November 17, 2015
The holiday season in Vermont brightens up with celebrations of light-from festivals and lantern parades to moonlit hikes. Here's a sampler of December events on VermontVacation.com, the state's official vacation planning website.
The Art of Giving-The Giving of Art
Nov. 16-Jan. 9, Brandon
This holiday show provides art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers with a selection of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry and other gifts.
Holiday Artisans Market
Nov. 21-Dec. 23, Randolph
Chandler's annual Holiday Artisans Market offers shoppers a wide array of fine gifts for the holidays.
Wild Lights at ECHO
Nov. 28-Jan. 3, Burlington
ECHO will be aglow during this celebration of winter light. Check out the holiday trees, decorations, and giant snowflakes.
It's a Wonderful Life-A Live Radio Play
Dec. 2-3, Montpelier
Montpelier City Hall Arts is transformed into a 1940's broadcast studio as five versatile actors and one busy sound effects wizard bring Frank Capra's classic to life in front of a live audience.
Montpelier Art Walk
Dec. 4, Montpelier
Enjoy local art and holiday treats in downtown Montpelier.
Festival of Trees & Light
Dec. 4-Jan. 4, Stowe
This art show and festival of trees and lights brings the Stowe community together to share and celebrate through decorated evergreens, a Hanukkah display, and 100 artists' work.
VT International Festival
Dec. 3-6, Essex Junction
A unique, unforgettable celebration of the cultures that make up our community. Crafts, ethnic and gourmet foods, music, dance and stories.
Country Christmas Open House
Dec. 5-6, Waitsfield
Join the 17th annual Country Christmas and Holiday Paint-In in the Mad River Valley. Streets will be lit for the Festival of Lights, music will be playing from the church steeple, and shops will be aglow.
Waterbury River of Light Lantern Parade
Dec. 5, Waterbury
An annual community lantern procession. Bring a lantern and join the parade down Main Street. Festivities culminate with a bonfire, hot chocolate and entertainment.
WRCC Circus Showcase
Dec. 6, Brattleboro
A pirate-themed circus show for all ages. Enjoy acrobatics, aerials, juggling, dance and comedy.
Dec. 7, Woodstock
Sixties folk legend Judy Collins brings her holiday show to Woodstock.
Dec. 11-13, Woodstock
Historic homes, Santa's workshop, a decorated Billings Farm, and a festive Wassail Parade make this one of the most popular winter events of Vermont.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Dec. 12, Randolph
Glenn Miller's music of the 1930's and 40's remains vibrant and engaging with this 18-member group.
Full Moon Hike
Dec. 12, Ludlow
A guided snowshoe hike up the mountain will offer a nighttime perspective of Okemo's Jackson Gore under the light of a full moon.
First Night Burlington
Dec. 31, Burlington
Vermont's largest one-day arts and music festival attracts 20,000 people to downtown Burlington.
Contact: Laura Peterson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing
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Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: November 17, 2015 16:25:04