Holiday Party Detox: Off-the-Beaten Path December Events

Merry-making abounds this month, but it’s easy to overdose on the holidays. Rather than holiday parties, check out these off-the-beaten path events happening in Burlington this month.

 On-Going Tuesdays, 10pm: Honky Tonk Tuesdays at the Radio Bean

Get a taste of the local flavor every Tuesday at the Radio Bean. Local legends Eric George, John Abair and band jam all night in this intimate and funky venue.

Saturday, December 5, 5:30pm: It Happened One December, Live Story Telling at Hotel Vermont

Burlington Writers Workshop members will be live story telling in the lobby of Hotel Vermont. Cozy up by the fire with a drink or some complimentary hot cocoa and listen to these Moth Radio-style performances.

Sunday, December 6, 10am: Santa 5K Run

Run Santa run! Sponsored by RiRa’s, hundreds of Santas turn up to run through downtown for charity.

 Sunday, December 6, 4:30pm: Ethiopian Night at ArtsRiot

Come enjoy the wonderful spicy, flavorful, food and culture of Ethiopia! ArtsRiot invites guest chefs Alganesh Michael and Mulu Twelde into the ArtsRiot kitchen. Mulu Tewelde and Alganesh Michael are from Eritrea; a small country next to Ethiopian will cook the food they love. Dinner service is reservation only.

Friday, December 11, 7:05pm: UVM Hockey

The UVM Catamounts face off against the St. Lawrence Saints at Gutterson Field House.

 Saturday, December 12: Live Reindeer on the Church Street Marketplace

Sponsored by FairPoint Communications. The Church Street Marketplace invites you to join them at the Top Block for delightful rides in holiday-bedecked carriages pulled by miniature horses from the Green Mountain Miniature Horse Club.

 Friday, December 18, 7pm & 9:30pm: Vermont Comedy Divas

Don’t miss the outstanding Vermont Comedy Divas – the state’s own all-female touring standup comedy group – as they take to the stage for two hysterical shows at the club in December!

Friday & Saturday, December 18 & 19: Burlington City Arts presents their annual Holiday Artist Market

Buy local this year at BCA’s Artist Market. All sorts of unique hand-made items will be for sale. Free admission!

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