Celebrate Local this Holiday Season

Plan a Pre-Holiday Weekend Getaway

With a variety of charming shops and a vibrant arts and culture scene, Vernon is the perfect place for a pre-holiday weekend getaway. This quaint city has plenty of options to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list and enjoy some festive fun at one of the many events happening during the holiday season. 


Shop & Support Local

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This holiday season, consider the planet and your environmental impact when gift shopping.

Find sustainable styles and eco-friendly brands at Kaleco Clothing and Antlr Menswear both located in Downtown Vernon. Wearabouts Clothing Co. carries many planet forward brands for fun, functional fashion. Sustainability forward businesses like Planet Bee Honey Farm, and Olive Us are great options to get edible gifts for everyone on your list.

Bring your own (clean) containers to Fill Vernon’s Refill store and fill up on soaps and bath products. They have tons of variety and make great gifts. By re-using containers to fill, you're helping make our world a greener place by reducing single-use plastic.


Thrifting is another great way to minimize your environmental impact, while checking those gifts off your “nice list”. Vernon has some excellent consignment and thrift stores, including: Carousel Consignments, Little Plum Children’s Boutique, Sauvé Boutique or Expressions of Time.


Instead of ordering gifts from the big online retailers, consider supporting local Vernon businesses that make our community vibrant and welcoming. Here are a few places to browse:

For the kids
For the decorator
For the outdoor adventurer
For the connoisseur
For the party host
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Holiday Artisan Markets


Reduce Gift Wrapping

Pro-tip to reduce gift wrapping waste this year, instead of purchasing new wrapping paper and gift bags, re-use ones from previous years and make sure to keep them again for the following year.

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Fabulous Festive Events

 To find all the exciting events happening in Vernon this holiday season, check out Tourism Vernon’s events calendar.


Tantalize your Taste Buds

  • Take the family to Santa Brunch on Sundays at Predator Ridge Resort
  • Taste exceptionally delicious plant-forward fare at The Roxy Cafe
  • Visit Midtown Bistro for local comfort food and try their pulled pork sliders and mac and cheese
  • Sample Eatology’s all day breakfast or tackle their famous BLT grilled cheese almighty in the heart of downtown
  • Try our Hot Sips walking tour to find the top spots to warm up with a hot drink around the downtown area
  • Explore Vernon’s foodie scene at one of the many local eateries


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Immerse yourself in Arts & Culture

Check out Vernon's extensive arts and culture scene for a relaxing afternoon with the following:

To help you decide where to stay, it is important to note many of the hotels are within walking distance to shops, entertainment, restaurants and more. Check out the vacation packages page to help score a deal on accommodation this holiday season.