Dec
7
Sat
Christmas Bazaar @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Homemade crafts, homemade soup and sandwich lunch, silent auction, homemade baked goods, indoor yard sale. Santa visit 10am-12pm.

Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors @ 24 Garfield Street
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

An open house in Deborah Holmes’ home/ studio with ornaments, gift prints, and watercolors for sale. Refreshments.

Mead Tasting at Bristol Beverage @ Bristol Beverage
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a free mead tasting with Groennfell Meadery.

Dec
8
Sun
Breakfast Buffet at Libanus Lodge #47 @ Libanus Lodge #47
Dec 8 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

A delicious breakfast buffet from the members of Libanus Lodge #47 Free and Accepted Masons. Open to the public to raise money for the local community through various donations.

Holiday Open House at Deborah Holmes Watercolors @ 24 Garfield Street
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

An open house in Deborah Holmes’ home/ studio with ornaments, gift prints, and watercolors for sale. Refreshments.

Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Ornament Making @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 8 @ 10:15 am

Create your very own set of Chrismon ornaments to decorate your home Christmas tree! These special symbols help tell the true Christmas story.

Mary’s Restaurant Holiday Tea @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Holiday tea is a beloved tradition. It’s the perfect way to spend time with family and friends during the holidays. Three course afternoon luncheon with fancy tea cups, delicious sweets and traditional seasonal foods. Bring your children to their first, but not last, tea.

Dec
13
Fri
Wine Tasting at Vermont Marketplace @ Vermont Marketplace
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Taste these locally-grown wines from Lincoln Peak Vineyard and stock up for the holidays.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry! @ Downtown Bristol
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for shopping, refreshments, and music, and visit three unique locations on Main Street for a terrific selection of local well-known musical acts, with accompanying wines, ciders, and delicious eats.

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM  John & Lyn Elder | Vermont Tree Goods
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM  Zach Rhoads Trio | Tandem
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM  Singers of the Great Turning | Tandem
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM  Rick Ceballos & Lausanne Allen | Bristol Cliffs Cafe
7:45 PM – 9:30 PM  Bristol Folk Session Players | Bristol Cliffs Cafe
Dec
14
Sat
Breakfast with Santa @ Holley Hall
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am

Come and enjoy carriage rides, arts and crafts, live music, and Santa with Mrs. Clause. Breakfast includes Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Milk, Coffee, and Tea. Pre registration is needed.Tickets are available at www.bristolrec.org. 8:30am, 9:30am, and 10:30am seatings.

Holiday Card Making for Adults @ Tandem
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Make your own holiday cards with all materials provided. For ages 18 and up. Come and go as you please. Make some for yourself, or for the favorite people in your life. Let’s spread some cheer!

Holiday Storytime at Bristol Suites @ Bristol Suites
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am

Kids will enjoy old favorites and new stories about this wonderful time of the year. Enter through Vermont Marketplace. Ages 1-7.

2019 Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant @ Mt. Abraham Union High School
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

Six senior boys compete for the crown of Mr. Christmas Tree in a very funny pageant format. Formal wear, interviews, talent and bathing suit portions have entertained the community since 2013.

Dec
15
Sun
Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Cooking Decorating & Card Making @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 15 @ 10:15 am

Come decorate Christmas cookies and make Christmas cards to deliver to various community members and organizations. Help us put together a sweet holiday treat to lift someone’s spirit.

Mary’s 36th Annual Community Holiday Dinner @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

37th Annual Community Dinner FREE to all Addison County residents. Turkey, ham and all the trimmings.  Local entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. Transportation available through ACTR. Home delivered meals to shut-ins (must call ahead for delivery by Friday December 13).

Gingerbread House Decorating @ Holley Hall
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We provide the houses and candy, you provide the creativity! No mess, no stress way to make an awesome gingerbread house AND donate to the Have a Heart Food Shelf.

Dec
17
Tue
High School Winter Concert @ Mt. Abraham Union High School
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

Come and listen to the high school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season.

