The first weekend in December is always a big one for local cities and towns to hold their annual Christmas/Holiday parades and this year is no exception.

Thanks to ParentingNH.com, below is the list of New Hampshire communities who will be decking their halls (sort of speak) and getting ready to usher in the festive season.

If you'd like the complete list of upcoming events, head over to Parentingnh.com. 

(listed in alphabetical order)

Concord, NH menorah lighting
Sunday, December 2nd
The Family Menorah Lighting at the State House in Concord

Conway Village tree lighting
Saturday, December 1st
The Conway Village tree lighting and ice show at 4 p.m.
More information: nhfestivaloftrees.com

Exeter, NH Christmas parade
Saturday, December 1st.
The Holiday Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. The theme is: "Land of the Misfit Toys".
More information: exeterholidayparade.org

Hampton, NH Christmas parade
Saturday, December 1st
The Experience Hampton Christmas Parade begins on Route 1 at the North Hampton/Hampton town line and proceeds on Route 1 through downtown Hampton. Parade begins at 1pm.
More information: experiencehampton.org

Lebanon, NH Holiday Happenings
Saturday, December 1st
The Lebanon Recreation Holiday Celebration is from 2-5 p.m. at City Hall. The tree lighting will take place at 5:15 p.m. More information: lebanonnh.gov

Manchester, NH holiday parade
Saturday, December 1st
The Christmas Parade in Manchester is at 4 p.m. (rain or shine!). This year's theme: "Rocking Through the Holidays". Parade route is on Elm Street. More information: intownmanchester.com

New Boston, NH Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 2nd
The New Boston tree lighting and S'mores with Santa event at the town common and gazebo will be held from 4-6 p.m.
More information: newbostonnh.gov

Nottingham, NH Christmas parade and party
Saturday, December 1st
The town of Nottingham Holiday Parade and Party is at 10 a.m. More information: nottingham-nh.gov/

Portsmouth, NH Christmas parade
Saturday, December 1st.
The Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting is at 6 p.m. (the tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m.). The rain/snow date: December 2nd. More information: portsmouthchamber.org

Plymouth, NH Christmas parade
Saturday December 1st
The Plymouth Hometown Holiday Celebration is at 5 p.m. More information: facebook.com

Rochester, NH Christmas parade
Sunday, December 2nd
The Holiday Parade in Rochester is at 3 p.m. More information: www.rochesternh.org


Rye, NH Christmas parade
Sunday, December 2nd
The Rye Fire Department and Lion's Club Annual Holiday Parade is at 1 p.m. This year's theme is: 'Holidays through the generations of Rye families.' More information: town.rye.nh.us

Somersworth, NH Christmas parade
Saturday, December 1st.
The Christmas Parade and Winter Gala in Berwick/Somersworth is at 2 p.m. This year's theme: 'Deck the Decades.'More information: facebook.com