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Apres Ski and live entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Feb 8-24, 2018

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub

  • Feb 9: Ryan St Orange, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Feb 10: Jonathan Sarty, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 16: Rafe & Alecia, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Feb 17: The Gravel Project & Bud Light promo: 2:00-5:00pm
  • Feb 18: Pat Foley Band: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Feb 19: White Steer: 1:00-4:00pm

Plus!

Feb 14: Special Valentine’s Day pricing for couples & singles: For February 14th, Valentine’s Day couples and get 2 adult lift tickets for just $59, in advance online only.  Single skiers, find a date on the mountain! Single lift tickets are available for $39 in advance online only as well! Info & order online here.

Feb 17:  Kitty Cat’s Apres Ski Entertainment: Parents, enjoy good times with adults in the pub while  children have fun in the Lions Den located on the ground floor of the Wildcat Base Lodge.
Cost is $5.00 per child and includes supervision, children’s movie, cookie decorating and arts & crafts.

Feb 17: Torchlight Parade: Ski Patrol and Ski School will journey down the hill just after dusk to form the Torchlight Parade. This is a great event that brings families and friends together on the ski mountain. 5:30-6:00pm.

Feb 20:  Kitty Litter Cardboard Box Race: A fun, free, February Vacation tradition for kids. Build your own “vessel” out of cardboard boxes and go for the fastest run of the day, best decorated, best crash or judges’ choice awarded prizes. . All vessels will be inspected to make sure they fit the standards prior to racing. Decorating is encouraged. Pre-registration Required: Guest Services 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Feb 21: 9 Lives Lunchtray Luge: Another February Vacation Tradition.  Race down the luge track on lunch trays! Free.  Noon-1:00pm.

Apres Ski at Attitash

  • Feb 3: Den sessions at Bear Peak with Ben Cook, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 3: Best Not Broken at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 10: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Kimberly June, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 10: Girls Just Want to Have Fun 80s Band at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 17: Den sessions at Bear Peak with Jeremy Dean, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Feb 17: “Crush”, a Dave Matthews Tribute Band at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm & 8:00-11:00pm
  • Feb 18: Den Sessions featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm.
  • Feb 18: Riley Parkhurst Project at Ptarmigan Pub, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

Feb 10: Abenaki Parks Slopestyle, 11:00am-1:00pm – Stomp your best tricks for prizes.

Feb 14:  2 for $59:  Grab your sweetheart and 2 can ski for just $59 – purchase tickets online in advance only. Info here.

Feb 17:  Skier Boardercross: First to finish all-out race through berms, jumps and rollers.  Pre-registration required. 11:00am race. $20.

Feb 17:  Attitash After Dark: Ptarmigan Pub is transformed into Attitash After Dark HQ when “Crush” will again take the stage, 8:00-11:00pm.  Fireworks at 6:30pm too.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Feb 3:  Music with White Steer in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 10: Music with Arthur James in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 18: Music with Ben Cook in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 19:  Music with Jonathan Sarty in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 20:  Music with White Steer in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Feb 21:  Music with Mitch Alden in Zip’s Pub, 3:00-5:00pm

Plus!

Feb 10: Cranapalooza! As the afternoon winds down, the festivities begin at Cranmore Mountain. Cranapalooza is a festival of music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More.

Feb 11: Hope on the Slopes Race to Beat Cancer: The 41st annual Race to Beat Cancer will take place in North Conway on Sunday, February 11th at Cranmore Mountain Resort. Skiers and snowboarders can participate in the race contributing a minimum of $80 ($50 for those 17 and under). The day includes a full-day lift, organic, locally sourced pizza courtesy of Flatbread Company. Participants are encouraged to collect donations from their friends, family, and colleagues. Click here to register in advance.

Feb 17 , 18 , 19 , 20 , 21 , 22 , 23 , 24: February Vacation Week Cranapalooza: A whole week of a  music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More. On January 24th, the vacation week Cranapalooza celebration is topped off with fireworks too!

Apres ski at Bretton Woods Ski Resort

Feb 10: Harpoon Brewery Apres Ski Party with Jonathan’s Jewelers and 92.5 The River: After a day on the slopes join us for a fun-filled Harpoon Brewery Après-Ski Party in the Slopeside Pub from 2:00-5 :00pm with Live Music by Palmer Egan and loads of fun, games and prize giveaways… where one lucky person will win a beautiful sterling silver & diamond Snowflake pendant valued at over $700 courtesy of Jonathan’s Jewelers.

