When: Sat., Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 2014
Trying to get into the holiday spirit? Then head to Warren and Waitsfield for the Country Christmas Open House and Holiday Paint-In. Seasonal music, themed crafts and visits from Santa set the tone for an all-ages bucolic bash, captured on canvas by local artists. Indoors, a bazaar, bake sale and barbecue complement tastings of local libations. Stepping outside, shoppers can hitch an oxen-cart ride and meet sled dogs, then roast chestnuts and s’mores over a bonfire. The revelry caps off at dusk, when folks line the Mad River with luminarias and release Chinese lanterns into the sky.