I know we've just begun the month, but 'tis time to plan for its end as well. Hildene Holiday Evenings take place in Manchester, Vt. from Dec. 28-29, and this just may be the perfect gift for that special lady, history-buff or the ever-so difficult to buy for! Self-guided tours through Hildene, the Lincoln family's mansion, is decorated for the holidays and will offer guests warm cider, exuberant carolers, and a fitting bonfire on the front lawn. Admission $15/adults, $5/youth. For more information, visit online.