We are SO excited it’s December! So many awesome events are just around the corner. Most notably, A Very Merry Middlebury! The crafty elves around Middlebury have been working overtime to guarantee a very special month that’s sure to make even your most Grinch-like teen smile.
Because the complete list of events this December is so robust, we’re highlighting some of our favorites. Here are a few of MiniBury’s must do events:
Watch Santa arrive by fire truck over Cross Street Bridge and up Main Street at 9:45 a.m, then enjoy an old fashion visit with him at the Middlebury Community House from 10:00-12:30pm! Santa will also be visiting other locations throughout the month. Families can take an old fashioned horse drawn wagon ride through downtown Middlebury. Visits with Santa and the horse drawn wagon rides are both free. **minibury recommends picking up a ticket to visit Santa before he officially arrives and be prepared to wait your turn. **
Festival of Wreaths at Town Hall Theater. View over 100 wreaths while enjoying food, music and friends. Silent auction of the decorated wreaths supports Mary Johnson Children’s Center. Saturday, December 5. Free entrance, donations appreciated.
Stage and Doe Night Your favorite Middlebury shops will be open late for extended shopping on Stag & Doe Night in Downtown Middlebury. The SD Ireland Cement Truck will be on hand downtown to wow with their display of holiday lights.Thursday, December 10. Free.
On going holiday exhibits:
Gingerbread House Exhibit at the Vermont Folklife Center, second floor. Free. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Families, individuals and organizations create delicious looking pieces of art. Admission by donation at door. Opening reception December 4, from 4-6.
Electric Trains (opens December 2) at Henry Sheldon Museum of VT History. The trains are operated during the following times: Tuesdays-Fridays 1 4 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 2 pm and Sundays, November 19, December 6, 13, and 20, 1-3 pm on view until January 9. Regular museum admission.** minibury recommends visiting this exhibit during the week when crowds are very slim.**