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Hudson Valley Events 2019 | December & Holiday Edition


For locals and tourists alike, the Hudson Valley is an amazing place to visit during the month of December. December is a magical time of year anywhere in the world, but Hudson Valley Events in 2019 are the best around!

Each and every city, town and even down to the smallest hamlet gets dressed up in their Holiday best as they spread cheer to each and every person visiting.

Pine cones and Tree branches for the holidays in the Hudson Valley

If you are someone who loves the Holidays (and who doesn’t), the Hudson Valley is an excellent place to celebrate all month long! Here is just a taste of Hudson Valley Events in 2019 for the Month of December.

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[Updated: 12/26/2019]

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Things to do in December in Westchester County

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland @ Kensico Dam

1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY
(Beginning November 29th, 2019 – January 4th, 2020)
Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is back for another exciting season with ice skating, rides, circus, magic shows and more!

Legoland Ridge Hill Bricktacular

39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY
(Select Days throughout December) 
Our Holiday Bricktacular will be taking place every weekend this holiday season! Enjoy seasonal build activities and holiday theming throughout MINILAND, perfect for the entire family!

Holidays on the Hill @ Lasdon Park, Katonah

2610 NY-35, Katonah, NY 10536
(Select Days in December) 
Come to the Lasdon Park Main House and enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional holiday and see their wonderful train show.

John Jay Homestead Holiday Tours

400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY
(Select days in December)

Celebrate the holiday season with a guided tour. This tour focuses on the holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820’s.

Annual Village of Mamaroneck Tree Lighting Social

Mamaroneck Recreation Dept – 1 Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck
(December 1st, 2019)

Join Santa and Mrs.Claus as they magically light the tree!

December Classic Mansion Tours @ Lyndhurst Mansion

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(December 2nd – 30th, 2019)
See Lyndhurst mansion transformed into an extravagant wonderland of holiday splendor while taking our classic tour!

A Victorian Christmas @ The Octagon House

45 W Clinton Ave, Irvington, NY 10533
(Starting December 6th – 21st, 2019)
Celebrate the holiday season in Victorian splendor with an evening tour of The Armour-Stiner Octagon House in Irvington, New York.

Holiday Kick-off in Sleepy Hollow

28 Beekman Ave, Sleepy Hollow, NY
(December 6th, 2019)

Come help kick-off the holiday season in Sleepy Hollow on Friday, December 6th. Cookies & Milk with Santa, tree lighting and horse drawn carriage rides. 6pm-8:30pm at village hall (28 Beekman Ave.). Take a picture with Santa, have some holiday snacks and take a ride around the block on a horse drawn carriage. Fun for the whole family! Hope to see you there!

TASH Holiday Market & Tarrytown Tree Lighting

Patriots Park, Tarrytown, NY
(December 7th, 2019)

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market – the TASH Holiday Market & Tarrytown Tree Lighting at Patriots Park

Dickens’s Christmas Carol

Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow
(December 7th, 2019)

Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like you never have before! Let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic. Performances last about an hour.

S’Mores Bar & Hot Chocolate Tasting

381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
(December 7th, 2019)

Stop by the Museum Shop at Philipsburg Manor to warm up with Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company’s gourmet treats as you shop for your holiday gifts! This is a free event.

Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

Mamaroneck Public Library – 136 Prospect Ave, Mamaroneck, NY
(December 7th, 2019)

Holiday shoppers will discover one-of-a-kind works of local artists and craftspeople at the Village of Mamaroneck’s ninth annual Arts and Crafts Fair, Saturday Dec. 7, 2019 at the Mamaroneck Public Library, 136 Prospect Ave., lower level, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Wainwright House Holiday Boutique

Wainwright House – 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY
(December 7th, 2019)

This free event features over 20 vendors, activities for kids (even a visit from Santa) and Walter’s Hotdogs!

Holiday Happenings in Irvington

Town of Irvington, NY
(December 7th, 2019)

The Village of Irvington in partnership with the Irvington PTSA and Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce invite you to come out and join your neighbors and friends on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Activities all day.

Annual Lighting of the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse

(December 8th, 2019)

The 4th Annual Holiday Lighting of the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, presented by Edge-on-Hudson and the Village of Sleepy Hollow, takes place on Sunday, December 8th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Free lighthouse tours will be offered from 3:00pm – 4:30pm, with the lighting ceremony scheduled for 4:45pm. Santa will be on hand to greet children, holiday music will be provided, and hot cider and treats will be available for purchase from Leila’s Crepes Food Truck.

Keb Mo’s Jingle Bell Jamboree

Tarrytown Music Hall – 13 Main St, Tarrytown, NY
(December 8th, 2019)

This year Keb’ Mo’ is celebrating his 25th Anniversary year of performing under the moniker, with the release of two albums, Oklahoma (June 14) and Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You (Oct. 11), Keb’s first ever holiday album released throughout his lengthy and successful career.

Self-Guided Holiday Tours @ Philipse Manor

29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
(December 9th, 2019 – January 4th, 2020)
On this self-guided tour, come learn about the Manor Hall and the Dutch traditions that the Philipse family observed during the holidays in the 1700’s.

Mr. Dickens Tells ‘A Christmas Carol’ @ Lyndhurst Mansion

635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(December 13th – 29th, 2019)
Come to see the words of Dickens in a historic period setting! Visitors will follow Mr. Dickens and his imagined hostess, Mrs. Wiggins, as he wanders through the beautifully decorated rooms to tell his tale.

Eastchester Public Library Holiday Market

11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY
(December 14th, 2019)

The Library will host an Etsy Artisan Holiday Market featuring the items from the Northeast Etsy Artists Collective. 

Wainwright House Holiday Party

260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY
(December 14th, 2019)

Join us for a winter wonderland holiday cocktail party fundraiser!

Gingerbread Spectacular

Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers, NY
(December 14th, 2019)

Feel the Holiday Spirit and decorate your own Gingerbread Cookie freshly baked by La Pinata Bakery! There will be plenty of kids activities, face painting, hot chocolate, and more!

Music Hall Holiday Market

Tarrytown Music Hall – 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
(December 15th, 2019)

The Music Hall Holiday Market will take place Sunday, December 15th, 2019 from 10 am-4 pm at The Tarrytown Music Hall.

Holiday Themed Candlelight Tours @ Philipse Manor

29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
(December 17th – 21st, 2019)
Under the cover of darkness, with only candles to light the way, come learn about the different ways the generations of the Philipse family observed the holiday season as well as the origins of many different modern holiday traditions.

Rockefeller State Park Preserve Sensory Hike

125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY
(December 18th, 2019)

A quiet lunchtime walk through the woods to focus on letting our senses experience the nature around us.

Candlelight Tours @ John Jay Homestead

400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY
(December 19th – 22nd, 2019)

Experience the home as it takes on the glow of candlelight to celebrate the holiday season. These unique guided tours focus on holiday traditions.

Newsies the Musical

White Plains Performing Arts Center
(Starting December 20th, 2019)

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” 

Hudson Valley Events 2018 | December & Holiday Edition
Photo by DAVIDSONLUNA on Unsplash

White Plains WinterFest Downtown Holiday Market

Court Street, White Plains, NY
(December 18th – 23rd, 2019)

WinterFest offers a unique holiday shopping experience downtown White Plains by showcasing artisan crafts, food vendors while featuring live performances and festive activities for the whole family.

Cherish the Ladies – A Celtic Christmas

Tarrytown Music Hall – 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
(December 22nd, 2019)

An annual sold-out tradition at the Music Hall….Cherish the Ladies returns in 2019 for two shows to celebrate the holiday season!

The Pizzazzles Christmas Experience

Jefferson Valley Mall – Jefferson Valley, NY
(December 22nd, 2019)

Build gingerbread houses as we rock out to Christmas songs, sip on hot cocoa, munch on some cookies, indoor snowball fight, snowman slime, pizza and tons of fun! And YES, the bubbles will be flying and the confetti soaring!

The Nutcracker (One Hour Abridged)

Tarrytown Music Hall – 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
(December 22nd, 2019)

An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults!

Pre-Holiday Sensory Hike

Rockefeller State Park Preserve – 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY
(December 24th, 2019)

The holidays can be fun and joyful. They can also be stressful for some. Let’s take a sensory walk through the woods in preparations for the coming holidays and the opportunities of the New Year.

Grand Holiday Illumination @ Untermyer Gardens

945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701
(Select Days in December)
Join us on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Walled Garden for the opening of the 2019 Grand Holiday Illumination!

