Vermont Holiday Festival
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Vermont Holiday Festival will return to the Killington Grand Hotel!
Please join us for two great days of holiday fun & entertainment for all ages!
Friday, December 13th, 4:30 - 8pm
Saturday, December 14th, 12 - 8pm
Experience holiday magic, take in the smell of fresh balsam and create special memories at the 9th Annual Vermont Holiday Festival! The Festival takes place in the Grand Ballroom at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel and features the 'Festival of Trees', where 100 individually decorated trees are on display for your viewing pleasure! You’ll find live holiday music performances, horse-drawn sleigh rides, beverages to warm the spirit and the Jack Frost Marketplace- a great place to do your holiday shopping! At the Festival, you'll have the opporunity to enter to win your favorite tree to take home, including all of the trimmings! Children will love Santa’s Workshop and enjoy a one-hour story telling and toy-making session, including a visit from Santa’s himself!
A portion of the proceeds from the Festival will go to the Vermont Foodbank to help make the holidays more joyful for local needy families. For more information call the Killington Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-337-1928. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce named the Vermont Holiday Festival a Top Ten Winter Event in 2010 & a favorite Pick for Kids in 2011.
Festival of Trees & Jack Frost Marketplace: 4:30-8 pm
Santa's Workshop: 5, 6 & 7pm
Sleigh Rides (leave every 15 minutes): 5-8 pm
Festival of Trees & Jack Frost Marketplace: 12-8 pm
Santa's Workshop: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 5, 6, 7 pm
Sleigh Rides (leave every 15 minutes): 12:30-3:30 pm & 5-8 pm
Live Music & Performances:
Friday, December 13th
- 5:00 P.M. KILLINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- 5:30 P.M. BARSTOW MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND
- 6:30 P.M. BRIDGEWATER COMMUNITY CHORUS
Saturday, December 14th
- 2:00 P.M. SWEET TONES
- 3:00 P.M. POT LUCK FOLK SINGERS
- 4:00 P.M. VERMONT THEATRE LAB
- 5:00 P.M. CASTLETON JAZZ ENSEMBLE
- 6:00 P.M. BRIDGEWATER COMMUNITY CHORUS
General Festival Information:
Admission to the Vermont Holiday Festival is $10 for adults, $5 for students over the age of 5 (children ages 5 and under are free). Admission includes 10 raffle tickets for adults, a horse-drawn sleigh ride, face painting and hot beverages including hot cocoa & coffee. General Admission tickets to the Vermont Holiday Festival can be purchased at the entrance to the Festival.
Admission to Santa's Workshop is an additional cost of $10 per child. The Workshop is one hour long and includes a handcrafted toy, story time and a visit from Santa himself. You can sign up your child and pay onsite at the Vermont Holiday Festival, you can pre-registrer your child by calling the chamber 802.773.4181. Pre-registration is not required, but recommended to secure a time.
Festival of Trees & Raffle:
Don't buy your Christmas Tree just yet! The Festival of Trees at the Vermont Holiday Festival features over 100 beautifully decorated trees that are put on display for your viewing pleasure! Trees are decorated by local businesses and feature a unique theme. Each tree & all the trimmings will be raffled off to a lucky winner! Raffle tickets for the Festival of Trees will be sold throughout the weekend at the cost of $10 for 25 tickets or $5 for 10 tickets. Trees will be raffled off at 8pm Saturday evening and can be picked up on Sunday morning.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides will leave every 15 minutes. Snuggle up under a blanket and go dashing-through-the-snow! You'll love the beautiful views of Killington Mountain & Snowshed Pond. Best of all, sleigh rides are free with admission!
Jack Frost Marketplace:
The Jack Frost Marketplace will be open during all festival hours and will feature unique Vermont Specialty products and gifts. Visiting these vendors is a great place do your holiday shopping! Joining us this year is Aprils Maple, Snowflake Cupcakes, Crowley Cheese,Vermont Specialty Shiitake Mushrooms, One of a Kind Jewelry, Plymouth Cheese, Lifes Little Loves and Garland Goat Soap.
The Vermont Holiday Festival is sponsored by: