2016 Chittenden County Vermont Thanksgiving events and things to do

Most everyone agrees Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family. It's a time to gather together with family and friends and to join in with the bountiful harvest that we are so fortunate to receive. To celebrate all that we have and to think of those less fortunate. It is a day for saying thanks and sharing.

The thanksgiving ritual while similar is somewhat different for everyone. A hot cup of coffee or cocoa and a leisurely breakfast before starting the meal preparation is what comes to mind when I think of this special gathering. Preparing the Turkey, making the stuffing and getting it into the oven is the first order of business. Once that's done one can relax for a bit but usually not for long. Setting the table and preparing for the arrival of the guests will take up any spare time. Visions of my mother racing around the kitchen comes to mind. The Macy's Day Parade in the background with shouts of laughter coming from the living room always adds to this nostalgic day. Pumpkin pie,cranberry sauce, squash, gravy and potatoes makes it the feast we look forward to every year.

And of course there is the start of the Christmas shopping season. The mad dash to the stores with their newspaper coupons in hand before the sun comes up on the day after Thanksgiving is part of the tradition. The internet has changed some of that but this tradition still holds fast in many families. If you are not a shopper and have a long week-end there are some other things to do to fill in your holiday week-end.

A couple good ones to check out in the area are…… Deck The Halls– A tradition at The Shelburne Museum.

Come and celebrate the creative spirit of the holiday season at the Shelburne Museum. Ring in the holidays with a visit to their festive trees; participate in art activities, explore the grounds by horse and wagon and view Shelburne Museum in a festive light. Take a selfie in the life sized snowglobe! Shop the annual holiday sale extravaganza and visit the café for a bowl of chili, soup and tasty cookies. Add some snow and you have a picture out of Currier and Ives. What a wonderful day to spend an afternoon!

Holiday music by cellist Patrick McGuire, guitarist Jack Snow and
the family comedy 'Elf' and a cookie decorating workshop round out this fulfilled week-end.

For more information and activities Click HERE
http://shelburnemuseum.org/event/deck-the-halls-2016-11-27/

Friday – Sunday

November 25th – 27th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

For those of you in a more dramatic mood you won't want to miss this Murder Mystery at the North Hero House.

October Theatre Company Inc performs “Cold Murder– A Rock & Roll Mystery”  

Saturday November 26th

Reservations required

Here’s the premise : A Rock & Roll Band has lost one of its members and is holding auditions to find a replacement.

You’ll enjoy a three course dinner while the band performs and new band member candidates audition. The music will be from the 50’s & 60’s and there will be a sing along to
favorite tunes from the movie “Grease”.

SPECIAL BONUS – An original cast member from the movie Grease will be on hand to sing one of the original Grease tunes.

Alas, someone gets murdered and its up to the audience to solve the crime.

For more details click HERE http://www.northherohouse.com/packages/murder-mystery-dinner-theatre/

Whatever you decide to do this season spending it with those you love is the most important part. Weather it be an outing, a show or just a quiet time at home cherish the moments as they go quickly.

The Holidays are opportunities for friends and relatives to get together and celebrate life. May we all enjoy the season with love and caring for one another. May peace descend upon us all this magical time of year.

Happy Holiday!

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