An Old Fashioned Vermont Christmas Celebration will occur in the Village of Weston on Saturday, December 5. From 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., villagers and visitors will experience all that a colonial Christmas has to offer, as well as a few modern amenities.
Participants can tour the village by foot or horse drawn wagon, stopping in to tour many of the open galleries, museums and inns.
Children will enjoy seeing Santa at the Vermont Country Store, making ornaments at the West River Gallery or participating in many of the activities like face painting, story-telling and crafts at the historic Little School and Wilder Memorial Library. Adults can relax with a chair massage, a cappuccino at the Village Green Gallery, a hearty lunch at the Bryant House Restaurant and an afternoon drink at the Inn at Weston.
One-of-a-kind gifts can be purchased at the Vermont Country Store and Village Shops, and the historic Weston Playhouse will host local artist and vendor such as Woodcock Farms, Peabody Mountain Apiaries and In Touch Therapeutics Massage. Raffle tickets can be purchased in the Weston Playhouse to win one of the many prizes being offered by local businesses. The 208 year-old Old Parish Church will be decorated for the season and has a full event schedule including Christmas music, a community reading of A Christmas Carol with Sam Lloyd and live music from the Nordic Harmoni Singers.
The day will end with Santa leading carol singing to the Village Green for the lighting of the Weston Christmas Tree. Dinner will be served at the Inn at Weston and the Bryant House; Out of town visitors can rest their heads at one of the many local inns offering specials for the weekend.
For more detailed information and the schedule for Christmas in Weston visit the Village of Weston website at www.westonvt.com.
11 a.m.: Horse drawn wagon rides begin in the parking lot of the Vermont Country Store
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Santa Claus visits The Vermont Country Store
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Face painting, crafts and a chili lunch at the Little School
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Special Holiday Luncheon served at The Bryant House Restaurant
1 - 3 p.m.: Holiday music and open tours of the Old Parish Church
2 - 3:30 p.m.: Wilder Memorial Library storytelling and sing-a-long
2 p.m. - 5pm: Cocktails served at the Inn at Weston
3 p.m. - 4:00pm: Community reading of A Christmas Carol with SamLloyd at The Old Parish Church
3:30 - 8 p.m.: Special holiday dinner at the Bryant House
4 p.m.: Nordic Harmoni Singers perform Scandinavian and American Music at The Old Parish Church 4:45pm: Santa leads visitors to carol singing and lighting of the Weston Christmas tree on the Village Green; Raffle winner announced
5 p.m.: Dinner served at the Inn at Weston