Holidays on the Marketplace

The most wonderful time of the year is here!

Embrace in the magic of the holiday season with the Church Street Marketplace. Sip on hot cocoa, enjoy carolers, revel in the lights and most importantly, shop small! 

Thank you to our generous presenting sponsor, Xfinity, for making the holiday season possible. Additional support for the holiday season provided by J.P. Morgan Chase and Halvorson's Cafe. 

Home for the Holidays

The Marketplace is your one-stop destination for all the holiday magic. With 100+ small businesses, free hot chocolate, visits with Santa, 100,000 illuminated lights, and so much more, the festive spirit is abundant! Find the definitive guide to Holidays on the Marketplace below. 

Enjoy 2 Hours of Free Parking on Us

Every Friday - Saturday from now until December 31st enjoy your first 2 hours of parking in Burlington for free! Remember, Sundays are always free! Free parking is available at all City-run parking spaces (garages and street parking) and is accessible through the ParkMobile app or online at Must start a parking session to register the hours.

The Definitive Guide to Holidays on the Marketplace

Holiday Events

From the Tree Lighting to pop up carolers, the Marketplace is home to multiple holiday events in the month of December. Review the full list on the Marketplace calendar. 

Event Calendar

Highlights include:

  • Santa Parade - Nov. 25th @ 12 noon on City Hall Block
  • Vermont Highschool's Choir Performance - Dec. 9th along the Marketplace 
  • Krampus - Dec. 10th @ 7pm
  • The BTV Winter Market - Fridays - Sundays Nov. 19th - Dec. 23rd in City Hall Park 

2022 Shopping Guide

Shopping small helps us all. Support local this holiday season and discover something for everyone on your list with the Marketplace Holiday Shopping Guide!

Holiday Shopping Guide

2-Hours Free Parking

Parking is FREE for the first 2 hours City-Wide Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 26th - December 31st. Note: you will still need to start a parking session in ParkMobile, but the discount will automatically be applied. Don't forget, Parking is always free on Sundays!

Parking Downtown

Holiday Window Contest

Who has the best holiday window display on the Marketplace? Take a stroll down the street and vote for your favorite display online from Dec. 5th to Dec. 20th. The winning store's team will receive a (seriously impressive) gift basket from Cabot Creamery

Vote in the Contest

Free Hot Chocolate 

Support local by shopping at participating stores and receive free hot chocolate vouchers! Coupons valid Dec. 1st through Dec. 24th, 2022 at the listed store on your voucher. 

Participating Stores

Kids' Train

The holiday kids' train is back! Bring your little one down to take a free ride along the Marketplace every Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm from Nov. 26th through Dec. 17th. Adults are welcome, too! 

Santa Clause is Coming to Town

Visit Santa

Santa will be in-person to hear all your wishes in the Homeport vestibule Fridays from 3 - 6 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am - 1 pm from Nov. 26th to Dec. 23rd.

Santa's Mailboxes

Mail your wish list directly to the North Pole via the Santa mailbox in front of the tree! If a return address is given, you may hear back from Santa himself!


Carolers will be popping up along the street Thursdays - Sundays throughout December. 

Interested in caroling on the Marketplace? Get in touch!

Join us December 9th for a caroling takeover featuring choir groups from 14 Vermont high schools!

Employee Discount

Employee appreciation week is Monday, December 5th through Sunday, December 11th. Thank you for making the Church Street Marketplace the award-winning destination it is. We couldn't do it without you!

2022 Holiday Discount List