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Essex Winter Carnival and Soup Cookoff
104 Maple Street
Essex JunctionVT 05452
(802) 878-1375

Ages: 0 and up

Join them for a fun day filled with music, performances, awesome winter activities inside and out, great food, refreshments, and so much more! Food and refreshments will be for sale and don't forget to check out the Chili Cook Off! 

Co-produced by Essex Junction Recreation and Parks and Essex Parks and Recreation.


Ben & Jerry's Winter Festival
1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd
(802) 882-1240

Ages: 0 - 14+

March 4, 2017 11:00-4:00
Gather friends & family, put on an extra layer and come join the fun at Ben & Jerry's for our 15th annual Winter Festival.
Elements of this free outdoor event include: 
  • Snow sculptures
  • Free tours
  • DJ –tunes and trivia
  • 2017 flavors
  • Local vendors sample and sale
  • Gift shop sale
  • VINS-Bird on Glove live raptor program 12:30-2:00
  • Games
  • Local Girl Scout Troop selling cookies-stock up!





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Colchester Winter Carnival
131 Laker Lane
(802) 264-5640

Ages: 0 - 14+

The Colchester Parks and Recreation Department and the Winter Carnival Committee invite you to the Annual Colchester Winter Carnival. Come on out to the carnival and visit with your friends, family and neighbors. Make sure to make your way to this fun-filled family event and celebrate winter with your community!

Dress in layers and plan to spend the day at the Colchester High School on Saturday. A variety of indoor and out...

Great Ice Event in Grand Isle
3537 US Route 2
North HeroVT 05474
(802) 372-8400

Ages: 0 and up

The annual Great Ice in Grand Isle events will be condensed into one event-packed weekend in February. This is an annual celebration on the ice in northern Lake Champlain. The events, most of which are free, are held on City Bay in North Hero and are sponsored by local businesses and open to all. Lots of hot food and beverages available.  

  • Bonfire
  • Kids Ice Fishing Derby
  • Dog Sled Rides
  • Frozen Chosen Regatta
  • Extreme Frisbee
  • Flapjack Breakfas...
Ice on Fire @ North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
MontpelierVT 05602
(802) 229-6206

Ages: 0 - 14+

January 31, 2015

This is a huge winter festival in the open fields of the North Branch Nature Center. Spend the afternoon participating in wonderful village activities including:

  • parade - at 2:00pm
  • storytelling
  • winter games
  • songs
  • readings
  • outdoor theater
  • bonfire - at 5:00pm


There will will be a warming hut serving up hot chili, hot chocolate and cider.  Bring XC skis, snowshoes and sleds.

Lunenburg Gingerbread Bazaar
49 Bobbin Mill Road
LunenburgVT 05906
(802) 892-6654

Ages: 0 and up

December 2, 2017

Looking for a place where you’ll find affordable family fun – something for every member of the family? The Gingerbread Bazaar’s at the Lunenburg Primary School is the place! 

Enjoy free games and contests for all ages, free cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, the Pocket Lady with affordable grab bag items, talented vendors offering Christmas and gift items, Cookie Walk, baked goods including pies, fudge, raffles, lunch...

Milton Winter Festival
Bombardier Park
MiltonVT 05468
(802) 893-4922

Ages: 0 and up

Join community members of all ages for this annual winter celebration! The ever-popular Friday night “Party in the Park” features laser tag, ice skating, snow shoeing, bonfire, hot cocoa, light refreshments and a spectacular fireworks display!

On Saturday, the fun continues with a community celebrity breakfast including games provided by the Big Blue Trunk, then a guided snowshoe excursion, sledding, plus two different dance parties t...

St. Albans Winter Carnival
1 Aldis Hill
St. AlbansVT
(802) 370-2380

Ages: 0 and up

A fantastic weekend of outdoor fun at the Hard'Ack Recreation Area with games, contests, fireworks, races and all kinds of outdoor adventure for the whole family.

Events include:

  • Kids & Family Activities in Taylor Park
  • ACE Duct Tape Downhill Derby
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides in Taylor Park
  • Obstacle Course at Taylor Park
  • Family Snowman Contest in Taylor Park
  • 1st Annual Flag Football Snow Bowl at Hard'ack
  • And More!
Stowe Tour de Snow
4000 Mountain Road
StoweVT 05672

Ages: 0 and up

Cancelled for 2015

Ski, snowshoe, walk, run, pull a baby sled, it is all up to you to find a perfect mode of transportation for you and your family!

The Stowe Tour de Snow is not a race! It is a unique opportunity to try new things, to challenge yourself, to enjoy the Stowe Rec Path and all the fun-filled activities organized by local merchants and friends of the Rec Path. Feel free to start at any point on the Stowe Rec Path, however ...

Stowe Winter Carnival

Ages: 0 and up

Jaunary 16-30, 2016

"The Greatest Stowe on Earth"  - The Stowe Winter Carnival. There are serveral major events for all ages:

  • Snowgolf
  • Warren Miller Movie Night
  • Ice Carving Demos
  • Kids Karnival Kaos
  • Fire & Ice
  • Stowe Youth Hockey Competition
  • Super-G Schuss
  • Snowvolley Ball and More.


See a complete schedule of events here before you go.

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