Annual Vergennes Holiday Stroll on December 1st

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Annual Vergennes Holiday Stroll on December 1st

By Sue Hoxie

Vergennes, Vermont – November 16, 2012 – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 8th annual Vergennes Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 1st. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and end at 5 p.m. with the lighting of City Park and Memory Tree.

A few of the event highlights include:

  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: 12th Annual Winter Holiday Craft Fair at Vergennes Elementary School
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Bixby Library open house and silent auction of holiday baskets
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: “Reminiscing with Father Time” at The Clock Shop
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jon Gailmor, a VT singer/songwriter at Bixby Library
  • 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Maiden Vermont, an a cappella group, at Bixby Library
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Chris Sabic playing acoustic guitar at Creative Space Gallery
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Champlain Brass Quintet performs at the Vergennes Opera House
  • 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. A $5 donation per family is suggested.
  • 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Victory Baptist Choir at Vergennes Opera House
  • 5 p.m.: Lighting of City Park and Memory Tree, caroling by Addison County Gospel Choir

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 kicks-off 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 1 and 8.

For more information on this event, call 802-388-7951 x1 or email

Holiday Stroll Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of the following businesses and organizations: Bixby Library, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, City of Vergennes, The Custom Image, Everywear for Everybody, Foote’s Insurance Agency Inc., Kinney Drugs, Linda’s Apparel & Gifts, Nathaniel Group, Inc., Northlands Job Corps Center, Vergennes Masonic Lodge, 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 tourism and commercial business in Addison County.


Media Inquiries:

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

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