Holiday Events


Enjoy downtown Montpelier this holiday season! Avoid the traffic and hassles of the mall and head toward the festive glow of our historic downtown. Enjoy fun events and shop at our dozens of locally-owned retailers, with gift options you can't find anywhere else. With free parking for the holidays (starts 12/11), we make it easy for you to Shop Local this holiday season!

  1. Montpelier Alive Events
  2. Additional Community Events

FlannelFriday-4C Buffalo PlaidFlannel Friday

Friday, November 29 | All Day in Downtown Montpelier

Flannel Friday offers a cozier way to shop. Shop locally and get great deals at Montpelier stores. Don't forget to wear your flannel! If you're spotted by the Flannel Fairies, you can win gift certificates to downtown businesses! 

cider2 (1)Cider Monday
Monday, December 2 | All Day in Downtown Montpelier

Skip Cyber Monday online in favor of Cider Monday downtown, and shop where you heart is! Free cider will be available at many of your favorite stores. Stop by City Hall Plaza for free cider donuts starting at 10am. Thank you to Cold Hollow Cider Mill! 

ArtWalklogo-magichat-2019Montpelier Alive's Art Walk, presented by Magic Hat
Friday, December 6, 4-8pm

Enjoy the magic of downtown Montpelier in the holiday season by browsing more than two dozen art exhibits across town. Start at any venue and enjoy the local art. Guidebooks available at participating venues. Many venues will have refreshments available and the artist on hand. 

Home for the holidays logo with textHome for the Holidays & Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Event: Saturday, December 7, 10am-12pm | The Garage Cultural Center, 58 State Street 
Wagon Rides: Saturday, December 7, 10am-4pm | Corner of State and Elm Streets

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season in downtown Montpelier with festive music, cookie decorating with Half Pint Chef and a special visit from Santa! Thank you to SunCommon for supporting this event! The event is free, but we will be collecting donations for Habitat for Humanity as part of SunCommon's Change Starts at Home holiday giving campaign. We will also have horse-drawn wagon rides available through town, departing from the corner of State and Elm Streets between 10am-4pm.