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Slow the Holiday Down in Vermont

Posted by Kimberly Sherman  November 30, 2007 12:05 PM

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tree_decorate.gifMy soon-to-be 6 year old told me today that we were late decorating for Christmas. He hasn't even been in a store since Halloween, so what's got him thinking like the rest of the world? Ah yes, it is the rest of the world, including the neighbors with their Christmas Vacation light displays that has him saying out loud, 'Mom is late!'. Little does he know, that I am never late for this season - as it is, I decorate in full by the 1st so we can listen to Elvis' Christmas while staring at the twinkle of lights all over, for almost an entire month. But he's got me thinking now...it really does go too fast. Just like every other day, how can we simplify in order to slow it all down? The answer this season just may lie in Woodstock Vermont's Billings Farm.

Christmas at the Billings Farm will start this weekend from 10 am-4pm, and continue every weekend of the month until Jan. 1. Bundle up the family with no more than a change of clothes, visit the Farm, and experience the simple traditions of a 19th century Vermont Christmas.

The Farm will also feature a little something extra on Dec. 7, 8, & 9 - Woodstock's Wassail Celebration - Come ready to craft and make a historic Christmas ornament. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered on Friday & Sunday, and join local Will Danforth in the farmhouse for traditional holiday music on Saturday.

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