Welcome to the 25th Annual
"A Wonderful Way To Spend The Day"
We're Celebrating our 25th Year!!
The 25th person to visit each of the homes marked with a gift box on the map will win a special gift. Read each stop for details.
See below to download the 2014 Christmas in Strafford Map!
You could be a winner!
Place: Strafford, NH 03884
Dates: Saturday and Sunday December 6 & 7, 2014
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
GPS Address: 569 Province Rd., Strafford, NH (Strafford Grange Hall)
If "Christmas in Strafford" is new to you... it's a time when the local artisans and craftspeople of Strafford, NH (and friends) open their homes and studios to the public. 20+ locations are open (local homes, along with the Bow Lake Grange Hall and the Waldron Store). Refreshments are served, and all manner of hand-crafted items are available for sale.
Many of our craftsmen are juried "League of New Hampshire Craftsmen", and all our craftsmen offer high quality hand-crafted products. Click on each name (to the left & right) to view a sampling of each stop's offerings...
CHRISTMAS IN STRAFFORD MAPS
The map will help you get around Strafford! Each stop is well marked on the map, with a location # and a description of their offerings. To help you find each stop as you travel around Strafford, you will see large "Nutcracker" signs with the stop #'s well marked, letting you know you have reached your stop destination. Maps for Christmas in Strafford are available throughout November at the Strafford Town Hall, Hill Library, Isinglass Country Store and Sheilah’s Deli. The Map is also available in the November Strafford Community Calendar.
During the event (December 6 & 7) maps can be found at: Isinglass Country Store, Sheilah's Deli and the Bow Lake Grange Hall (in the kitchen area).
THE GRANGE HALL
* The Bow Lake Grange Hall, at 569 Province Rd. will be open - with lots of crafters - on Saturday, December 6th. Be sure to stop by to see all the beautiful items displayed there!
* A Delicious lunch will be served at the Grange Hall on Saturday. Choose from a variety of soups, stews, sandwiches and desserts...eat in or take out!
* There is ample parking at the Grange Hall.
* Please note that the Grange Hall is open on Saturday, Dec 6 only
To download and print the 2014 Grange Hall & Waldron Store Crafter’s registration form Click here
THE WALDRON STORE - Stop #4
This year "The Waldron Store", a historical site in Strafford, will present 5 craftsmen. Stop by to see hand-crafted woodburned trays and boxes, matching baby sets, handbags and knitted scarves, home-made dog bandannas, treats and toys and beautiful hand-crafted santas. There will also be specialty home-made Christmas cookies for sale!
THE BOW LAKE CHURCH - Stop #30
Near the Waldron Store - open on Saturday at 9:00 am - The women of the community are invited to a pot blessing breakfast in the Idlepines wing. At 10:00 am there will be a Christmas Carol sing-along. Bob Chadbourn (a local pianist) will play from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
The Bow Lake Church is the perfect place to stop, rest and reflect....
There is ample parking at both the Waldron Store and the Bow Lake Church.
Remember to purchase raffle tickets!
The 2014 raffle will feature “Sampler Gift Baskets” filled with our crafter’s hand-crafted items! Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Raffle tickets can be purchased on Saturday and Sunday at each home and the Waldron Store, and at the Grange Hall on Saturday. Proceeds to benefit local families.
The homes and studios, Grange Hall and Waldron Store, featured in the Christmas in Strafford event are piled high with beautiful hand-crafted products. Each location is a welcoming place…filled with beautiful items and good cheer! Be sure to follow the map that will take you to each stop…and be ready to spend a fun day (or two!) in Strafford!