Rockefeller State Park Preserve: Sunset Hike Eagle Hill

125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY
(December 27, 2019)

Eagle Hill has a spectacular view of the river and the bridge.

Holiday Open House

Fishkill Historical Society
(December 28th, 2019)

Join in the merriment of the season with an evening of friends, food, music, dancing and activities for kids at the 18th Century Van Wyck Homestead Museum in Fishkill!

Things to do in December in Putnam County

Twilight Tours @ Boscobel House & Gardens

1601 NY-9D, Garrison, NY 10524
(November 29th, 30th, 2019: 3:30 pm – 7:15 pm)
(December 1st, 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2019: 3:30 pm – 7:15 pm)

With the mansion lit by candles, decorated for a 19th-century Christmas, and resonating with live string music, Twilight Tours offer an especially beautiful view of Boscobel House and Gardens.

Brewster Holiday Caroling & Tree Lighting

67 Main St, Brewster, NY 10509
(December 7th, 2019: 5 pm)
The program starts at 5:00 PM at the Southeast Museum, with carolers winding their way down Main Street to the countdown of the lighting of the new tree and the arrival of Santa!

Holiday on the Lake Parade and Tree Lighting

Carmel, NY
(December 7th, 2019)

A day full of activities that begin with breakfast at the Firehouse and ending at the Lake with lots of surprises in between.

Breakfast with Santa

Putnam County Golf Course
(December 22nd, 2019)

Enjoy our famous Breakfast Buffet Orange Juice, Coffee and Hot Tea. BRING YOUR CAMERA so you can take a photo of your child on Santa’s lap!

Things to do in December in Rockland County

Annual Holiday Boutique at the Train Station

50 Ash Street, Piermont, NY 10968
(December 1st, 2019)

Come to the Train Station for Some Holiday Cheer! All sales benefit the Piermont Historical Society’s mission to preserve and share the unique, rich history of the village

Heritage of West Nyack Tree Lighting

131 Germonds Road, West Nyack, NY
(December 4th, 2019)

Please join us for our annual tree lighting and enjoy light refreshments and caroling, with our neighbors…

Holiday Craft Fair

Valley Cottage Library – 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage, NY
(December 7th, 2019)

Valley Cottage Library will be hosting its 5th annual craft fair!
We are currently seeking craftspeople and artisans of all kinds: jewelry, clothing, housewares, glasswork, metalwork, pottery, small scale paintings, ornaments, etc.

Breakfast with Santa @ Dave & Buster’s

4661 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY
(December 7th & 8th, 2019)

Dave & Buster’s Palisades Jingling all the way to Breakfast with Santa!

Holidays in Haverstraw

Village of Haverstraw
(December 7th, 2019)

Enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate while we light up the tree at Clock Park across from Village Hall while Santa arrives on a fire truck or enjoy some of the other great things happenings around the downtown Village.

Christmas Wonderland Festival

160 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY
(December 7th, 2019)

Join Trinity Events and the clubhouse at the Rockland GAA for our “Christmas Wonderland Festival.” The festival will include a Christmas Market, Winter Beer Garden, all day entertainment, light display, food and drink concessions, photos with Santa, visits with some characters, contests, and much more to be announced!

Nutcracker 40th Anniversary

Rockland Community College, Suffern
(December 7th,13th, 14th, 15th 2019)

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble (RYDE) will celebrate 40 years of presenting the Nutcracker.

St. Nicholas Day

Historical Society of Rockland County, New City
(December 7th, 2019)

Enjoy the traditional Dutch celebration of St. Nicholas Day with stories, a visit with Saint Nicholas and his horse and holiday refreshments. Each child will receive a special treat.

Holiday Lights in Nyack

Main Street, Nyack
(December 7th, 2019)

Enjoy entertainment, hot refreshments, tree lighting and a visit from Santa.

Nanuet Tree Lighting

Orchard Street, Nanuet
(December 7th, 2019)

Nanuet’s 1st Annual Tree Lighting with visit from Santa, music, face painting, refreshments and more. (Across from Nanuet Post Office)

Suffern Christmas Parade

Lafayette Ave, Suffern
(December 7th, 2019)

The Annual Christmas Parade features floats, marchers, community groups, bands and of course Santa Claus.

Sensory-friendly Santa Visit

Palisades Center
(December 8th, 2019)

Children with special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session and visit with Santa. Reservations required.

