Stowe, Vermont combines a classic 200-year-old New England village with  Vermont’s highest peak, Mt. Mansfield.

However, there is much more to Stowe, Vermont, the town famous for it’s skiing and winter activities. For example, did you know that Stowe is rated as the #1 fall foliage destination by Trip Advisor?

From skiing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, paddling, glider soaring, corn maze exploring…the list goes on! No matter the time of year you can find an event, or recreational activity to take advantage of the great outdoors.

Not the sporting type? You’ll still enjoy a trip to Stowe—just plan on hitting the spa instead of the slopes, or perhaps a craft beer tour with 4 Points Craft Beer Tours? A choice of spas, pools restaurants and bars…with so many options there is something for everyone here in Stowe!

We’ve taken the liberty of compiling a few events happening the coming month here in Stowe to help you plan your trip!

Stowe, Vermont December, 2016 Events


December 2 – 3, 2016

Voted by Vermont Chamber of Commerce a Top 10 VT Winter Event! This beloved annual alpine-style Christmas festival embodies the quintessential Vermont village experience for all guests. Enjoy vibrant holiday traditions and some new twists, including: lantern parade and Main Street tree lighting, alpine holiday artisan market, “The Gingerbread Man” puppet show, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus and a real-life reindeer, ugly sweater party, special holiday author’s reading, carolers, hay rides, candy cane twisting and holiday cookie decorating, seasonal arts & crafts, a festive indoor free skate, warm holiday beverages & sweet treats, traditional decorations and much more!

UVM FST Present Design & Ride Rail Jam

Saturday December 3, 2016 – Stowe Mountain Resort

The University of Vermont Freestyle Skiing Team is kicking of the east coasts 2016/17 ski season with the first lift access rail jam at Stowe Mountain Resort. On December 3rd, the first stop of their “Triple Crown Series,” is back, with a new twist, a course design feature. Create and submit a course design for the chance to have your course featured in the competition. Submit your dream design, and join in the fun at the jam for a chance to win some awesome prizes from our sponsors!

Tipsy Easel at Sushi Yoshi

December 6 – Sushi Yoshi Stowe

TIPSY EASEL at Sushi Yoshi. With Instructor Liz Kauffman, ages 21+. Kauffman uses a step-by-step process that makes painting easy and enjoyable, ending with a piece of art to take home. All ability levels are welcome. Admission is $35 and includes one free beverage. Info: Stowe Parks & Recreation, 253-6138,

Stowe Demo Day

This can’t miss annual event features many of the snowsports industries leading ski and ride manufacturers. Located at the base of the Forerunner Quad, consumers have a chance to test first hand the latest 16-17 line up of skis, snowboards, AT and Telemark equipment. Registration: Stowe Toys adjacent to the Forerunner Quad.

Skate With Santa

December 17 – Stowe Arena

Ice Skating with Santa at the Stowe Arena! Come and get your picture taken with Santa! Free Hot Coco and Candy canes. Rental Skate and Helmets available. Skates – $6, Helmet – $2

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