Community tree lighting
Bennington- The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Vermont Veterans Home, is excited to invite the whole community to “Bennington’s Home for the Holidays Celebration.”
On Wednesday, December 5, both organizations will host the annual lighting of the community tree at the Vermont Veterans Home and an open house at the chamber.
Starting at 5:30 pm, the tree-ighting ceremony will be on the Veterans Home front yard. The tree will have more than 2,000 feet of energy efficient lights. Also featured at the community tree lighting ceremony will be the Mount Anthony Union High School choir, hot chocolate, keynote dignitaries, and a special visit from Santa Claus.
After the lighting ceremony, the public is invited to walk along the lit path of the Deer Park with a possible visit from St. Nick’s special friends, the reindeer. The lit path will guide the public to an open house at the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce at 100 Veterans’ Memorial Drive. Featured at the chamber starting at 6:30 pm will be musical performances, cookies, hot drinks, gingerbread house making, Catamount Connections, a roaring fire and more.