Feb 10: Nordic Marathon to benefit New England Ski Museum: This 42-kilometer, classic format, cross country ski race showcases one of the largest Nordic systems in the northeast.  In the tracks of the famed 1982 US National Championships and such legends as Bill Koch and Tim Caldwell, this race is steeped in history and Nordic skiing tradition. The course layout provides a challenge to experienced racers while making use of terrain that is accessible and enjoyable for skiers of all abilities. Info: here.

Feb 11: 44th Annual Mount Washington Cup: This 44th annual 10k Freestyle (skate ski) Race, is part of the ZAK Cup Series. Located on the grounds of the Mount Washington Hotel and the White Mountain National Forest, the 100-km trail network crosses open fields, meanders through woods of spruce and fir, passes beaver ponds and mountain streams, and traverses open hardwood stands. 7:30-9:00am: Race registration, 10:00am, Mass start.  For full info, click here.

Feb 14: Powder Couple’s Couples Alpine Clinic: This Valentine’s Day, try the Couple’s Alpine Clinic with resident power couple Gus DeMaggio and three- time Olympian, Miki Fera. This clinic was designed for couples looking to spend Valentine’s Day playing in the powder and will be tailored to your experience and ability on the slopes. At registration, you will receive a gift basket with everything you will need for your day and a few extras that will be sure to be a treat! Lunch at Latitude 44 is also included along with gratuities where applicable. To register or for more information, please call 603.278.3335 or http://www.brettonwoods.com

Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Feb 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub

  • Fri, Feb 9: Apres ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 10: Apres ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay and Sam Adams. Love potions for those who wish after Chairlift Speed Dating!
  • Sun, Feb 11: Apres ski entertainment with Tim Dion, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 16: Apres ski entertainment with Riley Parkhurst, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 17: Apres ski entertainment with Greg Walsh & Tuckerman Brewery, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 18: Apres ski entertainment with Tim Dion & Coors Lite, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 19: Apres ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Tues, Feb 20: Apres ski promo with Narragansett Brewery, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Wed, Feb 21: Apres ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30pm

Plus!

Feb 10: Chairlift Speed Dating:  Singles, come meet the ski bum of your dreams on the lift of love.  Sign up in Lostbo Pub, noon – 3:00pm.  Enjoy “love potions” and free pick up line contest in the Lostbo Pub afterward.

Feb 10:  Last Tracks with Moat Mountain, 4:00-6:00pm: Ride up the chairlift at 4:00pm.  Enjoy appetizers and a tasting of locally brewed Moat Beer with a real Moat brewer.  Afterward, ski down with headlamps on a freshly groomed trail.  $25 per person. Reservations required. 603-383-4490.

Apres Ski at King Pine

Fridays in February:  Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at our Pine Meadows Tubing Park!

Feb 10, 17, 24: Say hello to Powder Bear: King Pine’s mascot, Powder Bear, will be out and about offering greetings to young skiers from 2:00-3:00pm.

Feb 3, 10, 17, 24: Horse Drawn Sleighrides, 11am – 1:00pm: Enjoy the classic experience of riding among surrounding fields and within wooded trails in a horse-driven sleigh. In addition to the approximate 15-20 minute ride in the sleigh, warm up by an outdoor fire before and after your ride and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. $20 for age 13+; $15 for 12 and under.

Feb 10: Bavarian Chocolate Haus Sweetheart Race: Race with your sweetheart for the best combined time and chocolate prizes plus dinner at Traditions. 10:00am – 1:00pm.

Feb 14: Valentine’s 2-fer: Grab your Valentine and purchase two full-day lift tickets for the price of one.

Feb 17:  Kid’s Fun Race: Head to the bottom of the open slope for this fun race for kids. Weather dependent, 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Feb 17:  Saturday night family racing: A dual recreation race under the lights, 6:00-8:00pm  Free with a lift ticket.

Feb 18: Winter Trails Nordic Demo Day with EMS: King Pine is celebrating Winter Trail’s with EMS throughout this season by offering complimentary Nordic passes to first-timers. In addition EMS will have demo cross country skis and snowshoes available for on snow clinics with the EMS crew from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.First timers, ages 12 and above, are invited to join EMS for on snow clinics at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign up in advance at the EMS tent on the day of and receive a complimentary trail pass with your clinic.  There is limited availability for the clinics which will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Feb 18-24: Overnight Ski & Snowboard Camp: This Feb vacation King Pine tradition is for kids ages 8-17 and includes a full week of skiing, riding and instruction, plus fun events for the kids.  Click here for complete info.

