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Winter Gifts and Craftmaking

Sun., Dec. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:30-2:30 p.m.
802-985-8686
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Using recycled and natural materials as inspiration, fans of handmade crafts make beautiful "green" gifts. Ages 5 and up with adult. $20-23 per parent-child pair; $15-17 per each additional child; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Deck the Halls

Sun., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-985-3346
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Visitors view the museum's decorations, participate in art activities and explore the festive trees while enjoying local musicians. regular winter museum admission, $5-10; free for children under 5.
Shelburne Museum 6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Holiday Market

Sun., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Spirited shoppers pore over the wares of local artisans amid children's activities, food and a raffle. Proceeds benefits arts in the schools programs.
Lyndon Town School 2591 Lily Pond Rd., Lyndonville Caledonia (map)
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Ugly Sweater Fun Run/Walk

Sun., Dec. 8, 11 a.m.
802-343-0415

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The Rotary Club of South Burlington hosts a merry 5K Fun Run and a 2.5K walk. Registration opens at 10 a.m.; race begins at 11 a.m. $15-35; free for children under age 6; preregister.
F. H. Tuttle Middle School 500 Dorset Street, South Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Lyndonville North Pole Express

Sun., Dec. 8, 12, 2, 4 & 6 p.m.

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Pajama-clad passengers enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and caroling aboard a vintage coach train that picks up Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves on its journey. $25; preregistration required.
The Freighthouse 1000 Broad Street, Lyndonville Caledonia (map)
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'Vermont's Own' 40th Army Band Christmas Concert

Sun., Dec. 8, 12:15-1:15 & 3 p.m.
802-338-3480
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The jazz combo warms up the audience from 12:15-1:15 p.m., followed by merry seasonal favorites at 3 p.m.
St. Albans City Hall 100 North Main Street, St. Albans Franklin (map)
'Vermont's Own' 40th Army Band Christmas Concert

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Milton Holiday Concert & Sing-Along

Sun., Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.
802-893-1398
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Friends and neighbors revel in merry melodies with the Milton Community Band, the annual telling of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and an audience sing-along as a finalé. please bring a nonperishable item for the food shelf.
Milton High School Milton Junior-Senior High School, Milton Chittenden (map)
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'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

Sun., Dec. 8, 2 & 7 p.m.
802-863-5966

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This classic Peanuts television special comes to life on the stage as the young characters search for the true meaning of this holiday, ending with an audience sing-along of traditional Christmas songs and carols. $32.50-$56.75; preregister.
Flynn MainStage 153 Main St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Christmas-Tree Lighting & Caroling

Sun., Dec. 8, 3:30-5:15 p.m.
802-264-5660
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'Tis the season for decorative evergreens, crafts, hot cocoa and cookies. At 4:30 p.m., the Colchester Community Chorus leads caroling at the Meeting House. Tree lighting at 5 p.m.
Burnham Memorial Library 898 Main Street, Colchester Chittenden (map)
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'The Nutcracker'

Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
802-533-9075

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Ballet Wolcott’s Youth Company and students pair up with community members for this classic dance featuring Clara, who receives a magical gift and sets out on a mysterious journey. Ages 3 and up. $15-30.
Highland Center for the Arts 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro Orleans (map)
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Freelance Singers Holiday Concerts

Sun., Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
802-457-9818
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The community flocks to free holiday music.
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'Christmas in Noisy Village'

Sun., Dec. 8, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
802-454-1286
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Based on the story by Astrid Lindgren, this musical warms the audience with the story of close-knit farm children who create a homespun Swedish holiday. $15.
Plainfield Town Hall Opera House 18 High Street, Plainfield Washington (map)
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Dance, Sing and Jump Around

Sun., Dec. 8, 3-4:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 12, 3-4:30 p.m.
802-223-1509

Families delight in a lively afternoon of dances and singing games with instruction and live traditional music. Ages 3-8 with caregivers. suggested donation $5 per adult; free for children; no one turned away.
Capital City Grange 6612 Vermont Route 12, Berlin Washington (map)
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Vermont International Festival

Sun., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-863-6713

Crafts, food, music and dance from around the globe are showcased during this multicultural celebration. $5-10; $25 per family; free for children under 6.
Champlain Valley Expo 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
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Fall 2019 All-Company Showcase

Sun., Dec. 8, 2 p.m.
802-862-1497

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The Youth Company shares their creativity and collaboration in an evening of performances including classical and contemporary scenes, fight choreography, songs, dance pieces and full company musical production numbers. $10-15.
Main Street Landing 1 Main Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Christmas at the Farm

Sun., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Through Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Through Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Through Jan. 1, 2020, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-457-2355
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Fête the season the old-fashioned way, with 19th-century crafts, tours of the 1890 farmhouse and historic ornament-making. Horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides, December 15 and December 26-January 1, weather permitting. regular museum admission, $4-16; free for children under 3.
Billings Farm & Museum Rt 12 & Old River Rd, Woodstock Windsor (map)
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Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab

Through Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Through Jan. 5, 2020, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-864-1848

Visitors investigate a virtual version of the greatest inventor of all time and explore interactive activities including a giant periodic table of elements, basic coding and experiments with electricity, magnetism, optics, sound waves and air pressure. Regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3. Through January 5. regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Elements of Glass

Through Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Through March 29, 2020, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-649-2200

In partnership with Simon Pearce and their artisans, this exhibit interprets in glass the elements of water, fire and wood through drawings, videos and touchable samples which illuminate the process behind designing and creating glass pieces. Regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2. Through March 2020. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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Family Gym

Fridays, Sundays, 10:15-11:45 a.m. Continues through Dec. 29
802-862-8134

Indoor playground equipment provides tiny tumblers a chance to run free. Ages 7 and under with caregivers. $5-8.
Greater Burlington YMCA 266 College St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Family Play

Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-388-3733

Moms, dads and children have fun with free court time and use of equipment. Ages 18 and under with adult.
Middlebury Indoor Tennis 360 Boardman Street, Middlebury Addison (map)
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Holiday Train Exhibit

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays, 1-3 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-4 p.m., Thu., Dec. 26, 1-4 p.m., Fri., Dec. 27, 1-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 10
802-388-2117

Whoo-hoo! Engineers run a three-tiered stack of electric choo-choos. Regular museum admission, $3-5; $12 per family; free for children under 6. Through January 11. regular museum admission, $3-5; $12 per family; free for children under 6.
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Miniature Train Rides

Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22
802-863-1648
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Choo-choo! Little engineers take a ride on the Big Blue Express's tiny trains.
Church Street Marketplace Church St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Candy-Cane-Making Demo

Fridays, Sundays, 11 a.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 21
802-253-9591
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Families make holiday memories as they watch confectioners in action, or they can get in on the fun and design twisted treats of their own. Preregistration recommended to participate or watch; space is limited. free to watch. $6 per person to shape your own candy cane.
Laughing Moon Chocolates 78 South Main Street, Stowe Lamoille (map)
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Free Photos with Santa Ted

Sun., Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun., Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Dec. 19-23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
800-988-8277

Starry-eyed small ones pose for a printed photo with Santa Ted, mail a letter to the North Pole and check out the store's gifts.
Vermont Teddy Bear Company 6655 Shelburne Road, Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Holiday Artisans Market

Wednesdays-Fridays, 12-6 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thu., Dec. 26, 12-6 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 27, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 28
802-728-6464
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Local artisans and speciality food producers offer a fine array of handcrafted gifts, including pottery, silk scarves, stained glass, maple syrup, chocolates and much more.
Chandler Music Hall 71-73 Main St., Randolph Orange (map)
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