There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to visit a quintessential New England town in December.
One such community is Woodstock, Vt. Nestled in the Green Mountains just 2½ hours from Boston, three hours from Montreal and four from New York City, the town offers pure charm in all seasons, but none as much as the approaching holidays.
Twinkling lights on trees lining the sidewalks and on greenery around shop windows, the pure white of snowbanks and snow-covered lawns, Christmas music, hot cocoa or cider and delicious baked goods as well and farm-to-table meals near a crackling fire can all be found while strolling through the village.
Highlighting the season is Wassail Weekend, set this year for Dec. 13-15. The weekend is packed with activities. House tours and holiday tales, artisan markets and performances are just some of the special events you’ll find here.