New Hampshire
Traditions and Holiday Customs of New England: A Hands-On Experience
Find your holiday spirit in New England, where you’ll learn to cook classic holiday meals, practice traditional decorative crafts and attend readings of literary masterworks!
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Program No. 6170RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Explore the rich traditions and unique customs of the New England holiday season. Experience a hands-on celebration and take your creations home to enhance your holidays. Through recordings, concerts and participation, enjoy the music of the season from carols to the classics. There's no better way to begin the holiday season than this beautiful New Hampshire setting.
Activity Level
Easy Going
No experience is necessary and a limited amount of walking is required. Choices always given to accommodate interests and physical abilities.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Make gingerbread houses and create traditional decorative crafts including woodcraft, wreath-making, painting and holiday crafts.
  • Learn traditional recipes of holiday fare, especially breads, cookies and chocolates from several different ethnic heritages, then enjoy the final product.
  • Explore and enjoy literary expressions, music of the season and concerts.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Richard Behrens
Richard Behrens is the author of “Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective” series of mysteries and the founder of Nine Muses Books. As an adjunct at Keene State College, he lectures on Victorian women and silent film comedy. A native New Yorker, he now lives in New Hampshire.
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Richard Behrens
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Nanette Perrotte
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Steven Gustafson
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Jeanne Pride

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