Manchester Merriment

November 24-December 31, 2018lighted tractor parade

Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style. Look for new additions to the list of Manchester Merriment events as the season approaches.


Community Tree Lighting Celebration
With Caroling and a Visit from Santa
Nov. 24
Factory Point Town Green


Holiday Inn Tours
Dec. 1 & 8
Walk through history and learn more about some of Southern Vermont’s most famous inns during this magical time of year. Inns throughout Manchester, Dorset, Arlington, Sunderland, and Bennington will be open for visitors. Each location plays host in a unique way, making for a cozy and fun Saturday afternoon in the country. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Community Food Cupboard.

Participation Inns:

The Arlington Inn
Barrows House Inn & Restaurant
The Deming House
The Dorset Inn
Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
Four Chimneys’ Inn
Hill Farm Inn
The Inn at Covered Bridge Green
The Inn at Manchester
The Inn at Ormsby Hil
Ira Allen House
Kimpton Taconic Hotel
The Marble West Inn
The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant
West Mountain Inn
Wilburton Inn
The Wilson House


Lighted Tractor Parade
Dec. 8
Parade will loop from Manchester Elementary Middle School along School Street, south on Bonnet Street, east on Main Street, and turn down Memorial Avenue to return to the start. Judges and viewing stand in front of Factory Point Place on Main Street.
Tractor Registration Forms 


Lions Club Elf Express Train
Dec. 15 & 16
This whimsical holiday train departs from r.k. Miles Depot Station and takes its riders on a one-hour enchanting journey through the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont. 


Co-Sponsors: The Town of Manchester,