The Granite State has quite a few wonderful ways to usher in the holiday season. Between the magical Christmas light displays and festivals, there is so much going on you’ll be hard-pressed to fit it all in this season. However, after you take a look at this one-of-a-kind Christmas shop in Strafford County, you might just want to visit.
Nestled just outside of Portsmouth along the Maine border, The Christmas Dove is located in the town of Barrington. The Christmas Dove is known as the largest Christmas shop in the state and this charming store truly comes alive during the holiday season. A must-visit if you live in the area, keep reading to learn more.
The Christmas Dove has been open for 50 years and over the decades has continued to grow. Today, it encompasses 16,000 sq feet complete with 2 floors and more than 30 themed rooms.
Each room is decorated so intricately, walking through this store can sometimes feel like talking through a museum. Even if you don't feel like buying much, a trip to this store is always a fun visit.
Highlights include unique ornaments, one-of-a-kind gifts, toys, and decorations, and an entire room filled with Christmas trees covered in lights.
The Christmas Dove is also known to host fun and festive events that include a visit from Santa Claus himself.
A perfect trip for the whole family, The Christmas Dove is open every day of the week from 10 am until 5 pm and closes late at 8 pm on Fridays. To learn more, be sure to visit their official Facebook page here.