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December 15, 2015

Vermont Tourism January 2016 Calendar: New Year Meditation, Hikes, and Festivals

Kick off the New Year with meditation or movement! First Day Hikes, Learn-to-Ski lessons, and winter carnivals are on the docket for January. Here's a sampler of January events on, the state's official vacation planning website.

Simplicity: Meditation for Real Life

Jan. 1, Barnet

Join a contemplative community for guided instruction in sitting and walking meditation, reflection, and discussion.

First Day Hikes

Jan. 1, statewide

Join a free, guided, family hike in state parks and forests throughout the state. Leashed dogs are welcome in some parks.

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Month-long, statewide

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month and Ski Vermont offers $49 packages statewide, including professional lessons, equipment rentals, and a beginner lift ticket.

Jane Austen Talk: Regency Fashion

Jan. 8, Hyde Park

The first activity of the Jane Austen Weekend at the Governor's House is an informal talk, with dessert, about everything from simple undergarments and corsets to fabulous headpieces.

World's Largest Ski/Snowboard Lesson

Jan. 8, statewide

Ski and snowboard resorts throughout the country will be offering a beginner lesson, hoping to set the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest ever.

Open Call North-Northeast

Jan. 9-March 12, Brattleboro

An annual juried exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, showcasing established, mid-career, and emerging artists.

Laser Lights and Fireworks

Jan. 16, Ludlow

Okemo hosts a mind-bending landscape of light set to music with its Let it Glow laser light show. Don't miss the fireworks grand finale.

Billings Farm & Museum Sleigh Ride Weekend

Jan. 16-18, Woodstock

Horse-drawn sleigh rides, jack jumper sledding, dairy farm and restored farmhouse; plus a documentary in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

Stowe Winter Carnival

Jan. 16-24, Stowe

Celebrate winter in Vermont at the 42nd Annual Stowe Winter Carnival. Activities include ice carving contests, ski races, games and parties.


Jan. 19, St. Johnsbury

Mummenschanz are world-renowned pioneers of the visual/physical theater. They convey stories with broad human appeal using props, mask, shadows, light-and no words.

Bobby Broom Trio

Jan. 23, Brattleboro

Harlem-born, Chicago-based guitarist Bobby Broom has played with Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins. His trio's blues-infused, grooving arrangements really burn!

20th Annual Heritage WinterFest

Jan. 30, Jeffersonville

Enjoy the colder weather with a 5K cross country ski ramble, bonfire, balloon glow, fireworks and more.

Media Contact: Laura Peterson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing;; Twitter: Vermont Tourism; Facebook: Vermont Tourism; 802.522.7323

Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: December 15, 2015 15:06:43