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The 4th annual
Cabot Village 12th Night Celebration!
Friday and Saturday, January 5th and 6th,  2024
Twelve events in four venues featuring an eclectic array of 
performing arts and activities for all ages.
All 12th Night Events are Free!
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Brass Balagan
Jon Gailmor- Flail Away!
Odds Bodkin
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Les Dead Ringers 12th Night 2023
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12th Night 2024 - Performers and Events

Festival opener with the

Jeremy Sicely Band
Willey Building Auditorium Friday, Jan. 5th 7pm


Guitar and Dobro/Resophonic guitar player Jeremy Sicely, is a native Vermonter, and front man of the award-winning Bluegrass band “Beg, Steal or Borrow.”  In this special concert, Jeremy will be invite a band of great local players to feature music from his most recent solo release, Buck Fever.

Band members include:

Colin McCaffrey, Andrew StearnsEric O;Hara, Rudy DauthPatti Casey 

 J.D. Miller will be opening the show. 


The Midnight Capers

Willey Building Auditorium Saturday, Jan. 6th 12:40pm

Over the past four years, the Montpelier-based Morris Dance side, The Midnight Capers, have become an essential element of the 12th Night Celebration. The Midnight Capers elegant, boisterous and exciting English traditional folk dancing is accompanied by tremendous musicianship. The sprit with which they dance taps into the ancient pre-Christian tradition of banishing the dark of winter, and celebrating the warmth and fertility of the approaching Spring.

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No Strings Marionette Co.
Willey Building Auditorium Saturday, Jan. 6th 1:10pm

From Randolph, puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson's traveling stage transforms any space into an intimate theater, where the seamless blend of movement, music and masterful manipulation captivates young and old alike. These Vermont artisans lovingly hand craft the marionettes, props and scenery, whether for an original tale or an adaptation of a classic. Shows begin with an interactive song featuring audience members, and finish with demonstrations sparked by the audiences' curious questions.

Spiritual Sounding: Woodland Echoes
Co-sponsored by Scrag Mountain Music

Cabot United Church (Sanctuary) Saturday, Jan. 6th 2:30pm


Featuring: Evan Premo, double bass, viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer

Michael Laughing Fox Charette, Native flutes, storyteller

Spiritual Soundings are ambient-style music played on acoustic instruments which helps to facilitate a deep meditative experience connecting listeners to one another and all consciousness. Evan Premo will be joined by storyteller, and Native flutist Michael Laughing Fox Charette who is member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.  Laughing Fox will begin the sounding with the creation story of the flute which will morph into an extended musical meditation.

Arts and Crafts Workshops for Kids
Cabot United Church (lower level) - Saturday, Jan. 6th 2:30pm

It has been tradition at 12th Night for kids and families to get together and decorate Paper Lanterns and construct Newfoundland Ugly Sticks for the Sunset Parade. This year we will introduce Noisemakers into the repertoire!

Amanda Otto, Janet Van-Fleet, and volunteers will help kids create  their own masterpieces! All supplies will be provided! That being said, if you have a favorite stick, an old broom, or fun bits and pieces hanging out in the junk drawer that need to be re-purposed, bring them along! 


Learn about Newfoundland Ugly Sticks here.

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Cabot Community Theater presents
The 2024 Mummers Play!

Cabot Village Common - Saturday, Jan. 6th  3:30pm


A well-loved 12th Night tradition is the annual Mummers Play. Mummers' Plays are one of the oldest surviving features of the traditional English Christmas. Mumming in England goes back for over a thousand years. The plays are based loosely on the legend of St. George and the dragon. The plays are intended to show the struggle between good and evil, and also portrays the rebirth of the springtime after the dark of winter.

The Sunset Lantern Parade
Cabot Village Common - Saturday, Jan. 6th  4:15pm


The afternoon culminates in a parade around the Cabot Village Common. As the sun is setting,  kids and adults display the paper lanterns they've made and march to the beat of the jangling Newfoundland Ugly Sticks while musicians strike up a tune. The parade symbolizes the communities journey together around the sun for another year. 

Dave Keller Band

Willey Building Auditorium Saturday, Jan. 6th - 7pm

Riding high on the acclaim of his stunning new release, "My Time to Shine," Dave Keller brings his rocking and soulful quartet to the Willey Building Stage.


During the past decade, Dave Keller has earned a reputation as a “magnificent soul singer” (Elmore Magazine), a “stellar” guitarist (, and a “songwriting genius” (Living Blues). He has been honored three times with Blues Music Award nominations for Best Soul Blues Album. Touring throughout the U.S. and Europe, Keller has built a loyal legion of fans who are hip to his livewire shows.


Wassail! Community Sing
The Den at Harry's Hardware - Saturday, Jan. 6th - 9pm

The final event of the 12th Night Celebration, The Wassail invites everyone to come sing traditional Wassail Songs. 

Thank you 12th Night Sponsors!
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