Ready to enjoy a day of skiing in the Northeast Kingdom after the Thanksgiving holiday?

A recent article in the Caledonian Record states that Jay Peak Resort opened Friday for the 2017-2018 winter season. The mid-November opening marks one of the earliest dates the resort has spun its lifts in recent memory, due to 10 inches of natural snow over the past week and prime snowmaking temperatures. Meanwhile, Burke Mountain is working to open Dec. 2, with early opening for passholders and employees Dec. 1.

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Courtesy of Robbie Sproule

After a great day of skiing, snowboarding or enjoying the water park at Jay Peak, save money and stay with us! You get the same quality room type as you would at Jay Peak, for half the price. Every day that you stay and save with us, you can buy an additional lift ticket. Just imagine how much you can save if the whole family or your group stays with us!

Hosting an Employee Christmas Party?

We’re offering local businesses discounted rates for their employees to stay with us, so that they don’t have to drive back home. Offer your employees a chance to relax and enjoy your holiday festivities with no worries about the weather, driving conditions, etc.

Whether it’s business or pleasure, you might want to check out our pool/conference room package. 3 hours of conference room activities plus 2 hours of pool (up to 20 swimmers at a time) for just $199.99 plus tax.

We are looking forward to bringing our guests a new and improved product with the same great customer service that you’ve come to expect. We encourage you to plan accordingly and book ahead, for a warm & cozy stay at one of our two locations, Newport City Inn & Suites or the Derby Four Seasons.

Holiday Events Around the Northeast Kingdom

Irasburg Common

Irasburg Common

Northsong will present its annual Christmas concerts on Friday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton United Church and again on Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. at the United Church of Newport. Admission to each concert is a suggested donation of $5.

The Town of Jay Annual Holiday Gathering at the Jay Town Hall will be held Friday, December 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. Outdoor event featuring tree lighting, caroling, Santa, free hot dogs, cookies, hot cocoa and candy canes. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at approximately 6:15 p.m. via the Jay Volunteer Fire Department. Please bring a donation for the Jay Area Food Shelf, either a nonperishable food item or an item of winter clothing. For more information, visit www.jayvt.com.

The Hitchcock Museum and Library in Westfield will be hosting a Community Holiday Party on Friday, December 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Westfield Community Center. In addition to local music and a Christmas skit, there will be tableside caroling and a potluck. Local musicians who would like to participate should contact MaryLee Daigle at 744-8291 or 744-8258 for more information about this family friendly evening.

There will be an all-you-can-eat Wild Game and Chicken Pie Supper, as well as a Bake Sale, at the United Methodist Church in Greensboro Bend on Saturday, December 2, from 5 p.m. until all are served. Cost is $17 for adults, $8 for children, free for children under five. For more information, call Erna Bartlett at 533-2637 or Doreen Bartlett at 535-7334.

The Goodrich Memorial Library presents our 13th Annual Tree Lighting Open House on Saturday, December 2nd starting at 1:00pm with the United Church of Newport Hand Bell Choir, followed by refreshments and a craft for children. At 4:00pm join us for Songs of the Season performed by Mark Shelton.

We will also be selling raffle tickets for an 18 inch, hand-knitted, Grand-Mere Doll with Chair and Knitting Basket made by Theresa Trotier. Tickets are $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for six tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn on December 15th. You do not need to be present to win.

This event is free and open to the public. The handicapped accessible entrance is located at the rear elevator.

Kingdom Games presents the Newport Santa Run, a 5K run and walk, on Saturday, December 2. For more information, visit www.kingdomgames.co.

A benefit pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, December 2, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Westfield Community Center to benefit the Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service. Cost is $5 per plate with children under five eating free. Santa will arrive at 10 a.m.

The annual Moonlight Madness craft fair will be held Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barton school. There will be handmade items and baked goods for sale. Soup and sandwiches will be sold. There will also be a raffle table, children’s craft are, and henna artist. Santa will visit from 1 to 3 p.m. One lucky customer will receive a $100 cash prize. For more information, visit www.moonlightmadness.info or call 525-0084.

The Glover Community Church will have its annual Memory Tree in front of the church again this year. A donation of $5 represents a bulb on the tree in memory or in honor of a loved one. Donations and names should be sent to Paulette Rogers, 518 Perron Hill, Glover, VT 05839. The tree will be lit on December 3 at 4:30 p.m.

The Jay Focus Group seeks individuals to buy a Christmas gift for a local child. Stop by the Jay Town Hall during business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon) to pick up a complimentary Moose Ornament with details of a child’s gender, age, and gift wish. Unwrapped gifts (up to $25 value) should be returned to the Jay Town Hall by Monday, December 11. For more information, call Denise at 988-2622, Kathy at 988-1115, or e-mail jayfocusgp@gmail.com.

New Year’s Eve Party at Jay Peak
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Help us ring in 2018 the right way; music, dancing and fireworks. Northstar Fireworks will kick off the night with an on-mountain display that can be seen from all resort properties.Keep your eyes peeled up the mountain around 9:00pm. Following the fireworks, Josh Panda and his band will get the party started in our Foeger Ballroom.

$10 for adults 18+ (Parents: stay tuned for our Kid & Teen Parties, coming soon).
Admission includes a complimentary drink ticket for beer or wine (for those 21+)
Jay Peak Resort, 830 Jay Peak Rd, Jay, VT
Phone: 802-327-2596

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