The Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the fifth annual Vergennes Holiday Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 4. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and wrap up at 7 p.m. with a holiday concert by the Otter Creek Choral Society.
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010
• 7:30-10 a.m.
Breakfast with Santa at VUHS Cafeteria - adults $6, under 10 is $4, under 3 free; info: 759-2922
Come and eat breakfast with Santa & make a craft in his workshop! Sponsored by VUHS students andFriends of Music.
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Annual Winter Holiday Craft Fair at Vergennes Elementary School - admission: canned goods and non-perishables for the local food shelf.
• 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Visit shops and play "Spot the Candy Cane" to win a candy cane gift and discount coupon. Help supply the Community Food Shelf -drop off non-perishable items in merchant's food shelf boxes.
• 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bixby Library Open House and annual Silent Auction of Holiday Baskets donated by local businesses and patrons (bidding ends at 1:45 - winning bids announced at 2 p.m.) bring donations to hang on the "Mitten & Sock" tree.
• 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vergennes Rotary selling decorated wreaths at $20 in front of Classic Stitching; proceeds to benefit local needy families.
• 10:30 a.m.
Ring in the Holiday Stroll by joining Santa and his elves strolling from the Vergennes Opera House to the Bixby Library-bring bells to ring and a voice to sing.
• 10:45 a.m.
Santa Claus reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at the Bixby Library
• 11 a.m.-noon
Jon Gailmor, singer/songwriter at Bixby Library - due to limited space, free tickets required, call 877-2211
"Reminiscing with Father Time" at the Clock Shop at 33 Green St. Listen or share memories, photos, objects, etc. of Christmases past (conversation style). Simply Nice Things will be serving mulled cider and cookies all day!
• 12:30-1 p.m.
Bixby Library hosts delectable light Holiday refreshments
• 12:45-1:15 p.m.
Bixby Library - Maiden Vermont - an a cappella group
• 1:15-2:15 p.m.
"Elfin Blues" - local instrumental group at Vergennes Opera House
• 2-4:30 p.m.
Visit a Winter Wonderland at the Vergennes Opera House (VOH) a community effort.
Hot cocoa by Northlands Job Corps Academy - VOH
Food sale to benefit Little City Players theater group - VOH
• 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Champlain Brass Quintet at the Vergennes Opera House
More about the Vergennes Holiday Stroll
There are many other events during the day for young and old. A complete schedule is available at www.addisoncounty.com/holidaystroll. In addition to these events, the Holiday Stroll is the kick-off for a week-long collection of food items for the Community Food Shelf. Several area businesses are collection points for non-perishable food items. For more information on this event, call 802-388-7951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vergennes Holiday Stroll Sponsors
This event would not be possible without the support of the following businesses and organizations:
Boys & Girls Club of Vergennes
City of Vergennes
Maple Landmark, Inc.
Northlands Job Corps Center
Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce
Vergennes Area Merchants
Vergennes Opera House
VUHS Students and Friends of Music
About Addison County Chamber of Commerce
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business in Addison County. The chamber can be found on the Internet at www.addisoncounty.com.