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LaBelle Winery Announces Dates for Inaugural LaBelle Lights Festival at its Derry Location

by Michelle Thornton

Nov 05, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 5, 2021

CONTACT:
Michelle Thornton
Director of Marketing
LaBelle Winery
345 Route 101
Amherst, NH 03031
(603) 672-9898
michelle@labellewinery.com
LaBelleWinery.com

Derry, New Hampshire — LaBelle Winery has announced the dates for its inaugural LaBelle Lights festival at its Derry Location. From Nov. 18, 2021 through Feb. 26, 2022, visitors will be able to enjoy a festive outdoor light show on foot. Music will be coordinated with the lights to enhance the sensory experience. The light display will be changed periodically throughout its 18-week run.

LaBelle Lights will take place on the LaBelle Links golf course along a paved walking path, allowing people of all ages to access the show. The path will be cleared in the event of snow.

Approximately 15 light features will comprise LaBelle Lights, including meteor lights, a spritzer tunnel, large gift boxes, light tunnels and carpet lights. The displays will be sourced from The New England Holiday Light Co. Installation is set to begin on Nov. 8.

A private viewing of LaBelle Lights will be held for members of the press and for golf and Vineyard Club members on Nov. 17, 2021.

Members of the press who would like to attend the Nov. 17 showing should reach out to Michelle Thornton, the winery’s director of marketing, via email to register.

Club members will receive an email invitation with registration details.

Groups that book private events during the LaBelle Lights festival will be offered packages allowing them to view the show privately or publicly, either before or after their event. Organizations or businesses looking to book a viewing of LaBelle Lights should contact Kimberly Cortino, LaBelle’s director of sales, via email.

The winery plans to host LaBelle Lights annually.

“Cesar and I are excited to bring LaBelle Lights to the community,” says Amy LaBelle, the winery’s co-owner and winemaker. “This family-friendly winter festival is designed to bring joy to everyone, young and old.”

“I can’t think of a more fun way to help people get through New England’s coldest months. We think people will look forward to it every year.”

Guests will be encouraged to stop along LaBelle Lights’ route and take photographs with family and friends. A 15-foot-tall winery-inspired selfie station made of wine barrels will be designed and installed by LaBelle’s vineyard manager and professional woodworker, Josh Boisvert.

Tickets to LaBelle Lights will be $15 and will be available for purchase onsite at LaBelle Market or online via Eventbrite or LaBelle Winery’s website, where LaBelle Lights’ hours of operation can also be found.

Food and beverage items will be available for purchase onsite at LaBelle Market. Guests will also be able to dine at LaBelle’s Americus Restaurant before or after viewing LaBelle Lights. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at LaBelle Winery’s website.

LaBelle Lights will support various charities including Toys for Tots, End 68 Hours of Hunger and Empowering Angels, a nonprofit created by Amy LaBelle that works to encourage girls and young women to embrace the possibility of entrepreneurship in their future careers.

Ticket holders are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots between Nov. 18, 2021 and Dec. 15, 2021. Guests attending the festival after Dec. 15 can support End 68 Hours of Hunger by bringing canned soup or pasta to donate. A percentage of the proceeds from LaBelle Lights’ tickets sales will support Empowering Angels.

A number of themed events coordinating with LaBelle Lights that are included in the LaBelle Lights admission fee are planned. These will include “Crazy Christmas Hat Night” on Dec. 3; “Pajama Night” on Dec. 10; “Ugly Holiday Sweater Night” on Dec. 17; “Fire and Ice” weekend Jan. 13 through 15; and a Valentine-themed event Feb. 10 through 14.

Additional ticketed events that include a post event walk-through of LaBelle
Lights include a children’s “Polar Express” cookies and story time with Santa event on Dec. 10 and A New Year’s Eve big band music performance and plated dinner celebration on Dec. 31, which will feature dancing with the Freese Brothers Big Band.

Tickets for these events can be purchased on LaBelle Winery’s website.

LaBelle Lights sponsors include Fulcrum Associates Inc.; Enterprise Bank; Cross Insurance; and Hannaford Bros. Co.

About LaBelle Winery:

After working as a corporate attorney in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Amy LaBelle founded LaBelle Winery in 2005 at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, New Hampshire. In 2008, she and husband Cesar Arboleda moved the winemaking operation to a barn behind their home in order to expand production. LaBelle made award-winning wines at this location until late 2012 when the operation was moved to its current location in Amherst. In addition to the winery, LaBelle’s Amherst location includes a restaurant, a wedding and event venue, an art gallery, a retail store and tasting room, and an on-site vineyard.

LaBelle Winery’s Portsmouth tasting room and retail store opened in September 2017.

As of summer 2021, all facilities at LaBelle Winery Derry, with the exception of the sparkling wine production facility and tasting room, are now open including the event center, golf course, Americus restaurant, The Gallery at LaBelle Winery and LaBelle Market. The sparkling wine production facility and tasting room will open in summer 2022.

LaBelle Winery Amherst is located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, New Hampshire.

LaBelle Winery Portsmouth is located at 104 Congress St. Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

LaBelle Winery Derry is located at 14 Route 111, Derry, New Hampshire.

Visit LaBelleWinery.com for directions and hours of operation. For questions email michelle@labellewinery.com.