Free Holiday Parking from Monday, December 13-Sunday, December 26
State House Tree Lighting
Wednesday, December 8, 4:30pm | State House Lawn
Willem Lange performs Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol”
December 17, 7-9pm
Famed & beloved Yankee storyteller Willem Lange will be Live and On Stage with an In-Person-audience at Lost Nation Theater performing his reading of "A Christmas Carol: a ghost story" by Charles Dickens. Lange uses the cutting of the novel Dickens himself used when performing the tale. Emmy-winner Lange’s tradition of reading Dickens’ Christmas Carol began in 1975. COVID-precautions required. $20 General/ $10 Students & Seniors (in Person). $15 Live-Stream & On-Demand. Purchase tickets at www.lostnationtheater.org
Onion River Chorus Holiday Concert
December 18, 7:30pm & December 19, 4pm | Bethany Church, 115 Main St
Contemporary Estonian composer Urmas Sisask’s “Magnificat,” for four-part a cappella voices, in twelve movements, setting each verse of the traditional Latin text. Attendees must be fully vaccinated and make must be worn. $15 tickets at the door.
Old-Fashioned Christmas with Vermont Youth Theater
December 22, performances at 5 & 7pm | Bethany Church, 115 Main St
Vermont Youth Theater's free Christmas Concert. “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” (ages 5-8); “The Father Christmas Letters” (ages 9-12); “A Christmas Carol” (ages 13-17)
Dave Keller's NYE Dance Party!
Friday, December 31, 7pm | Bethany Church, 115 Main St
Please join Bethany Center for Spirituality Through the Arts on Friday, December 31 at 7:00 PM for Dave Keller's NYE Dance Party! Featuring: Dave Keller! BYOB! Tickets are limited so make sure to reserve yours today! Mask and proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test) required for entrance. Email Bethanycsa21@gmail.com for any questions. $35 tickets available online.
Montpelier Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Choose amazing, not Amazon, and support a local business by shopping at one of Montpelier’s diverse boutiques. Montpelier was named the number one best small town for shopping in the United States by USA Today, and I credit that to the shop keepers. Nearly all of Montpelier’s stores are independently owned by some amazing individuals. This year especially, they have shown creativity, grace under pressure, and a commitment to serve the community. No matter what kind of gift you’re looking for, you can find it in Montpelier!
- For the Home
- For an Outdoor Adventure
- For the Artist, Musician, or Crafter
- For the Fashionista
- For the Foodie
- For Kids
- For Self-Care
- A Gift for Anyone
A gift for your home:
Antiques at 110 Main (110 Main) offers antiques and vintage treasures, vintage clothing, antique furniture, vintage games, collectibles, memorabilia, and souvenirs from the past.Artisan’s Hand (89 Main) is a nationally recognized, award-winning Vermont State Craft Center featuring handmade jewelry, pottery, wearable art, wood, glass, photography, prints, cards and more. J. Langdon (7 Langdon) offers one of a kind furnishings, art, jewels, sheepskins, rugs, quilts, tools, hardware and ceramics. Botanica (10 State) creates flower arrangements that are both beautiful and personalized for each customer. They also offer a selection of vases, local plants and specialty items.
For an outdoor adventure:
Onion River Outdoors (20 Langdon) offers gear and friendly, expert advice for all your hiking, biking, skiing, running, camping, and outdoor adventure needs. Roam Vermont (8 Langdon) offers outdoor lifestyle footwear and apparel. Slopestyle (92 River) carries a wide selection of alpine, touring and backcountry, snowboarding, nordic and snowshoe gear, winter clothes, and accessories.
