Newport Santa Festival
Have you ever seen Santa's Workshop? Before you do, you must complete the Elf Training Program, find Santa's Reindeer and catch all the Ginger Bread Cookies! The weather is cold, but the cocoa is always hot in downtown Newport during the Santa Festival. Just follow the sound of caroling to find winter sales, old fashioned games for the family and of course, the BIG MAN himself - SANTA! You won't want to miss the ornament workshop, handbell choir or wagon rides. It's the perfect way to celebrate the magic of the season as a family.
The kid's carnival-style workshop opens at 1PM in the Municipal Gym and includes a variety of free activities for the whole family. Start the Great Gingerbread Chase scavenger hunt, get your face painted or sit down and relax with a little Christmas Bingo. The workshop is also home to everyone's favorite holiday tradition, visits with Santa! Plenty of holiday sweets are provided in the workshop by the Troy School bake sale fundraiser.
View 2016 Photos with Santa here.
Pepperment Trail Tours
Community National Bank is hosting their annual Santa Festival family program at the Main Street office in Newport on Saturday at 1:00PM. Stop by for a tour along the Peppermint Trail and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season. Free crafts, activities and treats for all ages until 3:00PM.
Holiday Shopping Market
Mary Kay, Scensty, Pampered Chef, LulaRoe and more all under one roof! With a huge variety of vendors and consultants on hand, you're sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list. This warm and cozy market is open from 9-4PM at the Gateway Center with door prizes and a holiday gift raffle. Exclusive vendor spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Stephanie Whitehouse at (518)301-4567. Download Vendor Registration Form
Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop
Transforming your home and decorating with lights and tinsel is just another part of the fun during the holiday season. Impress your guests as they sit down for dinner at table adorned with a handmade creation. Bring a friend, neighbor or family member and join the MAC Center for the Arts at 2:30PM on Saturday as we learn to create beautiful centerpieces using local evergreens and festive accessories. Cost is $3 per person, open to ages 9-99. Space is limited, register by December 1st. For more details, contact Diana Poulin at (802)673-8808.
12th Annual Tree Lighting and Open House
The Christmas bells are ringing at the Goodrich Memorial Library for the annual open house and tree lighting. The traditional holiday celebration will included a hand bell choir performance by the United Church of Newport followed by refreshments and children's craft activity. Mark Shelton will warm your spirit and finish the evening with songs of the season at 6PM. All ages are welcome at this free event.
Age: All Ages
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: Main Street and Municipal Gym, Newport
Admit/Rate: Workshop admission by donation
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Shop Small, Shop Local
Make your list and check it twice! Local business in Newport is loaded with winter sales during Santa Festival weekend. Whether you're looking for a hand crafted gift at the MAC Center or a special toy from Wider Than The Sky, Main Street boasts a variety of discounts and promotions during the month of December. Plus, our community holds some of the best shops around for unique holiday gifts and Vermont made products. Make it original and from-the-heart this year while you shop for loved ones and support community retail at the same time. Here's a listing of local shops in our area.
Local Specials & Santa Festival Sales