Feb 18-23: Winter Carnival at King Pine: Look for a full week of scheduled events including Silly Slalom & Belly Bag Races, Family Challenge Races, Sleigh rides, snowshoe tours,  Gold Rush, Kids Fun Race, Fireworks over King Pine on Thursday, February 22 and Campfire and S’mores – Friday, February 26.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

Sat, Feb 10: Buzzology live in Blizzard’s Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

Sat, Feb 10: Movie Night for Kids: Kids aged 4-10 gather at the Alpine Sugar Haus for a movie night. Leap is on the screen plus popcorn, drinks and pizza for dinner.  $10 for the evening. Drop off is 5:30pm and pick up is 7:30pm.

 Feb 16: College Night #3 at Shawnee Peak: From 3pm to 9pm, lift tickets are just $20, a savings of $15 and Rentals are just $15, a savings of $12 for college students and professors/staff.  College ID required.

Feb 17-23: February Vacation Week:  Shawnee Peak will be open for night skiing every night until 9:00pm.

Feb 20: Live Stand Up Comedy with Bob Marley: Don’t miss this live show by Maine’s famous and well-loved comedian Bob Marley in the Shawnee Peak Great Room. The show begins at 7.30pm, tickets are available currently through Guest Services or online for $30.This is a fundraising event for Shawnee Peak’s Adaptive program! There will be a cash bar in the Great Room during the event.

Feb 22: Family Fun Day: Family Day is a kid oriented day on the slopes.  All events are free and open to the public. In honor of Shawnee Peak’s 80th birthday, 80 years of memories is the theme! There is a costume contest for both young and old, Face Painting and arts and crafts in the Great Room, a scavenger hunt on the Mountain and around the base lodge, Family obstacle race, Skillet toss, Sack Race, Snow Volley Ball and Tug of war, BBQ, crafts and so much more. Dress up and join in the parade. Prizes will be awarded and fun is a guarantee!                          

At Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

Feb 18: Sunrise Snowcoach Tour: Experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200 feet on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. Plan to leave promptly at 5:45am from the base lodge. Even if you don’t actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes. Click here for info & reservations.

Feb  24: Evening snowshoe tour: Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk. Join a Naturalist from the Appalachian Mountain Club on a guided snowshoe tour. Reservations required and tours fill fast. For questions, please call (603) 466-3988. Online registration here.

Live Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley’s restaurants & Businesses

At The Soaking Pot, Settlers Green, North Conway

After a day of skiing, snowshoeing, shopping, or when you just need a moment, The SoakingPot is the newest place to SOAK. SIP. RELAX. The custom foot soaks are designed to calm, invigorate, soothe or balance. For deeper relaxation, add a soothing cup of tea and massage to go with your soak!

Current Specials & Discounts*:

  • Every Wednesday Buy One Soak Get One Half Off
  • Loyalty Soak Club- Buy 10 Soaks get one FREE
  • Soak Pass Memberships -Save when you buy 6 or more Soaks, Free Soak on your birthday, Free tea, and more.
  • Valentine’s Day Packages: Valentine’s Soak Packages:
    – Note to Self – I Love You (featuring foot soak, cup of tea, special treats and free gift).
    – Soak up the Love (featuring couples foot soak, pot of tea, and special treats).
    – Ski & Soak Together (featuring couples foot soak, 2 lift tickets to Cranmore, pot of tea,  and special treats).

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

Feb 9: Tim Theriault in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Feb 10: The Nor’easters in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Feb 16: Barnyard Pimps in the Pub, 9:00pm-12:30am

Feb 17: American Made in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Thursday:  Free Pasta Feeds & Music by Kevin Dolan: Back again by popular demand the Thursday Night Free Pasta Feed starts at 5:30 pm and goes until 8:30 with music and fun by Kevin Dolan. FREE for employees of Valley Snow Sports and Ski Shops, AMC and NH Forest Service. (proof of employment required), $5.95 for skiers (bring your lift or trail ticket for that day), $8.95 if you don’t ski but just want to chow down!

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Every Saturday: Apres ski with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm

Every Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Feb 3: Miss Maybelle and Slim Pickins, 8:00pm-closing

Feb 10: Al Shafner and the Revtones, 8:00pm-closing

Feb 17: Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – closing

Feb 24: Candie & the Fellas, 8:30-11:00pm

 At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey, 7:30-10:00pm

Every Saturday-Apres Ski-Dennis & Davey from 4:00-6:00pm.

 At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Feb 8: Johno & Al Shafner– 7:00pm
  • Feb 9: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Feb 10: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • Feb 11: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • Feb 15: Johno & Al Shafner– 7:00pm
  • Feb 16: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Feb 17: Marty Quirk, 4:00-6:00pm and again at 8:00pm
  • Feb 18: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, 7:30pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 5:30-9:30pm

Every Thursday night: Shot of JD every Thursday Night!

