When the trees lose their leaves and the ground is blanketed with snow, you know it’s almost Christmas in Vermont. The holiday season is a special time of year in the Green Mountain State when locals and visitors come together to eat, drink, and be merry. From festivals and parades to holiday-themed tours, there’s always something going on around town. Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in Vermont.
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How to Have an Unforgettable Christmas in Vermont
Ride the Polar Express
For an exciting train ride unlike any other, check out the Hartford Polar Express in Hartford, VT. Children of all ages will love participating in holiday sing-alongs while sipping hot cocoa and munching on yummy homemade cookies. Santa will board the train to greet each child and to hand out the first gift of the season – The Polar Express Bell. After you return to the station, have your photo taken with Santa and browse the Polar Express Gift Shop.
Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour
Tour the brilliant Christmas displays around Rutland, VT, on the Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour! You’ll travel through town on a comfortable, heated tour bus that has large windows for your viewing pleasure. Tours leave Rutland at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:30 each evening in December. Fees are $15.00 for adults and $10 for children for the 2-hour tour. Reservations are necessary so be sure to call ahead!
Voted one of Vermont’s Top Ten Winter Events, Wassail Weekend is a must-see in Woodstock, VT. It’s held in Woodstock Village each December and features a holiday parade, Christmas carols, and tours of the Woodstock History Center. Sleigh rides are also offered at Billings Farm & Museum. Don’t miss Mr. Claus when he makes an appearance at Woodstock’s Little Theater!
Vermont Holiday Festival
The Vermont Holiday Festival is held each year at Killington Resort and is a fun event for the whole family. Check out the Festival of Trees and Jack Frost Marketplace, bring the kids to Santa’s workshop, and enjoy guided sleigh rides every 15 minutes. As an added bonus, a portion of the proceeds from the festival go to the Vermont Foodbank to help make the holidays more joyful for local families in need.
Spend the Holidays with GetAway Vacations!
When searching for the perfect home-away-from-home this winter, look no further than our beautiful Killington vacation rentals. We offer a wide variety of properties including ski on/ski off rentals, pet-friendly rentals, long-term rentals, and more. All of our homes come with luxurious amenities and are just minutes from the best attractions in the area. After a long day of fun, cuddle up in front of a crackling fire and enjoy spending time with family and friends. We can’t wait to spend Christmas with you!
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