Reluctant PantherSpecial Events

Holiday Parties at the Reluctant Panther

At Panther Pub, On November through January

Book your holiday party at the Reluctant Panther! Enjoy private use of the Panther Pub, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with your colleagues or friends. Holiday Party Packages start at $500. Email for more information and availability.

New Year's Eve Prix Fixe

At Reluctant Panther Restaurant , On December 31

Kick off your celebrations with an elegant 7-Course Dinner at the Reluctant Panther. Champagne included with the first course! Seatings from 5:30 to 10:00pm. $95 per person, Reservations Required: 802-362-2568.

ManchesterSpecial Events

A Christmas Carol

At Dorset Playhouse, On December 20

A theatrical reading of the classic Charles Dickens tale. Presented by Shakespeare on Main Street. Tickets: 802-867-5777 or

The Elf Express

At RK Miles, Manchester, On December 21 & 22

A very popular family event featuring Christopher Pop-In-Kins, Santa's first Christmas Elf. Ticket do sell out. Call the Chamber to purchase yours: 802-362-6313

Vermont Wine & Cider Tasting

At The Vermont Country Store, Weston, On December 22

Complimentary wine and cider tasting from 2-4pm at the Flagship Vermont Country Store, Weston. 802-362-5950

Deck the Halls for 1912 Christmas

At Hildene, The Lincoln Family Estate, On December 5 to January 1

Christmas Eve 1912: Festive d├ęcor, carols on Aeolian pipe organ, musicians on many weekend days. Annual "Our Home for the Holidays" open house at The Museum Store, Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. 802.362.1788.

An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan

At Dorset Playhouse, On January 16 & 17

All time Gilbert & Sullivan favorites, directed by Jeff Linebeck. Show time 7:30pm each night. Tickets: 802-867-5777 or

Vermont Wine & Cider Tasting

At The Vermont Country Store, Weston, On Monday, December 22

Stop in to our Weston store and try some of the best wines and ciders from around Vermont. We will be featuring wines from Lincoln Peak and Fresh Tracks Winery and Hard Cider from Champlain Orchards. 802-362-5950.

VSO Brass Qunitet Counterpoint

At First Congregational Church, Manchester, On Sunday, December 21

The perfect mix of brass & voices in an intimate setting. Tickets: $24/Adults, $20/Seniors & Students, under 18 Free! Available at Northshire Bookstore or