Nyack Indoor Holiday Gift Fair

West Gate Inn, Nyack
(December 8th, 2019)

Nyack’s favorite artisans and merchants selling one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, art, clothing, home decor, chocolate and sweets with live music.


Sloatsburg Commuter Lot
(December 8th, 2019)

Celebrate the holiday season with holiday gift shopping, music, children’s activities, food, hot beverages and a visit from Santa. Rain or shine.

Holiday Parade in Orangeburg

Orangeburg Volunteer Fire Department – 61 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg, NY
(December 14, 2019)

Join us for our Annual Parade!

Holiday Candlelight Tours

Jacob Blauvelt House – 20 Zukor Road, New City
(Throughout December)

Spend an evening at the historic 1832 Jacob Blauvelt farmhouse, illuminated with candlelight and lanterns and experience Dutch American holiday traditions with music and seasonal refreshments.

Christmas tree at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, NY
Decorated Christmas tree at Locust grove in Poughkeepise, NY

Things to do in December in Dutchess County

East Fishkill Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

East Fishkill Community Ctr – 888 Route 82, Hopewell Junction, NY
(December 1st, 2019)
Seasonal music by the East Fishkill Community Chorus, Hot Chocolate, Snacks, and a visit from Santa Claus.

A Gilded Age Christmas @ Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Old Post Road, Staatsburgh, NY
(Select days in December)

Enjoy lavish turn-of-the-century style holiday decorations while touring the mansion.

The Holiday Whodunit @ Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Old Post Road, Staatsburgh, NY
(Select days in December)

Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find whodunit.

Holiday House Hunt for Kids @ Locust Grove Estate

2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(December 1st, 8th, 15th)
Enjoy a holiday-themed scavenger hunt through the historic mansion, featuring lavish holiday decorations.

Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Event

2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY
(December 5th, 2019)

Come to Locust Grove and enjoy a magnificent Hudson River Sunset while sipping fine wines paired with culinary creations!

Pawling DecemberFest Tree Lighting

59 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling, NY
(December 6th, 2019)
Join the celebration by singing with the Pawling High School Band and Chorus, Enjoy Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Soup and Hot Dogs.

Hudson Valley Farm and Flea

Annual FD Roosevelt HS Holiday Craft Fair

FDR High School
(December 7th, 2019)

Student Government-run craft fair at FDR High School.
100 vendors. Great crafts and homemade goodies, RAFFLES and more.

Annual Arlington Holiday Festival

Main Street btwn Raymond and Fowler Avenues, Arlington, NY
(December 7th, 2019) 
Come out and join us for our great family-friendly activities, including a petting zoo, face painting, marshmallow roasting and this year we’ve added a train ride that will go up and down the village shopping area!! How cool is that, kids!!!!

Pleasant Valley Festival of Lights Parade

Festival starts at Pleasant Valley Fire House
(December 7th, 2019)
Pleasant Valley Festival of Lights Parade! Featuring local businesses, community groups, floats – all lit up to celebrate the festive season – strolling down Main Street.

Harp Performances @ Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Old Post Road, Staatsburgh, NY
(December 7th, 14th, 21st, 2019)

On three Saturdays in December, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present performances of period music, performed by harpist Elysia Roman. Set amidst the historic rooms, decorated for the holidays, Ms. Roman’s performances are not formal concerts, but are meant to be enjoyed as visitors tour the house.

Sinterklaas Festival Day 2019

East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY
(December 7th, 2019)
Join us for new events & characters to dazzle our community, honor our children & bring light to this darkest time of the year! This year’s honored animal is the STURGEON!

The No Strings Marionette Company

Howland Cultural Center
(December 8th, 2019)

The company will be performing Treasure Hunt at 1:00 pm & Jack & the Beanstalk at 4:00 pm.

Mesier Homestead & Gift Shop Open House

Mesier Park, Wappingers Falls, NY
(December 10th, 2019)
Stop in to see the beautifully decorated downstairs rooms of the 1741 Mesier Homestead, complete with candlelight, greenery, ribbons and bows. Self-guided.

Zoe’s Paint & Scoop

Zoe’s Ice Cream Barn, Lagrangeville, NY
(December 13th, 2019)

Enjoy up to 3 of your favorite and unique fresh flavors while you let your inner artist’s creativity overflow!

