Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Stowe

December 16, 2021


The immeasurable beauty of our east coast ski town is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially during the holiday season. With lights aglow on Main Street, snowflakes falling from above, and warm fireplaces crackling, experience the magic and joy of the holidays only in Stowe. As we celebrate the final days of 2021 and prepare for the upcoming new year, be sure to plan ahead for a seamless experience by securing lift tickets and booking activity and dinner reservations early. Read on to immerse yourself in all the activities, events, dining, and shopping options Stowe, Vermont this holiday season. 

Ho, Ho, Holiday Events!

Entertainment for your trip is covered with a variety of holiday-inspired events in Stowe for all ages and interests. From Skate with Santa and a magical Winter Solstice Sunset Hike, to The Nutcracker and 12 Days of Christmas lantern tour, experience holiday magic in Stowe! And if you’re in town to ring in the New Year, be sure to check out all the festive celebrations happening such as the annual favorite lights festival and New Year’s Eve Celebration at Spruce Peak.

Try Something New This Holiday Season

Make a lasting memory in 2021 and give one of Stowe’s winter activities a go. Try skiing or riding at Stowe Mountain Resort, the premier winter resort destination of the east. Since tickets are limited during the holiday period, book lift tickets and lessons as early as possible. Warm up on a fatbike ride with Lamoille Valley Bike Tours; fat-tire friendly trails are calling your name! Snuggle into a sled as dogs stride ahead pulling you along our picturesque dogsledding routes. Or strap on snowshoes and march under the Vermont moonlight, ending with a three-course meal and fondue experience. Be sure to book special holiday activities early as space and availability may be limited, including lift tickets at Stowe Mountain Resort.

Holiday Dines and Drinks

Stowe’s dining experience is not one to miss…if you still have room after all the hot chocolate and candy canes! The variety of Stowe restaurants offer many in-house holiday specials and menus, as well as take-out options for your convenience. Want a break from cooking on a Sunday? Order ahead and run over to Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar for a take-out roast dinner and a perfectly-paired bottle of wine. Stowe Bee Bakery is also offering Christmas breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and more for the week. Keep an eye out for special holiday menus on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve at many restaurants. Be sure to make reservations early as the holiday season in Stowe is rightfully a popular one! View our winter dining guide for more inspiration.

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

With an array of shops in Stowe, you’re bound to find gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Stowe shops provide an incomparable shopping experience. Shop local for your last-minute gifts, and discover little gems of Vermont to take home with you or give this holiday season. From clothing to home decor, to maple candies and more, Stowe has it all! Head down Main Street and Mountain Road to browse through our collection of little shops. 

Be sure to plan ahead and book activities, lift passes and dinner reservations ahead of time for  an epic experience. Missed your chance for a magical holiday in Stowe this season? Request a quote for next year and prepare to experience all of our Vermont ski town’s winter wonders. Holidays come and go, but make the next one memorable for your family and friends. 

Photos courtesy of Spruce Peak, Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Larry Asam.