Experience the thrill and excitement at Holiday Spirit Festival



Where families make new memories and rekindle old ones too.

Holiday Spirit Festival in Wappingers Falls, NY
We at Hudson Valley Parent want to help you slow down, to find the time to see a musical with your children, to visit with Santa or build a Menorah. The Hudson Valley is bustling with holiday spirit this time of year we just have to find it!

Every day this month we are bringing you all the best details on a great event, holiday activity or family tradition. Check the updated calendar on our Holiday Happenings Page or follow us on Facebook

Holiday Fun is Sponsored by: Half Moon Theatre and Crown Maple 

A one-of-a-kind family holiday event for all ages, Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival offers families a magical place to make new memories and rekindle old ones. At the festival you are taken back to the magic of the season through twinkling light displays, tunnels, interactive experiences and more. 

Take a stroll through a North Pole Village with animated and lighted scenes, be dazzled as you walk through the enchanted forest of lights, learn a few of Santa's magical secrets at a brand new show and meet and greet with Santa and his elves at his home in the North Pole. In addition to the great twinkling walk throughs, families can experience exciting shows, find the Frost Faries and indulge in a sweet treat!

On select weekends in December, Holiday Spirit Festival welcomes special guests for musical events. Event is open on weekends; Fridays 6-9pm and Saturday and Sunday 4:30-9pm. Tickets are available at the gate or in advance online at holidayspiritfestival.com


Pamela is the calendar, social media editor and places to go guru at Hudson Valley Parent. She was raised in the Hudson Valley and currently resides in Dutchess County with her husband and two boys. She enjoys beach days, crafting, photography and can rattle off a list of things to do or places to visit at any given moment.


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