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Are you a long-time admirer of Montpelier or is this your first rendezvous? Either way, your sure to enjoy seeing first-hand all that our capital city has to offer. Montpelier is truly a four-season destination with outdoor activities, adventure and sports for all. Escape the hectic pace of daily life by exploring the pristine natural beauty of our landscapes, enjoy Montpelier's nightlife and live entertainment, shop in the myriad of options downtown, and then pause to relax over a great meal. Montpelier truly has it all and is sure to have something to please.
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All are welcome to join Governor Phil Scott for the 2023 Lighting of the State Christmas Tree at 4:45 pm in front of the Vermont State House in Montpelier. Joining the Governor on the front steps of the State House will be musicians performing holiday songs. This year there will be a new addition to the traditional program. Emphasizing the need to reduce Vermont’s carbon footprint, Governor Scott will illuminate the tree lights with the help of his Ford “Lighting” electric truck!
The majestic 40-foot blue spruce planted 40 years ago in St. Albans was donated by Matt Durfee. He was moved to offer the tree in the spirit of “Vermont Strong” honoring the resilience of many Vermont communities during the flood recovery.
Following the ceremony, light refreshments and cookies will be served. This will take place inside the State House, around the indoor Victorian Christmas tree adorned with lights and handmade ornaments decorated by the Friends of the Vermont State House. There Governor Scott will read “The Night Before Christmas” for the children who gather there. This seasonal event is free and open for all to enjoy!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Vermont Department of Agriculture
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