This weekend take part in the holiday spirit at the Vermont
Holiday Festival, Dec. 14-15 at the Killington Grand Hotel. The
success of this celebration is due in large part to community
contributions of time, money and, of course, creativity.
Impressive displays of creativity, will be displayed at the
Festival of Trees and raffle Friday and Saturday. Don't buy your
Christmas Tree just yet! The Festival of Trees features
over 100 beautifully decorated trees for your viewing pleasure.
Trees are decorated by local businesses and feature a unique theme.
Each tree and all the trimmings will be raffled off to a lucky
winner. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the weekend at
$10 for 25 tickets or $5 for 10 tickets. Trees will be raffled
off at 8 p.m. Saturday evening and can be picked up on 9 a.m.
Christmas would not be the same without the helping hands of
many elves! Kids will have the opportunity to visit Santa's
Workshop, an hour long program that includes a handcrafted toy,
story time and a visit from Santa himself. Admission to
Santa's Workshop is an additional cost of $10 per child.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides are another popular activity at the
annual festival. Sleigh rides will leave every 15 minutes from the
Grand Hotel. Snuggle up under a blanket and go
dashing-through-the-snow! You'll love the beautiful views of
Killington Mountain & Snowshed Pond. Best of all, sleigh
rides are free with admission!
The Jack Frost Marketplace will also be open during all festival
hours and will feature unique Vermont Specialty products and
gifts. Visiting these vendors is a great place to do your
holiday shopping. This year we are excited to welcome New
England Novelty, Vermont Country Shop, Snowflake Cupcakes, Snow
Rebels, the Sherburne Women's Club Bake Sale (12-4 p.m. only or
until they sell out of their delicious treats), and Fire On The
Admission to the Vermont Holiday Festival is $10 for
adults, $5 for children over the age of 5 (children ages 5 and
under are free).
Admission includes 10 raffle tickets for adults, a horse-drawn
sleigh ride, face painting and hot beverages including hot cocoa
and coffee. General Admission tickets to the Vermont Holiday
Festival can be purchased at the entrance to the Festival, they
accept cash only.
Vermont Holiday Festival Schedule of
Wednesday, Dec. 12
Tree Decorating: 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13
Tree Decorating: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
KCC Annual Meeting: 5-6 p.m.
KCC Mixer and Sponsor Party w/ Chad Hollister 6-8 p.m.
Festive Friday, Dec. 14
Festival of Trees & Jack Frost Marketplace: 4:30-8 p.m.
Santa's Workshop: 5, 6 & 7 p.m.
Sleigh Rides (leave every 15 minutes): 5-8 p.m.
Snowy Saturday, Dec. 15
Festival of Trees & Jack Frost Marketplace: 12-8 p.m.
Santa's Workshop: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 5, 6 & 7 p.m.
Sleigh Rides (leave every 15 minutes): 12:30-3:30 p.m. & 5-8
Sunday, Dec. 16
Pick up raffled trees: 9 a.m.
Live Music & Performances:
Friday, Dec. 14
Bridgewater Village School: 4:30-5 p.m.
Killington Elementary School: 5-5:30 p.m.
Barstow Memorial School: 5:30-6 p.m.
Maiden Vermont: 6:30-8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Christ the King School: 2-2:45 p.m.
Ladies Night Out Women's Chorus: 3-4 p.m.
Pot Luck Folk Singers: 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Castleton Jazz Combo: 6-7:30 p.m.