Kick the holiday season off with a fun-filled morning in Middlebury. At 9:45am, welcome Santa to Middlebury as he arrives via fire truck, over the Cross Street Bridge and up Main Street, going around twice to give everyone time to see him. Then, enjoy a visit with the right jolly old elf himself at the Middlebury Community House from 10:00-12:30pm.* Families can take an old fashioned horse drawn wagon ride through downtown Middlebury. Visits with Santa and the horse drawn wagon rides are both free.
Don’t leave Middlebury without doing a bit of holiday shopping. Anything purchased in Middlebury can be wrapped for free at 51 Main from 12:00-4:00pm—just show your receipt! And, of course, make time for a cozy cup of hot cocoa from the always-popular Hot Cocoa Hut in Cannon Park; just 25 cents for a cup with all the fixings! The Hot Cocoa Hut will be open from 9:30am-2:00pm.
*MiniBury Tip: families will start lining up around 9:00 to collect a ticket to see Santa. Tickets are free, but are only given to first 100 or so visitors. Expect to wait on line or spend time wandering around town before your number comes up.