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Christmas and New Year's Events at Vermont Ski Areas

The holidays are fast approaching and although you may have already booked your trip to Vermont, have you thought about what you're going to do while you're here? Vermont ski areas have endless activities and events during the holiday week. Keeping our guests entertained is what we do best, making for the most memorable holiday vacations. Check out all of the events that our ski areas have to offer this holiday season. 

Suicide Six / Woodstock Inn & Resort

Winter Solstice Party at Suicide Six Ski Area - December 21 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of events to celebrate the Winter Solstice and Holiday Vacation Week! There will be fat biking, local beers flowing, great food, and live music! Visit for details.

Wine, Wit & Wisdom at the Woodstock Inn & Resort - December 21 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Woodstock Inn & Resort Executive Chef Rhys H. Lewis and his wine enthusiasts for an interactive, educational, and fun wine tasting. Sample some of the world's wonderful wines, paired with Vermont’s Artisan Cheeses. Featuring Jingle Bells from Below the Equator. Taste and celebrate wines of the Southern Hemisphere! $55 per person. Must be 21 or older to participate. Call 802-457-6609 to reserve or visit for details.

Festivus Rail Jam at Suicide 6 Ski Area - December 28 from 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Festivus; A Rail Jam for the restuvus! An inaugural rail jam set up under lights on the bottom of Lasky’s so spectators can enjoy the action along with competitors! Open to skiers and riders, with two hike accessible rail selections to accommodate varying ability levels. Properly fastened snow sports helmets required during event inspection, practice and competition. Cash prize for the winner!
Registration: 2:30-3:30pm
Open Practice: 3:30-4:15pm
Riders Meeting: 4:20pm
Competition under the lights: 4:30-6pm
Awards: 6:30pm

Visit for details.

Holiday Après Ski at Suicide 6 Ski Area - December 28 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of events at Suicide Six to party at our Holiday Vacation Week Apres Ski! There will be local beers flowing, great food, Marko the Magician (a family favorite) and live music! Visit for details.

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner - December 31 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for a splendid 4-course meal in the Rockefeller Room before you head down to the Ballroom to dance 2019 away to the live band at the NYE Gala! Dessert to be served downstairs in the Ballroom after dinner. 

Two Seatings: 6:00pm & 8:30pm
$135++ per person
Gala Reservations Required: 802-457-6665. Visit for details.

New Year's Eve Bash - December 31 from 8:00pm – January 1 at 12:30am (just after midnight)
It's the Roaring Twenties!

Party 2019 away with your well dressed friends and family - dig out the flapper dresses and Gatsby-inspired tuxes!  Dance to live music by hit New England band Stardust, enjoy an exquisite meal and toast to 2020 at midnight!

$25 per person to join us for dancing OR admission is included in any NYE Resort dining options. Gala Reservations Required: 802-457-6665. Visit for details.

Sugarbush Resort

Holiday Caroling with The Yale Whiffenpoofs - December 21 at 2:30pm in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard

Castlerock Pub Ugly Sweater Party - December 21 from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the Castlerock Pub at Lincoln Peak

Family Gingerbread House Building Workshop - December 22 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the Gatehouse Lodge at Lincoln Peak. Reservations required. Visit for details.

Christmas Eve Service & Holiday Buffet/Music - December 24 at 5:00pm. Service begins at 5:00 PM, Buffet to follow. Gate House Lodge, Lincoln Peak.  Reservations required for Buffet. Visit for details.

Christmas Day Buffet/Music - December 25 from 3:00pm - 9:00pm. 

Photography Outback Snowshoe Tour - December 27 starting at 9:00am at the Farmhouse at Lincoln Peak. Reservations required. Visit for details.

Kid’s Creations Canvas & Cocoa.  Ages 8 – 12. December 27 at the Schoolhouse at Lincoln Peak. Reservations required. Visit for details.

Warren Miller’s “Timeless” Film Screening - December 27 at 6:00pm at the Gate House Lodge at Lincoln Peak.

Blizzard Boogie and Snow Dance - December 28 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard. 

Young Chef's Class - December 28 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the Schoolhouse at Lincoln Peak. Reservations required. Visit for details. 

Gathering of the Groms Terrain Park Event for Youths - December 29 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in the Bravo Area at Lincoln Peak.

Kid's Pizza & Movie Night - December 29 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at the Schoolhouse at Lincoln Peak. Reservations required. Visit for details.

Allyn’s Mid-Mountain Lodge Remote Fireside Dining - December 30 from 4:45pm - 9:30pm. Reservations required. Visit for details. 

Pete & Chris’s Amusement Magic Show - December 30 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Schoolhouse at Lincoln Peak. 

