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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/$22.95, children under 12/$19.95. Online fee and NYS sales Tax for all tickets. Kids 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 24. Runs through December 23. 

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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! Tune your car to 95.3 FM. 
Donations collected for various charities throughout the season. Display begins Friday, November 24. Runs through December 28. 4:45-9:30pm nightly.

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 23 through January 2, 2024. 5:30-10 nightly. 

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. 

6636 Route 9, Rhinebeck
Experience The Wonderland of Lights located at The Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. Nov 22– Dec 30, 2023*, *CLOSED: November 27-29 & December 4-6, 11-13. 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/vehicles up to 8 passengers, $50/Limo | Mini-Bus, and $80/Motorcoach  (26 PEOPLE & OVER). Military Discount $25.

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. (914) 485-1210
Prepare to be dazzled! We are so excited to announce this season's Festival of Lights 2023 when our orchard is magically transformed into an illuminated forest full of marvelous structures and festive decorations!  Over half a million brilliant lights set the farm aglow in the form of whimsical creatures, light-changing orbs, thematic installations, and interactive light displays. Nov. 23-Dec. 31. Get your tickets! 

Ulster County

778 Broadway, Ulster Park
Admission Prices: Adults/$32.29; Child under 12/$29.05. Fridays-Sundays, Nov. 24-Dec. 23. Visit with the Holiday Characters throughout Frosty Fest: Mr. & Mrs. Frosty, Snowbear, The Gingerbread Man, The Candy Cane characters, Penguin, and of course, Rudolph! Bring your camera for great photo opportunities with the characters of Frosty Fest! 
Have fun on our Frosty Train! 

143 Patura Road, Modena
Cross’ Christmas light Spectacular is truly magical. Lights go on beginning November 23. 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

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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 24-December 29 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Closed on Christmas Eve.

Bruschi Christmas

5 Madre DeCristo Rd., Walkill
With over 25,000 lights meticulously set to music that is sure to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart, we invite you and your family to make Bruschi Christmas a part of your Christmas celebration this year! Starting the day after Thanksgiving to January 1. Open 5-11pm.

Sullivan County

200 Hurd Rd., Bethel
November 24-26; November 30-December 3, 7-10, 14-31. Spanning across the winter season beginning just after Thanksgiving until New Year's Day, experience drive-thru holiday winter lights on the Bethel Woods grounds from the comfort of your car. Simply turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow. There is nothing else quite like this in the area. 5-10pm.

Updated 11/18/2023

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