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Hudson Valley Holiday Happenings



From Christmas tree farms to Santa to holiday lights and giveaways, we are your go-to place for holiday fun!

Holiday round up, holiday happenings, things to do in the winter
'Tis the season for cutting down your Christmas Tree, lighting your menorah, light parades, community tree lighting, giving back and great family fun giveaways! We've rounded up some of the best in the Hudson Valley, and you can find it all right here!

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10 Places to Donate Toys
There is no time like the holidays to help a family in need. Purchase a new toy or clean out your playrooms. Choose a place to donate toys.



Christmas Tree Farms
Whether you're Charlie Brown who thinks small trees need love too, or you have Rockefeller-type tastes, picking a tree with your family will create memories to last a lifetime.




Tree Lighting and Holiday Events
If it's a community Christmas event you are looking for, you'll find it on this list. Communities across the Hudson Valley are getting into the Holiday Spirit with their annual ceremonies, parades, even fireworks, most of which are free for the public. 



Top Light Displays
There is something about the twinkling lights and magical dancing lights that brighten up the dark winter nights and put everyone into the Christmas Spirit. Hop in the car for some Christmas Light gazing through town.



Menorah Lights and Chanukah Events
Find all the biggest and best Menorahs on our Hanukkah Celebrations and Lighting events throughout the Hudson Valley.






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Get your tickets to opening weekend at Half Moon theatre

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Watch the holiday fireworks from the waterfront

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Experience Sinterklaas

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Bring the family to see a Christmas Story at Woodstock Playhouse

Take a photo with Santa

Donate toys to a local charity

Join in the festivities of the Pine Island Tree Lighting

Bring the kids to enjoy The Nutcracker Ballet

Take a walk through a winter wonderland at Holiday Spirit Festival

Cut your tree at Minard Farm Christmas Spectacular

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Make a Menorah at Home Depot

Celebrate National Cocoa Day with a warm mug and cookies

Make some icy science experiments at the MHCM

Visit Santa and his singing elf at Dutchess Stadium

Visit Bricktacular and help the Lego delivery truck get the presents delivered

Light up your spirit at Sparkle

Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Crown Maple

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Visit an enchanted forest & the glistening gardens at Frosty Fest

Listen to a special reading of The Polar Express at the Hyde Park Station

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Visit Eggbert, a family Christmas tradition

Book your School’s Out week at Frost Valley YMCA

Celebrate Hanukkah with stories and crafts at Barnes and Noble

Happy Hanukkah!

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Merry Christmas!

Stand out in the Firetruck Gelt Drop in Monroe

Go bowling, light a sushi Menorah and enjoy an Asian buffet dinner for Hanukkah

Make a Mistletoe Mouse House at Staatsburgh Historic Site

Feast on Latkes and Donuts as the 9’ Menorah is lit for the night

Stroll down the paths of holiday lights in bloom

Celebrate the end of the year at a family-friendly party







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