Annual Vergennes Holiday Stroll on December 5th

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Annual Vergennes Holiday Stroll on December 5th

By Sue Hoxie

Vergennes, Vermont – November 16, 2009 – The Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the fifth annual Vergennes Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 5th. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and wrap up at 7 p.m. with a holiday concert by the Otter Creek Choral Society.

A few of the event highlights include:

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 9th Annual Winter Holiday Craft Fair at Vergennes Elementary School
  • 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Maiden Vermont (a cappella group) at Bixby Library
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Visit Santa in a Winter Wonderland at Vergennes Opera House. Perfect for kids who want to get their picture taken with Santa, listen to Mrs. Claus read stories, make an ornament and decorate cookies. 
  • 5 p.m.: Lighting of City Park and Memory Tree, caroling by Addison County Gospel Choir, New Haven Twilight Tails 4Hers and the audience and Victory Baptist Church Cantata.

There are many other events during the day for young and old. A complete schedule is available at
In addition to these events, the Holiday Stroll is the kick-off for a week-long collection of food items for the Community Food Shelf. Several area businesses are collection points for non-perishable food items. Items will be collected between December 5 and 12.

For more information on this event, call 802-388-7951 or email  

Holiday Stroll Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of the following businesses and organizations: Addison Outfitters, Bixby Library, Boys & Girls Club, City of Vergennes, Gaines Insurance, Jackman Fuels, Kinney Drugs, Linda’s Apparel, Maple Landmark, Inc., Northlands Job Corps Center, Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, Vergennes Area Merchants, Vergennes Opera House, VUHS Students and Friends of Music, and WowToyz.

About Addison County Chamber of Commerce

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at


Media Inquiries:

Sue Hoxie
Addison County Chamber of Commerce
93 Court Street
Middlebury VT  05753
p: 802-388-7951

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