Home     Winter Top Lists     Family Fun     PlacesTo Go Guide    

Hudson Valley Holiday Light Displays

Enjoy magical Christmas Light shows

Christmas Lights, Santa, Holiday light displays
(Photo Credit: ERDAJT

Among the many holiday traditions this time of year; cutting down the Christmas tree, visiting Santa Claus and baking cookies, visiting Christmas light displays is often at the top of the list. There is something about displays of twinkling and magical dancing lights that brighten up the dark winter nights and put kids of all ages into the Christmas spirit. 

So bundle up the family, jump in the car and don't forget the Christmas carols! Here are our favorite Hudson Valley Christmas light displays. 

Dutchess County

Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival
38 Sheafe Rd., Wappingers Falls
845-297 XMAS
Admission: Adults, Adults 19.95 and children 11 and under, 17.95. Online fee and NYS sales Tax for all tickets, under 2 free. Tickets available online only. Fridays 6pm-9pm, Saturdays 4:30-9pm, Sundays 4:30-8:30pm. “Winter Wonderland Walk” will take guests on a magical Holiday journey through lights, animated displays, interactive character visits, music, and much much more! Opens November 25. Runs through December 26. Closed December 24 & 25.

tree lighting ceremony

ERDAJT'S Holiday Light Display
8 Patrick Dr., Lagrangeville
Come drive by and see all the holiday lights and listen to the holiday music that this family offers to the community! Donations collected for various charities throughout the season. Display begins Friday, November 25. Runs through December 25.

47 Fairfax Rd., Fishkill
Come see one of the best holiday displays in New York. Tune to FM 89.9 to hear over 30 Holiday Songs programmed using WOW Lights. 500 Channels. Watch our home's 100,000 lights pulsate, spin and strobe all to benefit our family's Breast Cancer Foundation. November 25 through January 6, 2023.

Town of Hyde Park
Hop in your car December 4- 23 and ride around Hyde Park to see Holiday Displays created by both the community and the business owners of Hyde Park! Print out your map with ballot on the back and vote for your favorite display! Voting can be done online OR ballots can be dropped off at Town Hall (4383 Albany Post Road) or The Hyde Park Recreation Department (59 East Market Street) any time between December 4-December 23. 

6 Field Ct., Poughkeepsie
Stop by and check out the show each night until New Year's Eve. Lights go up the day after Thanksgiving. A beautiful light and music display. 5-11pm. Runs through New Year's Eve.

6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck
Experience The Wonderland of Lights located at The Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. Nov 25 – Dec 25, 2022*, *CLOSED: November 28, 29, 30 & December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
HOURS: Every day from 5:30pm-9pm. This family-friendly holiday drive-thru experience helped launch a new family tradition for over 10,000 families in Rhinebeck and surrounding communities. General Admission tickets start at $30 at the gate or $25 online only (vehicles up to 8 passengers). Military Discount Available.

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. (914) 485-1210
Get in the festive spirit at LUMAGICA! Step into the enchanted forest at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard for a one-of-a-kind light experience. Explore 6 magical spaces with over 750,000 LED lights illuminating sculptures, decorations, tunnels, and more. Get your tickets! 

Fosters Coach House, 6411 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. (845) 876-8052
Come enjoy our hometown festivities with our Annual Christmas Tree lighting on our heated patio as we welcome Santa Claus along with the nostalgic holiday music of Michael Dell.

Ulster County

778 Broadway, Ulster Park
Admission Prices: Adults-$15.95 + fee, Children under 12-$12.95 + fee. Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 25-Dec. 23. 
A Frosty Fest offers holiday light displays and holiday and Christmas walk throughs that are filled with fun for the whole family! 

143 Patura Road, Modena
Cross’ Christmas light Spectacular is truly magical. Lights go on beginning November 26 and run through December 25. Feel free to drive by and tune into 92.5 and enjoy the show!! Lights will be on daily from 5pm to 11pm and every weekend there will be a special guest in the driveway to greet you from 6pm to 9pm

holiday crafts ideas

Orange County
Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park
Rte. 416, Montgomery
Free Admission. The Arboretum is all decked out for Christmas. Enjoy beautiful, garden themed light features in the forms of flowers, animals and insects. November 25-December 18 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Nightly December 1-December 23

Bruschi Christmas

5 Madre DeCristo Rd., Walkill
With over 15,000 lights meticulously set to music that is sure to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Starting the day after Thanksgiving to January 1. Open 5-11pm.

Sullivan County

200 Hurd Rd., Bethel
November 25 - 27; December 1 - 4, 8 - 11. Daily: December 15 - January 1, 2023. Experience the Bethel Woods grounds from the comfort of your car: just turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow. There is nothing else quite like this holiday light event in the area. All new themed areas and added displays to expand on existing areas you know and love.

Updated 11/14/2022

Other articles by HVP Top Lists