Daily Events

Sep 29-Dec 28 - Bennington

"Wall Works Presents: Greg Winterhalter"

The Bennington Free Library invites you to come and explore works by local artist Greg Winterhalter. The Wall Works display will be on view in the main reference room from the end of September through December during regular library hours. And opening reception will be held on September 29th from 2-3:30pm, a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn a little about their process and inspiration. The reception is free and open to the public, light snacks will be served. benningtonfreelibrary.org

 

Oct 13-Dec 18 - Manchester

"Southern Vermont Arts Center Member Show"

Southern Vermont Arts Center's Fall Member Show 'Inside Out' includes the work of SVAC's artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There's something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5. The Arts Center is closed Mondays. svac.org

 

Nov 23-Dec 28 - Bennington

"Peace Love & Harmony 1960s Vermont"

It's the Festival at Bennington Museum. This year the Museum takes us back to the groovy 60s, with works that feature the era of counter-culture and how it effected the local area. During the festival original creations by 38 regional artists will be on display in the Museum. Creations are up for auction in a closed-bid auction that closes December 28 at 4pm. And don't forget Family Day on December 1st, and the Festival Gala on December 7th. benningtonmuseum.org

 

Nov 24 - Manchester

"Manchester Merriment: Tree Lighting Ceremony"

Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style. Look for new additions to the list of Manchester Merriment events as the season approaches. Community Tree Lighting Celebration With Caroling and a Visit from Santa at 6pm on the Factory Point Town Green. manchestervermont.com

 

Nov 30-Dec 1 - Bennington

"The 70th Annual Snowball Bazaar"

FRIDAY 5:30-8:00pm, SATURDAY 9:30am-3:00pm. Kick off the holiday season by supporting a good cause. Shop the famous fresh, fragrant and beautifully decorated wreaths and centerpieces, the large bake sale featuring delicious homemade cakes, cookies, fudge, and candy, Serendipity/Treasure Chest tag sale: 6 large rooms filled to the brim with clean gently used items : books, tools, jewelry, dishes, toys, small appliances, clothes, Christmas items, and more. The 'Pet-purri' section has handmade items for your pets including dog toys, treats, beds, catnip toys, chasers, (and birdseed wreaths, which make great gifts for wildlife lovers). Buy a chance to win a dinner for two at a local restaurant or visit our silent auction, featuring goods and services donated by members and local businesses (the auction closes Sat. at 2 pm) . After shopping, you can sit, relax, and enjoy a delicious homemade luncheon and dessert. All proceeds from the sale go to support the charitable work that Second Congregational Church does in the community. 442-2559 if questions.

 

Dec 1 - Manchester

"Manchester Merriment: Holiday Inn Tours"

Walk through history and learn more about some of Southern Vermont’s most famous inns during this magical time of year. Inns throughout Manchester, Dorset, and Arlington will be open for visitors. Each location plays host in a unique way, making for a cozy and fun Saturday afternoon in the country. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Community Food Cupboard. manchestervermont.com

 

Dec 1 - Bennington

"Family Day at the Bennington Museum"

Activities for kids at the Museum including visit with Santa, crafts and games. There will also be a shopping boutique with shopping aides available for kids ages 5 to 12. And for the grownups, items in the Bennington Museum Gift Shop will be on sale. benningtonmuseum.org

 

Dec 7-16 - Dorset

"'Snow White' at the Dorset Players Theater"

This family musical contains a zany, wisecracking Mirror who will only answer if spoken to in rhyme, as well as a whole court full of funny and bubbling characters. It hums with 14 lively songs, including a scary forest ballet. Snow White runs away from the evil Queen and seeks refuge with seven little miners. But the Queen and her sister, a once-powerful witch, need "a locket from the pocket of a princess that is pure." They come after Snow White, but Mirror leads members of the Queen's court into the woods to thwart their evil plans. The Queen is trapped in an ugliness spell and forced to remain that way, as the entire court reminds her (in a rousing gospel song), "You're the mirror of every deed that you do!" dorsetplayers.org

 

Dec 7 - Bennington

"Bennington Museum Festival Gala"

Bennington Museum hosts the premiere event of the season and the Museum's biggest annual fundraiser, the Gala. In 2019 we will be looking back 50 years to the end of the 1960s with a cluster of exhibitions, celebrations, and events. This year's Festival gets it started by looking at the lasting impact of the art and spirit of the 60s on today's artists, and serves as a prelude to next summer’'s major exhibition Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont. Delicious Holiday Offerings and "Goodies" of the 60s with a Modern Twist. Full Cash Bar with themed cocktails, brews, and more. DJ Jim Woodward will blow your mind with the greatest sounds of the 60s and 70s mixed with seasonal favorites. Groovy Silent Auction. Awesome Closed-Bid Auction of Original Unreal Artwork.benningtonmuseum.org

 

Dec 8 - Manchester

"Manchester Merriment: Holiday Inn Tours"

Walk through history and learn more about some of Southern Vermont’s most famous inns during this magical time of year. Inns throughout Manchester, Dorset, and Arlington will be open for visitors. Each location plays host in a unique way, making for a cozy and fun Saturday afternoon in the country. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Community Food Cupboard. manchestervermont.com

 

Dec 8 - Manchester

"Manchester Merriment: Lighted Tractor Parade"

Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style. Look for new additions to the list of Manchester Merriment events as the season approaches. Parade will loop from Manchester Elementary Middle School along School Street, south on Bonnet Street, east on Main Street, and turn down Memorial Avenue to return to the start. Judges and viewing stand in front of Factory Point Place on Main Street. manchestervermont.com

 

Dec 14-16 - Stratton

"Winter Wonder Grass Festival"

Welcome to the inaugural WinterWonderGrass Vermont. A sustainable & community based Bluegrass & Brews Festival originating out Colorado and coming to Vermont this year! Music, winter sports, craft beer, cider, and family is what makes up the three days of the WinterWonderGrass Festival. To purchase tickets, view the 2018 band lineup, or get lodging information, stratton.com.

 

Dec 15-16 - Manchester

"Manchester Merriment: Lions Club Elf Express Train"

This whimsical holiday train will leave r.k. Miles Depot Station on December 15th and 16th, taking 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. In addition, there will be a special guest appearance granted by Santa Claus for Christopher Pop-In-Kins to pop into Manchester, VT and share in the excitement of the season. He'll 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! manchesterlionselftrain.com

 

Dec 31 - Bennington

"Kids "Noon" Years Eve Celebration"

Part at the Bennington Museum for the little ones. Music, party hats, noise makers, sparkling grape juice and the count down to noon. $3/child for Museum Members and $5/child for Non-Members. benningtonmuseum.org

 

Jan 26 - North Bennington

"Winter Fest"

Food, Family, and Fun! The biggest event is the annual Lake Paran Penguin Plunge, local business open up for special events for the whole family. The Norshaft Lions will be hosting their Chili Fest and Competition, the Library will be open for a book sale, and the Village School will be hosting their indoor Winter Carnival. Information will be updated as the date draws closer: bennington.com

 

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