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Are dreaming of a white Christmas? Our corner of the White Mountains near Mount Washington averages more than 20 feet of snow each year! Bretton Woods and its surrounding areas turn into a winter wonderland that’s perfect for making holiday memories with family in a mountain cabin. Here’s why you should spend Christmas in the White Mountains!

Need some extra help deciding how to fill your vacation to the White Mountains? Access our Bretton Woods Itinerary for our day-by-day suggestions on how to make the most of your mountain getaway! 


Once You Spend Christmas in the White Mountains You’ll Make It a Tradition

Holiday Attractions

Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce puts on the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour. The chamber hosts sleigh rides around the town while you collect chocolate goods throughout the town. You will truly live the “Jingle Bells” song as you get to explore and learn about Jackson, NH!

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village is a Christmas-themed amusement park located in Jefferson. Although the park celebrates the holiday spirit year-round, there is something special about visiting during the Christmas season. Some rides and attractions close because of the weather but most stay open. Your kids will love taking pictures with Santa and his reindeer. Adults love the vast gift shops and delicious sweets!

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Known as the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway, the Mount Washington Cog Railway climbs up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States. The winter season is too cold to climb to the top of the mountain. However, they provide daily rides to Waumbek Station, and on weekends, you can ride with Mr. and Mrs. Clause!

Holiday Events

Christmas in the Mountains Celebration

The Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods hosts a full weekend of Christmas fun. Christmas in the Mountains Celebration takes place on December 23rd and Christmas Eve. Both days start with breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The rest of the days are full of holiday-themed activities like Christmas movies, caroling, a magic show, and more.

Christmas in Bethlehem

For a day in December, the town of Bethlehem hosts Christmas in Bethlehem, a family-friendly festival. Main Street transforms into “an old-fashioned Winter Wonderland” as kids make lifelong memories. The event is full of Santa pictures, live music, tasty foods, and so much more.

Stay Warm in Your White Mountains Vacation Rental

Whether you’re looking for a cozy cabin for your family of four or need a large home for your family Christmas, we’re sure to have a home for you! Bretton Woods Vacations offers the largest and best selection of vacation rentals in and around Bretton Woods. Nestled in the foothills of Mount Washington, our area of the mountains is known for getting even more snow than the rest of the region. You couldn’t ask for a better home base for your white Christmas!

Browse our vacation rentals today and start planning your Christmas in the White Mountains!