelight Stroll, Family Holiday Pops and more.

The rain/snow date: December 8, 2019.

More information: portsmouthchamber.org


Rochester Tree Lighting: Friday, December 6th @ 5:30pm

The annual Rochester Tree Lighting will include activities such as cookies to decorate, carolers singing, hot cocoa and a visit from Santa Claus.

The Holiday Parade in Rochester is on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Sweet Christmas”.

More information: www.rochesternh.org


Rye Christmas Parade: Sunday, December 8th @ 1pm

The Annual Christmas Parade is put on by the The Rye Fire Department and Lion’s Club

More information: town.rye.nh.us


Salem Christmas Parade: Sunday, December 1st @ 1pm

The 48th Annual Holiday Parade in Salem, This year’s theme is: “Ugly Sweater Christmas Party”.

More information: salemnhparade.org


Somersworth Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 7th @ 2pm

This years Christmas Parade and Winter Gala in Berwick/Somersworth theme is “Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday”.

More information: facebook.com