Sheldon Museum hosts its holiday traditions again

MIDDLEBURY — The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History has long been a key component of holiday tradition in Middlebury and Addison County. But the pandemic forced the institution to be closed during last holiday season, and indeed it was shuttered for 18 months before reopening last summer with a mask requirement, hand sanitizer and a spray shield. This December the Sheldon is moving slowly to open up again with some key components returning. For instance, the Middlebury Garden Club is decorating inside … (read more)

Holiday festivities resume in person this year

Community holiday festivities are returning for in-person participation on a limited basis this coming month.

Brandon is abuzz with holiday activities

It all starts this weekend with the traditional start of the season — the lighting of the Memory Tree in Conant Square in front of the Brandon Town Hall.

Get crafty at Bixby Library

The holidays are a great time for children to exercise their creativity muscles and occupy their hands with seasonal craft activities, and the Bixby Memorial Library is here to help.

Have some holiday fun in Vergennes

See Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy musical performances, craft-making, sweets and treats, story time and much more.

Troop 525 sells wreaths and trees in Monkton

Sales started on Nov. 22 and will continue until all are sold. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 27, Scouts will staff the sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Santa returns to Shoreham gazebo

If you want to greet the elegant old gentleman, enter off Main Street and drive down School Road to see our beloved Mr. Santa Claus in a drive-through visit.

Free NYE fireworks and skating for all

Thanks to the generous support from American Legion Post 27, New Year’s Eve fireworks and free ice skating will return again this year.

Come together for the holidays in Middlebury

The Middlebury Acting Company will put anyone into the holiday spirit — even Ebenezer Scrooge — with their production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Bristol has fun holiday events planned

The holidays get off to a sweet start on Friday, Dec. 3, with the return of Bristol’s Annual Chocolate Walk.

‘Krampusnacht’ performed in natural amphitheater

Bald Mountain Theater in Rochester will present “Krampusnacht—Stories of Light and Dark for the Winter Solstice” on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4., in a natural amphitheater.

Holiday guide: Keep family traditions alive; try gaming online

ADDISON COUNTY — As has been the case for all families, the pandemic has been tough for ours. And the holidays won’t be easy, either, with both of our daughters making their way in the world in Massachusetts and quarantine rules and careers meaning unitin … (read more)

Holiday guide: Staying safe while shopping local this holiday season

VERGENNES/MIDDLEBURY — With the number of COVID-19 cases forecast to rise throughout the holiday season, Vermonters may be wary of doing their holiday shopping in-person. Local retailers are creating alternative shopping methods and working to ensure cust … (read more)

Holiday guide: Make your own little trees out of book pages

These fir-like trees can adorn the mantlepiece, the holiday table or any other space you reserve for holiday decorating. They’re easy to make, so it can be a great activity to do with your kids. These instructions are basic and leave room for you to adorn … (read more)

Holiday guide: The amaryllis will brighten up a winter’s day

Amaryllis, a popular holiday plant, is cherished for its showy flowers in hues ranging from stark white to dazzling red.  This species was discovered in 1828 by a German botanist in Chile and classified as Hippeastrum, a genus of the Amaryllidacaea family … (read more)

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