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Winter Fest

The Rutland Winter Fest features a week-and-a-half of activities to get the community involved in fun in the snow and out of the winter blues. Downtown activities include Center Street Night Sledding, where the street is closed to traffic and filled with snow for tubing, and the Center Street Story Walk, where children read the pages of a book in the windows of store fronts. Other activities throughout the week include ice skating, snow sculpting, chili cook-off, broom ball, art walk, Frosty Feet 5K, snow shoeing, and more.

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Holiday Pops – Rutland, ft. the VSO Chorus

José Daniel Flores-Caraballo leads the Orchestra and Chorus in a festive program that ranges from an a cappella version of “Jingle Bells” to the blockbuster “Many Moods of Christmas.” We pay tribute to the late great Robert De Cormier with three of his iconic arrangements, and present the Vermont premiere of a sweet ballad, “Little Tree” by Steve Murray. Never fear, the audience has a role to play…. And of course Holiday Pops can’t officially ring in the season without “Sleigh Ride.” Join us for the celebration!


Hillary Boone is a stand-up comedian and storyteller. She spent her childhood in a log cabin in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. After traveling the country and some of the world, she is back in her home state, making people laugh.

In addition to performing stand-up around New England, Hillary is also a member of the Vermont Comedy Divas and the Divas Do Good initiative, raising money for local nonprofits. She takes part in comedic storytelling events, and is a host of the Moth StorySLAM. Hillary has opened for comics such as Deanne Smith, Myq Kaplan, and Michelle Buteau.

When she’s not on stage, Hillary works at Efficiency Vermont, managing programs. She is a non-profit trainer and facilitator, and teaches “Outcomes and Evaluations for Learning Organizations” in the graduate program at Marlboro College. She has presented her work in measuring impact internationally.

In her free time, Hillary is a board member at Spectrum Youth and Family Services and the Howard Center. She lives in Colchester with her wife and dog. Hillary is thrilled to be appearing with the VSO again!rr

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Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting

Santa visits us in Downtown every winter and helps to light the tree in Depot Park. Enjoy a night of caroling, hot chocolate, goodies, and the opportunity to meet & greet Santa following the tree lighting. Head to the Paramount Theatre for free a double feature movie and photo booth with Santa immediately following. This is a wonderful community event that helps to kick off the holiday season!

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Downtown Rutland Holiday Stroll

Support your local downtown shops, restaurants and venues this holiday season as they offer a special day of sales, treats, and activities in honor of Small Business Saturday. You’ll find a huge variety of gift options that are one-of-a-kind and fit for practically everyone on your list. Avoid those big crowds and get a personalized, friendly shopping experience!

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Halloween Running Scared 5K

The 5K Running Scared race is a fun tradition for runners and walkers. Costumes are not required but highly encouraged. Long-sleeve shirts are available for an additional cost. The race starts at the BROC parking lot across from the train station.
Registration opens at 9:15 AM. Register early to be guaranteed a shirt.
$5 pre-reg; $10 race day; $15 shirt

More info at: www.facebook.com/events/2348069388554834/

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Friends! The Musical Parody

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends! You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll Unagi!
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear.
This unauthorized parody of the hit TV show was created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo that created five critically acclaimed musical parodies including Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical (NY Times Critics’ Pick).

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Welcome Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge

Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge offers a wide variety of services hair, makeup, skin, nails, and weddings, all  can be completed at one location in a pampering, relaxed atmosphere. We take the time necessary to make you feel absolutely gorgeous and confident in every aspect of your look. Treat yourself to a beautiful salon experience that […]

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For All Your Gaming Needs

Black Moon Games specializes in tabletop board games, card games, role playing games and miniatures. They also have a large gaming space to play in.  Black Moon Games is a new member of the Chamber, be sure to stop by and welcome them. Black Moon Games  

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Book launch celebration for Impostor’s Lure at Phoenix Books

Book launch celebration for Impostor’s Lure at Phoenix Books

Join Phoenix Books Rutland to celebrate the launch of Carla Neggers‘ latest book:  Impostor’s Lure — an exhilarating page-turner full of clever twists that will keep readers guessing right to the stunning conclusion!


Carla Neggers is a New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including her popular Sharpe & Donovan and Swift River Valley series. A frequent traveler to Ireland, she lives with her family in Vermont.


The event will also include a whiskey tasting with WhistlePig Rye Whiskey. 

Full pours will be available for purchase during the event.  Light fare will be provided. 


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