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 27th @ 5pm
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 a visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause too!







9th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade

December 4th @ 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.




The Shires Holiday Inn Tours

December 4th &  11th @ 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

The Four Chimneys’ Inn
South Shire Inn

Rockwell’s Retreat
Arlington’s West Mountain Inn
The Arlington Inn

The Ira Allen House

The Inn at Ormsby Hill
Kimpton Taconic Hotel
The Inn at Manchester
The Barnstead Inn
The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa
The Reluctant Panther
The Hampton Inn and Suites
Wilburton Destination Resort

East Dorset
The Wilson House

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.

100 % of proceeds from this year’s ticket sales will once again enable us to present donations to the Manchester Community Food Cupboard, the Arlington Food Shelf and the Bennington Meals on Wheels.

Elizabeth Berger
The Arlington Inn
Shires of Vermont

John Burnham
Manchester Business Association


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