December 2015 in Downtown Rutland
Information provided by Downtown Rutland Partnership. Visit DRP website for more information www.rutlanddowntown.com
Extended-Hour Holiday Shopping Night
Thursday, Dec. 10, 5-7:30 p.m. or later
Downtown is having an extended-hour shopping night, where participating stores will be open until 7:30 p.m. or later so shoppers will have the chance to do holiday shopping, make wish lists, or at least get some great ideas.
“Drop While You Shop” at Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. Members only. Must pregister online.
Winter Movie Series
Tuesdays in December, 7 p.m., Free admission. Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St.
Dec. 15 – “Elf”
Dec. 22 – “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
Dec. 29 – “Frozen”
Kula Cooperative Wellness Fair
Sunday, Dec. 13 from 12-4 p.m.
Kula Cooperative, 17 Center St.
Shop local and come celebrate health & wellness!
Kula Cooperative practitioners will be offering FREE demonstrations of health and wellness techniques, movements and meditations for all ages and abilities. Support your self-care and your family’s health care by purchasing massage gift certificates, aromatherapy tools, doTERRA essential oils, raffle prizes and MORE!
“Elf The Musical, Jr.”
Presented by Rutland Youth Theatre
Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St.
The story of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.
Rutland Young Professionals December Mix
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m.
Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, 11 Center St., Rutland
FREE! Hear from local nonprofits, and find out how you can get involved or give back to the community. We encourage you to bring a toy or buy a Wonderfeet Pass for the MSJ Project Help, a non-perishable food item for the Community Cupboard, or a cash donation. www.rutlandyoungprofessionals.org
Sip ‘N’ Dip Painting Classes
Chaffee Downtown, 75 Merchants Row
Dec. 16, 6:30-9 p.m.
Beginner to seasoned artists are welcome to attend. Participants will bring a self-made painting home at the end of the night. It’s BYOB so grab your favorite bottle and closest friends for an evening of creativity. All materials provided. Advance registration required.
Downtown Rutland ArtWalk
Tour dates: Saturday, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, 1:30 p.m.
The Downtown Rutland ArtWalk (DRAW) was established as a way to highlight a variety of art sites that Downtown Rutland has to offer. Our mission is to welcome those who are interested in viewing the city’s best-kept art secrets, as well as create a greater sense of artistic culture. We provide guided tours as well as the option of a self-directed tour using our brochure to assist you on your self-exploration.