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    Manchester Merriment: Deck the Halls for 1912 Christmas at Hildene


    December 5, 2014 - January 1, 2015 – All Day

    December 5 – January 1, Christmas Eve 1912: festive décor, carols on Aeolian pipe organ, musicians on many weekend days.  Annual “Our Home for the Holidays” open house at The Museum Store, Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7.  802.362.1788.

    Manchester Lions Club Elf Express

    r.k. Miles

    December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014 – 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This whimsical 2014 holiday train will take its riders on a one-hour enchanting journey through the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont.

    Passengers will be entertained with holiday melodies and dance routines by the elves of the theater and dance program of Burr and Burton Academy under the direction of Broadway and Hollywood song and dance man Jim Raposa. Refreshments will be served on decorated trains. Adding to the memories of this holiday ride, the elves will be reading a special story about Christopher Pop-In-Kins, who will also be hidden on every train in the greenery peeking to see who’s been naughty and nice!  Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make a surprise visit to provide every child with a special gift.

    Christopher Pop-In-Kins will be here with his elves boarding the passengers for a ride of a lifetime on the ELF EXPRESS. Join Christopher and his friends on a fun-filled, sing-along mini-performance adventure through the Green Mountains. This is a Pop-In-Kins family adventure you won’t want to miss! Purchase tickets online or at The Manchester and The Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce, 39 Bonnet Street, Manchester, VT

    A Christmas Carol: Readers Style

    Dorset Playhouse

    December 20, 2014 – 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    “Come in, — come in! and know me better, man!” says the Ghost of Christmas Past in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

    Come in and get to know Shakespeare on Main Street better as it present this timeless holiday classic in intimate Readers Theatre style in Dorset, Manchester, Poultney, Rutland and Wallingford. Director Gary Meitrott adapts Readers Theater to include costuming and movement by the actors, adding a dramatic element to the performance. With simple, yet elegant, Victorian furniture and costuming, five actors bring all of the characters to life using Dickens’ original words. The cast features Emily Bleakie, Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Christopher Restino, Lawrence Zupan and Zachary Zupan. Tickets at the door:  Adults: $10.00, Youth $5.00, Children under 12 Free. The December 6 performance is complimentary as sponsored by the  Manchester Library – donations are requested.

    For more information, log on to Shakespeare on Main Street is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to bringing the elevated vivaciousness of Shakespeare and other authors to Vermont and upstate New York audiences.  We depend largely on public donations to stage our productions.

    VSO Brass Quintet/Counterpoint

    First Congregational Church

    December 21, 2014 – 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    “The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has been a key player in this state’s arts community for nearly 80 years, bringing music not only to performance halls, but school gymnasiums, armories and even hillsides – anywhere Vermonters would gather to enjoy and share all forms of music. I appreciate the VSO’s commitment to our local communities, our schools and our vibrant arts scene. This is truly our Vermont Symphony Orchestra!”
    — Governor Peter Shumlin, 2013

    With around 40 annual performances statewide in concert halls, beautiful natural settings, and historic and community buildings, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has proven its value and sustainability, not only as the nation’s oldest state-supported orchestra, but as one of the finest of its size.

    Manchester Merriment: Children's Concert

    The Wilburton Inn

    December 28, 2014 – 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Children’s Concert, Sunday, December 28th, 4-6PM. Family Holiday Concert at The Wilburton Inn with co-innkeeper Melissa Levis, who entertained 10,000 kids a year in New York City with her band, Moey’s Music Party! Join the interactive family singalong. Instruments provided for all guests. Cookies, tea, and children’s drinks & cash bar.  $15 pp. Children under 2 free. Please call 802-362-2500 to RSVP

    Manchester Music Festival's New Year's Eve Concert

    First Congregational Church

    December 31, 2014 – 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Manchester Music Festival’s New Year’s Eve Concerts: December 31st, 2014 at the First Congregational Church

    Family Concert at 4pm: Adults $13. Under 18 and students free

    Evening Concert at 6pm: Adults $30. Under 18 and Students $13.

    Ring in the New Year with music from around the world followed by a celebration with bubbly, chocolates and more. Tickets available at The Northshire Bookstore, or by calling 802-362-1956

    Manchester Merriment: Downtown Abbey Premerie Party

    Wilburton Inn

    January 3, 2015 – 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Downton Abbey Premerie Party, Saturday, January 3, 6:30-10p.m. $55. Best costume wins a night at the Wilburton Inn’s bridal suite. Sponspored by Manchester Designer Outlets and the Gold Trout. Live music, ballroom dancing lessons, theme cocktails and delicious dinner. Reservations: 802-362-2500.

    Wounded Military Heroes Weekend

    Bromley Mountain

    January 24, 2015 - January 25, 2015 – All Day

    The Bart Center for special needs will host the tenth annual Wounded Military Heroes weekend. This weekend is dedicated to our service veterans who have been wounded in action. It gives them an opportunity to experience the sport of skiing or snowboarding with some of the best instructors in the business! Learn more, or how you can participate at

    Lightweight Winter Camping Course at Merck Forest

    Merck Forest & Farmland Center

    January 24, 2015 - January 25, 2015 – All Day

    Join the staff of at Merck Forest and Farmland Center for an Introduction to Lightweight Winter Camping. The experienced staff will show you the lightweight gear, clothing, and accessories (even packable woodstoves that run on dead twigs and branches!) for safe, easy, comfortable winter camping. Limited to 10 participants (ages 18 and over only). Participants will be sent a gear list and course syllabus in advance. $75.00/participant. Register by January 14 by calling 802.394.7836 or for more information.


    Vermont Specialty Food Day at Bromley Mountain!

    Bromley Mountain

    February 7, 2015 – All Day

    Skiing and food go together like, well, skiing and food. Both are awesome. The Sugar House will be on site at Bromley with Vermont Specialty Foods samples including Maple Syrup on Snow, Cabot Cheese and more. YUM!

    Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer

    Stratton Mountain

    February 28, 2015 – All Day

    Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer 3k/5k Snowshoe invites snowshoers of all ages and abilities to be a part of the largest fundraising snowshoe series in North America. Proceeds to benefit VT/NH Susan G. Komen. Free snowshoe demos, fun for the entire family.  Information and registration at Come down and join this annual Party in Pink!

    Spring Fling at Bromley Mountain

    Bromley Mountain

    March 21, 2015 – All Day

    A Bromley family’s favorite sun-soaked (or just plain soaked) event is back for another year! Featuring pond skimming, a duct tape derby, live music, a BBQ and even some rides from our summer adventure park!