Killington, Vermont is the Place to be During The Holidays

Killington, Vermont is the Place to be During The Holidays
Killington Rental Associates

Killington, Vermont is the Place to be During The Holidays

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.


Vermont Holiday Festival

The Vermont Holiday Festival will return to the Killington Grand Hotel December 3rd and 4th, 2021!

The event will be a homecoming of the previous Vermont Holiday Festival format with an indoor Christmas Tree forest, family friendly fun, and a Thursday business mixer.  Although there will still be some COVID alterations, the same holiday spirit will ring through the Killington area! 

Enjoy a FREE screening a nostalgic holiday movie, Disney’s Prep and Landing, for toddlers and young children (plus their parents) on Friday and Saturday.  Masks are required for everyone inside the screening room, parents must accompany children under 5, and seating is first come first serve, with multiple viewings daily.  Children will be given a fun holiday goodie bag at the end!

This event is a fundraiser for the Killington Pico Area Association (KPAA) and its work for Killington Area businesses. 

Don't forget to visit our Virtual Silent Auction between December 2 and December 11 to bid on Vermont and local products. ANY UNVACCINATED INDIVIDUAL OVER THE AGE OF 2 MUST WEAR A MASK INDOORS AT THIS EVENT.


Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert

VSO’s second Music Director candidate, Peter Askim, conducts the orchestra for our Holiday Pops series, joined by indie-pop/opera soprano Melissa Wimbish. The program features favorites like Rocket Sleigh, White Christmas, and Sleigh Ride, as well as music from the Nutcracker and Polar Express suites, contemplative and festive carols, and a dash of warm-weather cheer from Brazil. It’s VSO’s treasured way to kick off the holiday season!


As a special guest, much-loved NBC5 Chief Meteorologist Tom Messner will join the orchestra and conduct LeRoy Anderson’s popular holiday tune “Sleigh Ride.”




 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

Are 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 dining 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.

New Years

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!

Visit our Vacation Rentals page, contact us here or call (802) 422-7368 to talk with one of our helpful booking specialists that will help you make your next Vermont Holiday Getaway the perfect one.