MORE EVENTS COMING! Email Marie@Bennington.com to get your event listed!

Saturday, November 25th - Manchester Tree Lighting - Factory Point Park (time TBD)

Saturday, November 25th -  Small Business Saturday (with the Bennington Downtown Alliance)

Friday, December 1st & Saturday, December 2nd - “Snowball Bazaar”
The Second Congregational Church in Bennington Vermont will hold its 69th Annual Snowball Bazaar Friday from 5:30 to 8 pm and Saturday from 9:30-3. Delight in beautiful handmade wreaths and centerpieces, an enormous tag sale, delicious homemade baked goods, silent auction, Hand made pet supplies, homemade desserts and luncheon. Second Congregational Church is located at 115 Hillside St. in Bennington, Vermont. Call (802) 442-2559 or visit www.bennscc.org for more information.

Saturday, December 2nd & 9th - Inn Tours (Noon - 4pm both Saturday's) - organized by Elizabeth at Arlington Inn

Saturday, December 2 - Lighted Tractor Parade through town (revised route) beginning at 5:30pm

Saturday, December 2 – 7:00-9:00pm  The Festival Gala, Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT  You are invited to the Gala, the premier event of the season and Bennington Museum's major annual fundraiser.  Enjoy delectable creative cuisine.  Partake of wine, spirits and specialty drinks created for this event. (Cash Bar)   Free childcare on site. (Space is limited, so call early).  Bid on over 60 unique and diverse auction items in the Silent Auction

Saturday, December 2nd & Sunday, December 3rd - Our House for the Holidays?  Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, 1005 Hildene Rd., Manchester, VT The Museum Store Welcomes Neighbors & New Friends. Dressed in holiday finery, the spirit of the season abounds in our 100 year old Carriage Barn! Apple cider, Vermont tastings & fresh cider doughnuts. The crisp fragrance of pine boughs & sounds of the season. 
All conspire to create a unique Holiday Shopping experience. Distinctive items for Holiday Gift Giving sure to please young & old. Lincoln, Gilded Age, Gardens, History, Nature and Vermont.

Wednesday, December 6th - "Home for the Holidays Celebration & Tree Lighting" – Vermont Veterans Home (tree lighting, MAU choir, caroling, legislatures, moonlit path through the deer park, coffee/bar/treats at the Chamber)

Saturday, December 9th – 10:00am -3:30pm  Bennington Museum Family Day, $3 Admission – Children who bring school supplies for children in need are admitted free; Children’s Shopping Boutique – 10:30 am to 3:30 pm; Shopping helpers and free gift wrapping for children ages 4 -12
Photos with Santa – 1:00 to 3:00 pm; Children’s crafts, Bake Sale
Bidding on Original Artwork closes December 29 at 5 pm (All proceeds from the Festival benefit Education Programs at the Museum)

Saturday & Sunday December 16 & 17 - Manchester Lions Elf Express, RK Miles Depot Station, Manchester, VT

Sunday, December 17 – 5:00-7:00pm   Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church, 238 Main St, Bennington, VT.  The parish choir of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church in Bennington warmly invites everyone to their annual Service of Lessons and Carols for Gaudete. The service will include Old Testament Scripture, sacred choral masterpieces of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, beautiful candles, and the music of the church's magnificent pipe organ.

Through December 28th - WINTER MERRIMENT TOURS

Tours meet at sidewalk benches in front of Spiral Press Ice Cream Shop (Advance Reservations Only), 39 Bonnet St, Manchester Center, VT  ( YOU WILL VISIT A SWEEPING MOUNTAIN/VALLEY VISTA, AN INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKING FACTORY/KITCHEN SHOP, THE OLDEST MARBLE QUARRY IN THE U.S., QUINTESSENTIAL VT. VILLAGES, THE BIRTHPLACE OF VERMONT, A COVERED BRIDGE AND AN AUTHENTIC MAPLE SUGAR SHACK TO LEARN THE SYRUP PROCESS. ALONG THE WAY, WE WILL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE AREA, IT’S PEOPLE, INTERESTING STORIES/FACTS AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE.  YOU WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE AND PURCHASE VT-MADE SYRUP, CHEESES AND OTHER PRODUCTS.)