Enjoy Sunapee Harbor Magic on Dec. 1

Sunapee, N.H. – Sunapee Harbor Magic, a community celebration that brings together families, friends and visitors, will fill the harbor with holiday festivities on Saturday, December 1 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

View/download the Sunapee Harbor Magic 2012 poster (PDF 414 KB).

The Sunapee Gardeners have decorated the harbor area for the season. And now more volunteers including students from the high school will help bring on the magic, which will include hay rides, caroling, food, a bonfire, a tree lighting and, of course, a visit from Santa.

Santa’s workshops at Pete’s Shed will offer cookie decorating, holiday stories, crafts and face painting.

The French Club from the Sunapee Middle High School will serve hot cocoa and food dockside, aboard the MV Kearsarge, and the middle-high school Art Club will sell homemade pies at Pete’s Shed.

Local residents and businesses donate to a silent auction, which attracts bidders throughout the afternoon, many looking for interesting holiday gifts. The auction is at Pete’s Shed and the proceeds fund the annual holiday event.

Art and crafts are among the favorite items at the auction. Donations to the auction can be dropped off at the town office building c/o Sunapee Rec Director Scott Blewitt. For pick-up, call Harbor Magic volunteer Rhonda Gurney, 603-763-5696.

The Looney Lunge and more fun!

The celebration includes a very cool, lake-oriented, splash of fun: the Looney Lunge. Participants, many in costume, gather for a  jump into the Lake Sunapee… just for the silly fun of it. Lunge time is 2 p.m. If you’d like to participate, show up in costume! There are prizes, too! For more info about the Looney Lunge, email: recreation@town.sunapee.nh.us.

Santa will then arrive for a parade, carolers will gather at the gazebo, and Sunapee’s volunteer firefighters will set-off a bonfire behind the gazebo.

Organizers will also collect donations: unwrapped children’s toys Sunapee Toys for Joy and needed items for the Sunapee Food Pantry.

The Sunapee Recreation Department and local volunteers host Sunapee Harbor Magic.

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