Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Killington hosts series of activities for the kids over the holiday

Saturday, Dec. 28 at 3:30—KILLINGTON— What’s a family holiday vacation without some kid-centric fun?! Killington is offering guests a chance to experience more than just skiing this holiday season. On Dec. 28, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science will show off its birds of prey. Live falcons, hawks and owls provide the lens through which we examine food webs, predator-prey relationships and the interdependence of the systems that support life. This first-hand encounter enables participants to understand the defining characteristics that make a bird a raptor and their adaptations for life as a predator on the wing. Touchable artifacts and hands-on materials round out this special experience. You can find them at Ramshead (3rd floor) at 3:30 p.m. and the Grand Hotel in the Northstar Room at 5:30 p.m.

If you’d prefer food to foul, a cookie decorating party will be going down on the 3rd floor of the Snowshed lodge from 4-6 p.m., also on Dec. 28.

On Sunday, Dec. 29, join in on the ice cream social, with free scoops of Ben and Jerry’s (while they last!) from 3-4 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Snowshed. Stick around for a family game night afterwards, with activities in both Ramshead and Snowshed lodges.

On Monday, Dec. 30, kids can learn to make their own slime at Snowshed from 4-6 p.m. and on Tuesday, the crafting will take the form of mask making, also in Snowshed from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit

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