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From The Blog Weekend Fun: Ring in 2019 with dog sledding, performances, brewery tours, & more!

Count down to the New Year with these festive activities in and around town...


December 27-30: Don’t say bah, humbug to Scrooge the Musical, presented by the World Under Wonder Playhouse in Ascutney.

December 27-31 & beyond: Celebrate the Antiques Collective’s 26th Anniversary at their Holiday Sale in Quechee!

December 27-31 & beyond: Partake in Christmas festivities of the olden days at the Billings Farm – with a traditionally decorated farmhouse, make your own ornament class, a chance to meet friendly farm animals, and horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting).

December 28-30: Swing into Peter Parker's neighborhood with a showing of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, playing at Pentangle Arts’ Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Photo by Sony Pictures Animation - © 2018 SPAI. All rights reserved.
Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) & Miles Morales (Shameik Moore)


12 – 4 PM: Get inventive at the Montshire Museum where you’ll make your own Rube Goldberg-inspired machine, then connect it with others’ creations during Chain Reactions: A Winter Break Event.

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Kids can splash and sparkle during Glow Swim at the Woodstock Athletic Club – complete with glow sticks, a fabulous indoor pool, and milk and cookies. Registration required, see website for pricing.


9 AM – 5 PM: Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder during a Brewery Tour with the Quechee Club! Don’t miss your chance to hop from brewery to brewery, including Drop-In, Fiddlehead, Foam, Farnham, Switchback, and Zero Gravity.

2:30 – 4:30 PM: Get Drawn to Sketch with artist Christine Orcutt Henderson! Students will learn the foundations of contour, gesture, and sketch to build an essential set of tools for the next level of artist growth at 15 Central Street in Woodstock. See website for pricing and registration.

3 – 4:15 PM: Then, step onto the Savannah during a presentation of Cheetah Conservation in Kenya at VINS. Hear from Sarah Omusula, Master of Environmental Science student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, on the struggle cheetahs are facing and how you can help.

4:30 - 8:30 PM: Don your snowshoes and trek to a hot meal during the Alpine Dinner & Guided Snowshoe Hike at Suicide Six Ski Area! Here, you’ll get your fondue on after an (optional) invigorating hike to the summit of Suicide Six. See website for pricing and reservations.



5 – 8 PM: If you’re not ready to say goodbye to Christmas, head to WRJ for Pariah Beat's Holiday Variety Show, with presents, gingerbread treats, and Santa himself!



1:30 – 3:30 PM: Round up your pack for a session of Dog Sledding with the Quechee Club. For 30 minutes, you’ll get a dog’s-eye view of rivers, fields, and mountains of the Upper Valley with Braeburn Siberians. See website for pricing and reservation details.

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Kids, get ready for Glow Swim round two, happening again at the Woodstock Athletic Club! See website for more details.