Weston Business Council
31st ANNUAL “CHRISTMAS IN WESTON”, VERMONT
“Christmas in Weston” is a day-long celebration of family fun that ushers in the Holiday Season for the Mountain Communities, residents and visitors alike. Selected as a “Top Ten Winter Event” for the last three years in a row, by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Christmas in Weston attracts those looking for a traditional Vermont winter experience as well as great holiday sale opportunities.
Now in it’s 31st year, “Christmas in Weston” is a day full of free events throughout the town on Saturday, December 5th 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There are fun events and activities for all ages at galleries, shops, museums and inns throughout the scenic village and delicious food at the local restaurants. Have fun while finding unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list – all in the town of Weston.
Funds raised from this event will go to equipment and training for the Weston Volunteer Fire Department. They are a valuable asset to our community and we are proud to support them.
Guests can tour the village by foot or horse-drawn wagon and children will enjoy seeing Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Vermont Country Store. There will be story-telling and crafts at the historic Little School and Wilder Memorial Library. Adults can enjoy a hearty lunch at the Bryant House Restaurant, a cappuccino and cannoli at the Village Green Gallery 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. The historic Weston Playhouse will host a variety of music events, a reading of The Night Before Christmas with Mimi Neff and a special magic show for the kids. The Old Parish Church will be decorated for the season and has a full event schedule including Christmas music, a reading of A Christmas Carol by Munson Hicks and live music from the Nordic Harmoni Singers. The day will end with carolers on the Village Green and the lighting of the Weston Christmas tree.
Works from local artists will be raffled as part of the day’s activities along with gift certificates from local businesses including area restaurants and inns as well as theatre tickets to exciting summer Weston Playhouse performances. The raffle will also benefit the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and tickets can be purchased at the Weston Playhouse. Winners need not be present to win.
Weston, a jewel to be found, is a town for all ages, interests and seasons. Start the winter with a nostalgic, traditional Vermont Christmas experience. For more detailed information and the schedule for Christmas in Weston visit the Village of Weston website at: www.westonvt.com.
2015 “CHRISTMAS IN WESTON” SCHEDULE
8:00 – 10:30 am Kim and Jeff are offering a delicious breakfast at The Colonial Inn
Starting @ 11:00 am
• Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixin’s and drinks with the Weston Fire Co.
• Get your Clue Card for the Christmas Scavenger Hunt on the Green
• Jump on a Horse-drawn Wagon ride in the parking lot behind the Vermont Country Store
• Support the local fire fighters by buying delicious treats at the Weston Women’s Club holiday cookie sale at The Weston Playhouse
11:00-12:30 pm Children of all ages are invited to make cookies at The John Wilder Memorial Library
11:00 – 2:30 pm Santa & Mrs. Claus visit The Vermont Country Store
11:00 – 3:00 pm Bring the kids to the Taylor Farm Petting Zoo behind the Bryant House
11:00 – 3:00 pm Taste some of Taylor Farm’s wonderful cheese at The Vermont Country Store
11:00 – 3:00 pm Enjoy crafts, hot chocolate and baked goods at the Little School
11:00 – 3:30 pm Special Holiday Luncheon served at The Bryant House Restaurant
11:00 – 3:30 pm Tour the Farrar Mansur House Museum & Mill and join them for cookie decorating at an open hearth and warm apple cider
11:00 – 3:30 pm Visit the Weston Mill, make something with the tinsmith and watch a corn-grinding demo
11:00 – 4:00 pm Local award winning author & illustrator, Don Bolognese, will be signing copies of his Christmas story, “A New Day” at the Village Green Gallery
11:15 – 12:15 pm Enjoy seasonal music presented by Burr & Burton Academy at the Weston Playhouse
12:00 – 2:00 pm Delicious chili available in The Weston Playhouse lobby to support the fire fighters
12:00 – 4:00 pm Vermont beer and cheese tasting at the Inn at Weston
1:00 – 2:00 pm Tom Joyce, “that funny magic guy”, will delight and amaze the kids in the living room at The Weston Playhouse.
1:00 – 3:00 pm Holiday music and open tours of the Old Parish Church
2:00 – 3:00 pm Carolers from the Burr & Burton Academy Vocal Music Ensemble stroll through the town ending on the Village Green
2:00 – 3:00 pm Reading of “A Christmas Carol” by Munson Hicks at the Old Parish Church
2:00 – 3:30 pm Wilder Memorial Library cookie baking for the kids
3:00 – 3:45 pm Nordic Harmoni Singers perform Scandinavian and American Christmas classics at The Old
Parish Church including Santa Lucia
4:00 pm Visitors walk to the Green for caroling and the lighting of the Weston Christmas tree
5:30 pm Dinner served at the Inn at Weston
Throughout the day:
• Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
• Weston author & award winning illustrator, Don Bolognese, will be signing his Christmas story,
“A New Day” at the Village Green Gallery
• Museum tours and cookie decorating with warm apple cider at The Farrar Mansur House
• Tinsmith and Grain Grinding Demonstrations at Weston Mill Museum
• One-of-a-kind shopping and cheese tasting from Taylor Farms at the Vermont Country Store
• Horse-drawn wagon rides and Petting Zoo at the Vermont Country Store
• Sample delicious homemade fudge and many Vermont cheeses at the Weston Village Store, and later roast marshmallows with the kids in front of the Cheese Shop.
• Vermont beer and cheese tasting at the Inn at Weston
• Transform your home into a beautiful Christmas wonderland at the Weston Village Christmas Shop with everything you need to decorate your tree and home. Enjoy some cookies while you are there.