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Burlington Winter Weekend

Past Dates & Times
  • Fri, Feb 5, 2016 - Sun, Feb 7, 2016 All Day

Church Street Marketplace


Celebrate winter in downtown Burlington from February 5-7, 2016!


Winter Lights, presented by Citizens Bank, encompasses a number of magical light installations on the Church Street Marketplace. Canopies of lights hang in the intersections while colorful spheres adorn the trees. New in 2016 – find rainbow canopies of lights in the Marketplace Garage alley and BCA alley. The lights will remain up until April.


On Saturday, February 6, winter activities stretch to every inch of Downtown Burlington!


On The Church Street Marketplace you’ll find all things ICE.


Vermont Ice Sculptures

Local Vermont businesses will be featured in unique ice sculptures representing their brand. Look for these beautiful sculptures on every block of Church Street.


Ice Carving Demo & Citizens Bank Giveaways

Murray Long and his team from Wicked Good Ice will be doing a live carving of the Citizens Bank Ice Throne next to the Citizens Bank tent from Noon-3pm in front of Homeport. Come say hello to our local Citizens Bank team! They’ll be handing out some great giveaways. Plus take a photo with the Citizens Bank Facebook Photo Frame for your chance to win a $100 gift card to a Church Street business of your choice! Rules and regulations for the Citizen's Bank Facebook Contest and Giveaway can be found here.


Ice Activities

Children will love Ice Tic-Tac-Toe, Ice ponies and the NEW Ice Train located on the Top Block. The Ice Train is perfect for photo-ops, so make sure to bring a camera!


Winter Lights Sticker

Receive special discounts from February 5-7 at downtown stores and restaurants with your Winter Lights Sticker. Stickers are available for $2 at many businesses in downtown Burlington. Look for the Winter Lights logo in the window at participating businesses. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Vermont and the Penguin Plunge.

Participating Businesses Include:

Bertha Church

Danforth Pewter

Dear Lucy



Hydrangea Too

Jess Boutique

Kiss the Cook

Little Citizen 

Saratoga Olive Oil

Sweet Lady Jane

The Optical Center


Whim Boutique 



Outdoor Gear Exchange

The Catamount Store 


Keep Vermont Weird

The Green Life


Stella Mae

Monelle Vermont

Burlington Records



Burlington Town Center

Jim's Sports 

A Cuisine 



Eastern Treasures

Jennie Nails 

Lovermont 802

Lezot Cameras



Love & Co.


Penguin Plunge

Dive into freezing Lake Champlain to support Special Olympics Vermont! The Penguin Plunge is a three-part series with events in North Bennington, Burlington and Cool Schools - Burlington. Nearly 1,500 brave souls will jump into Vermont's icy lakes to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Vermont athletes. The Penguin Plunge has become a highly anticipated staple of winter in Vermont and is widely recognized as a fun team building exercise for hundreds of families, schools, and businesses. Do you have 32 degrees of courage? Find out how to register at


Hotel Vermont Ice Bar   

Bundle up and join Hotel Vermont for its 5th Annual Ice Bar February 5 & 6, 2016. One of Burlington's biggest outdoor events, the Ice Bar features ice sculpture displays, local food, ice luges, live music, and Vermont artisanal beverages to taste. Sponsored by local companies, partners, brewers and distillers, the ice sculptures and bars feature craft cocktails and frosty brews. Outdoor grill, heavy hors d'oeuvres, hot soups, non-alcoholic beverages and more provided by Juniper & Bleu Northeast Seafood.  Tickets are $45 and include two drink tokens. In conjunction with Burlington's Winter Weekend, a portion of the proceeds are donated to Special Olympics. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are available through