Most Sunday Nights: Justin Jaymes

Feb 9:  Tom Dean

Feb 10: Tristan Ormond

Feb 16: Tim Gershin

Feb 17: Scott Baer

Feb 18: Candie Tremblay

Feb 19: Justin Jaymes

Feb 20: Al Shafner

Feb 21:  Candie Tremblay

At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Jan  26:  Open Mike night for local performers

 At Seadog Brewing Co in North Conway

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night!

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley,  February, 2018

Feb 9, 16, 23: Friday Night Lights at Settlers Green: Free hot chocolate from 4pm-7pm and purchase discounted area ski tickets! Plus, follow #FNLHotSpots on Instagram to discover giveaway where to win special gifts during the event. Click here for full details.

Feb 9:  Conner Garvey at Leura Eastman PAC: Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller. He leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message. 7:30pm at Leura Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy. Tickets: $15-Adults, $5-Students (Pre-order online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or call 207-935-9232).

Feb 9: Children’s Musician & Author, Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley at Theater in the Wood: Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley team up for a show that offers sing-along, read-aloud, laugh-a-lot fun for the whole family. 6:00pm.  $10 per person, 3 and under free.

Feb 10: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Chimera at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

Feb 10:  Met Opera Live HD at Leura Eastman PAC: The Met Opera Live in HD series will present L’Elisir d’Amore at 12:00 pm at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani. Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Estimated run time – 2 hours, 45 minutes. $26-Adults, $23-Seniors, $18-Students (pre-order online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac , or call the box office at 207-935-9232).

Feb 14: Martin Sexton at Stone Mountain Performing Arts Center: A perfect performer for such a warm holiday. Plain and simple…. one of the best singers of this lifetime. Lobby & bar open at 5:00pm.  Dinner seating starts at 6:00pm, showtime is at 8:00pm.  Tickets: $40.00pp ($4 handling fee for concert). Reserve in advance: Click here.

Feb 14: Jackson Art Studio: Valentines Day Love Birds Sip & Paint With Melanie Levitt: Create a single  painting or put two together for a dipti at Jackson Art Studio. A great way to spend Valentines Day. $50 per/person. Includes one glass of champagne or non-alcholic drink & chocolates.  Class will start promptly at 6pm.  Please arrive  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the beginner to the seasoned artist!  $50 all supplies included. Kids are also welcome with a registered adult. Info: Click here.

Feb 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 22 , 23 , 24 , 25: Be My Baby by M&D Productions: The play tells the story of John, an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, Maude, both in their late 50s, who take on the journey of a lifetime. They are brought together when his ward marries her niece. Then, when the young couple decides to adopt a newborn baby, the older couple has to travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland. Then the plot thickens.  Learn how. Plays held 7:30pm Thurs-Sat & 4:00 matinee on Sunday at Your Theater, Willow Common, North Conway. Tickets at www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Feb 16: The Peacheasters, An Allman Band Experience at Medallion Playhouse: The Peacheaters, An Allman Brothers Band Experience will play live at the Medallion Opera House at the Gorham, NH Town Hall.  Concert starts at 7:00pm.  Tickets $20 available at the door 603-466-3322 x3 and online. Doors open at 6:30 pm..

Feb 17: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Riley Parkhurst Project at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

Feb 21: The North Conway Public Library will present Ken Gloss: A frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow,Fen Gloss will be on hand for a discussion of the value of old and rare books. Gloss, owner of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give the free and open talk on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Obs-Weather Discovery Center in North Conway Village, in the fully accessible downstairs meeting room.  Gloss will talk about and show some of his favorite finds of old and rare books and describe some of the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Feb 24: Live Music in the Taproom at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert with Rek’Lis at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series. Free.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout January in Mt Washington Valley.

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Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Jan 10-18, 2018

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub

  • Jan 12: Ryan St Onge, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Jan 13: Jonathan Sarty Band, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 14: Pat Foley Solo, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 19” Rafe Matregrano, 12:30-3:30
  • Jan 20: White Steer, 1:00-4:00pm

Plus!

Jan 25-28: Wildcat is celebrating 60 years of lift-serviced skiing Thursday, January 25 – Sunday, January 28 with a whole bunch of activities, events, lift ticket specials and birthday cake!  Click here for the schedule of events and to purchase specially priced lift tickets online.

