Photo courtesy of Capitol Grounds

Downtown Montpelier Cocoa Crawl

Who doesn't love chocolate??

Our cozy downtown celebrates its first ever Cocoa Crawl to make the holidays even cozier. Throughout the day on Saturday, December 16th, you'll find an assortment of chocolate offerings at your favorite shop or cafe. Great gift ideas for the chocolate lovers too!

Local musicians peform on the 16th at three venues where you can enjoy cocoa (or another beverage)  and get warm!

Music during the Montpelier Cocoa Crawl
  • Rabble RouserChloe and Evan perform Jazz voice and keys from 10:30 am -12:30pm. Enjoy the cafe’s peppermint hot chocolate and peppermint mochas special while listening.
  • Capitol Grounds: Dee Davis. Acoustic guitar from 12-2, featuring Capitol Grounds signature hot chocolate with whipped cream.
  • North Branch Cafe: Soprano Lillian Broderick and Mezzo-soprano Nessa Rabin perform selections from the canon of favorite holiday carols from 1-3pm. North Branch is featuring chocolate mint tea latte and dessert, Chocolate Divine.
  • Woodbelly Pizza:  Django Sould Saturday night from 6-8 pm
Downtown Chocolate offerings (note: store offerings coincide with their regular store hours)

AroMed Essentials: Get some CBD peanut butter cups from Rosie's Confections!

Bailey Road: How about a Classic Cocoa Stick? Add two cubes in milk to make an instant delicious hot cocoa!

Bear Pond Books: Jelly Cat Hot Cocoa Stuffies are a great holiday gift, 25% off on Saturday for the Cocoa Crawl (a stuffed mug of hot chocolate)

Birchgrove Bakery: Savor a slice of double chocolate layer cake.

Blossom Wellness Center's Holiday Market (12-5 pm, 7 Main Street):  Prophecy Chocolates - Mateo & Wasi - bean-to-bar chocolates with heirloom cacao beans, natural sweeteners & (for some) herb, spices, wild plants!

Bohemian Bakery: Stay warm with a mug of hot cocoa with whipped cream with a gingerbread cookie stick.

Capitol Grounds (with music): Hot cocoa with whipped cream, yummy! Local favorite Dee Davis plays acoustic guitar from 12pm -2pm.

Capitol Stationers: will offer organic chocolate coin samples to taste!

Delish: Along with their incredible variety of chocolates, Delish is featuring Hot Cocoa Caramels!

Grian Herbs: features an assortment of chocolate offerings they make including, Mushroom Hot Cocoa,, Bulk Chocolate Chaga Chai, and Chocolate Brown Sugar Body Scrub. Other local products include Prophecy Chocolates from Hardwick, VT, Ariel's Honey: Bee My Honey with raspberries and dark chocolate from Waitsfield VT, Mushroom Mocha Mix by ANIMA MUNDI, Euphoria powder blend w/ cacao by ANIMA MUNDI, Dark Hot Chocolate Mix with Turmeric by Elements Ayurveda, and an assortment of chocolate bars by Seattle Chocolate.

Integrative Acupuncture: Makes Chi Chi Chocolate products based on the 5 Elements of Chinese medicine. They infuse traditional herbal formulas into organic dark, milk and white chocolate bars. 

Katie's Jewels: Reopening on Saturday and will have guilded chocolate truffles to celebrate!

North Branch Cafe (with music): chocolate mint tea latte and Chocolate Divine (a divine dessert!). Lillian Broderick and Mezzo-soprano Nessa Rabin perform selections from the canon of favorite holiday carols from 1-3pm.

Penzo Pizza: Get warm with homemade chocolate cannoli and a hot cocoa for $5

Rabble Rouser (with music): features Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Mochas and seasonal Christmas/Holiday shaped Chocolate Pops. Listen to jazz voice and keys from 10:30am - 12:30 pm by Chloe and Evan.

Skinny Pancake:  Peppermint Blizzard crepe special (cocoa batter crepe) and a hazelnut hot cocoa - during the full month of December!

Splash: ”Chocolate Moose” soap - 20% off 

Woodbelly Pizza: Ever had chocolate in pizza? Woodbelly offers a specialty cocoa pizza slice in collaboration with Procepehcy Chocolate, plus they have delicious chocolatey whoopie pies! 11 am-10 pm. Enjoy your pizza to the sounds of Django Sould Saturday night from 6-8 pm

Visit our Holiday web page or our Community Calendar for a full list of December events in downtown Montpelier!