December is a magical time of year in Vermont. The holiday lights sparkle on the Church Street Marketplace, the Adirondack Mountains put on their snow caps, and the cheer of the holiday season is in the air. Burlington was buying local before “buy local” was a thing, and the holidays are one of the best times to do just that. From luthiers to linens, there’s a local maker crafting something unique for everyone on your list right now. Best place to find them is at one of our many holiday artists’ markets. And don’t forget to ring in the new year with Highlight, Burlington’s New Year’s Eve celebration.