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Vermont Holiday Events to Celebrate the Season

Looking for Vermont holiday events in 2023? Small-town parades, stunning light displays and holiday markets are just a few of the ways to celebrate the holiday season in the Green Mountain State. Here are just a few Vermont holiday events that are sure to bring plenty of cheer.

Wassail Weekend in Woodstock

Wassail Weekend

-Above image and main photo courtesy of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce

The annual Wassail Weekend on Dec. 8-10 in Woodstock is one of the most eventful holiday traditions in Vermont. The weekend festival includes holiday lights, sleigh rides, singing, and the famous Wassail Horse & Carriage Parade. For more information, visit

Vermont Holiday Markets

Vermont holiday events

Holiday markets can be found throughout Vermont in communities such as Cabot, Winooski, Arlington, Greensboro, Burlington, Guilford, Barre, Bradford, Brattleboro and Jamaica. Shop from local artisans, crafts people and food producers in festive settings such as town halls, art galleries and town greens. Find more events at

Winter Lights at Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Winter Lights

The annual Winter Lights at Shelburne Museum from Nov. 24 to Jan. 6, 2024 features a dazzling visual display of holiday lights around the museum’s campus. New offerings this year include lighting the Locomotive 220 and Grand Isle Rail Car at the Train Station. Visitors can also hear the Ticonderoga plying the waters of Lake Champlain while gazing upon the brilliantly lit massive steamboat. Visit for details.

Putney Craft Tour


-Image courtesy of the Putney Craft Tour

The 45th annual Putney Craft Tour Nov. 24-26 is a chance to meet some of Vermont’s most prominent makers at their own studios. See glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers, painters, as well as artisan cheese and wine makers at this three-day event.  For details, visit

Holiday Bazaar and Christmas in Weston

Vermont Holiday Events 2019
Two festive events return to Weston for the holiday season. The Weston Christmas Bazaar at Walker Farm will be Nov. 24-25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features over 50 artisans, holiday gifts and decorations, handmade crafts, specialty foods and more. Christmas in Weston returns on Dec. 2 between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes shopping, food, a visit with Santa and more.

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-This post was updated from a story originally published in 2019.



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