announced December 14, 2023
East Burke, VT – It was a full day of holiday fun in Burke, VT on Sunday, December 10th. Santa started off the day arriving via wagon ride to the Community Building in West Burke with over 100 families waiting to greet him. While they waited to tell Santa their Christmas wishes, the kids enjoyed cider and cookies along with coloring and cookie decorating projects. Hayden Tanner and his Belgian horses, Greta and Jenna, were also there to take families for wagon rides through the village.
Later in the day, folks gathered to check out the brilliant display of Christmas Trees lighting up the green at the Burke Mountain Club/East Burke Library and learn the winners of the tree contest. The contest is organized by The Burke Area Chamber of Commerce. Langlais Family Tree Farm provided the trees which were each ‘adopted’ and decorated by a local school or business. Impartial judges chose five winners at the Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday. Each winner received $100 for a charity of their choice.
And the winners are…
The trees will be up until mid-January. All are encouraged to take a walk on the green and get a close up look at each one to check out the details, imagination and holiday spirit with which each one was decorated. Photos of all the trees are also on the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce facebook page.