Bennington joins communities throughout the country in celebration of Small Business Saturday on November 28, 2015.

It’s a day to reconnect with our community and enjoy the sights sounds of the season with strolling carolers, holiday decorated streets, live performances, the Bennington Farmers' Holiday Market, and in-store activities and specials.  It’s also the perfect day to support our locally owned businesses that do so much to support our community throughout the year. Listed below are just some of the special in-store events that you will find!

Jay's Art Shop and Frame Gallery - 25% off entire store. 50% off Buxton Wallets and Designer Greetings Christmas Box and Counter Cards.

Evans' News - 25% off all Melissa & Doug Products. Special "Small Business Saturday" give-a-ways for early shoppers!

Gift Garden - Special Gift for first 25 purchases. Special "Small Business Saturday" give-a-ways for early shoppers! Support "Wreaths Across America" and help put a Christmas wreath on every veteran's grave at one of America's national cemeteries.

Bennington Library - Holiday Art & Craft Show & Sale. Items created by local artisans and crafters. Show runs from Nov 23 - Dec 31 

Glow Lounge - $10 bonus on all gift card purchases of $50 or more. $10 airbrush tans. 25% off all lotions. $70 - unlimited tanning until January.

Knapp's Toys, Music, & Hobby - Join the "Wreaths Across America" project by purchasing a raffle ticket to win a Chuggington Train Roundhouse, Large Stuffed Snowman, or a $25.00 Knapp's Gift Certificate.  Only .50 cents each or 3 for $1. Help put a Christmas wreath on every veteran's grave at one of America's national cemeteries.       

Bennington Sports & Graphics - store-wide sale, buy one get 50% off second item. Free personalization on any item purchased.

Paula's Weaving Workshop - 20% storewide sale including Rock Shop and hand-crafted gifts.

Bennington Museum - Gift Shop Discounts on Fri-Sun. 15% off for non-members and 25% off for members. 

 Community Holiday Events Calendar 2015

The holidays are celebrated all throughout the community with events and activities. 
of them are listed below, but contact individual locations to confirm dates and times.

Our Hometown Holiday Downtown Bennington, Saturday, November 28th. You’ll enjoy caroling by the Bennington Choral Society, street decorations, special performances of narrated Christmas stories by Bennington Community Theater, Bennington's Holiday Farmers’ Market, free gift wrapping, hot chocolate, homemade treats, and more throughout the day.

Festival Reimagined – Bennington Museum, November 27th through December 29th. Reinterpretations by local artists of the Memory Ware Tower.

Black Friday Comedy Show – Mt. Anthony Country Club, November 27th 8:30pm.  Start the season with laughter!

One Heart-One Spirit - Bennington Center for the Arts, November 28th 7pm. Vermont film premier and discussion with Director, John Pritchard.

Eagle Wing Gallery -  520 Main Street (next to Allegro's).  Native American Arts and Crafts. Throughout the month of December.

Town Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Vermont Veterans Home, December 2nd 5:30pm.  With live entertainment and performances, hot cocoa, refreshments.

Snowball Bazaar – Second Congregational Church, December 4th 6-8:30pm, December 5th 9:30-3pm.  

A Christmas Carol – Oldcastle Theatre Company, December 5th.  A special production by Main Street Shakespeare Company of the beloved classic.

The Holiday Maker Movement – Bennington Arts Guild, December 5th 2-3pm.  Join the 3D printing revolution! Design and make your own ornament or decoration.   

Holiday Gala Bennington Museum, December 5th 6-10pm.  Reserve now for the event of the season!  

Visits with Santa - Mason's Mt Anthony Lodge on Main St., December 5th

Breakfast with St Nicholas – Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales, December 6th 8am.  A holiday treat for kids.

Brunch with Santa – Mt. Anthony Country Club, December 6th 11am-2pm.  Reservations highly recommended.

A Green Mountain Christmas - Dec. 11th 7-9pm, Dec. 12th 12-2pm. Free Christmas presents for children. Kids build gingerbread houses while you shop. You must pre-register. Call Green Mountain Christian Center.

Family Day and Children’s Shopping Day – Bennington Museum, December 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visits with Santa (1-3pm), book signing with Will Moses (11am-1pm), children’s shopping gallery(10:30am-3:30pm), and more.

75th annual Christmas Tea – St. Peter’s Church, December 12th 3-5:30pm.  Formal teas service along with live music, a selection of baked items, and specialty gift shop.

The Biggest Little Christmas Party – Mt. Anthony Country Club, December 12th 7:30pm.  A big party for small groups of friends, family, or business associates. Dinner and Dancing.

Annual Winter Memorial Service - Old First Church Barn, December 5th @ 3pm. Music, Poetry and Art to remember and honor those who have died. 

Service of Lessons and Carols – Sacred Heart/St Francis de Sales, December 13th.  The Choir presents the annual Gaudete Sunday celebration.

Old Fashioned Holiday Radio Show – Oldcastle Theatre, December 19th.  A live radio broadcast hosted by WBTN AM.

New Year’s Eve Gala – Mt Anthony Country Club, December 31st 9pm.  Live Entertainment and N.Y.E. Celebration. 


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2015 Downtown Events
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 Hometown Holiday
Small Business Saturday
November 28


2016 Downtown Events

St. Patrick's Parade
Sun. after St. Pats Day
March 20

Library Book Sale
First Baptist Church

Vermont Green-Up Day
First Saturday in May
May 7

Mayfest Craft Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
May 28

Summer SOULstice Celebration 

Bennington Bike Nite

Midnight Madness
Third Thursday in July
July 21st 

Hemmings Cruise-Ins
May - August

Benn. Arts Weekend
First Weekend in August
Aug 5-7 

Rock, Rattle, and Drum
10th Annual Pow Wow

Battle Day Parade
Aug 14th 12:00pm

First Fridays
July - October

Farmers' Market
Market Dates

Fun Fridays
First Friday of Each Month

Funtastic Fridays
July - October

Saturday before Halloween
October 24th

Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 11AM 


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