Our last stop in North Conway entailed a visit to the Christmas Loft located on 2028 White Mountain Highway, New Hampshire. There are two of these stores in New Hampshire. The other store is located in North Woodstock. If you are one of those people filled with the Christmas spirit all year, this is the place for you. It is Christmas everyday at the Christmas Loft. The store is open 7 days a week and filled with all sorts of holiday decorations.
The street sign for the Christmas Loft.
The Christmas Loft in North Conway, New Hampshire.
A giant bear that will greet you as you make your way into the store.
Posing with the bear.
The entrance to the Christmas Loft.
This is the wonderful sight that awaits you as you enter the store. The store really puts a lot of effort into getting its visitors geared up for the holidays. This place reminds of Handleman’s Garden Center in White Plains, New York. I used to go there as a kid during the holidays in the eighties. Handleman’s is now long gone, but in its day it was something else. We lived in an apartment at the time, so we didn’t have much use for a garden center. Not until December that is. The month of December is when Handleman’s would turn into a Christmas wonderland. The store sold real and fake Christmas trees, as well as all kinds of decorations. They also had a similar set up as the Christmas Loft with a pathway leading through a Christmas village in the store. We used to love seeing all of the special holiday decorations and animals set up in the fake snow. We had also enjoyed the holiday music playing in the background. At the end of the pathway, visitors would have a chance to visit with Santa. This was my least favorite part of our visits. Even as a kid, I knew that the man wearing the costume really wasn’t Santa. I never liked not being able to see who was behind that beard. This also went for clowns and people dressed up at the Disney Theme Parks. I still feel the same way. The whole thing just freaks me out!
After making our way through the pathway from the entrance of the Christmas Loft, we were greeted by a wonderful Christmas village. The village had a holiday theme that also included various landmarks around the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The store was situated in a way that the village served as the heart of the store. The surrounding rooms were filled with holiday decorations for sale.
A Christmas deer in the entrance to the village.
The village inside the Christmas Loft.
A village Lamp Post.
Honeymoon Bridge in Jackson, New Hampshire.
A group of Christmas carolers.
The Conway Country Store.
A Dickens Brookshire cottage for a Christmas village.
Christmas Flasks on display.
A Christmas village display.
The Christmas Loft had a wide variety of Christmas ornaments. I took a photographs of the ornaments that I liked or found amusing.
A beautiful glass fish ornament.
A Downton Abbey Christmas ornament. This is one of our favorite shows and we can’t wait for the Downton Abbey movie.
Scottie dog with bone ornaments.
Orange cat ornaments.
Cute pug ornaments.
Black lab ornaments.
A variety of hanging nutcracker ornaments.
Rocking horse ornaments.
A Kringles Department Store decoration.
A snowman snow globe that lights up.
Yoda dressed up like Santa Claus,
My favorite section of the store turned out to be the wide variety of nutcrackers on display. I have always wanted one of these guys and perhaps I am holding out for an authentic nutcracker from Germany. I wonder if my fondness for this Christmas staple comes from my German side.
A group of nutcrackers.
A candy-themed nutcracker.
Nutcrackers with a lot of glitter.
Nutcrackers on display.
A beer-themed nutcracker.
Nutcrackers at the Christmas Loft.
I hope you enjoyed and Happy Holidays!