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Victorian Holiday

A full day of holiday cheer! Throughout the holiday season, St. J welcomes you to a downtown filled with Victorian charm and outstanding shopping and dining.

A perfect way to get into the spirit of giving with treats, sweets, merry music, crafts, and a visit from Santa. Events:

  • VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION FESTIVITIES AT THE WELCOME CENTER 10 am to 2 pm and featuring…
    SANTA
    Arriving by horse-drawn carriage, Santa arrives to greet children of all ages and inspire the spirit of giving this holiday season.
    HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES
    Hop on the charming wagon led by two horses for a spin through downtown St Johnsbury. Rides are sponsored by Discover St Johnsbury.
    THADDEUS STEVENS SCHOOL
    The Thaddeus Stevens School leads their fantastic Simple Gifts activity. The Stevens School provides materials to young children in order to make gifts for the holiday season. Stations are set up with the materials to make bird feeders, jewelry, paper decorations, and other simple gifts. The tables are staffed with a Thaddeus Stevens School parent, staff, or alumnus. Children move from one station to another accompanied by a Thaddeus Stevens School student and finish at the wrapping table.

    DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
    Complimentary cookies and cocoa provided at the Welcome Center from 10 am to 2 pm. Learn about how local families can help local kids through their fostering program.
    DOG MOUNTAIN GALLERY POP-UP SHOP
    Find gifts from the iconic collections of Dog Mountain.
    PJ LIBRARY IN VERMONT
    PJ Library in Vermont will host a Hanukkah Celebration Table. Come and learn how to play a dreidel and hear a Hanukkah story or two. You can even take home your own dreidel to keep the fun rolling!
    FIRST NIGHT NORTH will be on hand so you can purchase your First Night buttons for St. Johnsbury’s favorite New Year’s Eve celebration.

Victorian Holiday Events Happening Around Town

  • Good Shepard Catholic School (121 Maple St)
    • 9:00 to 2 pm — Good Shepard Christmas Bazaar. You are welcome to come experience our amazing cookie walk, choose your freshly cut tree, bid on one of our incredible gift baskets and other raffles, find the perfect gift from 30 vendors, and enjoy lunch and a warm drink at our Food Cafe!
  • St Johnsbury House (1207 Main St)
    • 10 am to 1 pm — Cookie Walk
      Benefit the Good Living Senior Center.
  • Catamount Arts (115 Eastern Ave) 

     

    • 10 am to 1 pm. FREE Family Make and Take Workshop. Cardinal Greeting Cards.
      Make cheerful mixed media cards or holiday gift tags. Supplies provided. All ages welcomed. Children under 8 years old must have an adult with them. Takes place in Catamount Outback Artspace behind Catamount Arts Center on Eastern Ave. Advance registration requested, but drop-ins are welcomed.
  • Fairbanks Museum (1302 Main St.)
    • 1:30 to 4 pm — Fairbanks Victorian Holiday Open House.
      Ring in the holiday season with neighbors and friends in one of St J’s true treasures. There is something for all ages at this family-friendly tradition that includes crafts for giving and decorating, holiday cookies to decorate and sample, a guided tour of Vermont’s only public planetarium, and unbeatable Victorian charm. This event is free and open to everyone.
  • St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center (421 Summer Street)
    • 1:00 to 4:00 PM — Holiday Open House
    • Travel back in time by visiting the St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center at 421 Summer Street, including the Carriage Barn and its recently added treasures. Enjoy historical coloring for kids and refreshments for all!
  • DOG MOUNTAIN (143 Parks Road)
    • 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
    • Holiday Festivities — light refreshments served all day
    • Extended Gallery Hours 11 am to 8 pm
    • One Day Only 10% discount coupons
    • 4 pm to 7 pm Music in the Gallery
    • 4:30 pm – Tree Lighting on the East Deck
    • 4:45 pm – Blessing of the Animals in the Chapel.
    • 5 pm to 8 pm – Bonfire!
  • Revel into the Evening…
    Pumpkin Hill Singers, performing with Pipe and Slippers.
    7:00 pm at the Grace Methodist Church, 36 Central St.
    Family Friendly.
Earlier Event: December 10
Good Shepherd School Christmas Bazaar
Later Event: December 10
2nd Annual Barnet Holiday Craft Fair