For the artist, musician, or crafter:
The Drawing Board (22 Main) offers quality materials that inspire the passion for all things creative. Their website offers curated art making kits, like the “Holiday Card Making Kit” and the “Watercolor Traveler Set.” Notion Fabric & Craft (68 Main) is a modern fabric and fiber craft store, offering quality sewing, knitting, and embroidery supplies. Consider the gift of a virtual sewing class or a crafty kit! GuitarSam (71 Main) offers a great selection of fretted instruments, keyboards, drums, amplification, PA and recording gear, and accessories, perfect for the musician in your life.
For the fashionista:
Bailey Road (44 Main) offers fine fashion, handbags, and jewelry (plus a terrific curated selection of homegoods) at accessible prices. The Cheshire Cat (28 Elm) is a wonderland of art, crafts, artful clothing, and colorful accessories. Althea’s Attic Boutique (50 State) is your place for Salaam Brand and much more - consignments, designer samples, locally made jewelry, art, gifts, and one of a kind treasures. Rebel Heart (40 State) is the “modern general store,” featuring men's and women's apparel, housewares, and jewelry with a "modern prairie aesthetic" (check out their beautiful floral designs too). The Getup Vintage (9 Langdon) offers a hand-picked selection of quality vintage for men and women, fit for any occasion.
For the foodie:
Whether you are looking for tools and ingredients to create a masterpiece, or already prepared foods and sweets, Montpelier is a delicious place to shop. Capital Kitchen (18 State) offers serious tools for the everyday cook, with a selection of cookware and gadgets to equip and beautify your kitchen. Alla Vita (27 State) offers the freshest, highest quality extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars from around the globe, plus healthy and delicious prepared foods. Delish (5 State) is Montpelier’s Sweet Shop, with a fantastic selection to suit any sweet tooth. North Branch Cafe (41 State) is a wine and tea cafe serving delicious local Vermont goods, with a retail selection of wine, tea, and tea-making accessories. Rabble-Rouser Chocolate and Craft Company (60 Main) is a chocolate boutique offering delectable chocolate confections and granola. Hunger Mountain Co-op (623 Stone Cutters) offers a wide selection of organic and natural foods. Capital Grounds (27 State) offers a variety of Vermont roasted coffees, mugs, tumblers, hoodies and t-shirts. Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirits (116 Gin Lane) offers a variety of award winning spirits, cocktail making tools, raw honey and t-shirts.
Woodbury Mountain Toys (24 State Street) carries a huge selection of toys including Lego, Playmobil, construction toys, animal figures, dolls, ride on toys, craft items, chapter books and puzzles. Visit the Children’s room at Bear Pond Books (77 Main) to find the perfect book for the children on your list. Minikin (30 State) offers beautiful, ethically sourced children’s clothing, decor and heirloom quality toys made to spark imagination and play. The Book Garden (50 State) carries a selection of board games, role playing games, card games, comics and records. Zutano Outlet Store (79 Main St) is full of the adorable and comfy Zutano brand clothing and accessories in size NB-6/7, and they also carry darling clothes, toys and accessories from a few other great brands.
Splash (67 Main) offers everything to nurture yourself and your loved ones naturally: including natural and organic body products, skincare lines, and makeup from around the world. AroMed (73 Main) offers products that help address illness and pain, reduce stress, and boost the immune system and overall wellness. Get a loved one the gift of a massage at Blossom Wellness (7 Main, floor 3) or Lotus Day Spa (17 State). Or consider purchasing a wellness class or session at one of Montpelier’s wellness studios, like Alpenglow Fitness (54 Main) .
A gift for anyone:
Katie’s Jewels (6 State) offers handcrafted jewelry, gifts, diamonds and precious gems. Capitol Stationers (65 Main) has a great selection of Hallmark Cards, Vermont gifts and Souvenirs, photo keepsaking, stationary and a whole lot more. Buch Spieler (27 Langdon) sells new and used vinyl records, turntables, speakers, receivers, headphones, magazines, stickers, posters, and old school comics. Morse Farm and Bragg Farm carry a wide selection of maple products, cheese, mustard, james, sauces, and uniquely vermont gifts and apparel.