When Old Man Winter comes knocking, us Vermonters might long to chase the chill away with a warm blanket, hot chocolate and Netflix queue—but that’s not stopping us from bundling up and savoring the shivery splendors of this blissful season. Besides skiing and snowboarding, there is plenty to do to cure your cabin fever—especially this weekend.
Get out and celebrate winter during the Burlington Winter Weekend!
Begin your weekend by joining the Church Street Marketplace as it transforms into a vibrant light display at 5:30pm on Friday. With lights stretching the entire length of the Marketplace—from rainbow canopies to sphere-adorned trees—Church Street Marketplace lightens up your mood and gets you ready for a weekend loaded with winter activities.
Then get ready to shop and get wet on Saturday with the Penguin Plunge and Winter Lights Sticker Promotion. Watch—or join—thousands of brave souls with 32 degrees of courage as they take a dip into Lake Champlain for a cause, and when you dry off, warm yourself up by shopping at any of the businesses with the Winter Lights logo in the window—show them your $2 Winter Lights Sticker for exclusive discounts! Proceeds from both events go on to benefit Special Olympics Vermont.
Shop, swim and take in all the sights and sounds of Church Street in the winter with ice sculptures and ice activities for the kids. Get out and celebrate winter here in beautiful downtown Burlington!
Photos courtesy of Church Street Marketplace