New Year's Events

Kid's Torchlight Parade - December 31 at 4:00pm at the Welcome Mat Area of Lincoln Peak

New Year's Eve Buffet and Music - December 31 begins at 5:00pm at Rumble's Kitchen at Lincoln Peak. Reservations recommended. Visit for details. 

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks - December 31 begins at 7:00pm at Lincoln Peak

New Year's Eve Live Music with the Detonators from 9:00pm - 12:30am at Castlerock Pub at Lincoln Peak.

Gathering of the Groms Terrain Park Event for Youths - January 4 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at Mt. Ellen 

NSAA Safety Month’s “Mountain Sweeps with Patrollers” - January 4 at 4:00pm at the Gatehouse Lift at Lincoln Peak. Limited to the first twenty kids and parents. 

Kid’s Creations Canvas & Cocoa.  Ages 8 – 12. January 4 at the Schoolhouse at Lincoln Peak. Reservations required. Visit for details.

Bromley Mountain Resort

Polar Express Pajama Movie Party – December 26

Families are invited to come in their pajamas (if they choose), for a viewing of the Polar Express! We will have popcorn and cocoa on hand, for this special event! Remember, everyone leaves Bromley as a believer! This fun for all ages event will take place from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the Silver Griffin Room!

Live music with Robert Hubert & Company – December 26

Enjoy the perfect combination of your favorite electric and original music from the 60's, 70's and 80's live in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm.  

Live music with Satellite Shine – December 27

Based in the Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, Satellite Shine is an Acoustic Duo that re-arranges and performs classic covers that once dominated the airwaves by artists such as Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Peter Frampton, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Petty and David Bowie.  The duo also performs popular songs of today by artists such as The Lumineers, The Plain White T's, John Mayer, Kid Rock, Train and more.  Join us for live music in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm. 

Sun Mountain S’mores – December 28

Enjoy free s'mores from 4pm-5pm outside the Kids Center!

Brown’s Brewing Tap Takeover with Live music by the Mallet Brothers Band – December 28

Brown's Brewing Tap Takeover with live music by The Mallett Brothers Band. An independent rock and roll / Americana / country band from Maine, they're a musical melting pot that is influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds. Join them in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm. 

The Bart Center Annual Holiday Wine & Cheese

Join the Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center for the annual Holiday Wine & Cheese night, located in the Long Trail Base Camp from 4pm-6:30pm. Tickets are $20 for age 21+, and $10 for under 21. All proceeds from this event benefit the Bart J Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center. Please purchase your tickets in advance at the desk located on the first floor of Bromley's Base Lodge. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more info please contact the Bart Center at 802.824.6849, or email them at

Live music with Jack Waldheim – December 29

Enjoy live music that ranges in style from funky old blues, to slam poetry, to acoustic rock and everything else in between.  Join us for live music in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm. 

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating – December 29

Families are invited to decorate gingerbread cookies to wrap up the 2019 Bromley holiday season! The question is, can you catch your gingerbread cookie before he runs away? This fun for all ages event will take place in the Main Base Lodge (behind the fireplace) from 4pm – 5pm.

Sun Mountain S’mores – December 30

Enjoy free s'mores from 4pm-5pm outside the Kids Center!

Live music with Sirsy – December 30

SIRSY is a rock, pop, and soul duo from Upstate NY. They write songs that are chock full of sing along melodies; honest songs with lots of heart and just the right amount of sass. It’s “edgy-feel-good”music. Join us for live music in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm. 

New Years Events

Montshire Museum of Science: Wind Vehicles – January 2

Families are invited to design, build, and test a small wind-powered vehicle with the help of staff from the Montshire Museum of Science. Kids and parents will utilize their engineering and problem-solving skills to create a stable vehicle, while optimizing their design for speed and distance! Let’s have some fun and test out what we make! The question is, who will have the fastest wind powered Bromley vehicle? This event is for all ages, in the KidsRule room from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Troy Wunderle's One Man Circus – January 4

Families are invited to attend a one-of-a-kind circus performance by local Troy Wunderle! This show features, but is not limited to: circus style ball, ring, and club juggling routines, intricate diablo manipulation, fast paced rhythmic ball bouncing, unicycle skits, plate spinning, teetering rolla bollas, clown antics, rolling globe stunts, ladder balancing, audience participation, magic and tricks for all. Are you ready to come and be amazed? You might even find yourself as part of the show!  This event is for all ages, in the KidsRule room from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Live music with Lustre King – January 4

Beginning with 1995’s Mark Gamsjager Rocks & The Lustre Kings Roll, the Lustre Kings have staked a claim to a modern take on the reverb-driven sounds of early rock, leaning also on touchstones of country, blues and R&B. Join us for live music in the Wild Boar Tavern from 3:30 to 6:30pm. 

