Wassail Weekend in Woodstock, Vt.
A picturesque town of just 3,000 sitting on the edge of the Green Mountains in central Vermont, Woodstock turns back time when Christmas comes around. Each year, an equestrian parade with more than 50 horses and riders kicks off Wassail Weekend, a celebration rooted in medieval traditions. Other events during this old-fashioned festival include a yule-log fire, a luminary lighting and a craft fair. Plus, the entire town gets in the Christmas spirit by decorating with traditional wreaths, pine garlands and lights. Photo courtesy of the Woodstock Vermont Area Chamber of Commerce