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At The Rocks on Christmas Lane, Holiday Spirit is Bright

Opens for Cut-your-own Christmas trees Nov. 17, shops open daily

 

BETHLEHEM, N.H.—There’s no better place to get into the holiday spirit than on Christmas Lane, home of The Rocks Christmas tree farm. The feeling of Christmas magic is strong here, with fields of fir trees to trim, two shops full of gifts, visits from Santa, and horse-drawn wagon rides past snow-frosted scenery.

“We’ve been selling Christmas trees for more than 30 years,” said Nigel Manley, longtime manager of The Rocks. “But it’s always been about more than the trees. We try to make sure a visit to the farm is festive, and we love to see families returning year after year and making The Rocks part of their holiday tradition.”

The Rocks opens for cut-your-own trees Nov. 17 and will be open daily (closed Thanksgiving Day) through Christmas Eve.

The two gift shops on site are open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and feature an array of ornaments, an assorted plethora of hand-crafted items from local artisans, and gifts from whimsical to everyday useful, as well as hand-made wreaths.

The Rocks’ own Green Father Christmas will be here each Saturday through the season. Guests are also invited to make their way through the Christmas Tree Maze in the main field. Horse-drawn wagon rides – a favorite among visitors for years – will be available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. the following days: Nov. 17, Nov. 23-25, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, and Dec. 15. Reservations are recommended. 

Hungry Christmas tree hunters will find treats served up by the good folks at Second Chance Animal Rescue.

With so many things to do beyond just finding the perfect tree, it’s no wonder The Rocks has been featured on WMUR, New Hampshire Chronicle, Good Morning America, and in Yankee magazine.

If you can’t make it to The Rocks this season to find your own holiday magic, don’t fret! The Rocks’ shopper-friendly online store offers a variety of Christmas trees and holiday wreaths, along with ornaments, garland, and tree accessories, as well as The Rocks’ own maple syrup. All items include free shipping, and customers may create a holiday wish list and ship to multiple addresses with one order. Mail order shopping is open through Dec. 15.

The Rocks Estate is the North Country Conservation and Education Center of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org). The Forest Society is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1901 to protect the state’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its natural resources.

The landmark 1,400-acre property includes numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers Agri- and Eco-tourism opportunities throughout the year. For more information please visit www.therocks.org. For reservations and other inquiries e-mail info@therocks.org or call 603-444-6228.

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