The Top 10 Winter Holiday Events in the Hudson Valley

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Check out the top 10 winter holiday events in the Hudson Valley:

1.Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market, Hudson, NY

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1

The Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market is inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors, and artisans in the Hudson Valley. With over 100 vendors, the Basilica Farm & Flea is the only market of this scale in the region!

2. Westchester’s Winter Wonderland, Valhalla, NY

Friday-Sunday, November 29 – December 22. Monday-Saturday, December 23 – January 4. Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland provides fun and affordable holiday cheer for the entire family. Enjoy the festivities by checking out their fun attractions, which include: Santa’s Village, Lights of Wonder, Winter Wonderland Holiday Circus, and more!

3. Lights in Bloom, Hamptonburgh, NY

Friday-Sunday, November 29-December 29

The Orange County Arboretum displays beautiful holiday lights throughout their grounds in the form of flowers, animals, and insects! Also, be sure to stop by the Holiday Boutique to support the Arb volunteers, and browse their amazing handmade craft items.

4. Christmas by the River, Coxsackie, NY

Sunday, December 1

Enjoy some Christmas shopping with the many local vendors set up along the riverside of Coxsackie! Stop by Reed Street for horse and carriage rides and other activities, including breakfast with Santa and a concert at St. Mary’s Church.

5. Yuletide Tea at Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck, NY

Saturday, December 14

Festive holiday event featuring fine tea, finger sandwiches, homemade cakes and cookies. Includes tour of the decorated mansion in all its Christmas magic. Reservations are required.


6. Christmas Parade, Suffern, NY

Saturday, December 7

The Village of Suffern’s Annual Christmas Parade will feature festive floats, bands, marchers, and community groups. The parade will go up Lafayette Avenue, to the Suffern Community Center, where Santa Claus will greet children of all ages!

7. Catskill Mountain Railroad Polar Express, Kingston, NY

November 15 – December 28

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story of The Polar Express departing from the Westbrook Lane Station in Kingston. Be sure to book your seat so you don’t miss out on the holiday event of the season!

8. Annual Troy Victorian Stroll, Troy, NY

Sunday, December 8

Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at the 37th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll – the Northeast’s largest free holiday festival. Enjoy downtown Troy by exploring the various attractions and dozens of local shops and eateries!

9. The Magic of Christmas, Albany, NY

Saturday, December 14

Celebrate the season at the Capital Region’s favorite holiday spectacular! Hear the Albany Symphony perform your favorite Christmas carols and joyful tunes at the historic Palace Theatre.

10. Holiday on the Lake, Carmel, NY

Saturday, December 7

The daylong celebration features pancake breakfast, holiday craft bazaars, storytelling, crafts, afternoon chowder festival, hayrides, entertainment on multiple stages and multiple opportunities for visits with Santa.  The evening begins with a Santa Stroll benefitting the American Cancer Society (all are welcome to participate), with the highlight of the event being a 50-float lighted holiday parade. This magical day culminates with the lighting of 75 trees being lit along the beautiful shores of Lake Gleneida.

Find more events for the holiday season on our calendar!