Holiday Craft Fair @ Mid-Hudson Civic Center

14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(December 14th, 2019)
Mid-Hudson Civic Center Inc. is having a Holiday Craft Fair! We will be highlighting Hudson Valley artists, crafters, and local food products! Come out and support local! OVER 100 VENDORS!

LaGrange Holiday Festival of Lights Parade

Arlington High School – 1157 State Rte 55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
(December 14th, 2019)
LaGrange Holiday Festival of Lights Parade
Saturday, December 14th at 6:30 pm, RTE 55 in front of AHS

Holiday Craft Boutique

East Fishkill Community Center
(December 14th, 2019)

Don’t miss out! Shop local for all of your Christmas gifts. Saturday December 14, 9am-2pm.

Holiday Craft Workshop @ Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Old Post Road, Staatsburgh, NY
(December 14th, 2019)

Christmas crackers were popular dinner favors during the Gilded Age, cracking open to reveal sweets and small gifts. Learn how to make your own festive crackers, decorate them to your liking and take home a set for your own Christmas dinner. 

Annual Holiday Affair Vendor and Craft Show

Ramada Fishkill – 542 Route 9, Fishkill, NY
(December 14th, 2019)

Make your holiday shopping less stressful and easier. With a wide variety of vendors all in one place, you’re sure to find gifts to fit all of your holiday shopping needs!

Milk & Cookies with Santa

Soukup Farms, Dover Plains, NY
(December 14th & 15th, 2019)

Santa Claus is returning to Soukup Farms this year for a delicious holiday themed brunch! Bring your Wishlist and your appetite for some great family fun.

Fishkill Winterfest

Fishkill Recreation Center
(December 15th, 2019)

Event is open to children in K – 6th grade. Pictures with Santa, Storytelling, Crafts and more.

Holiday Tours @ Mt. Gulian Historic Site

145 Sterling St, Beacon, NY 12508
(December 15th, 2019)
Tour the beautifully decorated homestead. There is a fee for this event.

Polar Express Night at the Hyde Park Train Station Museum

34 River Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
(December 16th, 2019) 
Two readings of The Polar Express book at 5 pm and 6 PM at the historic Hyde Park Train station museum. Crafts, Hot and Santa. Free and donations are accepted and appreciated.

Evening Hours at Staatsbugh Mansion

75 Mills Mansion Drive, Staatsburg, NY
(Starts December 20th, 2019)

Spend a festive evening at the fully decorated mansion with costumed guides, live music, a craft, and gift shopping.

Winter Solstice Celebration

Sprout Creek Farm, Poughkeepsie, NY
(December 21st, 2019)

Join us at the farm for food, drink and a bonfire.

Kids Craft Workshop @ Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Old Post Road, Staatsburgh, NY
(December 27th, 28th, & 31st 2019)

Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmas time for many years. For these workshops, children ages 6-10 tour the house briefly to see mouse houses on display, then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. 

Holiday Open House at Van Wyck Homestead Museum

504 U.S. 9, Fishkill, NY 12524
(December 28th, 2019)
We’ll have music, crafts, stories and games and then gather in the kitchen for baked goods, mulled cider, coffee and hot chocolate.

Children’s Holiday Tea @ Mt. Gulian Historic Site

145 Sterling St, Beacon, NY 12508
(December 30th, 2019)
Mount Gulian Historic Site will offer its popular Children’s Holiday Tea on Monday, December 30 from noon to 2 p.m.

Visit the Zoo Day @ Trevor Zoo

Trevor Zoo @ Millbrook School
(December 27, 2019)

Come to the Trevor Zoo on national “Visit the Zoo Day” and all kids 12 and under get in for free!

Mount Gulian Historic Home in Beacon, NY also hosts a Spring Tea Event and I was lucky enough to attend and see what a wonderful event it is. Read my blog post so you can see what its all about!

A beautiful tea cup displayed for the Children's Spring Tea event at Mount Gulian in Dutchess, County.

Things to do in December in Orange County

Hudson Valley Events in 2018 | December
Photo by Mariusz Prusaczyk on Unsplash

Holiday Lights in Bloom at the Arboretum

Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery
(Throughout December)

Wander through the Beautiful Holiday Lights in Bloom Display throughout the Arboretum. The Arboretum will be in “full bloom” with beautiful, garden themed light displays in the forms of flowers, animals and insects.

