Crazy Christmas sweaters, steaming mugs of cocoa, toasty fires blazing, and cozy conversations warm you from your head to your toes. While the snow gently falls, creating fields of white, you are wrapped in the loving arms of Vermont. During the holidays, small towns in Vermont are the quintessential Christmas memory maker. Whether you visit before, during, or after Christmas, the holiday spirit is everywhere. Three stunning cities to visit in Vermont during the holiday season offer visitors magical events and picture-perfect getaways that make you feel like you just stepped into a scenic Christmas card.
1. Holiday Season In Burlington
Burlington is situated on beautiful Lake Champlain. The historic city offers visitors plenty to explore. During the holiday season, Burlington’s fine artistic community shines.
The Hotel Vermont Outdoor Holiday Market is a charming way to shop for all those special gifts. With 25 local vendors selling gourmet marshmallows, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, and more, you will find the perfectly crafted one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list. Plan your getaway for Saturday, December 11, to explore the fun and funky gift ideas at this second annual holiday event.
On December 4, the Lake Champlain Exposition is hosting an artistically driven holiday market where you can find a wide selection of locally crafted items. You will love all the beautiful items and find it difficult to choose just the perfect one.
Where to Stay: The Hotel Vermont is a chic, modern oasis located in the heart of Burlington. It overlooks Lake Champlain which takes on a magical aura during the winter. The Hotel Vermont is perfect for a romantic getaway any time of year.
2. Holiday Spirit In Woodstock
Woodstock is the epitome of a classic Vermont town. It is a joy to walk around the square and soak up the colonial atmosphere.
Beginning on Friday, December 10 is Woodstock’s famous Wassail Weekend. The town becomes a vision of Christmas lights, festive events, and old-fashioned family fun. Billings Farms is decorated in traditional Victorian Christmas style and you can enjoy a warm glass of Wassail Punch.
There are lots of fun things to do in Woodstock, you can map out your getaway with our Woodstock destination guide.
Where to Stay: The Woodstock Inn is an elegant Vermont country inn. Rooms with timeless character and historic charm offer a cozy hideaway after a day of shopping, skiing, or sightseeing.
3. Holiday Festivities In Quechee
The sleepy little town of Quechee is home to the flagship Simon Pearce store. If your Christmas decorations need to sparkle and shine with a glamorous vibe, then you need to visit this showroom. Stunning decorations made with expertly blown glass sit side-by-side the perfect gift for everyone on your list. After shopping, enjoy lunch at its onsite restaurant overlooking the river and falls.
If you want to explore the charming village of Quechee, we have some great ideas to get you started in our best of Quechee guide.
Where to Stay: The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm is a gorgeous country manor, custom made for a romantic stay. Booking a winter getaway here as a Christmas gift or post-holiday wind-down escape is a wonderful way to unplug and reconnect. The Quechee Inn offers guests one of the prettiest views of the Ottauquechee River’s banks covered in snow. It will make you fall in love with the area.
Christmas In Vermont
There is something special about Vermont in winter. Stately pine trees dipped in snow, brisk sleigh rides, warm mittens, red cheeks, and oh-so-cozy fires are just a few of the things that make the holiday season in Vermont special.
It is easy to make every holiday event magical in Vermont. Whether you are enjoying fine artisanship, the great outdoors, or simply soaking up the winter beauty, you will love spending time in this snow-covered state. Vermont is full of great Hallmark movie moments and we have compiled a list of the best Vermont Hallmark movie towns for your enjoyment.
Here are some other ways to make your Vermont visit memorable: