Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

$15 Lift Tickets at Bolton Valley Resort!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Bolton Valley Ski and Snowboard Vermont

The first time I saw this, I thought I had misread it. But even
after the third reading, it stayed the same: $15 lift tickets at
Bolton Valley Resort. That’s in the category of super mega

“Happy Holidays Week” at Bolton Valley means that lift ticket
prices are $15 per day and Nordic day passes are only $5. I feel
safe in saying that no where else will you get this much fun for
so little money.

This year’s Happy Holidays Week is December 20th through the
24th. You don’t need to sign up or purchase ahead of time. Just
ditch school or work and show up. Tell your teacher/boss that
this is too good a deal to pass up. I’m sure they will
understand. Heck, you may even see them on the trail there too.

What’s more, Bolton Valley has partnered with ECHO Aquarium and
Science Center
in Burlington to help raise funds. Just purchase
Happy Holiday lift tickets at the ECHO gift shop and 20% of that
cost will go to support ECHO’s research and educational mission.

Bolton Valley also has Happy Holidays Lodging Package with deep
discounts. For details, use the link above.

River of Light Lantern Parade Dec 16

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Waterbury VT River of Light lantern parade

Waterbury’s first community lantern parade, the “River of Light
Lantern Parade
,” will take place on Thursday, December 16, 2010
from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm.

The procession has a Brazilian Fiesta theme that corresponds
with the Thatcher Brook Primary School annual cultural
awareness week. Burlington’s twenty-person street samba band,
Sambatucada, will lead the procession.

Spectators are welcome to line the parade route, which starts
at Thatcher Brook school, goes down Railroad Street to Rusty
Parker Park, north on Main Street, right onto Stowe Street and
culminating back at Thatcher Brook school. While at Rusty
Parker Park, there will be a short musical performance by the

About 150 willow and paper lanterns are being made by the
students under the guidance of area artists. The procession
will also be joined by these artists who are creating larger-
scale lanterns.

The project, sponsored in part by the Vermont Arts Council and
the National Endowment for the Arts, is intended to build
cultural awareness and draw the community together in
celebration. Lanterns are a symbol of returning light,
creativity and community spirit.

The parade route starts at the Thatcher Brook School on Stowe
Street and goes to the Rusty Parker Park on Main Street and
then back via Main the school.

Waterbury’s restaurants and pubs will be open before and after
the parade. All are within walking distance or a short drive.
If you would like to do some holiday shopping, this is a great
way to watch a unique holiday event and enjoy Waterbury’s
retail stores at the same time.

Waterbury Winter Farmers Market This Coming Saturday

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Dec 11

Location: Thatcher Brook School, Stowe St, Waterbury VT

Waterbury Farmers Market website

The market features produce, meat, poultry, eggs, prepared
foods, flowers, crafts, hot/to go food, and products from
other Waterbury businesses.

Enjoy eating some tidbits, chat with the local folks, perhaps
find a unique Vermont made gift for the holidays.

The Farmers Market is a great way to start the day and then
explore Waterbury village and its wonderful assortment of stores
and restaurants.

Shop Waterbury for the Holidays and Win A Prize.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Head to Waterbury for your holiday shopping! You will find 11 wonderful restaurants and 16 boutique stores full of clothing, toys, home decorations, candy, rugs, crafts, gifts, decorations, jewelry, and more. There’s a very wide variety of gift ideas in a charming village and you don’t have to battle mall mobs to get your shopping done.

What’s more, it’s easy to enter a contest to win great prizes. To participate, pick up a “Wrap it Up and Win” card at a local retailer or restaurant, or print one from the Revitalizing Waterbury website at

Each time you make a purchase at a participating business, ask the business to put a seasonal sticker on your card. After you have earned five stickers, drop the card in the Wrap It Up & Win box at either Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe Street, or The Tiny Acorn, Waterbury Square, 70 South Main Street.

Each Monday (Dec. 6, 13, 20) seven Wrap It Up & Win cards will be drawn for prizes.

You may enter an unlimited number of completed cards until Dec. 19. You can keep up to date on contest details and other Waterbury news at