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Holidays & Resort Activities

Upcoming Activities at Wentworth by the Sea


Come Celebrate With Us

There’s always something happening at Wentworth by the Sea. From New Year’s Day through New Year’s Eve, you’ll find an array of holiday happenings and resort activities perfect to plan a special getaway around.

Mother’s Day Celebrations 2024

Women Relaxing by Wentworth by the Sea pool

Celebrate mom in style at Wentworth by the Sea this year. Whether you’re looking to start the day with a festive brunch or finish off a lovely day with a special dinner, we have you covered. Please call ahead to make reservations to celebrate the mothers in our lives!

Mother’s Day Dining Hours

Brunch in Wentworth Ballroom
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dinner in Salt
  • 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

June 2024

150th Anniversary

This June, we’re celebrating all the eras of Wentworth by the Sea. For the property’s 150th anniversary, we have month-long programming like high tea on Fridays, food and drink specials, a special $150 for 150 offer, and an anniversary reception on June 14. Learn more about all the celebrations in store below.


Illumination 2024

Tuesday, December 3

5:00pm – 7:00pm

We look forward to Illumination every year. Come kick off the Christmas season with carolers, horse drawn carriage rides with Santa, the Portsmouth High School Marching Band, and holiday crafts and games. On December 3 we will be lighting the tree and gathering around this year’s giant gingerbread house.


April School Vacation

garden at the wentworth

From April 12 – 21, we have loads of family fun scheduled at Wentworth by the Sea. The Garden Ballroom will become a Rec Room from 9:00am – 7:00pm, complete with giant jenga, corn hole, board games, and a popcorn station. We’ll also have complimentary soft drinks on offer and a movie at 7:00pm each night.

If you need further incentive, you can save up to 20% off hotel rooms from April 12 – 28 with our Holiday Savings offer.

*Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

Holidays & Resort Activities Archive

The prior year’s festivities are listed below. Peruse the archives to get a flavor of what’s to come!

May 2023 at Opal Spa


Celebrate Mother’s Day all May long with our Opal Spa exclusives. Treat Mom to a complimentary lip or eye enhancement with any Deluxe or Platinum Hydrafacial or enjoy a travel-sized Neroli Water hydrating mist from Kerstin Florian with a Botanical Crush body treatment. Call 603.373.6580 today to book your treatments.


Details coming soon for 2024.

Thanksgiving 2023 at Wentworth


Gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving at Wentworth by the Sea. We’ll be serving up the classics like maple brined turkey and prime beef tenderloin as well as some fresh takes on classic dishes.

Call 603.373.6566 to reserve a time at our buffet in Wentworth Ballroom or enjoy a three course dinner at Salt this November.

Details coming soon for 2024.

Thanksgiving Dining Hours

Buffet in Wentworth Ballroom
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner at Salt
  • 1:00pm – 10:00pm

December 2, 9, 16, and 23: 2:00pm

Ice Sculpture Experience

Join us Saturdays in December at 2:00pm for an ice carving demonstration. While you watch our in-house ice sculptor perform, you’ll enjoy a beer, wine, or signature cocktail along with snacks. Simply add the experience to your reservation after selecting your room type.

December 3, 10, 17, and 24: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Winter Wonderland Brunches & Cookie Decorating

Gather with the family for Sunday brunches with Santa at Wentworth by the Sea this holiday season. After brunch, head over to our cookie decorating class at 3:00 with one of our in-house pastry chefs. Call (603) 373-6566 to reserve your seat at our Winter Wonderland Brunch and don’t forget to lock in your spot in our cookie decorating class. (Please note, that the class and brunch are sold separately).

December 7, 14, and 21 at 5:00pm

Holiday Storytime

Gather around the fireplace for holiday story time with our concierge, Mary Carey Foley, and then enjoy dinner at SALT.

Christmas 2023 at Wentworth


Celebrate a quintessential New England Christmas at Wentworth by the Sea complete with coq au vin and prime beef tenderloin. At our Christmas buffet we feature a farm fresh omelet station as well as a raw bar and festive carving station.

Call 603.373.6566 to reserve a time at our buffet in Wentworth Ballroom or enjoy a three course dinner at Salt this December.

Christmas Dining Hours

Buffet in Wentworth Ballroom
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
Dinner at Salt
  • 1:00pm – 10:00pm

January 19 – February 11, 2024

Winter Wine Festival

The 20th annual Winter Wine Festival starts on January 19 with our first Big Tasting in the ballroom with live jazz, food stations, and, of course, wine. Learn more about our flight nights (every Monday through Thursday night) and weekly Bubbles & Jazz Brunches on our Winter Wine Festival page.


Friday, March 22, 2024

A Big Beer Tasting

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Join us for the Beer Big Tasting on March 22. In addition to our featured brews we’ll be serving up house made pretzels, carnitas tacos, and more.

Featured New England Brewers:

  • Liar’s Bench Beer Co.
  • Great Rhythm Brewing Co.
  • Smuttynose Brewing Co.
  • Maine Beer Company
  • Lithermans Limited
  • Deciduous Brewing
  • And more!

Easter 2024 at Wentworth

Fruit flowers and bunny against wooden backdrop

Ring in Spring with Easter Brunch at Wentworth by the Sea. We’ll be serving up holiday classics like honey glazed ham as well as desserts and a New England raw bar.

Easter Dining Hours

Brunch in Wentworth Ballroom
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm