Every Friday in
December – Extended hours for holiday shopping. Most stores will stay open
until 8 p.m. on Friday evenings.
Every Friday 5-5:30
p.m. Five Town Peace Coalition – Please join
us in our effort to promote justice and peace in our community and world!!
Vigil on the Bristol Town Green, corner of North St. and West St., for the 11th
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Store Window Puppet Show - Come
to The Enchanted Closet, 22 Main
St. and few a puppet show from the sidewalk. Diane
Mortier, puppeteer. Free. 453-3167.
5:00-8:00 p.m. Sixth Annual Chocolate Walk - Businesses in downtown Bristol will be open until 8 p.m. and will
offer a complimentary chocolate treat to customers. Follow the map (available
in participating stores) so you don’t miss any chocolate opportunities. The Gateway Players will also be performing
short scenes from favorite plays in various locations throughout downtown. The
locations will also be noted on the Chocolate Walk map. Sponsored by Bristol Downtown Community
Partnership. Free! 453-7378.
Chocolate Walk Child Care - Bristol
Rec. Dept. in partnership with BDCP is offering free childcare for Chocolate
Walk Night in Bristol.
Childcare with our Red Cross Certified sitters along with their instructor will
be offered in the store front next to HoneyLights on Main St. Drop the kids off
while you shop. Free to all. 453-5885.
6:00-6:30 p.m. Memory
Tree Lighting - The Bristol Recreation Department is
sponsoring a MEMORIAL TREE on the Town Green this holiday season. If you would
like to purchase a memory tree bulb as a symbol of loved ones present or past
the cost is $5.00 per bulb. The deadline to order tree bulbs is December 2. You can purchase bulbs at area merchants, the Town
Clerk’s office and Bristol Recreation Dept. office or, you can mail your names
and payment (checks made payable to Bristol Recreation Dept.) to Bristol
Recreation Dept. P.O. Box 249, Bristol,
VT 05443. Please print clearly the names as they should appear on the Memorial
Tree sign. 453-5885
7:00 p.m. Middlebury
Winds Holiday Concert - Approximately 40 members from Addison County draw
from classical wind ensemble and concert band repertoire. Music of the season
will be part of the concert. Holley Hall - Admission is free, but donations to
the Middlebury Winds Scholarship Fund are gladly accepted. 453-5885.
2:00 p.m. Holiday Tea - A
three course luncheon and soft music; classic ingredients for a wonderful
holiday afternoon to share with your family and friends. Admission $25
adults/$15 child. Mary’s Restaurant. 453-2432 for reservations.
Wednesday, December 11
6:00-7:30 p.m. Spice
it up!! Adult Cooking Class - Have
you ever wondered what to do with that spice? Wondered what spice to add to
this or that to add flavor or give your dish a little zip? This class is
designed to answer those unknowns. At Mt. Abe.
Friday, December 13
5:00-7:00 p.m. Recycled Reading - Vermont Wild
author Megan Price will be speaking about and signing her new book, Maine
Wild. Pick up her latest volume of Warden Service stories. This time
around, enjoy the adventures of retired Chief Warden Parker Trip of Maine. Biting bears, bloody
brawls, dodging poachers’ bullets while barefoot, wearing only his briefs, and
a bear cub attack are just of few of the true and wacky warden stories in his
new collection. Vermont Wild I, II,
and III and Maine Wild are available for purchase. Recycled Reading, 453-5982.
5:30-7:00 p.m. Artists’ Reception - Meet the artists
at a reception to celebrate Elegance. Our
holiday season exhibit features elegant hand-painted and dyed silk wearables by
Ellen Spring of Starksboro and delicate nature-inspired sterling silver jewelry
by Middlebury jeweler Bruce Baker. Exhibit on display November 18 through
Art on Main, 453-4032. Free.
Saturday, December 14
with Santa - This annual event
is just about sold out. If you are planning to attend please contact Bristol Rec.
for ticket information. 453-5885.
12:30-4:00 p.m. Open
Sky Studio Holiday Wellness Break - Holiday stress? Give yourself the gift of
self-nourishment while supporting your local food shelf. Sampler classes of Tai
Chi/Q: Gong and Mantra Meditation; individual mini-sessions of massage, reiki,
or ear acupuncture, accompanied by a hypnotic live soundscape of voice, crystal
singing bowl and bells. See schedule of events at Open Sky or on our website, www.openskystudio.org. Drop-ins welcome for
classes or just to bathe in the healing sounds. Fee is a food donation for the
food shelf. Sign up for mini-sessions at Open Sky or email email@example.com, Open
Sky Studio (above Cubber’s), 453 2916.
Sunday, December 15
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Community Holiday Benefit Dinner - Traditional Christmas dinner offered
to the community’s seniors and lower income families, with live music,
children’s activities, and a visit from Santa Claus. Celebrating our 31st
year of this great event. Free. The Inn at
Baldwin Creek and Mary’s Restaurant. 453-2432.
Monday, December 16
7:30 p.m. Mr.
Christmas Tree Pageant - The
community has an opportunity to attend the inaugural Young Life Mr. Christmas
Tree Pageant. Six senior boys will be
competing at Holley Hall to be crowned 2013 Mr. Christmas Tree. Free. 349-0498.
Wednesday, December 18
Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!!! Kid’s Cook - We’ll make cookies, bake cookies,
decorate and eat cookies! Bristol
kitchen. $25.00. 453-5885.
December 18 & Thursday, December 19
6:00-8:00 p.m. Phone
Calls from Santa - We’ve reached
an agreement with the North Pole Headquarters to arrange a phone call from
Santa to local children. You’ll find a link to download an informational form
on our website www.bristolrec.org or
you can stop by our office to register. $5.00 per family. 453-5885
Friday, December 20
6:00 p.m. Community
Christmas Caroling - Meet in front
of Holley Hall. Dress warmly as we’ll be out for a couple of hours. Hot
chocolate and cookies will be served in Holley Hall when we return. 453-5885.
Tuesday, December 24
4:00, 6:00, 8:00 p.m.
seatings, Christmas Eve Buffet - The Inn
looks its most beautiful and the food the most delectable. Annual traditions are
the highlight of the season. $48 adults; $25 child. Mary’s Restaurant. 453-2432
Tuesday, December 31
5:00-11:00 p.m. Bristol Best Night - New
Year’s Eve Celebration! Three venues with music, dance and children’s
activities. Bristol Holley Hall, Walkover and Baptist Church.
$10.00. For more information call Rick Ceballos, 453-4613.