ALL WEEKEND LONG…
December 26 & 29: The kids will light up when they hear what’s happening by the indoor pool: Glow Swim is coming to the Athletic Club, complete with snacks and glow accessories. See link for pricing and details.
December 26-29 & beyond: There’s still time to celebrate the holidays like it’s 1890! Christmas at the Farm continues at Billings Farm & Museum with festive farmhouse decorations, ornament making, farm life exhibits and hands-on fun, and of course, chances to meet the resident farm animals. See link for details.
December 27-29 & beyond: The whole family can chill out in front of the silver screen with showings of the film, Frozen 2, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. Click the link for details.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26…
12 – 2:30 PM: You don’t have to suffer from sub-par post-holiday fare: Sign up now for the Soufflé Also Rises cooking class with Odyssey Events in Bridgewater to learn how to craft your own dairy and egg delicacies.
2 – 4 PM: With guidance from artist-in-residence Kristina Rodanas, you’ll paint a beautiful scene on a recycled slate roof tile trivet – straight from the farm’s historic barn – during this special edition of Painting on the Rocks at Billings Farm & Museum. There’s no better way to sip, snack, socialize, and create!
3 – 3:45 PM: Little ones got excess energy to burn? Ninjas-in-training can test their skills on a kid-friendly obstacle course at the Woodstock Athletic Club! See link for pricing and more information.
5 – 8 PM: Then, watch Woodstock graduates duke it out on the ice during the 16th Annual Woodstock Hockey Alumni Games at Union Arena.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27…
11 AM – 2 PM: Sample delicious teas straight from a locally-based small business as part of a Tasting with Picked Herbals Tea at the Woodstock Farmers’ Market.
12 – 4 PM: Kids, this one’s for you! Grab blocks, balls, ramps, and string to create an oversized, collaborative Rube Goldberg-inspired machine during Chain Reactions: A Winter Break Event at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28…
2 – 7 PM: Are you ready for some Festivus for the rest of us? Then grab your skis, board, or a spot on the sidelines and partake in the merriment and fun of the Festivus Rail Jam competition at Suicide Six in Pomfret.
3 & 5:30 PM: Learn about a pioneering all-female charter crew, the first of its kind to enter the Whitbread Round the World race in 1989, with showings of the film, Maiden, presented by the Woodstock Vermont Film Series at Billings Farm & Museum.
4 – 6 PM: Brews, food, magic, music, and fun await in the cozy lodge during the Holiday Apres Ski at Suicide Six!
4 & 7 PM: Watch as a pair of Philippine Eagles struggles to raise their chick, one of fewer than 800 remaining, in your choice of screenings of the award-winning documentary, Birds of Prey, at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee.
6 – 7:30 PM: Come one, come all to the Holiday Dinner & Dance at the Woodstock Masonic Hall for just $25 per person! Reservations required, see link for details.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29…