December 1st, 2019 - December 31st, 2019

There is a lot going on in Middlebury during the month of December. What follows is a partial list of events, concerts and activities. Don’t miss out on the Midd Strolls 5:00 to 8:00 pm on December 5th and 12th. Shops will be open late; there will be discounts, raffles and refreshments as well as free gift wrapping.

Sunday, December 1
Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; doors open at 9:30am
Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and enjoy a free triple
feature of holiday classics: A Charlie Brown Christmas, How The Grinch
Stole Christmas and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Marquis Theatre
Cafe. Free with toy donation.

Winter Wreath Workshop; 2:00-4:00pm
Enjoy mulled cider while creating a homemade holiday wreath. All materials
provided. Inn on the Green. Tickets via Eventbrite.com; $45/person.

Public Skating; 2:45-4:15pm
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

Monday, December 2
Cider Monday; all day
Vermont Book Shop. Free cider for shoppers as Vermont Book Shop
celebrates 70 years in business. Skip Cyber Monday for Cider Monday. Free.

Lions Club Memory Tree Lighting; 5:30pm
At Courthouse Square. Free.

Thursday, December 5
Noon Advent Concert Series; 12:15pm
George Matthew, Jr. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall. Free.

Midd Night Stroll; 5:00-8:00pm
Pop-ups, specials, sales, giveaways, tastings and lots more in the
Downtown & Marble Works shops and restaurants. Cocoa Hut in Cannon
Park. Presented by the National Bank of Middlebury.

Friday, December 6
Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; 7:00pm
Classic Christmas movie staple for the grownups: Die Hard. Marquis
Theatre Cafe. Free.

Saturday, December 7
Hot Chocolate Hut; 9:00am-5:00pm
At Cannon Park. Just 25¢ a cup. Enjoy hot cocoa with all the fixings!
Holiday Character Mini Parade; 9:30am
Line the streets to wave to some of your favorite holiday characters,
ending with Santa on his fire truck. Main Street. (Please note, Santa will
only be making one loop this year) Free

Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; doors open at 9:30am
Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and enjoy a free
showing of a holiday classic: The Muppet Christmas Carol. Marquis
Theatre Cafe. Free with toy donation.

Farmers’ Market Annual Holiday & Winter Market; 9:30am-2:00pm
Mary Hogan Elementary School.
Make Your Own Graham Cracker Gingerbread House; 9:30am-Noon
Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room. Drop in to make your
very own gingerbread house out of graham crackers, frosting and candy.
All materials provided. Free.

Old Fashioned Visits with Santa; 10:00am-Noon
Middlebury Inn. Includes wooden toys from Maple Landmark Woodcraft.
Come early to get your ticket with a time to return to visit Santa. Free.

Henry Sheldon Museum Holiday Open House; 10:00am-4:00pm
Electric trains and miniature Christmas tree raffle. Henry Sheldon Museum.
Donations welcomed.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides; 10:00am-Noon
Departing from upper Main St. Thank you to Inn on the Green. Free.

Santa’s Milk & Cookies Station; 10:00am-Noon
Kiss The Cook. Free.

Annual Holiday Pottery Sale; 10:00am-4:00pm
At Middlebury Studio School.

Caroling, Caroling! 10:30-11:15am
Congregational Church Steps. Free.

Used Book Sale; 11:00am-2:30pm
Ilsley Public Library

Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; 12:30pm & 3:00pm
Kids cafe and afternoon adventures with holiday classics: Frosty the
Snowman at 12:30pm and the
and the Year Without a Santa Claus at 3:00pm.
Marquis Theatre Cafe. Free.

Public Skating; 4:45-6:15pm
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

Vocal Concert at Mahaney Arts Center; 7:30pm
An Evening of Songs and Arias. Free.

Transition – A Sas Carey Documentary with Khongoroo; 8:00pm
Town Hall Theater. Contact THT box office for tickets

Sunday, December 8
Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; doors open at 9:30am
Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and enjoy a free
showing of a holiday classic: The Muppet Christmas Carol. Free with toy
donation. Marquis Theatre Cafe.

Henry Sheldon Museum Holiday Open House; Noon-4:00pm
Electric trains and miniature Christmas tree raffle. Henry Sheldon Museum.
Donations welcomed.
Amazing Grace; 2:00pm

A documentary film featuring Aretha Franklin. A Middlebury New
Filmmakers Festival film. Town Hall Theater, $15/person. Contact THT
Box Office for tickets.

Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas; 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Festive annual program featuring choral music, congregational singing
and biblical texts of the season. Mead Memorial Chapel. Free.

