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Eye on Montpelier – 11.6.14


by Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director at Montpelier Alive

The holidays are upon us and there is always lots to do in downtown Montpelier. Mark your calendar for the following events:

Flannel Friday

Friday, Nov. 28

Montpelier’s version of Black Friday! Wear your flannel and get fabulous deals in downtown stores. Flannel buttons will be available in a variety of locations. You don’t want to miss these discounts while you are shopping for the holidays!

Holiday Art Walk

Friday, Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m.

Stroll downtown Montpelier and enjoy art in many of our stores and boutiques while taking in the holiday decorations.

Holiday Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 6

Join the staff and students of New England Culinary Institute to decorate cookies to eat or leave out for Santa. Later in the afternoon, Santa comes to downtown Montpelier.  Come meet him and tell him what you’re wishing for Christmas. Fun for the whole family. City Center, 89 Main Street. Free.

Cookie Decorating: 12:30-2 p.m.

Holiday Program: 2-2:30 p.m.

Santa: 2:30-4 p.m.

Holiday Wagon Rides:

Paul Ruta of Black Horse Farm will bring his wagon team to downtown Montpelier. Don’t miss this free chance to get a different view of Montpelier. Each trip takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Meet us at the corner of State and Main streets (in front of La Brioche). 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 28 (Flannel Friday)

Saturday, Nov. 29

Saturday, Dec. 6

Saturday, Dec. 13

Saturday, Dec. 20

Holiday Parking:

Dec. 10-Dec. 24

Thanks to the city of Montpelier, when you come downtown to do you holiday shopping you can enjoy FREE parking. Parking at metered spaces is free for up to two hours parking for more than two hours may be subject to fines; all other normal parking rules apply. Normal parking hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Parking on holidays and weekends is always free.

New Year’s Eve

Back by popular demand, New Year’s Eve is making a return in Montpelier. It’s not First Night, but there will be fun for the whole family in downtown Montpelier on Dec. 31.

Montpelier Alive is putting the finishing touches on this event so be sure to check the Montpelier Alive Facebook page for details as they become available.

As always, visit facebook/MontpelierAlive for more details.

See you in Montpelier!