Apres Ski at Attitash

  • Jan 13: The Pat Foley Band at Ptarmigans Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 13: Attitash After Dark Bud Light Series – Fireworks and Bon Jovi Tribute – 6:30-11:00pm. Click here for complete schedule and info.
  • Jan 13: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Scott Baer, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 14: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 14: Shark Martin at Ptarmigans Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 20: Radio BDC Rafters in Ptarmigans Pub, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Jan 20: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Pat Foley, 2:00-4:30pm

Plus!

Sat, Jan 13You Go Girl Race #1 to benefit Jen’s Friends, 11:00am-1:00pm

Sat, Jan 20: Abenaki Parks Rail Jam, stomp your best tricks for prizes, 11:00-12:00

Jan 27-28:  Annual Military Salute Weekend: free lift tickets for active and veteran military and discounted tickets for their families. Click here for complete information and schedule.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Jan 13: Live Music at Zips Pub with Riley Parkhurst, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 14: Music at Zips Pub with Ryan St Onge, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 20:  Music at Zips Pub with Greg Walsh, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

Jan 13: Cranapalooza! As the afternoon winds down, the festivities begin at Cranmore Mountain. Cranapalooza is a festival of music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More.

Jan 13:  Terrain Park Safety Clinic: Part of Terrain Park Safety Month, meet a park ranger at the top of the Reel Park at noon for some safety tips and tricks in the park from noon to 1:00pm.

Jan 13: Little Monsters Jib Contest: Ages 12 and under. Starts at 12 pm!

Jan 14: A bonus Cranapalooza: Enjoy fun with C-more the Penguin, s’mores, games & DJ Kris10 in Schneider Square from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

Jan 20: Vertical Challenge: A casual, fun & free race for all ages on Cranmore’s NASTAR course and family-friendly activities all day long at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope, with plenty of games & giveaways.

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • Jan 13, 14: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Jan 13, 14: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Plus!

Jan 12: Winter Carnival at Bretton Woods: A weekend of activities inside and out.  Click here for information.

Jan 21:  World Snow Day:  A celebration of all things snow including a tubing party, special vouchers for kids and more.  Click here to read more.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub

  • Fri, Jan 12: Apres Ski entertainment with Riley Parkhurst, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 13: Apres Ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, plus PBR party, 3:30-5:30
  • Sun, Jan 14: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Dion and PRR grand prize giveaway, 3:30-5:30
  • Mon, Jan 15: Apres Ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30
  • Fri, Jan 19: Apres Ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay, 3:30-5:30
  • Sat, Jan 20: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Gurshin & Henniker Brewing, 3:30-5:30
  • Sun, Jan 21: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Dion & AFC Championship Party, 3:30-5:30.

Plus!

Jan 13: Last Tracks with Moat: Take the lift up at 4pm for Moat beer tastings with a Moat brewer and apps.  Ski down a freshly groomed trail by headlamp. $25 per person.

Jan 26-27:  Mark the calendar for the Jackson Snow Sculpting Competition at Black Mountain: Free for spectators.  Creative snow sculptures will be located in the Main parking lot at the bottom of the Jubilee Trail. Click here for complete information.

Apres Ski at King Pine

Fridays in January:  Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at our Pine Meadows Tubing Park!

Fridays & Saturdays in January:  Night skiing 4:00 – 9:00pm, for those who can’t get enough time on the trails during the day!

Jan 13: Saturday Night Family Racing: Dual recreation race from 6:00-8:00pm.  Races are free to all with a lift ticket. Weather dependent.

Jan 20, 27: Belly Bag Races: Starting at 3:00pm, join the King Pine crew at the top of the big jump on the Open Slope and get creative as you slide, roll and shimmy your way down in a big bag.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

Fri, Jan 19:  Moonlight Charity Challenge – Recruit a team of four skiers or snowboarders (all ages welcome) and compete to clock the fastest average score on the race course and to raise the most funds for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Sat, Jan 20: Apres ski: Chad Porter will be providing early entertainment in Blizard’s Pub today from 2:30-5:30pm.

Sat, Jan 20: Shawnee Peak’s 80th Birthday Celebration: Festivities include an on-mountain scavenger hunt, 80th birthday cocktail reception with vintage attire in Zip’s Pub and fireworks. Full schedule, click here.

Pre-Ski at Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

Jan 14: Sunrise Snow Coach Tour: Experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200ft on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. Plan to leave promptly at 6:15am from the base lodge. Even if we don’t actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes.

