Santa Calling Program

Tuesday, December 12th and Wednesday, December 13th

Watch the excitement when your child receives a call from Santa Claus!

Santa wants to make your child feel special this holiday season with an unforgettable gift: A personalized phone call from Jolly Old St. Nick himself!  Imagine how surprised they'll be to receive a call from Santa. Watch their eyes light up with amazement as Santa lets them know how special they are. Join the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department & the Merrimack Police
Department this holiday season to provide a unique and memorable holiday experience for your whole family.

Santa or Mrs. Claus will be calling Merrimack children on Tuesday, December 12th & Wednesday, December 13th between the hours of 5:30pm—8:00pm. If Santa misses you, he will try again at a later time. Program is geared towards children ages 3 and up. Advanced registrations required. Participants must register no later than Friday, December 9th. 

To register register online,
click here. To download a registration form, click here.

For questions contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 603-882-1046.

The Annual Holiday Parade will kick off from the Commons Shopping Plaza (515 Daniel Webster Highway) at 3:00 pm. The Parade will travel down Daniel Webster to Baboosic Lake Road. It will turn right on to Baboosic Lake Road and then turn left onto McElwain Street and end in the Town Hall parking lot in front of Abbie Griffin Park. The Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will begin with the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus to Abbie Griffin park at approximately 3:45 pm.

Bring the whole family out to Wasserman Park for this year's Spooktacular  event featuring a night of food, carnival games, face painting, pumpkin carving demonstrations, crafts, not so scary stories, music and the highlight of the evening our Costume Contest. New this year, we will also be adding an Adult Costume Contest category. The Annual Halloween Party is Co-Sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department and the Merrimack Police Department. 

*We will update this page as additional activities are confirmed.


24th Annual Holiday Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, December 3rd, Parade begins at 3:00 pm

"A Whoville Christmas"


Saturday, November 18th, Wasserman Park, 10:00 - 2:00 pm

$5.00 per family


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH                                                      Movie: TROLLS

This fun animated movie is perfect for the whole family! This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by trolls. The movie follows the story of Poppy, the happiest troll ever born and Branch, the less optimistic grumpy troll. The two set off on a journey to rescue the other trolls from invaders. The film also features great music! Showing will begin at approximately 6:45 pm. Event will be held at Abbie Griffin Park.


Thank you to the Lions Club for sponsoring this movie! 

Join us for this fun new family event and compete for a chance to win a free frozen turkey for Thanksgiving! We will be hiding turkey shaped cutouts throughout Merrimack. Your job is to find as many cut outs as you can! All participants must be pre-registered and will meet at 10:00 am at Wasserman Park.

When you arrive that morning you will be given a scavenger hunt card and a list of the clues. Once you have the clues it's up to you and our family to drive around and find as many turkeys as you can. At each individual turkey there will be a special sticker to affix to your game card. When you visit the turkey you will grab a sticker and add it to your card. The first three participants to return to Wasserman park with the most stickers on their card will win a 16 pound thanksgiving turkey!

Click on the turkey to register online


Friday, October 27th, Wasserman Park, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Merrimack Parks & Recreation


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25TH                                                                           Movie: SING
Koala, Buster Moon, will do anything to protect his beloved theater. In an attempt to restore the theater to its former glory he produces the world’s greatest singing competition. The contestants are a unique group, a mouse, a shy elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. The unlikely bunch is full of talent! The movie will begin at approximately 7:45 pm at Abbie Griffin Park.


Thank you to the Lions Club for sponsoring this movie!