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State House Menorah Lighting
Thursday, December 2, 4:30pm | State House Lawn

Holiday Art Walk
Friday, December 3, hours vary | 20 Venues Throughout Town 
A fun and casual way to enjoy art by local artists, purchase a unique holiday gift, take in the holiday decorations, and visit local stores after hours. Thank you to Northfield Savings Bank for supporting this event! More info ->

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 

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)

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.