Live Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley’s restaurants

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

Jan 12 – 13: Jeremy Dean in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Jan 14:  Now is Now in the Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

Jan 19-20: American Made in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Every Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Jan 20: Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm to closing

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey, 7:30-10:00pm

Every Saturday-Apres Ski-Dennis & Davey from 4:00-6:00pm.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Jan 11: Johno & Al Shafner, 7:00pm
  • Jan 12 & 13: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm each night and 4:00-6:00pm for apres ski on Sat.
  • Jan 14: Kevin Dolan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • Jan 18: Johno & Dennis O’Neil – 7:00pm
  • Jan 19-20: Jan 12 & 13: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm each night and 4:00-6:00pm for apres ski on Sat.
  • Jan 21: Kevin Dolan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 5:30-9:30pm

  • Friday, Jan 12: Dusty Gray
  • Sunday, Jan 14: Justin Jaymes
  • Friday, Jan 19: Jonathan Sarty
  • Saturday, Jan 20: Tom Dean
  • Sunday, Jan 21: Cause & Effect

At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Jan 12, 19, 26:  Open Mike night for local performers

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley, January, 2018

January 12, 19, 26: Friday Night Lights at Settlers Green: Free hot chocolate from 4pm-7pm and purchase discounted area ski tickets! Plus, follow #FNLHotSpots on Instagram to discover giveaway where to win special gifts during the event. Click here for full details.

January 13: 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party with Mallet Bros at Tuckerman Brewing: 2018 marks Tuckerman Brewing’s 20th year of crafting delicious beer. To celebrate come for an outdoor celebration that will include a large heated tent, a special edition beer and The Mallett Brothers Band. Food will be available. Kids activities will be set-up and sponsored by The MWV Children’s Museum. Cover charge $10.

January 13: Country Jamboree at Leura Eastman PAC at Fryeburg Academy: Featuring an incredibly talented cast that has performed with some of country music‘s most popular artists, this outstanding performance features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, and more. Like spending an evening at The Grand Ole Opry. $25-Adults, $20-Seniors, $5-Students

January 14:  Bennett & Perkins at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series.

January 17: “The Opera House” one-time screening at Leura Eastman PAC: The critically acclaimed film surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, The Opera House chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ‘50s and ‘60s.  6:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232.

January 19: Night Sky Stories & Exploration with Tin Mountain Conservation: Star Wizards Matt Krug and Matt Maloney will tell some “Night Sky Stories”, discuss how the sky is both a compass and a calendar, and weather permitting, give a tour of tonight’s sky.  Bring warm clothes, after the indoor stories we will head outside to see the stars. 7:00pm at Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center.  Info: www.tinmountain.org.

January 19-20: Stonehurst Manor’s Ice Bar: Enjoy specialty cocktails and giveaways.  Hors d’oeuvres will be passed all night. There will be dancing to the Music Man, a fashion show by Spruce Hurricane and the fire pits will be burning to keep you warm surrounded by hay bales for seating. Tickets must be ordered in advance and tickets for Jan 20 are already sold out, so order soon.  All tickets are non-refundable and will be held for pickup at the door. For info and online ticket ordering, click here.

January 20: Spencer Albee at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Portland based and nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer, Spencer Albee he has toured internationally, signed multiple record deals and worked with artists ranging from David Bowie to De La Soul with his bands AS FAST AS.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout January in Mt Washington Valley.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 21-31, 2017

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 21-31, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Ski Resort Schedule for Christmas Day:

Attitash: Open on Christmas Day

Black Mountain: Closed on Christmas Day

Bretton Woods: Open 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cranmore: Open 9:00am-4:00pm

King Pine: Closed on Christmas Day

Shawnee Peak: Closed on Christmas Day

Wildcat: Closed on Christmas Day

XC Ski Centers Schedule for Christmas Day

Bretton Woods Nordic Center: Open 10:00am – 4:00pm

Bear Notch Ski Touring Center:  Trails open, no tickets necessary. No staff, no lodge open.  Ski at your own risk.

Great Glen Trails: Closed for Christmas Day

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation:  Closed for Christmas Day but free skiing all day at your own risk (no staff, no lodge open).

MWV Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center: Ski free on Christmas Day. No tickets necessary.  Ticket center closed.

Purity Spring Resort XC Ski & Snowshoe Preserve: Closed on Christmas Day

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub – all entertainment is from 1:00-4:00pm

  • Dec 23: Pat Foley Solo
  • Dec 26: Scott Baer
  • Dec 27: White Steer
  • Dec 29: Ryan St Onge
  • Dec 30: Shark Martin

Apres Ski at Ptarmigan Pub at Attitash

  • Dec 26: White Steer, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 27: Riley Parkhurst Project, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 28: The Dean Machine, 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Dec 29: Pat Foley Band, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 30: The Gravel Project, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 31: Lazy Susan, 3:00 – 6:00pm

