Better Bennington Corporation
2016 Holiday Calendar of Events

Holiday Wreaths Order deadline is 12pm on Nov. 22nd The Better Bennington Corporation is once again taking orders     for the most beautiful holiday wreaths in town.  See enclosed flyer for ordering and pricing information. 

The Festival: Reimagining Grandma Moses – Nov. 25th- Dec 30th Bennington Museum – Works by 27 regional artists who have reimagined, reinterpreted, or responded to the works of Anna Mary Robertson, “Grandma” Moses.    447-1571

Black Friday with Dead Resistors – Nov. 25th Mt. Anthony Country Club – An awesome band playing original world fusion & reggae covers. The best way to start the holiday season with your friends!    442-2617

Peace Quilts Sale - Nov 25th - Dec 3rd (9am-4pm) 185 North Street - Haitian quilts, jewelry, & gifts

Our Hometown Holiday Small Business Saturday) – Nov. 26th Downtown Visitor Center (12-2)– Fireplace photo-ops with Santa and treats for all kids.  (12-2) Carolers including: the Bennington Choral Society, MAUHS Students, the Ukulele String Ensemble, and the Pownal Girl Scouts, among others will be strolling throughout downtown, (10-2) the Christmas Bazaar at First Baptist Church,  (7pm) Celtic Christmas with the Sky Family at Gr. Mtn. Christian Center, and of course, in-store specials and promotions all day.  442-5758

Gallery 4 - November-December - Next door to Knapp's Toys, Hobbies, and Music - A great pop-up gallery that opens each year for a few short weeks, featuring the works of 5 talented and local artists.

Christmas Bazaar, Craft, and Flea Market Small Business Saturday - Nov. 26th (10-2) First Baptist Church - Over 20 tables of crafters, specialty foods, and more.  442-2105

Celtic Christmas with the Sky Family Small Business Saturday - Nov. 26th (7pm) & Nov 27th (6pm) Green Mountain Christian Center - Prince Edward Island's Premier Irish Dance Show

Martin Grosswendt & Suzanne Salem-Shatz - Dec 2nd (8pm) Meetinghouse CafĂ© at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall - Exploring American folk art.  Benefit for the Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless  

President-elect Trump Art Contest - A unique and interesting way to express your opinions, emotions, and artistic talent regarding our recent presidential election.  Fiddlehead at Four Corners is holding a contest that will award the winners with a $50.00 gift certificate to Fiddlehead.  Call 447-1000 or visit the homepage of this website for details

Snowball Bazaar – Dec. 2nd (6-8:30) & Dec. 3rd (10-3) Second Congregational Church – Thousands of items and amazing bargain prices.  442-2559

Holiday Farmers' Markets - Dec. 3rd (10-2) & Dec. 17 (10-2) First Baptist Church - Bennington Farmers' Market moves indoors for the winter and extends their hours for the holiday markets.   visit   

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop - Dec. 3rd (10-1) One World Conservation Center - Must make reservations before November 30th   447-7419

The Festival Gala – Dec. 3rd (7pm) Bennington Museum – The premier gala event of the holiday season.  447-1571

Skydiving Santa – Dec. 3rd Bennington Airport – Join the excitement as Santa dives in for a visit.  Also - Paper airplane contest, indoor drone expo, food, hot cocoa, music, and more!   802-379-7998

Holiday Bake Sale & Mini Raffle – December 3rd-4th (after services) St. Francis/Sacred Heart de Sales – Before heading home after church be sure to stop and pick up lots of homemade specialties.  442-3141

A Christmas Carol – Dec. 3rd - 4th (7:30) Oldcastle Theatre – A special production of the beloved classic by the Main Street   Shakespeare Company.    Additional performances of A Christmas Carol are also scheduled.    447-0564

Rejoice – Dec. 3rd (7:30pm) First Congregational Church in Manchester, and Dec. 4th (3pm) St. Peters Church in Bennington – An annual holiday performance by the Bennington Choral Society.  802-733-7670

Sunday Brunch with Santa – Dec. 4th Mt. Anthony Country Club – Reservations highly recommended.    442-2617

Town Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Dec. 7th (5pm) VT Vets Home - Live entertainment and refreshments442-6353

The Biggest Little Holiday Party – Dec. 10th Mt. Anthony Country Club – A big party for small groups of friends, family or business associates. 442-2617

76th Annual Christmas Tea – December 10th (3-5:30) St. Peter’s Church – Formal tea service, baked items, live musical          performances, specialty gift shop.  442-2911

Festival Family Day – Dec. 10th (10-5) Bennington Museum – Bake sale, children shopping, photos with Santa -$3 admission.

Service of Lessons and Carols – Dec. 11th (5pm) Sacred Heart/St Francis de Sales – The choir presents the annual Gaudete
Sunday celebration.   442-3141

Seniors Holiday Dinner - Dec. 16th (5pm) St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Senator Bernie Sanders invites you to a free senior dinner and live music (please RSVP before Dec 9th)  442-8012  

Green Mountain Christmas – Dec. 16th (7-9pm) & Dec. 17th (12-2) Green Mountain Christian Center – Free presents for
children, gingerbread house building.  By reservation only!   447-7224

Old Fashioned Holiday Show – Dec. 17th Oldcastle Theatre – Set in the style of years gone by.  This production is a sell-out
every year!   447-0564

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols – Dec. 18th (7pm) Old First Church    447-1223

Wee Trees and More - Dec 26 - Jan 1 (1-4) Dollhouse and Toy Museum - 100 miniature Christmas trees in quintessential Vermont settings. 802-681-3767 

Epic New Year’s Eve Dance Party – Dec. 31st (9pm) Mt. Anthony Country Club     442-2617 

The Holiday Calendar of Events was prepared by the Better Bennington Corporation

The Better Bennington Corporation
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Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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