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Winter Carnival and Chili 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, and more! Food and refreshments will be for sale-and don’t forget to check out the Chili Cook Off!  Prizes will be awarded to top three voter favorites!

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

Ages: 0 - 14+

March 3, 2018
Gather friends & family, put on an extra layer and come join the fun at Ben & Jerry's for their annual Winter Festival.
Elements of this free outdoor event include: 
  • Free tours
  • DJ –tunes and trivia & giveaways
  • Danforth Pewter
  • Local Girl Scout Troop selling cookies-stock up!
  • Ice Cream Cake Musical Walk
  • Pint Slices Sampling
  • Sugar on Snow
  • VINS-Bird on Glove live raptor program 1:00-2:30
  • Games like Pinbox, 3000 battle mode cardboard ...
Brrrlington Winter Bash
130 Gosse Court
BurlingtonVT 05408
(801) 881-7767

Ages: 0 - 14+


February 10, 2018

This winter celebration just for kids includes indoor and outdoor fun of all kinds! Join them for a bunch of indoor and outdoor activities! Activities include dog sled rides, snow fort building, balloon animals, face painting, kids’ yoga, meeting some animal and reptile friends, crafts, music and dancing with Star 92.9, games with the Big Blue Trunk and yummy food.

Generously sponsored by Price Chopper Supermarkets a...

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+

February 4, 2018

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

Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light
1 Main Street
BristolVT 05443
(802) 760-6076

Ages: 0 and up

December 22, 2017

Bristol CORE and Tandem are teaming up for the 2nd Annual Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light in Downtown Bristol. Fire performers Cirque de Fuego will start things off on the town green. They will have a lighted walk down Bristol’s Main Street to fire pits at Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods for hot drinks, tasty eats & handmade s’mores kits from… and the night will wrap up at Hatch 31 with music & late night revel...

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!
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