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5 Fun (Family Friendly) Things To Do in December in Manchester, VT


The Lincoln Family Home

Visit Hildene estate, President Lincoln’s parent’s home,  anytime throughout the month of December and see it decorated as it would've been for the holidays in 1912. On the weekend of December 3rd, enjoy a special shopping event in the museum store. Also enjoy a variety of talented musicians throughout the month at the home, playing Mary Lincoln’s Steinway piano and vintage Aeloian organ. 

Hooked on the Holidays

On December 3rd, grab the whole family and head to the American Museum of Fly Fishing from 1-4pm for their annual celebration. Museum staff will teach children important fly-tying basics while creating adorable tree ornaments. There will be cookie decorating, hot cocoa, and s’mores will be available to roast on their fire pit outside. 

Check Out The Decked-Out Tractors

Head downtown on December 3rd from 5-6pm and enjoy a parade of tractors decorated for the holidays in lights. Enjoy a mix of modern and antique tractors from Memorial Ave. to Equinox Terrace. 

Visit Santa

Join the Manchester Lions Club and their wonderful elves on the Elf Express December 17 & 18. This holiday train leaves r.k. Miles Depot Station and takes passengers on a one-hour enchanting journey through the Green Mountains full of singing, dancing, hot cocoa, and treats. Santa and Mrs. Clause will stop by to drop off gifts. Get your tickets today!

Hot Cocoa & The Polar Express

On December 22nd grab the kiddos and head over to Northshire Bookstore at 6pm for the Polar Express pajama party. Hot cocoa will be served as the Polar Express is read. Santa will be there!


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    3 Can't Miss Southern Vermont Homes for Sale

    Serene and Secluded Oasis

    96 Lewis Road Rupert, VT 05768

    96 Lewis Road - Front

    This 6 bedroom, 5 bath colonial sits on 90.4 acres! The soaring stone fireplace is center-stage in the open living area with glorious cathedral ceilings and exposed beams. Above the garage is a private guest suite. The two story barn offers ample storage. This is a must-see property! View the full listing here.

    96 Lewis Road - Kitchen96 Lewis Road - Master Bedroom96 Lewis Road - barn96 Lewis Road - overview

    Contact Laura Beckwith today to schedule a showing, or if you have any questions. 

    Colonial Charm with 20th Century Comfort

    2028 River Road Manchester, VT 05255

    2028 River Road - Front

    Overlooking 40 conserved Hildene acres along the Battenkill River, sits this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom colonial reproduction. Pulling in reclaimed architectural elements, this truly unique home  offers 3 fireplaces, vaulted bedrooms, central air, and a 2 car garage.

    2028 River Road - Living Room Fireplace2028 River Road - Dining Room2028 River Road - Patio2028 River Road - Garage

    Contact Laura Beckwith with any questions or to schedule a showing. 

    2-for-1 With Spectacular Views

    2577 Dorset West Road Dorset, VT 05251

    2577 Dorset West Rd - Front of the 1760s Home2577 Dorset West Road - 3 bedroom home

    This unique property offers 2 residences on coveted Dorset West Road at an unbelievable price. One one hand you have the 1760 one-bedroom which offers 2 fireplaces, a pizza oven, a 2-story great room, a screen porch, and a garage. On the other hand, you have a 3 bedroom home with a window wall and an 18' vaulted great room. Each house has their own driveway. View the full listing here

    2577 Dorset West Road - 1760s Home Kitchen2577 Dorset West Road - 1760s Home 2 story fireplace2577 Dorset West Road - 3 bedroom livingroom2577 Dorset West Road - view

    Contact Laura Beckwith to schedule a showing or if you have any questions. 



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