Treats and sweet ideas
In Vermont, the Historic Inns of Manchester Holiday Open House, Dec. 5 and 12, is similar, but less intense. Six area inns, each festooned for the season, will roll out the welcome mat and serve a taste of an inn specialty. Participants receive a goodie bag filled with special offers and gifts from local businesses such as Orvis, Hildene, and the American Museum of Fly Fishing. The inns offer packages. Individual tickets cost $15, and proceeds benefit the Komen Vermont-New Hampshire Race for the Cure.
1-800-362-4144, 802-362-2100; www.manchestervt.net/openhouse.php.