Manchester Merriment

Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style.

Featured Events

Community Tree Lighting Celebration                                                                         

November 30th @ 6pm
Factory Point Town Green
Come one, come all to the Factory Point Town Green for a community celebration to kickoff the holiday season. Join in as we ‘flip the switch’ and light the trees on the green. Don’t miss caroling and a visit with Santa too!







Lighted Tractor Parade

December 7th @ 5:30pm
Parade will loop from Manchester Elementary School along School Street, south on Bonnet Street, east on Main Street, and turn down Memorial Avenue to return to the start.




Holiday Historic Inn Tours

December 7th &  14th @ 12-4pm

Check out how the local inns decorate for the holidays with the annual Holiday Inn Tours! Walk through history and learn more about some of Southern Vermont’s most famous inns during this magical time of year. Inns throughout Manchester, Dorset, and Arlington will be open for visitors. Each location plays host in a unique way, making for a cozy and fun Saturday afternoon in the country.

Participating Inns

Seesaws Lodge
Wilson House
The Squire House ***14th only
Inn at Manchester ***7th only
The Reluctant Panther
The Taconic Hotel
The Equinox Hotel
The Barnstead Inn
Wilburton Inn
The Inn at Ormsby Hill
The Ira Allen House
Hill Farm Inn ***7th only
The Arlington Inn
West Mountain Inn
The Four Chimneys Inn

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Proceeds go to the local food cupboards. Tour is self guided at your own pace and tickets are good both Saturday’s. Tickets can be purchased at any participating Inn.
Call 802-362-6313 or email for more information.

Manchester Lions Elf Express Train

December 21 & 22


10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, *4:00

*4:00PM ride is for Saturday only


This whimsical holiday train will leave r.k. Miles Depot Station on December 21st and 22nd, 2019, taking its riders on a one-hour enchanting journey

through the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont. Refreshments will be served on decorated trains.

Adding to the memories of this holiday ride, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make a surprise visit to provide every child with a special gift.

r.k. Miles Depot Station

(The Tree Lighting Celebration and Tractor Parade are sponsored by: Dorr Oil, The Town of Manchester, Manchester Life Magazine, and the Manchester Business Association.)

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