DecemberFest 2017!

Celebrate the holidays in greater Brattleboro!

The holidays are a time to enjoy and appreciate family, friends and community.  The greater Brattleboro area offers an array of opportunities to share in the season of joy.

A Sampling of Brattleboro Area DecemberFest Events . . .

•• Friday, November 24 ••
Holiday Tree Lighting
Pliny Park, Main St., Brattleboro
5:30 p.m. – Hot chocolate and Santa
6 p.m. – Tree lighting
Thursday, November 30 & Friday, December 1 ••
Friends of Brooks Memorial Library 12th Annual Holiday (Like New) Book Sale
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

•• Friday, December 1 ••
Gallery Walk
Downtown Brattleboro and beyond
5:30pm – 8:30pm
A festive downtown stroll on the first Fridays of the Month sponsored by the Arts Council of Windham County.  For more information visit
•• Friday, December 1-Sunday, December 3 ••
Holly Days, Holly Nights
Various locations around Brattleboro
The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for Holly Days, Holly Nights – greater Brattleboro’s popular holiday shopping, dining and savings event!   Shop local and get some great deals!  For more information and a list of participating businesses visit
Cotton Mill Hill Open Studio and Holiday Sale
74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro

This 19th annual seasonal event celebrates the work and creations of artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, and many other talented, juried artists and artisans from Brattleboro and surrounding communities.  For information and times visit
•• Saturday, December 2 ••
47th Annual Community Messiah Sing presented by the Friends of Music at Guilford
Centre Congregational Church, Main Street Brattleboro
1 p.m.

A fundraiser for Groundworks Collaborative. 250-300 community voices join an organist, conductor, vocal soloists to sing the Christmas choruses. For more information visit
Friends of Brooks Memorial Library 12th Annual Holiday (Like New) Book Sale
Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
•• Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 ••
All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist Festival of Greens and Holiday Bazaar
West Village Meeting House, West Brattleboro
December 1 – 3pm-7pm/December 2 – 9am-2pm
Come see the West Village Meeting House overflowing with the creativity of All Souls hands and the excitement of the holiday season.  Buy a one-of-a-kind wreaths and ornaments.  Enjoy artisanal food and holiday music!
•• Saturday, December 9 ••
Jingle Bell Jog
Downtown Brattleboro
9:30 a.m.
The 4th Annual 5K Jingle Bell Jog is a fun family-oriented way to celebrate winter in Brattleboro!  Participants are encouraged to wear holiday-themed attire.  Jingle bells will be provided!  Entry fee includes a limited edition Jingle Bell Jog T-shirt!  For more information visit

•• December 8-10 & 14-16 ••
A Christmas Carol
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon Street, Brattleboro
A stage production presented by the Vermont Theatre Company.  For information and showtimes visit
•• Friday, December 15-Sunday, December 17 •
The Flying Nut Express
New England Center for Circus Arts, 11 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro
This re-imagining of the Nutcracker story flies through the skies and flips on its head in a performance for the whole family!  For information and showtimes visit

Celebrate the New Year!
•• Sunday, December 31 •• All Day!
Various locations around Brattleboro
Brattleboro’s New Year’s Eve Celebration! This daylong, substance-free celebration features family-friendly events for young and old and everyone in between! The night is capped off with a fireworks display over the Retreat Meadows on Route 30.  For more information click here.


For more events, click here to view the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s community calendar.