Spending your holiday season in Vermont can be one of the most magical Christmases you will ever have, and one of the best towns to visit is the town of Woodstock. Not only does the town transform into a magical winter wonderland, but the local festivities will keep you entertained and in the holiday spirit. Here are some of the holiday festivities you can look forward to while visiting Woodstock.
Visit Historic Mainstreet
The main street in Woodstock looks like the classic old fashioned main streets of old. With their historical buildings and colorful storefronts, these charming ‘Mom and Pop’ stores are well prepared for Christmas shoppers.
Town Wagon Tours
The town offers quaint horse-drawn wagon tours that allow you to travel the entire town and enjoy the sites.
Here you can see this winter wonderland and all the decorations all from your wagon. With its beautiful mountainous surrounds and historical buildings and covered bridges, you will have a lot of great sites to see.
Christmastime Wassail Festival
Wassail was a medieval Christmas drink but in modern-day Woodstock its a festive parade and feast. During Christmas, the high school performers of the town put on a medieval Christmas pageant to kick off the weekend-long wassail weekend. This is later followed by a wassail parade, breakfast with Santa, snowman building contests and even a sleighbells concert. It all wraps up with a giant feast.
The Wassail Parade
As part of the wassail festival, the town puts on a special Christmas parade where the towns fold don their best Christmas looks and march down the main street.
The crowds are great and there is plenty to eat, face painting and lots of photoshop with Santa. With the costumes, the pony’s and all the Christmas fun, the parade is perfect for families.