Christmas in Canaan
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Christmas in Canaan 2021 is a Virtual Only Event

You can email entries to or enter on Facebook by 5pm on December 11.

Must contain name, phone number, address, photo or video of people and item entered.

Winners will be announced on December 21

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes for each event.

Contact: Robin at Canaan Hardware with any questions. 603-523-4352

Home/Business & Organization Decorating Contest

Sponsored by Canaan Lions Club

2 Divisions:
• Houses
• Businesses & Organizations

in the towns of Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, and Orange.

Registration: December 1 – 8

Please send an email to Harry Armstrong with:
First and Last Name or Business Name
Phone Number


drop off the information above at Canaan Hardware.

Gingerbread House Contest

Sponsored by Friends of Canaan Village

The Gingerbread House Contest will be conducted virtually through the Friends of Canaan Village Facebook page.


Make and decorate a Gingerbread House. All houses must be made with edible items (no plastic or cardboard figures).

Choose the category you are entering:
1) Adults/Family
2) Children/Classrooms Grades PK–4
3) Chilcren/Classrooms Grades 5–12

Take 4 pictures of your house (1 picture of each side or corner)

Text the 4 pictures, the category, and your name to 603-398-7389.
You will receive a text to let you know we received your entry.

The deadline for entering is Wednesday, December 8.

1st Place = $30 in each category
2nd Place = $20 in each category

How to Vote

Vote Virtually by visiting our Facebook page HERE. Virtual voting is open December 9 through December 11 at 7 p.m.

Winners will be announced Monday, December 13 on our Facebook Page

Coloring Contest

Sponsored by Granite Northland

Download the coloring pages HERE. Then email the complete work of art to or upload them to our Facebook page.

Gift of Reading, and Guessing Game

Sponsored by Canaan Library and Friends of the Canaan Library

December 13-18
Kids pre-K-12 grade, visit the Canaan Library during regular operating hours for a free wrapped book, and enter the Guessing Game.

Nativity Scene Contest

Sponsored by the Calvary Baptist Church

Crafts for Kids

Sponsored by Mascoma Bank

Pick up a winter craft kit for kids at Mascoma Bank! While supplies last.

Christmas in Canaan 2020 Photo Gallery