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Starry Starry Weekend

Holiday Shopping       Artisan Craft Fairs       Special Events

A Weekend Full of Merriment!

Stroll through Contoocook & Hopkinton Villages, shop our local stores and pop-up shops, relish the holiday lights aglow, take in the sounds of live joyful holiday music, enjoy a beer garden in the park, and soak in the Holiday cheer!


Where to Shop

4 Starry Women | 910 Main Street Contoocook

At this pop-up shop discover photography by Sher Kamman and images that illuminate the magic of the natural world, floral design by Marie Martel, abstract paintings by Ann Saunderson of mixed media, oil/cold wax, and lots of colors, and unique beaded jewelry by Elizabeth Moulton, each piece telling a story inspired by nature.

Christmas at the Depot | 896 Main Street Contoocook

The Artisan Craft Show transforms the Railroad Museum into a local artisan, holiday-themed, pop-up shop with plenty of goods and gifts for everyone on your list! Fri 10-8, Sat10-6 & Sun10-4.


Contoocook Artisans | 354 Main Street Hopkinton

The oldest craft co-operative in Town with over 35 juried members selling ornaments, jewelry, candy, paintings, sewn items, and more! Fri 9-7 & Sat 9-5.


Contoocook QuiltWorks | 905 Main Street Contoocook

Longarm quilting on the square! For sale are quilts, quilted throw pillows, patterns, quilt kits, fabric bundles, and gift certificates. Enter a raffle to win a quilt!


Copper Canoe | 916 Main Street Contoocook

Gallery featuring copper-block etching prints of marine life,

sea animals, and nature by Matthew Smith.


Der Markt at Marklin | 28 Riverside Drive Contoocook

Discover a variety of goods with a European flair, sourced from high-quality, American-made, local, and environmentally responsible products. The candlelight display will be lit in the evening hours.=


Hopkinton Historical Society | 300 Main Street Hopkinton

Join us for a two-day pop-up sale of locally-made items, by Abenaki and friends, including baskets and pottery, as well as wood, leather, and textile items.  Also available for sale will be several antique baskets (not from the Society’s collection). Fri 9-7 & Sat 9-5.


Indigo Blues & Co. | 902 Main Street Contoocook

You'll find clothes, jewelry, and accessories that not only make you look good but feel good too!


Slusser Center | 41 Houston Drive Contoocook

Shop beautiful creations of our local craftswomen, including handmade holiday decorations, wool creations, and much more! Fri 10 -7 & Sat 10-5.


Stick&Slab | 905 Main Street Contoocook

Handcrafted home decor made from local hardwoods by Elijah Sproles. Offering gifts from serving boards to seating. Located inside Witching Hour Provisions.

Storms Fitness | 442 Pine Street Contoocook

Shop gift certificates for discounted memberships and personal training packages. Find Storms at Contoocook Quiltworks on Sat & Sun evenings, or at the gym!


Two Villages Art Society | 846 Main Street Contoocook

There is something for everyone at the annual Holiday Show. Shop the work of over 30 local artists in a wide variety of mediums.

Union House Oddities | 53 Maple Street Contoocook

Wander through an abundance of unique items, including antiques, home furnishings, jewelry, and art.


United Methodist Church | 24 Maple Street Contoocook

Featuring a unique jewelry table, 50 varieties of cookies, homemade soup to go, Christmas Revisited treasures and homemade crafts! Sat 9-3.


Witching Hour Provisions | 905 Main Street Contoocook

Discover sustainable and eco-friendly products at your neighborhood coffee roastery and refill station.

Where to Eat

Dimitri's Pizza | 14 Park Ave Contoocook

Family-owned and operated for 30+ years, offering pizza, pasta & grinders in a casual, family dining atmosphere.


Dunkin' Donuts | 54 Park Ave Contoocook

America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee, espresso, breakfast sandwiches, and donuts.


Everyday Cafe & Pub | 14 Maple Street Contoocook

A local mainstay for elevated sandwiches & comfort eats, with food and drink specials all weekend! They will feature paintings by Taylor Ann Mack and Dan Stafford, a local lineup of LIVE music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the evenings, and retail items to shop, including candles, pottery, Blackwater Mustard, and soaps. Plus items for good causes from Josh Russell Foundation, Contoocook Snomads, and much more!

What to Do

Contoocook Railroad Museum | 896 Main Street Contoocook

Shop the Artisan Craft Show, take family photos on the platform of the Coach, enjoy a display of vintage sleighs, purchase your Christmas tree from the Lion's Club, and more!


Hopkinton Town Library | 61 Houston Drive Contoocook

Plan your Saturday afternoon around a visit to the Library for the incredible magician, Peter Boie! The show starts at 4:00 PM, doors will open at 3:50 PM. The show will be limited to 60 people, and the library asks for masks to be worn, please.


Meet Artist Byron Carr | 185 Main Street Hopkinton

At the former Horseshoe Tavern shop Byron's oil and watercolor paintings, prints, and notecards, and enjoy 20-60% off. Also available, baked goods and books by NH authors. Thurs -Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4.


The Roundhouse Workshop | Riverway Park Contoocook

Throughout the weekend, visit and tour three tow-able, reproduction 1880s style railroad cars custom-built by The Roundhouse Workshop. Walk through their Caboose Tiny House, grab a local brew in their Boxcar Pub and browse gifts in a Caboose storefront. Representatives will be on-site to answer questions about commissioning your own custom-designed railcar or to discuss rental opportunities for the boxcar pub and roll-away cabin caboose.


"Magic Hour" in the Park!
December 4th at 6:00 PM

Mrs. Claus Arrives at Riverway Park 

Handing out homemade cookies lovingly made by Witching Hour Provisions!


Special Guest Arriving!

Mrs. Claus and her Special Guest will receive the letters written to Santa!


Tree Lighting 

The River Brass Trio will be playing Christmas Carols during the Tree Lighting

in the Gazebo.


Dunkins' Hot Cocoa Bar 

Enjoy hot cocoa while visiting with Mrs. Claus and her Special Guest, watching

the Tree Lighting, enjoying the festive sounds of the season, and take in the

magic of the holiday season!


Beer Garden in the Park

Sponsored by Maple Row Management, featuring Concord Craft Brewery!

Enjoy a craft beer in our Beer Garden and reproduction 1880's boxcar,

brought to you by The Roundhouse Workshop! 4-8 PM


A Reading of the Polar Express

After a visit with Mrs. Claus, walk over to the passenger coach and enjoy a story!

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