Country Christmas Open HouseThe 17th annual Country Christmas Open House, held in the Mad River Valley’s Waitsfield and Warren, Vermont, December 5th & 6th 2015, is a great opportunity to celebrate the season with several festive activities, get some shopping done, and maybe even be immortalized on canvas!

The Mad River Valley really knows how to put on an event and the 17th Annual Country Christmas Open House is no exception.

This year, businesses in both Warren and Waitsfield are working to make this popular, annual event more festive then ever before! Gaily decorated Christmas trees will dot the downtown sections of both towns, accompanied by the warmth of festive, glowing luminarias along the banks of the Mad River.

Along with all the seasonal decorations for your eyes, you can expect some for your tummy, too: hot cocoa and marshmallows to roast over lovely, toasty fire pits. These latter will come in handy for warming yourself over, as well – especially if you decide to enjoy a Country Christmas Open House hayride!

And yes – Santa Claus is set to make an appearance for all the kiddies – big and small – so be sure to compile your wishlist!

Feeling a bit like Santa yourself? Good plan! The Country Christmas Open House here in Mad River Valley is nothing if it isn’t one of the best shopping opportunities of the year. Instead of fighting the swarms at the big box stores, enjoy the friendlier, homey environment of small, locally owned shops selling a wider range of harder to find or even one-of-a-kind items.

Along with great deals on fine and unique gifts, shoppers will also find treats and a chance to win prizes. To win a chance at a prize, all you need do is collect a punch card at a participating shop – those displaying a “Participating Merchant” sign. After that, just have the card punched at five different participating shops. When you turn it in at that last shop, you’ve entered the prize drawing. Simple!

While you shop, you may notice artists hither and thither, painting the festivities before them – perhaps even a scene including you! After the event has come to a close, many of these works will be available for purchase. Talk about a unique and wonderful gift!

That’s what the Mad River Valley’s Country Christmas Open House is all about – an opportunity to get all your shopping done in one fell swoop, feel good doing it, and have fun celebrating the season!

Country Christmas Open House 2015

Saturday & Sunday, December 5th & 6th
Waitsfield and Warren, VT

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