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snowlight carolers
Snowlight in Vermont

Snowlight families dedicated trees to celebrate the memories of friends and family members at Stratton once again this holiday season, benefiting children and families in need. On November 23, The Stratton Foundation lit all the donated trees lining The Village to welcome the winter weather and to kick off the Grand Village Tree Lighting…

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lighted tractor parade
Manchester Merriment

The town of Manchester was abuzz with six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. The Community Tree Lighting in Adams Park on November 24 was filled with festive fun, including holiday tunes, an exciting visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course, flipping the switch on the town tree with the help of children from the Equinox Lacrosse Association The annual Holiday Inn Tours captured the history of some of Southern Vermont’s most famous inns and included stops in the towns of Manchester, Dorset, Arlington, Sunderland, and Bennington on December 1 and 8. Also taking place on December 8 was the beloved Lighted Tractor Parade…


christmas tree at christmas days store
Jingle All The Way

To keep Christmas in your heart all year long…visit Christmas Days in Sunderland where it’s Christmas every single day. It is an indoor wonderland of ornaments, encircled by Santas, angels, nutcrackers, crèches, musical Advent calendars, snow globes, tiny villages, miniature carolers, and giant bows…

Out and About

manchester vt tractor parade
Manchester Merriment

The town of Manchester embraced the holidays once again this year with a series of Manchester Merriment events that helped inspire the spirit of the season. On November 25, residents and visitors alike gathered for the Community Tree Lighting on the Factory Point Town Green. The celebration included carols, visits with Santa, holiday treats, and, of course, hot cocoa. The festive fun continued on December 2 with the annual Lighted Tractor Parade where vintage and new tractors decked out in holiday finery and lights set off from MEMS spread holiday cheer around town. Other Manchester Merriment events took place through New Year’s Eve and included concerts from Taconic Music, Historic Holiday Inn Tours, the Manchester Lions Elf Express Train, and more, each contributing to the unique spirit that comes with the holiday season in Southern Vermont…

Food & Drink

Сhristmas gingerbread man on baking sheet
Gingerbread Cookies

In many homes, the winter holiday season begins when Christmas trees come inside and wreaths are hung outside. In my house, the smell of gingerbread cookies baking is the true indicator of Christmas. I’ve been baking this family recipe since I was seven – in fact, it was the first thing I cooked by myself…

Food & Drink

Homemade White Holiday Eggnog
Holiday Eggnog Recipes

There are two kinds of people: those who love eggnog and those who loathe it. I was a loather. Having only had the kind from the supermarket, I found it gluey, overly sweet, and artificially flavored. The unscientific poll that I ran on social media showed that a majority like eggnog, but few have ever had it homemade. I decided to try making it from scratch to see if it was palatable…


christmas table
Be Our Guest

There are so many dos and don’ts for the dinner table! But, what if setting the table was like composing a symphony in which the melody was memories from your childhood?…