What to Do: Sunday, December 18

What to Do: Sunday, December 18

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Let’s take a look at what to do this Sunday.

Today the Christmas market Procrastinator’s Paradise continues in Vergennes. From 12pm to 4pm, the Kennedy Brothers Building welcomes those who have finished their holiday to-do lists for an afternoon of shopping, sipping and festive music. Over 20 small Vermont businesses will be there selling their local produce, and there will also be a lunchtime menu of appetizers and drinks for sale. Organizers say it’s a great opportunity to snag gifts in one go while celebrating the holidays in style.

You can meet real reindeer at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury. Today from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, before heading north to help Santa, some reindeer from Vermont Reindeer Farm will visit the bookstore. There are also other exciting holiday events in the area at Stowe Street Cafe, Tiny Acorn and Tabbatha Henry.

This weekend at Catamount Arts is a free artwork and product photography weekend. From 8:30am to 6:00pm you can have your artwork or product professionally photographed in St. Johnsbury free of charge. A professional digital studio will be set up and you can sign up for a 45 minute block. This event is ideal for artists or entrepreneurs who want to receive high-quality digital images of their work.

You can watch the FIFA World Cup match live in Ludlow today. The final will be played live free of charge in the Friends of Ludlow Auditorium from 10:00 a.m. Argentina meets reigning world champions France and it should be an exciting game. Organizers say it’s a major first for both the venue and the city, and a great opportunity to capture the Qatari heat from Vermont’s snow-capped mountains.

Or, if sport isn’t your thing, you can catch a taste of Broadway in Colchester! Broadway actor and Colchester High School graduate Merritt David Janes is joined by his talented Broadway friends for a special Christmas show. It takes place at Colchester High School and starts at 2pm. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.

And since this evening marks the first night of Hanukkah, there are many celebrations across the state:

BJ’s Annual Brass Balagan Bash will be held from 1pm to 3pm at the Beth Jacob Synagogue in Montpelier.

The OZ Hanukkah Party will be held from 11am to 1pm at the Ohavi Zedek in Burlington.

The Chabad of Brattleboro’s Hanukkah celebration begins at 4:00 p.m

If you’re in the Waterbury-Stowe area, party at Rusty Parker Memorial Park from 3:30pm

And there are communal menorah lightings in Burlington, Jericho, Manchester and Middlebury.

For a complete list of this week’s Hanukkah events across Vermont, click here.

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