Tuesday, December 10
Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice; 11:00am
A Great Art Wednesday event on a Tuesday! Town Hall Theater; $13/
adults and $8/students. Contact THT box office.

Public Skating; 3:00-4:30pm
Memorial Sports Center; See website for pricing

Wednesday, December 11
Harriet One Day Only; 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Presented by the Marquis Theatre and Showing Up For Racial Justice.
Marquis Theatre. Suggested $10 donation to benefit S.U.R.J.

Votive Holder Craft; 5:00-6:30pm
Adult drop-in program. Join us to make a snowy mason jar votive candle
holder. Ilsley Public Library Reference Room. Free.

Warren Miller’s Timeless; 7:30pm
Town Hall Theater. $21/Person. Contact THT Box Office.

Thursday, December 12
Noon Advent Concert Series; 12:15pm
Addison String Quartet. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Free

Midd Night Stroll; 5:00-8:00pm
Pop-ups, specials, sales, giveaways, tastings and lots more in the
downtown and marble works shops and restaurants. Cocoa Hut in Cannon
Park. Presented by the National Bank of Middlebury.

Warren Miller’s Timeless; 7:30pm
Town Hall Theater. $21/person. Contact THT Box Office.

Saturday, December 14
Holiday Character Pancake Breakfast; 8:30am & 10:00am
At Middlebury Inn. $12/adults and $8/kids 12 and under. Limited seating.
Tickets available at Eventbrite.com (Search Very Merry Middlebury
Character Breakfast) Includes characters, balloons, music and more.

Visit with Santa in his Workshop; 10:00am-Noon
Maple Landmark Woodcraft. Santa will bring a special early Christmas present
for all children. Free.

Hot Chocolate Hut; 10:00am-5:00pm
At Cannon Park. Just 25¢ a cup. Enjoy cocoa with all the fxings!

Embroidery Necklace Making; 10:00-11:30am
Children age 7+ with an adult partner. Learn how to complete a simple
cross-stich pattern and leave with a completed necklace project. No
previous experience necessary. Registration required; contact Ilsley
Public Library. Ilsley Library. Free.

Read a Story with Santa; 11:00am-2:00pm
Danforth Pewter (52 Seymour St). Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. Free.

Santa Storytime with Paul Laud and Janie the Bernese Mountain
Dog; 11:00am
Story read by author and illustrator of “The House that Santa (Almost)
Missed.” Vermont Book Shop. Free.

Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; 12:30pm & 3:00pm
Enjoy a screening of Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas at 12:30 and Elf
at 3:00pm. Marquis Theatre Cafe. Free.
Santa Claus at the Marquis; 1:30-3:00pm
Another chance to catch Santa in Middlebury! Marquis Theatre. Free.

Recycled Book Snowman Making; 2:30-4:00pm
Adult drop-in program. Join us to make a snowman from a repurposed
book. Ilsley Library Reference Room. Free.

Livingston Taylor; 7:00pm
Musical performance at Town Hall Theater. $44/Person. Contact THT
Box Office for tickets.

Sunday, December 15
Kids Open Craft Studio; 10:00am-3:00pm
Everyone is welcome to get your craft on! Stop in while shopping or drop
older kids off to go get it done. Bundle at 51 Main. $10 suggested donation.

Monday, December 16
Pre-Chanukah Party; 3:45-5:00pm
Dreidel games, crafts, latke bar and more. Havurah of Addison County. Free.

Wednesday, December 18
Stamped Metal Keychain Craft; 5:00-6:30pm
Tween/teen/adult drop-in event. Join us to make a stamped keychain.
Ilsley Library Reference Room. Free.

Thursday, December 19
Noon Advent Concert Series; 12:15pm
Jack DesBois. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall. Free

Public Skating; 3:00-5:00pm
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

Last Chance Makers Market at Bundle (51 Main); 5:00-8:00pm
Artisan makers at Bundle plus several downtown shops will offer
extended evening hours for last minute shopping!

Friday, December 20
Cereal Jar Gifts; 3:30-4:15pm
Family drop-in event. Decorate and fill mason jars with cereal for a fun, easy
snack. Join Ilsley’s Library League in the Ilsley Library Meeting Room. Free.

Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; 7:00pm
Classic Christmas movie staple for the grownups: Christmas Vacation
Marquis Theatre Cafe. Free.

Santaland Diaries; 7:30pm
For mature elves only: an irreverent anti-holiday attraction. Town Hall
Theater. Contact THT Box Office.

Saturday, December 21
Santa Visits the Farmers’ Market; 9:00am-Noon
530 Exchange Street, Middlebury. Free.

