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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! 


  1. For the Home
  2. For an Outdoor Adventure
  3. For the Artist, Musician, or Crafter
  4. For the Fashionista
  5. For the Foodie
  6. For Kids
  7. For Self-Care
  8. 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.