Arts, Dining & Entertainment

The Vermont Holiday Festival is Dec. 2-3

Friday – Saturday, Dec. 2 – 3 — KILLINGTON — The Killington Pico Area Association cordially invites you to join KPAA as we once again kick off the start of the winter holiday season with our annual Vermont holidayfestival, a.k.a. “The Festival of Trees” on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday Dec. 3 in the Killington Grand Ballroom. The KPAA will again be featuring the indoor Christmas forest of trees, purchased and decorated by local businesses and individuals.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win one of the trees at the event. There are a few changes to the festival this year. Instead of having the community mixer on Thursday night, we look forward to having a community event at the new K-1 base lodge in mid-December. Stay tuned for more info. The KPAA also will introduce Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, which is an extension of the past Santa’s Workshop.

Friday night is community appreciation night and doors open at 4 p.m., kicking off the evening with a holiday concert by local schools. This will be followed by live music from the talented Chad Hollister. There will also be an extensive Vendor Village for your holiday shopping.

Saturday, Breakfast with Santa takes place from 9 a.m.-noon. This event features a full breakfast buffet right inside the Grand Hotel ballroom. Families will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Santa and take it home in a picture frame that they decorate themselves. There will be cookie decorating sponsored by Dream Maker Bakers, and crafts of foam gingerbread houses and Chihuly glass ornaments and there will also be face painting by the Sherburne Memorial Library youth group.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 4 and up. Children under 4 are free. The ticket price also includes admission to the Festival of Trees.

Event Schedule:
Friday, Dec. 2 Festival open 4-8 p.m.
Festival of Trees
Vendor Village
Craft stations
Bar open
Pizza sales
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. School concert
Rutland Town
KES band
Rutland Youth Theater
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Live entertainment by Chad Hollister
Saturday, Dec. 3 Festival open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
9 a.m. – 4p.m. General admission: Adult $10 – Child: $5
Vermont Holiday Festival
Festival of Trees
Vendor Village
Craft stations
9 a.m. – noon Breakfast with Santa: Adult: $25 – Child $20 (general admission included)
Seatings at 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m.

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