Plus, The Attitash Grand Summit hotel also has an abundance of family-friendly activities scheduled for December 25 – 31. Activities include ornament decorating, face painting, kids movies every night, live music, and other fun, competitive games.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Dec 27: Greg Walsh
  • Dec 28: Ben Cook
  • Dec 29:  Mitch Alden, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30:  Music with Bill Cameron, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

  • Dec 26-31: Cranmore’s Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park activities will offer extended hours for the holiday period, from 10:00am – 8:00pm.
  • Dec 27-30: Cranmore’s signature family event, Cranapalooza, featuring DJ Kris10, games and s’mores at Schneider Square, 2:30-4:30pm
  • December 31:  Shredding into 2018 Freestyle Event at Cranmore: Show off your tricks.  Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages.
  • December 31: C-more’s New Year’s Eve Bash& Fireworks: Ring in 2018 with C-more the Penguin and this special New Year’s edition of Cranapalooza! Geared for guests and families of all ages, join in on all kinds of fun activities and entertainment! There’ll be a DJ in Schneider Square, s’mores, games & more. Stick around for a fireworks show at 6:00pm, too!

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • December 26-31: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • December 26-31: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.

Dec 22-23:  Pat Foley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 24: Closing at 9:00pm

Dec 25: Closed for Christmas holidays

Dec 29 – The Riley Parkhurst Project, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Dec 30 – Lazy Susan, 9:000pm – 12:30am

Dec 31 – Now Is Now, 9:00pm – 12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 23, 30: Apres Ski entertainment with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30: Reverand Al Shafner and the Revtones, 9:00-11:30pm
  • Dec 31: Ring in the new year with the Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – 1:00am

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Dec 21: Johno & Dennis O’Neil at 7pm and Pizza Fundraiser for the Key Club
  • Dec 22-23: Marty Quirk at 8:00pm
  • Dec 24 & 25: Closed for the holidays
  • Dec 26: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford at 7:30pm
  • Dec 27-28: Dennis & Davy, at 7:30pm
  • Dec 29 & 30: Marty Quirk at 8:00pm
  • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve with Marty Quirk and Johno

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 6:00-9:30pm

  • Dec 26: Riley & Dan Parkhurst
  • Dec 27: Candie, Cliff and Ben
  • Dec 28: Tim Gurshin & Friends
  • Dec 29: Tristan Omand
  • Dec 30: Randy Messineo

 Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley through Christmas Week

December 21, 22, 23: A Christmas Carol by M&D Playhouse: A wonderful adaptation of the best known Christmas story every written, as the seemingly heartless Scrooge, haunted by his past, is given a second chance to become the type of person we all strive to be. A Christmas Carol is presented Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, December 7 – 23 at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.  All performances begin at 7:30 PM. To reserve seats please visit our website at http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Sat, December 23:  Sam Adams Christmas Party at Lostbo Pub: Stop in the pub anytime from 3:30-5:30 after a day of skiing at Black Mountain and celebrate the holidays with Sam Adams giveaways.

December 23: Paint Glass Ornaments at Jackson Art Studio: Spend an afternoon of creativity as painting two glass ornamenents! Kids 7 and up can attend with a registered adult. Use special paint that will adhere to glass and won’t come off. Yur instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  Please arrive  15-20 min. prior to class starting.  $35 all supplies included. More info here.

December 26 – 31: Conway Scenic Holiday Week Trains: Your favorite old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily December 26 through 31, both to Conway:  11:30 and 1:30 (about an hour round-trip). Moe info, click here.

Fri, December 29: Wildcat Ski Team & Wildcat Mountain present Line of Descent, Warren Miller’s film offering insight into steeps and peaks and hidden corners of the world. Food & drinks at the Pub plus Kids Apres Ski, 5:00-8:00pm.

December 31:  Fireworks at Schouler Park:  Be sure to bring the camera and capture the explosion color over the vintage Conway Scenic RR train station. Fireworks get underway at 9:30pm to ring in the new year and finish off the Spirit of the Holidays celebration.

December 31: Ring in the New Year with dinner at a MW Valley Restaurant: The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive list of restaurants open and celebrating New Year’s Eve with delicious dinners and festivities.  Click here for the full list.

December 31: Le Vent du Nord at Stone Mountain Arts Center, showtime: 8:00pm: Performing traditional Québécois music that is heavily influenced by Celtic music, these guys are better every time I see them. Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from our friends up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms…..and they even play the hurdi gurdi! Tickets :$55. More info here.

December 31, 7:30pm  – Paws & Plays New Year’s Eve Celebration – Enjoy live music, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, and a champagne toast as you ring in 2018! Start off your New Year by supporting two of the valley’s nonprofits, Conway Area Humane Society and M&D Playhouse. Live Music by Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s and Al Shafner and The Revtones. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Available below through Pay Pal or by calling Kiersten at 603-447-5955 extension 4.

