Dec. 15-16: Manchester Lions Elf Express – These whimsical holiday train excursions leave r.k. Miles Depot for a one-hour journey through the scenic Green Mountains. Passengers will be entertained with holiday melodies and dance routines performed by Burr and Burton Academy theater and dance program elves. Hot chocolate and button cookies will be served in decorated train cars. Schedule and tickets available at manchesterlionselftrain.com. Dec. 21: FOLA annual Community Christmas Celebration – Friends of Ludlow Auditorium, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the newly-named Heald Auditorium for the benefit and entertainment of the people of Ludlow, the surrounding Black River area, and its visitors, celebrates the season with musical ensembles, choral pieces, skits and a sing-a-long in the Auditorium on Depot Street, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Visit fola.us or call (802) 228-3238. Dec. 22: Visit with Santa at Okemo – Santa Claus makes his Jackson Gore grand entrance at 4 p.m. for a pre-Christmas visit with children before the jolly old elf makes his way to the North Pole for final holiday preparations. Dec. 23: Okemo’s Santa Balloon Parade – Santa and his elves will be out on the slopes spreading holiday cheer and handing out free balloons throughout the morning. winterevents LUDLOW PHARMACY Okemo Marketplace, RT 103, Ludlow, VT 802-228-2500 • Postage Paid Prescriptions by Mail to All Other Locations Smilin’Steve’s Smilin’Steve’s FULL SERVICE PHARMACY • All Major Prescription Plans Accepted • Most Insurance Accepted • Free Local Delivery www.smilinsteve.com • Rutland • Ludlow • Springfield (2 locations) • Very Convenient • Fast, Friendly Service Family owned and operated Since 1982 BREAKFAST & LUNCH OPEN DAILY 6:00AM - 5:00PM okemo.com > 802-228-1600 > page 81