On December 7, 2017

Wassail Weekend to fill Woodstock with holiday spirit

WOODSTOCK—Woodstock’s 33rd annual Wassail Weekend takes place Dec. 8-10. The weekend is filled with twinkling lights, historic decorated homes, breakfast with Santa, holiday spirit, and highlighted with sleigh bells and the clip-clop of hooves as riders dressed in Victorian-era costumes ride through and around the Village Green during the Wassail Parade.

Full schedule of events is as follows:
Friday, Dec. 8
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas at the Billings Farm & Museum
4 p.m. Scott Davidson, storyteller, at Norman Williams Public Library
5-7 p.m. Holiday Open House at Woodstock History Center
7:30 p.m. BarnArts presents “A Holiday Cabaret” evening at the Grange Hall

Saturday, Dec. 9

8-11 a.m. Breakfast with Santa at the Little Theater
9:30-2 p.m. 14th annual Holiday House Tour (reservations at 802-457-3981)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas at the Billings Farm & Museum
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wassail Craft Fair at the Masonic Lodge
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Woodstock History Center Museum decorated for the holiday
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wassail Cafe open on The Green
12-1 p.m. Reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Ham Gillett
12-1:30 p.m. Historic St. James Church open for tours and music
2 p.m. 33rd annual Wassail Parade
3 p.m. Yule Log and Memory Tree lighting/carol sing
3 p.m. The Ten-A Capella Group at the Historic Congregational Church
4 p.m. Lighting of the Luminaries — over 400 lit on The Green
5:30 p.m. Wassail feast at Woodstock Inn (reservations at 802-457-6620)
7:30 p.m. Eugene Friesen cello concert at North Chapel Universality Church
7:30 p.m. “A Christmas Carol” performed by Shakespeare on Main Street, at the Little Theater
8 p.m. Christmas with the Celts at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre

Sunday, Dec. 10

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas at the Billings Farm & Museum
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wassail Craft Fair at the Masonic Lodge
2:30 p.m. “A Christmas Carol” performed by Shakespeare on Main Street, at the Little Theater
4 p.m. Pentangle Arts 32nd annual Messiah Sing at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church
For more details, visit woodstockvt.com.


Photo by Polly Lynn
Riders dressed in Victorian-era costumes trot through the village of Woodstock during the annual Wassail Parade.

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