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11 Things To Try In 2018

December 21, 2017
By: Lindsay Elitharp
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A skier defies gravity on a sunny winter day.

January is Learn To Ski and Snowboard Month! There are loads of beginners specials and packages to get you out on the slopes.

Be Bold in 2018

Start 2018 off right by breaking out of your comfort zone and trying something new! Jam on the ukulele, snowshoe by moonlight, or hop on a sleigh, there's so much to do in New Hampshire.

Catch A Show

Rock down Memory Lane with New Hampshire natives Recycled Percussion at The Flying Monkey, January 5-6. Their high intensity, energetic performance is packed with surprises and crowd participation. Shows sell out fast, get your tickets online here.

Bask in Bourbon

Madear's in Manchester, NH is hosting a five-course Bourbon pairing dinner on January 8. This is a can't-miss event for Bourbon lovers-tasty Cajun food and craft Bourbon. Details and tickets here.

Learn To Play The Ukulele

A music lesson with a wine and cheese break? Sign us up! January 17 at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH take a beginners ukulele class with Robert Allwarden. Ukuleles available to borrow, details and registration here.

Take a sleigh ride under a starry night sky then warm up with spirits from Flag Hill's distillery.

Take a sleigh ride under a starry night sky then warm up with spirits from Flag Hill's distillery.

Stargazing Sleighs & Spirits

January 12, take a moment to slow down after the rush of the holidays to stargaze with someone you love. Enjoy a 30 minute sleigh ride, warm up by the bonfire, and then head over to Flag Hill for a taste of their award winning spirits. Details and reservations here.

Learn To Ski Or Snowboard

Did you know January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month? Many New Hampshire ski areas are celebrating by offering a $39 lift, lesson and rentals beginner package for downhill skiing and riding, and a $19 trail pass, lesson, and rentals beginner package at cross-country ski areas. Full list of participating locations and packages here. Don't forget to check out our list of New Hampshire's best apres ski spots.

Get Crafty

Create your own piece of mosaic jewelry at LaBelle Winery in Amherst on January 10. This fun workshop with Tipsy Tile includes materials and a wine tasting. Reserve your spot here.

Have fun crafting your own mosaic jewelry at LaBelle Winery & Bistro in Amherst, NH.

Have fun crafting your own mosaic jewelry at LaBelle Winery & Bistro in Amherst, NH. Photo via Facebook/Tipsy Tile.

Wine A Little

Bedford Village Inn is hosting a five-course wine dinner on January 24 featuring Michael David wines. Owner Michael David will be present for the dinner, prepared by Executive Chef James Russell Bradshaw. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Snowshoe By Moonlight

Take a guided moonlit snowshoe tour through the Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary at Purity Spring Resort on January 27. It's a whole new way to experience the serenity of Purity Lake, and only $20 per person with snowshoe rentals. Moonlight Snowshoe tour-cohosted by purity springs resort

Put On Your Dancin' Shoes

3SArtspace in Portsmouth continues their popular family-friendly dance party series on January 20. Rollercoaster: A family friendly dance party is the perfect excuse to get the kids (and yourself) away from the screens and have some fun. Details and tickets here.

Take a hike with AMC and explore New Hampshire's 4000 footers in winter.

Take a hike with AMC and explore New Hampshire's 4000 footers in winter. Photo courtesy of AMC.

Hike A 4000 Footer In Winter

Even if you're a regular peak bagger, hiking a 4000 footer in winter is a totally different experience. Make the trek with the Appalachian Mountain Club on their Winter 4000 Footer Weekend January 26-28. The weekend includes winter outdoor skills, a snowshoe clinic, and a post-hike social hour with ample hors d'oeuvres.

Learn To Cook With Colby Hill Inn

Want to learn to use local ingredients to cook global cuisine? Take a cooking class with Colby Hill Inn! Classes run from 5:30-9:00pm and include a hands-on cooking class followed by a three course dinner party with Chef-selected wine pairings. 2018 dates and reservations here.