Decorate a Solstice Lantern; 10:30am-Noon
Family drop-in event. Join us to decorate a simple battery-powered solstice
lantern. Ilsley Library Youth Room. Free.

A Gentle Christmas for the Community; 11:00am
A service for whom the Christmas season may be difficult. Communion
service followed by a soup lunch. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Upper
Meeting Room. Free.


Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; 12:30pm, 3:00pm & 6:30pm
Enjoy a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol at 12:30pm, Home
Alone at 3:00pm and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York at 6:30pm.
Marquis Theatre Cafe. Free.


Embroidered Tapestry Making; 2:00-3:30pm
Children 10+ with an adult partner. Registration required; contact Ilsley
Library. Learn how to complete an embroidered tapestry and leave with a
completed project. Pre-requisite: threading needles, knotting thread, straight
stitch. Ilsley Library Community Room. Free.

Western Star; 4:00-5:15pm
The Western Star an epic poem, with songs celebrating the season of light.
Bundle at 51 Main. Free.


Public Skating; 4:45-6:15pm
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; 9:00pm
Classic Christmas movie for the grownups: Bad Santa. Marquis Theatre
Cafe. Free.

Sunday, December 22
Annual Chanukah Celebration; 5:00-7:00pm
Latkes, jelly donuts, live music, kids activities, candle lighting at 5:30pm. Bring
your own menorah. Rsvp to hheddirector@gmail.com by 12/18 please. Free.

Tuesday, December 24
Public Skating; 9:00-10:30am
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

Christmas Pageant and Communion Service; 3:30-5:00pm
Children can choose a costume and participate in a simple re-enactment
of the nativity. The service includes a short homily and communion
open to all. Be ready for real, live animals. This service is a joyful blend
of traditional carols, the nativity story and our children. St. Stephen’s
Episcopal Church. Free.


Christmas Eve Early Service; 4:00-5:00pm
Congregational Church of Middlebury. Free.

Christmas Eve Services; 5:00pm & 7:30pm
All welcome. Please bring friends, neighbors, and visiting family
members to our spirited celebrations. Both services end with the
traditional lighting of the candles and singing of Silent Night. Champlain
Valley Unitarian Universalist. Free.


Christmas Eve Service; 7:30-8:30pm
Congregational Church of Middlebury. Free.


Christmas Eve Holy Communion Service; 9:00-10:00pm
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Free.

Wednesday, December 25
Christmas Communion Service; 9:00-10:00am
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Free.

Thursday, December 26
Public Skating; 9:00-10:30am
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

Friday, December 27
Public Skating; 10:00-11:30am
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

Family Movie; 2:00-4:00pm
Family drop-in movie: Captain Marvel. Popcorn and drinks provided.
Ilsley Library Community Room. Free.

Saturday, December 28
Public Skating; 10:00-11:30am
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing

Holiday Classics at the Marquis Theatre; 12:30pm & 3:00pm
Enjoy a screening of Happy Feet at 12:30pm and Happy Gilmore at
3:00pm. Marquis Theatre Cafe. Free.

Night at the Theater with Mairi & Nathan Harris-Grewar; 7:30pm
Town Hall Theater. Contact THT Box Office for ticket information.

Sunday, December 29
Lessons & Carols – A Celebration of Christmas in Word and Music;
10:00-11:00am
All are welcome to come sing and remember the season. St. Stephen’s
Episcopal Church. Free.

Public Skating; 3:45-5:15pm
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

Tuesday, December 31
Countdown to Noon Year 10:30am-12:15pm
Family drop-in event. A New Year’s celebration for those who won’t make
it to midnight. Join us for crafts, snacks, music, storytime, photobooth
and a count down to the balloon drop at Noon. Ilsley Public Library
Community Meeting Room. Free.

Public Skating; 1:00-2:30pm
Memorial Sports Center; see website for pricing.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks; 6:30pm
Middlebury Rec Park. Free.

New Year’s Eve Free Public Skating; 7:00-8:30pm
Memorial Sports Center. Free.

New Year’s Eve with The Grift; 8:00pm
Town Hall Theater. Contact THT Box Office for tickets.

Saturday, January 4
Merry Mulch- Curbside Christmas Tree Pick-up Starting at 8:00am
Please have trees at the curb the night before completely free of decorations,
tinsel or metal. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Middlebury. Free.
For more events and information, please visit:

ExperienceMiddlebury.com, MemorialSportsCenter.org, MiddleburySnowbowl.com, RikertNordic.com, MiddleburyMarquis.com, TownHallTheater.com, IsleyPublicLibrary.org, HenrySheldonMuseum.org.