Watt Christmas Wonderland

310 Scotchtown Road, Goshen
(Throughout December)

Travel through a dreamland adventure and find yourself in a dazzling array of lights and displays, more than you can imagine.

Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting in Cornwall

Highland Engine Company
(December 1st, 2019)
Holiday fun for the entire family – Horse & Carriage Rides, Jingle Bells, Christmas Music, Hot Chocolate, Tree Lighting and the Man in Red…..SANTA

South Blooming Grove Ladies Auxiliary Winter Craft & Vendor Fair

819 State Route 208, Monroe, NY
(December 1st, 2019)
Perfect time of year for holiday gift shopping! Free Admission. Light refreshments, snacks, and baked goods will be sold at concession!

Cedar Lakes Estate’s Winter Fest

1 Team USA Way, Port Jervis, NY 12771
(December 7th & 8th, 2019)
Our cabins will be transformed into perfect holiday shops featuring local goods. We’ll have toasty food + beverages all day, lots of fun activities for the kids and so much holiday cheer! Plus we’ll be hosting a wood-fire pizza + live music party Saturday night so don’t miss out on booking a cottage for the weekend!

Christmas in the Village @ Museum Village

1010 NY-17M, Monroe, NY 10950
(December 7th, 2019)
Join us for another “Christmas In The Village”! $5 suggested donation for a family of 4 (all proceeds go towards Museum Village Education Program) and everyone please bring a non-perishable food donation for Country Kids Food Pantry!

Hudson Valley Events 2018 | December Edition
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Atlas Winter Market in Newburgh

11 Spring St, Newburgh, NY 12550
(December 7th & 8th, 2019)
Don’t miss us at Atlas Winter Market! We’ll be slinging all the goodies and hot beverages! Dec 7 & 8

The Nutcracker Ballet

Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
(December 7 & 8th, 2019)

A classic holiday tradition. The premiere performance of “The Nutcracker” at the newly opened  Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center

Christmas on the Manza Farm

730 State Route 211, Montgomery
(Weekends in December)

Santa and his Elf will be here every Saturday and Sunday from 11- 4 . Free coloring book and Candy Cane for each child. Refreshment stand on weekends and Farm store is open daily! We have cute Farm Animals and a free Kids Maze. Also, a Picture taking area and Christmas Displays. Kids love the Play Train and Firetruck! Hope you make it by !!

Candlelight Tour of Homes in Newburgh

189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh, NY
(December 8th, 2019)

The Newburgh Historical Society’s annual Candlelight Tour features fourteen decorated homes including a diverse assortment of public and private spaces – mansions, structures in the rehabilitation process, new construction, architectural gems, and some of Newburgh’s most important landmarks.

Eggbert @ Devitt’s Nursery

56 Devitts Cir, New Windsor, NY 12553
(Weekends in December) 
Eggbert is here! Stop on by and visit him at Devitt’s

Christmas with the Ellison’s @ Knox Headquarters

289 Old Forge Hill Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553
(December 14th, 2019)
Saturday, December 14, Christmas with the Ellisons at Knox’s Headquarters. From 5:00 to 8:00 PM tour by candlelight the elegant 1754 Ellison mansion ornamented with costumed staff and 18th-century holiday decorations.

Hudson Valley Farm & Flea

250 Lake St, Newburgh, NY 12550
(December 14th, 2019)
Explore the best of what our Hudson Valley makers, farmers, vintage collectors and food artisans have to offer. Join us for a day of family activities and enjoy the talents of our young actors as they sing and perform, and be inspired by this next generation of entrepreneurs reaching for their dreams!

Eggbert After Dark Episode IV: A New HopEgg

Newburgh Brewing Company
(December 27th, 2019)

Christmas is over, Eggbert has free time on his hands, so he’s coming BACK to the brewery for the 4th time… with authority.

Motorcycledia Museum in Newburgh hosts the Hudson Valley Farm & Flea. This event showcases amazing artisans. I was lucky enough to attend and also meet some wonderful vendors.
Read my posts below:

Decorated eggs at the Hudson Valley Farm & Flea in Newburgh, NY

Homemade soaps showcased at Damn Good Honey Farm roadside stand

Things to do in December in Ulster County

Holiday Hayrides @ Kelder’s Farm

5755 US-209, Kerhonkson, NY 12446
(Select Days in December) 
Come join us for Holiday Hayrides at Kelder’s Farm! Come and enjoy a fun-filled day!