Mad River Glen

Purchasing your lift tickets online 24 hours or more in advance will yield significant savings.  The walk up rate this winter $92 but if you buy ahead of time online tickets can be as cheap as $39

Okemo Mountain Resort

A Visit with Santa - December 23 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Jackson Gore Inn

Santa Claus makes his grand entrance at 4 p.m. for a pre-Christmas visit with children before the jolly old elf makes his way to the North Pole for final holiday preparations.

Okemo Torchlight Parade - December 27 at the Clock Tower Base Area

An amazing torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo’s Open Slope trail precedes a spectacular pyrotechnics show in the Okemo Clock Tower base area. For a different perspective for Okemo’s fireworks display visitors can join a guided snowshoe hike up the mountain with local naturalist Joe Karl. Those who need snowshoes can meet inside the Okemo Rental Shop (Clock Tower Base) to be fitted for snowshoes.  The tour departs from Okemo’s Clock Tower Base Area beside South Ridge Quad A and heads up the Bull Run trail to watch the fireworks!

Shake ‘n’ Skate - December 28 at the Okemo Ice House

A fun evening of ice skating with a live DJ includes games and fun for the whole family in Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion at Jackson Gore. Admission fee is charged. Skate rentals are available for a fee on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Year's Events

Family New Year’s Eve Party - December 31 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at the Jackson Gore Base Area

Midnight arrives early for friends and family enjoying a variety of activities. Following early evening ice skating, snow tubing, mountain coaster rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, party-hat decorating, bingo games and a trivia tournament, families can ring in the New Year early with a 9 p.m. fireworks show and still get the kids to bed in time for a full day on the slopes the next day. Okemo’s popular DJ Dance Party with balloons, noisemakers and party games and pizza dinner in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore sells out every year.

Magic Mountain

Rob Hubert & Co plays the Black Line Tavern - December 27 from 7:00pm -10:30pm

12/28 Hot Rubber Monkey Band plays the Black Line Tavern 7-10:30pm

SixFoxWhiskey & Rustic Overtones play the Black Line Tavern - December 30 from 8:00pm - 11:30pm

New Years Events

TUCK IT! Dash for Cash Radar-gunned Speed Event with $1,500 purse and prizes - December 31 starting at 1:00pm. Register online at

New Year's Eve Dinner, DJ and Fireworks Celebration - December 31 from 6:00pm - 1:00am

Killington Resort

See Santa at Killington Sports Rt. 4

While the North Pole is busy putting together the final touches for Christmas Eve, Santa will be making one final appearance at Killington Sports at Rt. 4 from 12:00pm noon – 6pm.

Paint & Sip at Killington Sports Rt. 4

Switch up your après routine this holiday season. Grab a group of friends and head down to Killington Sports on Saturday, December 28th from 3-4:30pm for a paint and sip outing with Maurie Harrington! The nights painting will be "The Skiers". Cost will be $35 per person which will include lite bites, all painting supplies and a souvenir Killington wine or pint glass. This is a 21+ and BYOB event. Space is limited to the first 15 participants. You can sign-up in store or by calling (802) 422-6800.

New Years Events

Wobbly Barn New Year’s Eve Party

Kicking things off for our final Happy Hour of 2019 will be Krishna Guthrie Band from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. After 9:00pm, you will need to have a New Year’s Eve ticket to access the Night Club. Taking the stage in the evening is Evolution X. Doors open at 9:00pm. 21+ event.

Stratton Mountain Resort

Holiday Week at Stratton Mountain Resort is chalk-full of exciting family events. There are so many events this week, you'll have to check them all out for yourself here at Below are just a few of the happenings during this special week. 

Santa in the Base Lodge - December 23 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Come visit Santa and his elves in the base lodge.

Santa in the Base Lodge - December 24 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Come visit Santa and his elves in the base lodge.

Lole Stratton Karma Class: Baptiste Power Yoga - December 24 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. 

Chapel of the Snows - Catholic Mass - December 24 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.

Chapel of the Snows - Protestant Service - December 24 starting at 8:00pm.

Chapel of the Snows - Catholic Mass - December 25 starting at 12:30pm

Music in Grizzly's - December 26 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

Family Holiday Movie in the Homeowners Lounge - December 26 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

Kid's Paint a Ceramic Craft in the Homeowners Lounge - December 27 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Snowcat Ride with Dinner to Mid Mountain - December 27.

Reservations required. Visit for details.

Make sure to visit for the rest of the Holiday Week events! 


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