MANCHESTER - The 4th Annual celebration of "Manchester Merriment" sponsored by the Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce kicked off on Nov. 30 with the Manchester town trelighting.

Arlington will hold the St. Lucia Festival of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The annual Holiday Inn Tours, which began on Dec. 7, will also be held on Dec. 14 and will feature 15 inns and lodgings across the region dressed in their holiday best.

Dave Lively of Lively Livery will again hold his annual horse and wagon rides on Dec. 14 as attendees sing their way through Manchester.

Also, on Dec. 21, The second annual Elf Express will be held.

Special thanks go to presenting sponsor Orvis. Supporting sponsors are Cape Air, Efficiency Vermont, The Perfect Wife, Spiral Press Cafe and Vermont Renewable Fuels and dozens of local business who are Merry Makers. For a full schedule of events and ticket information visit www.visitmanchestervt.com.