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Inaugural Winter Fest
Concord, NH
01/07/2019 08:33 AM

Inaugural Winter Fest

Downtown Concord, NH on January 23-26, 2019

Concord, NH - January 4, 2019 - Residents and visitors alike are invited to enjoy WINTER FEST, four days of winter fun and festivities, including an ice carving competition and demonstrations, themed ice bars with luge, outdoor activities for all ages, the opportunity to meet a surprise NHL player, and more at The Hotel Concord, O Steaks & Seafood, and multiple venues throughout downtown Concord, NH. Scheduled to coincide with the Black Pond Ice Hockey Tournament and NHTI Winter Fling and Dancing with the Concord Stars, WINTER FEST is presented by The Hotel Concord, Red River Theatres, O Steaks and Seafood, Intown Concord, League of NH Craftsmen, and the City of Concord.

Spectators will enjoy watching ice-carving demonstrations and meeting some of New England’s most talented carvers on Friday, January 25, starting at 4:00 PM, followed by a competition on Saturday, January 26 starting at 11:00 AM. Carvings will be judged by a panel led by the League of NH Craftsmen. The Hotel Concord will award prizes to the top three carvers plus a People’s Choice Award. Ice carving demonstrations are free and open to the public; proceeds from the event will be donated to Intown Concord, League of NH Craftsmen, the White Park Skate House, the Coalition to End Homelessness, and the Friendly Kitchen.

O Steaks & Seafood will be serving a variety of specialty drinks from four themed ice bars with a luge on the patio from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, with giveaways every 30 minutes.

Free admission on Friday night for those wearing hockey team jerseys! Concord’s unique boutiques will welcome shoppers and browsers looking to enjoy a Winter Shopping Stroll, with the chance to win Downtown Dollars all weekend. Games and activities for kids and families will include a cornhole tournament starting on Friday, January 25, with the finals on Saturday, January 26, fun giveaways, the opportunity to meet a surprise NHL player, and much more.

Warm-up stations along Main Street will offer hot cocoa, hot cider, and toasty s’mores. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between downtown and the Black Ice Hockey Tournament at Winter Park.

Parking is available in the covered garage located in the Capital Commons Parking Garage accessed via Storrs Street. To enter the WINTER FEST Ice Carving Competition please contact Sue O’Donnell, General Manager, The Hotel Concord at 603.504.3500, ext. 4004 or email sodonnell@hotelconcordnh.com 

To book overnight accommodations at The Hotel Concord please visit HotelConcordNH.com or call (603) 504-3500. For more information about WINTER FEST visit www.intownconcord.org and follow us on Facebook.

WINTER FEST 2019 Schedule Of Events

Wednesday, January 23 Ice Bar with luge at O Steaks & Seafood: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Black Ice Pond Hockey Welcome Reception: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Thursday

January 24 Ice Bar with luge at O Steaks & Seafood: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday

January 25 Intown Concord Outdoor Activities: Late Afternoon / Early Evening

o Demonstration Ice Carving on Main Street: Late Afternoon / Early Evening

Ice Bar with luge at O Steaks & Seafood: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cornhole Tournament, 4:00 PM

Saturday, January 26 Intown Concord Outdoor Activities: Daylight Hours

o Ice Carving Competition on Main Street: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

o Ice Carving Competition Awards at Ice Bar at O Steaks & Seafood :

3:00 PM  Winter Shopping Stroll at Concord’s boutiques and shops

o Family activities, including a Cornhole Tournament and finals, a surprise appearance by an NHL player, and more: all day

o Warm-up stations offering hot cocoa, hot cider, and s’mores: all day

Ice Bar with luge at O Steaks & Seafood: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

NHTI - Concord Community College’s Winter Fling, 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Location/Venues

The Hotel Concord, 11 South Main Street, Concord, NH

O Steaks & Seafood, 11 South Main Street, Concord, NH ? Ice carving competition & demonstrations, South Main Street, Concord, NH

Winter Shopping Stroll, Main Street, Concord, NH

Family activities and warm-up stations, 11 South Main Street, Concord, NH

Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament, White Park, Concord, NH

Winter Fling, Dr. Goldie Crocker Wellness Center, NHTI 19-23 Institute Drive, Concord, NH

For more information about WINTER FEST visit www.intownconcord.org or follow us on Facebook.

Reference
Sue O'Donnell
(603) 504-3500
 
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