Killington, Vermont is the place to go and see in any season! Home to some of the most beautiful places in the Northeast, with beautiful bright colors during the fall season. When the Fall colors are fading, we eagerly await the white landscape which is soon to start the most exciting time for Killington! Making the time to spend the holidays together with our families and friends is upon us! World Cup/Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are right around the corner. The town of Killington comes to life with local and distant travelers anxious to try the restaurants, night life and the best skiing in the Northeast! Killington and the surrounding areas have something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of the attractions and activities to add to your Vermont Winter Vacation to make it one to remember.
Spend Thanksgiving Day in Killington, Vermont and enjoy a Thanksgiving Day feast at one of these great restaurants below. If don’t want to leave your condo or home and stay inside cozy and warm, many of our units have full kitchens that are well equipped to handle your home cooked feast. See all our great holiday vacation rentals and choose that perfect one for you and your family.
[Reservations are strongly suggested or needed for these restaurants]
CHOICES Restaurant and Rotisserie
McGrath’s Irish Pub
Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour
Just minutes from your vacation rental, travel through Rutland, VT, on a cozy heated tour bus and view the brilliant Christmas displays that adorn the town. The Christmas and Holiday Lights Tour starts at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:30 each evening in December. Fees are $15.00 for adults and $10 for children for the 2-hour tour. Reservations are a must so make sure to call ahead!
Vermont Holiday Festival
The Vermont Holiday Festival is celebrating its 15th year! Each year Killington Resort is the host for this family friendly event. Check out the Festival of Trees and bring the kids to Santa’s workshop, guided sleigh rides that run every 15 minutes and great live music. A portion of the proceeds from the festival go to the Vermont Foodbank to help local families in need have a great holiday.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert
Dec. 14-16, Multiple venues (Barre, Burlington, Rutland)
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. Details and tickets here.
Ski Bikes On Killington Mountain
Looking to get a little adventurous and throw those skis to the side? Keep your ski or snowboard boots on and hop on Ski Bike and see Killington Mtn. in a whole new way. Explore the Snowshed and Ramshead terrain from a whole new vantage point: behind the handlebars of a bike made to rip turns on snow. Whether you are an expert at snow sports, an avid cyclist, or none of the above, you are bound to have a good time!
Vermont Snowmobile & ATV Tours
Take a break from the and go for a snowmobile ride through Vermont’s winter wonder land. Snowmobile Vermont is the state’s oldest, largest, and most experienced snowmobile tour company. They offer mountain and back country tours, and even have the kiddies covered with small snowmobiles just for them. After a day of trail riding, come back to your cozy condo or private home and enjoy some coco in front of the fire. Tours come with helmet and boot rentals. Book your tour here.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
You looking for a place to relax and enjoy a great meal with friends after your days activities or need to start your day with a great breakfast? Well from quaint breakfast spots, cozy eateries, fine dinning or for you sports and nightlife lovers, Killington has you covered. We have a few of our faves for you right here.
Skiing Skiing Skiing
We can’t forget about the skiing! Killington, Vermont has some of the best skiing in the Northeast! Killington Mountain provides skiers and riders of all ability levels a choice of wide-open groomed cruisers, narrow classic New England runs, moguls, steeps and trees all serviced by 22 lifts including two express gondolas and a new high-speed six person bubble chair for 2018/19. The mountain also offers multiple terrain features for snowboarders and freeskiers in six terrain parks, including The Stash: an all-natural terrain park with more than 50 features, as well as a 500-foot long Superpipe with 18-foot walls. Don’t forget about Killington’s lil sister, Pico Mountain. Pico is a deceptively big mountain with a small mountain feel. The pace is a little slower but that’s great for families and new skiers alike. Pico has one of the best views from the summit in all northern New England with its 50 trails funnel to the same base lodge for that quick trip into the cozy lodge to enjoy some coco or a hot tottie.
People all over Killington will be celebrating the new year in different ways. You can stay in and watch the ball drop with family and friends or leave your vacation rental and hit the town. There’s something for everyone like the torchlight parade at Killington’s Snowshed. Looking for a more family friendly way to bring in the New Year? You can skate into 2019 at the Foundry at Summit Pond, which features food and drink and, weather permitting, an ice skating pond. If you want to rock and party like it’s 1999, then there a few choices that can help you do so. Bring in the New Year at these great places as they each know how to celebrate the old and bring in the new! Wobbly Barn Pickle Barrel Night Club Jax’s Food & Games Casey’s Caboose
Start Your Next Vermont Holiday Vacation Memory With Us Today!
Audi FIS Killington Womens World Cup is right around the corner and is a must attend event in the Northeast. Need a place to stay? Well we have you covered.
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