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Christmas in Vermont?

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Christmas in Vermont?

Hello to all of you!

Maybe you can help me with my question. We are planning a trip to New York for Christmas shopping, maybe around 15-20th of December 8coming from Brazil).

Now my wife has got the idea to go to Verment and spend Christmas there. For her it is romantic, nice, wonderful ... I am afraid it might be cold, too much snow and nothing to do but sit in the hotel.

Can you give me some idea of what we could do in Vermont / New England aound Christmas? Do you think it is a good idea or better come again in summer / fall?

Thanks for your comments


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1. Re: Christmas in Vermont?

It probably will be cold, so if that's a deal-killer for you, you probably should not come. I can guarantee it will be beautiful, though, lots of Christmas lights and decorations in every town.

Too much snow? Not necessarily, we have lots of winters where the big snow doesn't arrive until January.

There's lots of things to do: skiing, sliding, skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, shopping, dining. Focus on the villages of Woodstock or Stowe to maximize your options.

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2. Re: Christmas in Vermont?

It is a wonderful time to visit. No way to tell about snow except there is never too much. Even if there were a storm, the roads are cleared quickly and well. You can also stay further south in Manchester area. Lots to do there as well. Check out this.


Great place to visit, except on xmas when closed.

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3. Re: Christmas in Vermont?

Agree with the above, but it really isn't usually that much colder than NY, depending on the day and which part of VT you are referring to. And NY gets snow when Vermont doesn't sometimes!

Burlington, Vermont
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4. Re: Christmas in Vermont?

I think you should come to Burlington. There is plenty to do here, and when you walk down Church Street at night, when it is all lit up, and a gentle snow is falling, after a wonderful meal and drinks... Well, you just have to experience it.

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