Athens Annual Victorian Stroll

Athens Village Second and Water Streets, Athens, NY, United States

Family Ice Skating Rink at Athens Riverfront Park, Bring your own skates! Families and friends gather for a free, fun-filled day in celebration of the annual Athens Victorian Stroll. Up and down the historic village’s Second Street, Athens Riverfront Park and all around the Village, businesses, residents and community organizations host family-friendly activities, free goodies…

“The Nutcracker” at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, United States

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the New Paltz Ballet Theatre returns to the Bardavon 1869 Opera House to present "The Nutcracker," the timeless holiday classic featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet! Join Marie on her magical journey through the Land of the Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets! To purchase…

Event Series The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center 6050 Route 23A, Tannersville, NY

In this special holiday production, select guest artists will dazzle in the major dance roles.  Victoria Rinaldi works with the community to stage the party, battle, angels and Mother Ginger.  Award-winning choreographer Margo Sappington returns to play Auntie Drosselmeyer. The Nutcracker is the story of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his…

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York

Celebrate the spirit of the season with the iconic music of Mannheim Steamroller, whose 1984 Christmas album has been certified platinum six times over. Combined with the band’s later holiday releases, Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 28 million Christmas albums. Come, experience this holiday tradition firsthand! To purchase tickets, click here.

Edward Hopper’s Boyhood on the Hudson River & Emerging Artistic Vision

Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center 82 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY, United States

Don't miss this exciting exhibition on view Thursday-Sunday, 1-4PM until March 26, 2023 at the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack, NY.  Curated by Carole Perry and Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, with Lynne Z. Bassett. In this new exhibition, audiences can view the artist's childhood drawings on loan from the Whitney Museum of American…

Cohoes Holiday Market

Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY, United States

Furthering its promotion of a growing downtown scene centered around retail businesses and outdoor events on Remsen Street, the city will host the inaugural Cohoes Holiday Market on weekends from Nov. 26 to Dec. 23. Modeled after December gift markets held in German town squares for more than 500 years and now popular in many…

Visit Santa at Boscobel

Boscobel House & Gardens

Santa Claus is coming to town! Boscobel will be welcoming Santa Claus in our Winter Garden. He will greet children of all ages! Guests are encouraged to take their pictures and talk with Santa. Along with visiting Santa, guests are welcome to enjoy our new Winter Garden and Boscobel’s seasonally-festooned landscape. All gardens and grounds…

Menorah Lighting on Lake Gleneida in the Historic Hamlet of Carmel

As part of its Holiday on the Lake festivities, the Hamlet of Carmel Civic Association (HCCA) will be sponsoring a menorah lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 18 at 4:00 pm. The holiday celebration will be greatly enhanced this year with an amazing CHANUKAH CONCERT. Rabbi Avi Korer of Chabad of Putnam County will preside over…

Holiday Candlelight Tours at the Jacob Blauvelt House

 Sundays, December 11 & 18, 2022, and January 8 & 15, 2023.  Spend an enchanting evening at the historic 1832 Jacob Blauvelt Farmhouse, illuminated with candlelight and lanterns, fragrant with traditional sweets, and decorated with festive greenery. Experience Dutch American holiday traditions of the 1830s with nineteenth century music and song and seasonal refreshments.  Hosted…

Holiday Lights in Bloom @ The Orange County Arboretum

Orange County Arborteum 41 Grove Street, Montgomery, NY, United States

14th Annual Garden Themed Light Display - Nov. 25th, 2022 to Dec. 18th, 2022 - On Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays Nightly Dec. 19th to Dec. 23rd, 5pm-8pm Free Event No Buses or Groups of more than 15 permitted *No Pets* Due to Fire Damage in the Building, there will not be a Holiday Boutique For…

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Event Series Eggbert at Devitt’s Nursery

Christmas on the Farm with EGGBERT

Devitt's Nursery & Supply 56 Devitt Cir, New Windsor, NY, United States

Christmas on the farm at Devitts Nursery with Eggbert the talking egg boasts a 20+ acre sprawling Christmas trail that starts in Eggberts garage, winding through the candy land cave, over to a train and our very own race car track and so much more. Eggbert is back after a 3 years hiatus and is…

Catskill Mountain Railroad Polar Express

Catskill Mountain Railroad, 55 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY 12401

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs. Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the…

$32 – $51

First Day Hike at the Walkway Over the Hudson

Walkway Over The Hudson 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, United States

First Day Hikes are a tradition in Dutchess County, and a stroll across the 1.28-mile Walkway is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley from 212 feet above the river. No pre-registration is necessary. Leashed pets welcome. Attached photo courtesy of Instagram user @julialeemuzi.

Event Series LUMAGICA USA Winter Garden

LUMAGICA USA Winter Garden

Stone Ridge Orchard 3012 NY-213, Stone RIdge, NY

Visit the orchard this holiday season for a magical, one-of-a-kind, walkthrough light experience. Stone Ridge Orchard is delighted to present a dazzling display of light sculptures in partnership with LUMAGICA, renowned for its world-class light installations featured throughout Europe. Guests will experience LUMAGICA as a walking tour through a magical garden. A deep freeze has…

Free – $31

Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape

Olana State Historic Site 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY, United States

The exhibition, highlights Frederic Church's iceberg sketches from his 1859 intrepid voyage to the Arctic. Risking his life, Church chartered a ship to the treacherous waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador - an area known as Iceberg Alley - on a mission that made him the first American artist to explore the region for the purpose…


Winter Wolves

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the…