Stratton Mountain celebrates the holidays
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Santa visits Stratton Mountain Resort.	 Photo by Hubert Schriebl
Santa visits Stratton Mountain Resort. Photo by Hubert Schriebl
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STRATTON– There is no doubt that the holiday season is upon us, whether measured from the first snowfall, from the day Christmas carols start dominating the radio waves, or from Santa’s visit. And visit he will on Saturday, December 15, at Stratton Mountain Resort.

Colder temperatures this week are getting Stratton’s snowmakers back in action to build coverage on 167 open acres and expand skiable terrain. To start the season right, kids can still ski and ride free before December 21 with any adult lift ticket when purchased online.

Holiday events and activities kick off this weekend at Stratton, with a visit from Santa, tree lighting, and caroling and the annual winter gala.

On Saturday, December 15, the flag parade and Santa’s arrival are at 3 pm. After a traditional flag parade to celebrate the holidays around the world, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Stratton’s Village by dog sled. This event is free.

The tree lighting and caroling begin at 3:30 pm. Join Santa and the Blue Moon Carolers for hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows, and the annual tree lighting ceremony in the Courtyard next to the Clocktower. Free.

Pictures with Santa are from 4 to 5 pm with cookies and cocoa in the Long Trail Library. This event is free.

The Stratton Foundation’s Winter Gala is from 7 to 11 pm. This elegant evening of drinks, dancing, food and good company is an annual benefit for the Stratton Foundation.

Bid in the silent auction to win unique experiences like snowcat rides, private parties, and a bib signed by Lindsey Vonn. Tickets at www.strattonfoundation.com.

There’s more in store for the whole family through New Year’s Eve. Find more information at www.stratton.com.
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