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From The Blog Weekend Fun: Christmas on the farm, a community pageant, & opening day at Suicide Six

The holidays are right around the corner, and we've got plenty of weekend adventures to keep you in the holly jolly spirit...


It’s Opening Day at Suicide Six Ski Area! Get your downhill on with the whole family in fresh powder at this historic ski area – under 10 minutes from town.

9 AM – 12 PM: DIY your way through your holiday gift list with the workshop, Sew-op: Bauble Pillow Case at the Upper Valley Food Co-op in WRJ.

9 AM – 1 PM: Find local in-season produce and beautiful handmade wares in one place at the Norwich Farmers’ Market, winter edition, at Tracy Hall.

9 AM – 4 PM: Santa Claus is coming to town aboard the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan in Killington.

10 AM – 3 PM: Or head to the woods of Quechee for a Winter Forest Fairy Hunt at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. There, you’ll discover facts about the land while searching for magical creatures, then build a fairy house all your own.

Ski & Ride Saskadena Six Ski Area
Chip Allen
Saskadena Six Ski Area

11 AM – 2 PM: Families, gather together for an indoor Winter Wonderland! At the World Under Wonder Playhouse in Windsor, children will find gifts, treats, and even Mr. Claus himself! Then, return to the playhouse from 6 – 10 PM for a Yule Ball for the older set, featuring music, refreshments, and snippets of an upcoming performance!

1 – 4 PM: Love the little details in life? With the complimentary Ukrainian Egg Decorating workshop at Norman Williams Public Library, you can create an intricately designed egg featuring gorgeous winter holiday designs. Registration required.

1 & 4 PM: All aboard! Take your pick between two showtimes for the film, The Polar Express, playing at the Grange Theatre at ArtisTree.

2 – 4 PM: Step inside Clover Gift Shop for a holiday demo and samples from Luce Farm, a local, organic producer of full-spectrum CBD products!

2 – 5 PM: Artist Dan Gottsegen is opening his studio for the holidays! Visit 81 Garvin Hill Road in Woodstock for a showcase of paintings large and small, as well as a wide range of works on paper, including drawings, prints, and giclee print (some available for purchase).

2 & 6 PM: If visions of sugar plums are dancing in your head, catch one of two Annual Holiday performances of The Nutcracker ReLoAdEd, presented by the Dance Collective in West Lebanon – Sugar Plum Fairy and all! Donations appreciated.

4:15 – 5:30 PM: Now’s your chance to hit the ice during Skate with Santa at the Wendell A Barwood Arena in WRJ!

6 – 8 PM: Members, take note! It’s time to join in on the merriment during a Holiday Celebration at the Quechee Club.

6 – 10 PM: Bidders, get your paddles ready: the Killington Mountain School’s 34th Annual Winter Auction is coming your way.

7 – 10 PM: Teens can eat, dance and be merry at the Yule Ball for LGBTQ+ Teens & Allies, happening at the Junction Youth Center in WRJ. Complimentary event.


10 – 11 AM: At the North Chapel in Woodstock, you'll find a Solstice/Dance Service that interweaves dance, music, and poetry with the Moving Spirit Dancers.

4 PM: Later, head to the St. James Church in Woodstock for A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at the St. James Church in Woodstock. Includes light refreshments.

4 – 7 PM: Or watch friends and neighbors perform in the Annual South Woodstock Christmas Pageant at the South Woodstock Community Church – then enjoy a potluck dinner at the South Woodstock Fire House.

Gingerbread house