December 31 – Omni Mt. Washington – Out with the old and in with the new: Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018 with fine cuisine, music and libations during the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s three-day celebration! Whether you prefer an elegant dinner in the award-winning dining room with live music, or a fun family-friendly celebration with music in the Grand Ballroom, New Year’s Eve will be an occasion for all to enjoy as we usher in 2018! Full information here.

December 31: New Year’s Eve at White Mountain Hotel: Ring in the new year overlooking the lights of North Conway and Cranmore from the Ledges Dining Room.  New Year’s Eve Party offers a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink vouchers. 4-course gourmet new year’s eve dinner, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, dancing to the Two Bass Jon Band, midnight balloon drop
Seating times for NYE dinner are 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 PM. $139pp, plus tax and gratuity.  Info here.

December 31 at Mountain View Grand – Two wonderful celebrations:

New Year’s Eve Gala

If you’re looking for a more formal setting to ring in the new year, the Mountain View Grand will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala. The Gala will run from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Crystal Ballroom and will include a cocktail reception and dinner. Local pianist Greg Goodwin and his band will start the evening, and following dinner, music will be provided by a DJ for dancing. There will be a photo booth from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. At midnight, welcome in the new year with a champagne toast and the annual fireworks display.   Pricing is $120 per person and the Gala is only available to ages 16 and up. Tax and gratuity are not included in the rate. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 855.837.2100.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Join us on December 31st in the Presidential Ballroom for our annual New Year’s Eve Family Celebration! Running from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the celebration will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, DJ and a host of fun holiday activities throughout the evening. There will be a photo booth from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Then at midnight, ring in the new year with the spectacular firework display.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout December in Mt Washington Valley.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 14-21, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.  Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout December, 2017

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH:

Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.

Dec 15-16: Neon Alley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 22-23:  Pat Foley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH:

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 16: Cold River Mini Concert Series featuring Acoustic Nuisance in the Tavern from 8:00-10:00pm. Jonathan Sarty opens the show. Click here for ticket info and more.
  • Dec 20: White Mountain Ceili Band, 7:00-9:00pm
  • Dec 21: Kevin Dolan, 7:00-9:00pm

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway:

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson:

  • Dec 15 & 16: Marty Quirk, starting at 8:00pm
  • Dec 17: Artisans Night – Come shop from local artists, and enjoy tunes from Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford, starting at 7:30pm.

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson:

  • Fri, Dec 15th:  Scott Baer, 6:00-9:30pm

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley

Thurs, Dec 14: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Season Pass Apres Ski & Appreciation night. Season Pass holders are encouraged to stop by for a sip (wine and beer) and snacks. More info here.

Fri, December 15:  Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas : This concert is hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with very special guest Jonathan Edwards! Enjoy holiday music, beautiful halls all decked out, and lots of holiday fun all come together in one great night that is fast becoming one of Maine’s treasured traditions. Click here for tickets and more info.

Fri, December 15: Scott Baer performs at Shovel Handle Pub from 6:00-9:30pm

December 15, 16, 21, 22, 23: A Christmas Carol by M&D Playhouse: A wonderful adaptation of the best known Christmas story every written, as the seemingly heartless Scrooge, haunted by his past, is given a second chance to become the type of person we all strive to be. A Christmas Carol is presented Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, December 7 – 23 at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.  All performances begin at 7:30 PM. To reserve seats please visit our website at http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Sat, December 16: Riley Parkhust Project for apres ski fun in the Wildcat Mountain Pub, 1:00-4:00pm.

Sun,  December 17, 4:00 PM – Music from the Realms of Glory: The Mountain Top Community Orchestra presents music of the season by Corelli, Williams, Menotti, Pugh, and local composer Ken Turley. At the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway. Conducted by Ellen Schwindt. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family.

Mon, December 18: Glenn Miller Orchestra at Omni Mount Washington Resort, Doors Open 6:00pm:  You won’t want to miss “In The Mood” for Christmas, featuring the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra in the  Mount Washington Hotel Grand Ballroom.  Enjoy a three-course dinner and prepare to dance the night away as the Glenn Miller Orchestra takes to the stage to perform some of the greatest big band hits of all time! For reservations, online tickets and info, click here.

Sat, December 23:  Sam Adams Christmas Party at Lostbo Pub: Stop in the pub anytime from 3:30-5:30 after a day of skiing at Black Mountain and celebrate the holidays with Sam Adams giveaways.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.