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.
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

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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