Dec
18
Wed
Middle School Winter Concert @ Mt. Abraham Union High School
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm

Come and listen to the middle school music ensembles perform a variety of songs to celebrate the winter season.

Dec
20
Fri
Friday Night Film Showing “Elf” @ Lawrence Memorial Library
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bristol CORE and the Lawrence Memorial Library continue their Reel Film Fridays season of classic and contemporary films with a showing of the holiday classic Elf starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Bob Newhart.

Dec
21
Sat
Holiday Storytime at Bristol Suites @ Bristol Suites
Dec 21 @ 10:30 am

Kids will enjoy old favorites and new stories about this wonderful time of the year. Enter through Vermont Marketplace. Ages 1-7.

Wine Tasting at Bristol Beverage @ Bristol Beverage
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a free wine tasting with the Vermont Wine Merchants Company.

Lantern Making Workshop @ Holley Hall
Dec 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Create your own holiday lanterns in this special, free workshop, led by Art on Main, then use them at the Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light event! All ages welcome, and all supplies provided!

Winter Solstice Celebration at the Watershed @ Norton Brook Reservoir
Dec 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Watershed Center hosts its annual Winter Solstice celebration at the Waterworks property on Plank Road in Bristol. Bring food and drink to share and dress warmly. Children welcome, no dogs.

Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light @ Town Green and Downtown Bristol
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bristol CORE and Tandem host this unique event featuring Vermont fire performing troupe Cirque de Fuego on the Town Green, a procession down Main Street, and fire pits and food and drink in the Downtown.

Solstice Party
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

So winter has, technically, begun. I’m sorry, it is true.

But don’t let it get you down, come ring it in with great music, drinks, and people! American Flatbread in Middlebury is throwing a Solstice bash on Saturday, December 21 from 8pm – 11pm. Featuring cocktail specials and flatbread by the slice, they’ll be hosting Bow Thayer and friends for a Dark Star tribute – and no cover charge!

Come celebrate the lengthening of days and Midwinter Yule in front of their wood-fired oven with dancing and good company. Should be a good time!

Dec
22
Sun
Christmas in Bristol: Christmas Caroling in the Sanctuary @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 22 @ 10:15 am

Enjoy all the best parts of Christmas Caroling without the cold temperatures or walking around. We will be Christmas Caroling in the church sanctuary. Come be part of making a joyful holiday sound!

Dec
24
Tue
Mary’s Christmas Eve Buffet @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Christmas Eve at Baldwin Creek is something special — a bountiful buffet of seasonal food. All with a beautifully decorated farmhouse, endless local products, the glow of our fireplaces, and a warm hospitality await you; it’s the perfect way to share the holiday with whomever.

Dec
27
Fri
Reel Film Fridays Presents “The Hudsucker Proxy” @ Lawrence Memorial Library
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bristol CORE and the Lawrence Memorial Library continue their season of classic and contemporary films with a showing of the Coen Brothers’ screwball comedy classic The Hudsucker Proxy starring Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Dec
29
Sun
Christmas in Bristol: “A Gathering of Neighbors, Learning to Enjoy the Neighborhood” @ Bristol Federated Church
Dec 29 @ 10:15 am

Join us for a Light Sunday Morning Continental Brunch, filled with Peace, Love, Hope, and Joy! A time to remember the best things in life are free.

Dec
31
Tue
Bristol Best Night 2020! @ Bristol
Dec 31 @ 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Bristol Best Night is a community-wide New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Bristol, Vermont. Join us for an evening of music and celebration featuring many talented local musicians including a performance by Annie Voorhees and Friends. Kids activities starting at 3:30 pm. Music begins at 5:00 pm at Holley Hall, the Bristol Baptist Church, and The Walkover Gallery.

Mary’s New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Mary’s at Baldwin Creek
Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm

Five-course prix fixe dinner welcoming the 2020’s in with classic food and cocktails from the 1920’s!