The Most Spectacular

Vermont events

in December 2022

December in Vermont is magical, especially if you are merrymaking at one of these spectacular holiday events. Here are some of our favorites that we look forward to year after year.

Winter Lights at Shelburne Museum

Taking place over several long weekends in Decmeber, the museum buildings will be bedecked in thousands of enchanting holiday lights.

Photo: Shelburne Museum

Christmas at Billings farm

Learn about a Victorian Christmas! Dip your own candle, meet the farm animals, and warm up by the outdoor fire with a cup of cocoa and s’mores.

Photo: Juan Carlos

Shires Holiday inn tour

 For anyone who has ever wanted to peek inside every gorgeous Vermont inn they pass by, now you can! Bennington, Arlington, Manchester, and Dorset.

St. J Sparkles

Horse-drawn carriage rides, an evening wine tasting, a downtown scavenger hunt, beautiful holiday light displays, and fireworks after dark. 

Photo: Harrison Creative

Wassail weekend in woodstock

A cherished weekend that celebrates a picture-perfect holiday that could easily be a scene from your favorite Hallmark movie.

Photo: Woodstock Vermont

Illuminate vermont in south burlington

This magical evening celebrates Vermont artists with an open-air market, live music, and fireworks in South Burlington.

Photo: Illuminate Vermont

First night North

Fifty world-class performances spread across twelve venues in St. Johnsbury. Welcome to First Night North’s 30th year of celebrating New Year’s Eve.

Photo: Catamount Arts