FarmPlate Dec 24, 2009 Event Beat 0 comments
It's a snowy Christmas in Vermont with more of the white stuff on the way. Snow coverage is still a bit thin at the lower elevations but higher up there's plenty for skiing, riding, sledding and snowshoeing. A sleigh ride is the perfect way to get the whole family outside to enjoy the snow. Pull on your boots, grab Grandma and Baby Teddy and head out to:
Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne
Sleigh rides daily (except Christmas Day) through January 3. Meet at the Welcome Center. Call 802.985.8442 for information; ask about stargazing sleigh rides too.
Mountain Valley Farm, 1719 Common Road, Waitsfield
Horse-drawn sleigh rides are booked through Saturday, but there are openings from Sunday on. Call early to reserve a spot: 802.496.9255.
Adams Family Farm, 15 Higley Hill Road, Wilmington
For a very special Christmas Eve, bundle up for a sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate and Christmas carols. Or, one week later, hear sleigh bells ringing in the New Year. For reservations and a schedule of daytime rides, call 802.464.3762. The farm is closed Christmas Day and Monday, December 28.
Billings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & River Road, Woodstock
Sleigh rides are just one of the many seasonal activities scheduled for the days between Christmas and New Year's weekend. Check the daily activities calendar or call 802.457.2355.
More Regional Events
Don't forget to buy your buttons and show tickets today for any of the First Night Celebrations taking place this New Year's Eve here in Vermont.
First Night Burlington
First Night Montpelier
First Night St. Johnsbury
Other family-oriented New Year's Eve events around the state include:
Rutland: The Rutland Free Library presents New Year's Eve Family Celebration
Killington: New Year’s Eve Family Fun Night
Ludlow: Okemo Mountain Resort presents a Family New Year’s Eve Party