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Our Stowe Vermont Visitors Guide to Christmas

For many who celebrate the season, the holidays are truly a magical time of year. December typically marks the arrival of festive events and gatherings that bring family and friends together in the name of good tidings. This year, if you’re looking to enjoy the holidays somewhere snowy, glittering with lights, and filled with holiday cheer, look no further than a trip to scenic Stowe, Vermont. When you set your sights on a Christmas journey to Stowe, you’ll find it easy to make memories that last a lifetime. Whether you’re searching for holiday flavors, you can’t wait to enjoy the lights, or you’re simply excited to spend the holidays somewhere new, Stowe is a city with something wonderful waiting just for you. The following Christmas Stowe visitors guide is a great place to start when you’re looking forward to a one-of-a-kind adventure this December.

Enjoy the Annual Spruce Peak Lights Festival

If it’s impressive holiday lights you’re after during your Stowe stay, participating in the annual Spruce Peaks Lights Festival is an opportunity that will not disappoint. This illuminated evening is something locals and visitors alike look forward to in Stowe each and every year. The Spruce Peak Lights Festival is an evening filled with fun holiday performances, professional ice skating, opportunities to take photos with Santa for the little ones, and a tree-lighting ceremony followed by fireworks to start the holiday season in style. The Spruce Peak Lights Festival is typically held at the Spruce Peak Village Center located at 7320 Mountain Road right in the heart of Stowe. Years past have seen the event held from 1:30 pm until 6:30 pm, giving guests plenty of time to drop by and enjoy the holiday fun at their leisure.

Participate in the Skate with Santa Event

If the combination of winter ice skating and a Santa Clause meet-and-greet sounds ideal, you’ll love the annual Skate with Santa event that’s hosted in Stowe over the holidays. Organized by the Stowe Parks and Recreation Department, Skate with Santa is hosted at the Stowe Arena located at 350 Park Street. Head this way between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm to enjoy the opportunity to zip around the rink in Santa’s company! There are also holiday craft stations set up so guests can enjoy their time off the ice too. When cravings come calling, the arena concessions will be open during this family-friendly event. The Skate with Santa experience is designed for all ages and might just end up being the highlight of your holiday getaway.

Add a Winter Solstice Party to Your Itinerary

Travelers looking to enjoy holiday fun for a good cause will love participating in the annual Winter Solstice Party hosted in Stowe. This event is organized by and hosted at the Matterhorn Bar and Grill located at 4969 Mountain Road. The event typically runs from 8:30 PM until 11:00 PM and is $10 per person to enjoy. The Winter Solstice Party is designed as a family event complete with delicious food, fun raffles, and live music with proceeds going to support community initiatives. In years past, some of the raffle prizes have included skis, apparel, and gift cards to local shops as well. Whether you stick around for the entire party, or you drop by for just a while, you can feel great knowing your contribution will go to a great cause this holiday season.

Make Time for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

Your travel plans bring you to Christmas in Stowe, there’s always the chance that you’ll have some last-minute holiday shopping to take care of before the big day arrives. When this is the case, you’re in luck. Stowe is home to over 50 unique boutiques, as well as specialty markets, sporting goods stores, art galleries, and country storefronts to check out while you’re in town. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find what you need here with time to spare for wrapping.

Enjoy a Delicious Holiday Feast in Good Company

While many holiday travelers choose to serve up a homestyle holiday meal in the comfort and luxury of their vacation rental in Stowe, there are also options to head out on Christmas in Stowe and enjoy a delicious feast in style. While many local restaurants are closed for the holidays, others stay open to serve locals and visitors looking for a tasty bite to enjoy in festive surroundings. Places like the Tipsy Trout and Alpine Hall at Spruce Peak often keep their doors open to patrons over the holidays to do exactly that. Both destinations offer delicious menus to browse, as well as special holiday menus to choose from.

Book Your Journey to Stowe Today

Now is a great time to make your way to Stowe in the name of a well-deserved vacation. When you’re looking for luxurious accommodations to top off your journey in style, Stowe Mountain Rentals has you covered. Reach out to learn more and to start planning.