If you've grown weary of consumerism and want to add more meaning to your Christmas celebration, there's still time to visit Vermont before the year's through for a holiday-themed event or two. Join in the largest-ever synchronized singing event on the winter solstice Friday, or lend your voice to a Community Messiah Sing this Sunday. Ride a horse-drawn sleigh, see Santa arrive by fire truck or ring in the new year with sled dogs. Embrace the spirit of Christmas in Vermont
with these ideas and more from Vermonter Rachel Carter
Festival of Trees media photo courtesy of the Bennington Museum.