A part of Wassail Weekend, local high school actors attired in imaginative medieval costumes entertain visitors at the celebrated Christmas medieval feast. Dine on period dishes while jesters cavort around you and kings preside over the proceedings. You'll even toast the season with a child-friendly version of the traditional mulled ale.
At the center of Woodstock's Wassail Weekend is the Christmas Parade. Riders attired in traditional costume and Christmas colors ride beneath the snow-laden boughs of trees. Hundreds flood this small town's streets to watch the spectacle, wave to Santa, and rally the marching bands as they pass joyfully through town.
Just outside town, in bucolic surrounding scenery, you'll find Billings Farm, where you can enjoy excellent seasonal farm-to-table fare. Signature Christmas at the Farm events throughout December offer an insight into 19th century living and feature baked treats from the kitchens. Enjoy a sleigh ride around the estate's heritage sites, and visit the farm museum. Bedecked in seasonal finery, the farm is an especially picturesque place, snuggled in the snowy hills of Vermont.
Take a horse drawn sleigh beneath pretty covered bridges hung with Christmas lights, to explore swathes of snow-kissed landscape. Kedron Valley Stables offers private sleigh rides you can arrange in advance.