Woodstock’s Winter Wassail Weekend A Holiday Highlight

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If ever you needed something to get you into the holiday spirit, this is it! Plan now to attend the Woodstock 33rd Annual Wassail Weekend, December 8-10, 2017 in downtown Woodstock, Vermont.

Considered by many to be one of Vermont’s top holiday events, Wassail Weekend is a delight, offering something for every age group. The highlight of the weekend is the Equestrian Parade on Saturday, with more than 50 horses and drivers in top hats and red cloaks. In conjunction with the town’s events, Billings Farm & Museum will add their spin to the celebration. To help you plan your schedule, here is an overview of what will be happening.

Winter Wassail Weekend
December 8-10, 2017
The Green & Court Street, Woodstock, VT
802-457-3555

Friday, December 8
Caroling by the Woodstock Elementary School
4:00 p.m.
Norman Williams Public Library

Open House
Woodstock History Center
Includes tour, holiday music, refreshments
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 9
Annual House Tours
Tours begin at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Equestrian Parade
2:00 p.m.

Lighting of the Memory Tree of the Village Green
Caroling
Lighting of 400 Luminarias
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Christmas with the Celts
Traditional Irish music and American pop tunes
8:00 p.m.
Pentangle Arts
The Historic Town Hall Theater

During Wassail Weekend, Billings Farm & Museum will be featuring an authentically decorated farm house, holiday activities, historic ornaments to make and take, and a special showing of the film, A Place in the Land. Stop by on Sunday, and you can also enjoy horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Billings Farm & Museum
69 Old River Road, Woodstock
802-457-4663
Admission: adults/$15, seniors 62 and over/$14, students 16 and older/$9, Ages 5-15/$8, Ages 3-4/$4

Not only will Woodstock and Billings Farm be all decked out for the holidays, but we’ll be all festive here at Maple Leaf Inn too. We still have rooms available! Give us a call at 802-234-5342 to reserve a room for this fun weekend.

Photos courtesy of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce.

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