Check out some of the events happening in & around Middlebury in December!

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Very Merry Middlebury events all month!

Wednesdays & Saturdays, Year-Round
Middlebury Farmers Market
The Middlebury Farmers’ Market (MFM) is a year round Market with over 50 registered members. The Market normally operates as an inside market from November – April and offers an outdoor season from May – October. 

Through December 20
Henry Sheldon Museum Annual Miniature Christmas Tree Raffle
Online raffle featuring nine one-of-a-kind 24” miniature Christmas trees decorated by talented local artists. Drawing takes place Monday, December 21st.

Through December 31
Online Exhibit: “Drawing on the Past”
The Henry Sheldon Museum presents the online exhibit “Drawing on the Past” by Miriam Adams. The Sheldon’s website includes a virtual tour of the exhibit with Miriam Adams and Bill Brooks, Executive Director of the Sheldon. All drawings in the exhibit are featured online.

Through December 31
A Neighbor Project: The Downtown Middlebury Portrait by Rebecca Kinkead (Virtual Exhibit)
The Downtown Middlebury Portrait includes over a hundred 7 x 5-inch oil portraits of local community members created during twenty-minute portrait sessions throughout the town.

Wednesday, December 2
Online Event: 1st Wednesday – Friends with Academic Benefits: How College Friendship Networks Matter
For her book Connecting in College, Dartmouth professor Janice McCabe examined 82 students’ friendships over five years and identified three types of friendship networks: tight-knitters, compartmentalizers, and samplers. Challenging views of friendships as either helping or harming, McCabe will show how and for whom friends help and hinder.

Thursday, December 3
Bundle Up Makers Market
Ten local Vermont artists selling their homemade creations in a safe socially distanced manner on Merchants Row from 3-7pm. Featuring gifts of pottery, jewelry, letterpress, wooden toys, glass, textiles, and more. Circe de Fuego will perform their fiery tricks by Town Hall Theater from 4:30-6:30pm and stores will be open until 7pm.

Thursday, December 3
Virtual Reading: Poems from the Wilderness
Join the Vermont Book Shop and the Middlebury Area Land Trust in welcoming Jack Mayer, who will be reading from his new poetry collection: Poems from the Wilderness. Proceeds from this event go to MALT and the TAM.

Thursday, December 3
MCCFC Film #3: Albert Nobbs (2011)
Zoom discussion at 7:30pm; watch the film on Kanopy streaming free with your library card.

Santa and Mrs. Claus waving

Saturday December 5
Drive-Thru Visit with Santa
Have a free socially distanced visit with Santa at Maple Landmark! 10am-12pm. Registration required – sign up for a time slot for a carload of kids!

Saturday, December 5
Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Lincoln
Bushwhack to Gilmore Pond; 3 miles total and 600 feet of elevation gain for experienced hikers. Limit 6 participants; pre-registration required. Contact Barry Francis at for more details and to register.

Saturday, December 5
Rokeby Holiday Open House
One day only, from 10am-4pm visitors can explore the museum free and browse their selection of books and craft items. Hot apple cider and wreaths for sale to support Rokeby Museum’s COVID recovery.

Friday, December 11 & Saturday, December 12
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” one-act livestream
Middlebury Union High School presents this abridged version of Shakespeare’s tale of romance, trickery, and fairies behaving badly in a safe and socially distanced format. Students will perform live from the MUHS auditorium to a virtual audience.

Thursday, December 17
MCCFC Film #4: Moonlight (2016)
Zoom discussion at 7:30pm; watch the film on Kanopy streaming free with your library card.