The holiday season has arrived in Stowe! Thanksgiving was just the beginning; now that ski season is here, our village is bustling with music, activities and winter traditions.

There is just something about our magical area that makes it seem as if the celebrations were developed with Stowe in mind.

Here are special events happening over the next couple of weeks:

Stowe Holiday Festivities
Enjoy caroling and the Children’s Lantern Parade along Main Street, culminating in the annual tree lighting ceremony. Down the street at the Helen Day Art Center, The Festival of Trees and Light will have its opening reception. Saturday is a whole day full of winter activities. Santa will arrive at the Stowe Mercantile to visit with children. Visitors can participate in free hay rides, Christmas cookie making at Café on Main, Welcome to Winter festivities at the David Gale Center, and, if that isn’t enough, the Stowe Arena will open its doors for an ice show, where figure skaters from all over Vermont will perform to holiday tunes; will you join in a little skating after the show?

Saturday also welcomes local Christmas markets to get you into the holiday spirit with crafts and food – delicious baked goods – created by local artists and chefs.

Candy-cane Making
Sweet tooth not yet satisfied? Looking for a fun, family-oriented activity? Laughing Moon Chocolates continues its homemade candy-cane demonstrations. Watch their artisans boil, pull, turn, roll and twist these special candy canes into works of art! It’s free to watch or you can make your own. You’ll have to choose between one of their five delicious flavors: peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon, wintergreen and maple.

Skate with Santa
Stowe once again welcomes the big man in red and this time he’ll be on ICE! Children and their parents can come out to “Skate with Santa” and his elves! Join Stowe Parks & Recreation for this festive event! Children will be able to write a letter to Santa, get their photo taken and more at the Stowe Arena.

Holiday Artisan Showcase
Visit the Stowe Mountain Lodge for a holiday shopping extravaganza, offering the perfect opportunity to buy gifts left on your list, Vermont-made products that will sure to be cherished on Christmas morning. The Holiday Artisan Showcase is great for all ages as there will be free photos with Santa and complimentary gingerbread cookie making.

Stowe offers the perfect setting for celebrating the holidays, evoking a timeless feeling and the ability to create a lifetime of memories. It’s no wonder so many people are interested in Stowe homes for sale. Reach out to us today at William Raveis Stowe Real Estate for assistance.