Countdown to Christmas: Events this week in Manchester

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Polar Express party for the kids at the Manchester Library Dec. 15 at 11 a.m.
Polar Express party for the kids at the Manchester Library Dec. 15 at 11 a.m.

MANCHESTER, NH – We’re almost there! With only 1o days to go until Christmas, we’re still counting down, and still Crowdsourcing Christmas.

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Below is a list of events coming up you won’t want to miss.

  •  Polar Express Party at Manchester Public Library: Dec. 15, 11 a.m. in the Winchell Room. Climb aboard for a magical visit to the North Pole – train ride games, music snacks and craft. Ages 2-5. Registration required. Call 624-6550 ext. 328.
  • Pet portraits with Santa: Dec. 15. Mall of New Hampshire, last chance to get that classic shot with Fido and St. Nick, 6-8 p.m.
  • What is the Meaning of Christmas? Dec. 15. Book discussion, Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm Street 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Make a Gingerbread House: Manchester City Library, Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m., appropriate for kids in kindergarten through second grade, in the Winchell Room. Call 624-6550, ext. 328 to register.
  • “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” Dec. 17, 1 p.m. Winter movie Wednesday at the Manchester City Library featuring this Christmas classic and the further adventures of the Griswold family, with Chevy Chase.
  • Chunky’s FREE Little Lunch Date Double-feature for preschoolers and their grownups, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer/Frosty the Snowman., Dec. 17,  11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m.
  • Downtown Holiday Market: Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Intown Manchester’s annual indoor holiday bazaar, 1000 Elm Street at the Brady Sullivan Plaza. This is your last chance to shop locally and find that special gift for that special someone.
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