A Holiday on Huguenot Street & Tree Lighting

81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
(December 6th & 7th, 2019)

Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church of New Paltz present A Holiday on Huguenot Street on December 6 and December 7, featuring historical holiday themed tours, a free community tree lighting, a craft fair, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more.

Holiday in the Village of Saugerties

Saugerties, NY
(December 8th, 2019)

With activities too numerous to mention, this day in beautiful Saugerties is perfect for all ages, from children to adults.

Vanderbilt Mansion Free Day

4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park
(December 8th, 2019)

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Mansion and enjoy the holiday decor for free! Admission will take place from 9:15 to 4:00.

Polar Express Train Rides in Kingston

Westbrook Lane Station: 149 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401
(Select Days in December) 
Polar Express Adventure for children of all ages

Wreaths in front of locust grove in Poughkeepsie, NY

A Frosty Fest

778 Broadway, Rte 9W, Ulster Park, NY 12487
(Weekends in December) 
The creative team at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted a new family fun holiday light spectacular that is unlike any other event in the country.

Jingle & Mingle at Nostrano Vineyards

14 Gala Ln, Milton, NY 12547
(December 14, 2019)
Join us at THE BARN for a Nostrano Winter Wonderland with our signature seasonal Holiday Cocktail | Hot Chocolate & Coffee Bar | Local Eats for purchase | Pop-Up Shops for Holiday gifting | Wine & Craft beer to enjoy fireside either inside The Barn or outside in our Garden!

Frozendale in Rosendale

Main Street, Rosendale, NY
(December 14th, 2019)
It’s that special day of the year where Main Street shops offer discounts, warm drinks, food, craft vendors, music, good cheer, and tote bags. The day starts with a story hour at The Rosendale Library at 10 am.

Holiday Open House @ Saunderskill Farm

5100 US-209, Accord, NY 12404
(December 14th, 2019)
Please join us for our Open House as we celebrate another great season!
Music by Mr. Oh! 10am-2pm
Santa from 11am-1pm

Winter Solstice Hike to Kempton Ledge

Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(December 21st, 2019)

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a walk along two carriage roads to reach Kempton Ledge, a scenic vista overlooking the Palmaghatt Ravine. The distance for this outing is approximately three miles and takes place entirely on carriage roads, which offer a stable and relatively easy walking experience. 

Ugly Sweater Skate

Kiwanis Ice Arena, Saugerties
(December 21st, 2019)

Celebrate the reopening of the rink and the holiday season with us! Christmas craft making, a bake sale with hot chocolate, an ugly sweater contest and Santa’s workshop with a gift sale!

Christmas Eve Trek: Lake Minnewaska & Beacon Hill Hike

Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(December 24th, 2019)

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for this approximately four-mile walk along the Lake Minnewaska Carriage Road, with a side trip through the old golf course for a great view of the Catskills. 

Holiday Break Hike to Echo Rock & Patterson’s Pellet

Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(December 29th, 2019)

Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an early winter walk along four carriage roads to reach the picturesque Echo Rock and Patterson’s Pellet scenic views. Carriage road walking is relatively easy. 

Kids Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration

Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, Kingston
(December 31st, 2019)

A new family-oriented New Year’s Eve celebration will be held on Tuesday, December 31st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center. 

New Year’s Eve Day Party

Skate Time 209, 5164 Route 209, Accord
(December 31st, 2019)

Come rollerskate and have fun with DJ tunes, skating games, soft drinks and a fun buffet of homemade chicken tenders, mac n’ cheese, Vegetarian Lasagna, Mixed Salad and rolls by Chef Mark/Harvest Real Food! DETAILS:Tuesday 12/31 from 4pm – 8pm

Things to do in December in Greene County

Scribner’s Market

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge – 13 Scribner Hollow Rd, Hunter, NY
(December 14th & 15th, 2019)

Shop for holiday gifts + more from some of our favorite Northeast friends and makers.

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Phew… That’s a lot of events happening JUST IN DECEMBER.

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Until The Next Adventure…

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Where to find all the December and Holiday Events taking place in the Hudson Valley, NY
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Jackie is the HV blogger behind Hudson Valley Exposed, featuring the hottest things to do, places to see and weekend getaways. Get information from a local who is seeing it all! She lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region with her hubby, kids, and doggies.

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