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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 lightings, 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!
       

For the full Holiday Lights list- Click HERE!


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 more like Charlie Brown and think 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. Families across the Hudson Valley are getting into the holiday spirit with annual ceremonies, parades, even fireworks, most of which are free and open to the public. 




Top Light Displays
There is something about twinkling displays of 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 Chanukah celebrations and Menorah lightings on this great list.








Updated November 12, 2018


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