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Editors Picks: See What's Happening In the Upper Valley This December (2021)

The end of the year has arrived which means tons of fun holiday events from Wassail weekend in Woodstock to the Tree Lighting in Hanover. With so many events taking place there's something for everyone to enjoy this December.

Hanover, Lyme, Norwich, Fairlee Area:

The Family Place 19th Annual Gingerbread Festival - start Nov 20 2021 1000AM

The Family Place 19th Annual Gingerbread Festival: Dec 2, 2021 10:00AM

The gingerbread houses created and donated by members of our community are the heart of the festival. We hope you will make a house and help us put gingerbread houses throughout our commu... Read More » 

Celebrate The Season - start Dec 03 2021 0500PM

Celebrate The Season! Dec 03, 2021 5:00PM

Join in on a complimentary evening of community and festivities.Visit the special Holiday Huts on Allen Street Dine & Shop Downtown businesses with extended hours and specialsEnjoy Re... Read More » 


7th Annual Tree Festival in Lyme - start Dec 04 2021 0200PM

7th Annual Tree Festival in Lyme: Dec 04, 2021 2:00PM

Over 70 trees will be decorated to view and bid on. Santa arrives at 3 p.m. Includes gifts for kids, live music, and hot cocoa. All proceeds benefit The Utility Club of Lyme's scholarship... Read More » 


Met Opera in HD

Met Opera in HD: "Eurydice" in Hanover start: Dec 4, 2021 1:00PM

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera's earliest days. Risin... Read More » 


Astronomy Day at the Montshire - start Dec 11 2021 1030AM

Astronomy Day at the Montshire! Dec 11, 2021 10:30AM

A day of planetary and astronomical exploration! Enjoy a full day of activities for learners of all ages, covering topics from stars to planets, comets to meteorites. Join museum staff an... Read More » 


Hanover Garden Club Annual Holiday Sale - start Dec 11 2021 0900AM

Hanover Garden Club Annual Holiday Sale: Dec 11, 2021 9:00AM

The Hanover Garden Club is sponsoring an Online and In-person Holiday Sale. Find items to enhance your celebrations and support the Club’s gardens around Hanover.Online Event Table decora... Read More » 


Holiday Celebration in Orford - start Dec 11 2021 1100AM

Holiday Celebration in Orford: Dec 11, 2021 11:00AM

Includes storytime, crafts, an outdoor fire pit, hot chocolate, and cookies. Learn how to make upcycled cloth gift bags instead of using paper for holiday wrapping. All welcome to stop by... Read More » 


Holiday Market in Hanover - start Dec 15 2021 0400PM

Holiday Market in Hanover: Dec 15, 2021 4:00PM

The Hanover Parks and Recreation Department is excited to present the 2021 Hanover Holiday Market. Includes a wide variety of products from vendors who offer their own products that are l... Read More » 


Lebanon, West Lebanon, Claremont, Windsor, White River Junction Area:

Merry  Bright celebration in Hartford Village - start Dec 04 2021 1030AM

Merry & Bright celebration in Hartford Village: Dec 4, 2021 10:30AM

Brunch with Santa, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Includes pictures taken with Santa, ugly sweater contest, food drive, bake sale, raffles, crafts for kids and angel wish tree. Annual tree lig... Read More » 


The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe - start Dec 09 2021 0730PM

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Dec 9, 2021 7:30PM

The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter a land of ta... Read More » 


All is Calm The Christmas Truce of 1914 - start Dec 11 2021 0500PM

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914: Dec 11, 2021 5:00PM

All is Calm is based on real-life events during World War I along the Western Front when soldiers from France, England, and Germany ventured into no-man’s land on Christmas Eve and Chri... Read More » 


Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon - start Dec 13 2021 0730PM

Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon: Dec 13, 2021 7:30PM

Per the artists, all patrons must wear masks and show proof of vaccination; negative test results will not be accepted. No exceptions. The unlikely partnership between acoustic guitar pi... Read More » 


Revels North proudly presents  The Christmas Revels Festival - start Dec 17 2021 0500PM

Revels North proudly presents The Christmas Revels Festival: Dec 17, 2021 5:00PM

The Christmas Revels, one of the region’s most unique and popular holiday traditions since 1975, returns like you have never seen it before. Each day of The Christmas Revels Festival will... Read More » 


Woodstock, Quechee, Pomfret, Killington Area:

Figure Skating Sessions in White River Junction - start Dec 04 2021 0600PM

Figure Skating Sessions in White River Junction: Dec 4, 2021 6:00PM

These sessions are designed for practice time for anyone from the advanced beginning levels through the advanced competitive levels. Many skaters receive private lessons during these sess... Read More » 


Gingerbread Contest - start Dec 08 2021 0800AM

Gingerbread Contest: Dec 08, 2021 8:00AM

Show off your artistic abilities and enter into our Wassail Weekend Gingerbread Contest! Rules & Guidelines Creations must be displayed on an 18” X 18” ¾ inch base. May be cotta... Read More » 


Wassail Weekend - start Dec 10 2021 1000AM

Wassail Weekend: Dec 10, 2021 10:00AM

Woodstock Vermont's favorite time of year! Filled with twinkling lights, historic decorated homes, and so much more, the town transforms into the holiday wonderland of your dreams, comple... Read More » 


How the Grinch Stole Christmas-Feature Film - start Dec 10 2021 0330PM

How the Grinch Stole Christmas-Feature Film: Dec 10, 2021 3:30PM

Warm-up and chill out with a holiday movie and popcorn for kids only! Attend Artistree's Friday afternoon feature film and enjoy popcorn and hot cocoa in the Hayloft! Feel free to bring b... Read More » 


Irish Christmas Performance - start Dec 10 2021 0730PM

Irish Christmas Performance: Dec 10, 2021 7:30PM

Pentangle Arts is proud to present Irish Christmas in America. This hugely popular show brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance, and beloved stories of seasonal tradition... Read More » 


Carriage Ride through Woodstock - start Dec 11 2021 0900AM

Carriage Ride through Woodstock: Dec 11, 2021 9:00AM

Take in the beauty of Woodstock with a carriage ride around town. The suggested donation is $10, meet in front of People's United Bank. Read More » 


Christmas at the Farm - start Dec 11 2021 1000AM

Christmas at the Farm: Dec 11, 2021 10:00AM

It’s Christmas at the Farm! Enjoy a holiday outing with your family, filled with holiday cheer! See Billings Farm decorated in festive lights and toast s’mores by our fire pit. Coffee ... Read More » 


Ornament making at Artistree - start Dec 11 2021 1000AM

Ornament making at Artistree: Dec 11, 2021 10:00AM

Drop-In ornament making at Artistree Community Arts Center in Pomfret. A short and scenic drive from the center of town to nearby pomfret, all ages are welcome (under 10 please come with ... Read More » 


White Christmas Screening - start Dec 12 2021 0730PM

White Christmas Screening: Dec 12, 2021 7:30PM

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, th... Read More » 


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