WATERVILLE VALLEY — Waterville Valley is hosting a "Fire and Ice" holiday celebration on December 14.
The Waterville Valley Ice Arena hosts the home hockey teams, the New England Wolves and the Fighting Spirit, as they face off against their competitors on Saturday, December 14 from 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Guests can watch a local ice carver, Jeff Day, make progress on a sleigh ice figure in Town Square and view the two already carved masterpieces throughout the afternoon. Free ice skating will be available from 3-4 p.m. at the indoor Ice Arena, and a complimentary Wine Tasting for adults is scheduled in Jugtown Country Store from 3-5 p.m. The Rey Center and Recreation Department will host the annual Candy Cottage workshop and display. To participate in the Flaming Passport, those attending the event are required to visit each of the Town Square shops throughout the day, to have a chance at winning dinner at The Lantern.
At 4 p.m. Plymouth artist and author, Marcia Santore, will do a reading from Story Songs, her set of three new Christmas themed books. Marcia Santore's vibrant illustrations transform three traditional Christmas carols into contemporary stories. This reading will take place at The Rey Center. Afterwards, guests can linger at the outdoor fire pit for complementary hot cocoa with friends and family.
A number of other activities will be held throughout December, including Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, December 5, when the Town Square Merchants extend gratitude to all patrons by rolling out extra savings on retail purchases and dining. The Rey Center will host an artisan fair all month, open Wednesday-Sunday each week through December 22.
New Year's eve provides a great opportunity to partake in family fun activities, special restaurant menus, and lodging, complete with an array of fireworks at 7:30 p.m. over Corcoran pond.
For more information about these events visit www.waterville.com or www.visitwatervillevalley.com or by calling 1-800-GO-VALLEY.