The beautiful town of Middlebury, VT has a great history—it was almost destroyed during the Revolutionary War but survived and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has become a very popular vacation destination. There is no shortage of beautiful buildings to admire, shops to explore, outdoor activities to try, and restaurants to enjoy. Add to that it is also where Swift House Inn is located! Middlebury is a wonderful community and if you are looking for a place with great holiday spirit, look no further as the entire month of December is set aside for holiday fun with Very Merry Middlebury.
The holiday magic of Very Merry Middlebury kicks off December 1st, 2014 and the whole month will be full of events and activities the whole family will enjoy. Two activities that will last the entire month are I Spy 10 Tiny Reindeer and Be Your Favorite Christmas Character. There are tiny reindeer hidden in ten downtown store windows and your job is to try and find them all! Once you find them you can enter into a drawing for $100 Middlebury Money and one of the wonderful illustrations. For the second activity, there will be character cutouts all over town that you can stop and pose with for a fun family picture.
On December 6th, 2014, Santa will arrive in a fire truck and after a jaunt up and down Main Street, will be available for visits. Jugglers will be on hand for entertainment and families will also have the chance to take a horse drawn wagon ride through downtown Middlebury. If you will be doing any shopping between 12-4pm, you can take advantage of free wrapping at 51 Main Street and hot chocolate for 25 cents at the Hot Cocoa Hut.
On December 11th, 2014, many shops will be staying open late for extra holiday shopping time and Woodchuck Cider, App Gap, and more will be providing drink specials and tastings. The SD Ireland Cement Truck will also make an appearance with its impressive holiday lights display.
There will be a wonderful Character Breakfast on December 13th, 2014 that all ages will enjoy. Tickets will be available for $8/adult and $5/child. Take part in a delicious pancake breakfast, complete with balloons, a photo booth and large cast of characters that will be hanging around. You can also still take advantage of free wrapping from 12-4 pm and hot cocoa at the hut as well from 10am – 2pm. Lastly, the month’s events will close with a final visit with Santa at Danforth Pewter from 10:00am-12:00pm. This will be the time to finish up all of your gift shopping and again get free wrapping and hot cocoa.
It is a wonderful season to visit our beautiful area in Vermont and if you are thinking about a special getaway, get it on the books now before its too late! We have some fantastic winter packages whether you are looking for a romantic escape, somewhere to warm up for a night or two, or a place to spend Christmas or New Year’s. Check our availability directly online or feel free to contact us anytime at (866) 388-9925 for further information.