Tree Lightings and Holiday Events

Communities across the Hudson Valley are getting into the Christmas spirit

Christmas tree lightings and events

It's that time of year again. Families across the Hudson Valley are getting into the holiday spirit. From parades to tree lighting ceremonies, markets, and of course Santa, we have over 75 events listed just for you.

If you don't see your community event listed here e-mail to have it added.

Nov. 18 & 19. CHRISTKINDLMARKT 2022. Poughkeepsie

Nov. 18 - 20, 25-27, Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 21-23, 26-28. The Polar Express. Kingston

Nov. 18 - Dec. 29. LUMAGICA at Harvest Moon. North Salem

Nov. 19 - Dec. 17. Saturdays and Sundays. Boscobel House and Gardens Holiday House Tours. Garrison

Nov. 19 - Dec. 17. Saturdays and Sundays. Newburgh Market's Holiday Shop. Newburgh

Nov. 19. Holiday Market. Port Ewen

Nov. 20. Holidays on the Farm. Hudson

Nov. 23. Annual Christmas Tree lighting. Rhinebeck

Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Fridays to Sundays. A Frosty Fest. Ulster Park

Nov. 25 – Dec. 23, Fridays to Sundays. Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit Festival. Wappingers Falls

Nov. 25 – Dec. 23. Holiday Lights in Bloom. Montgomery

Nov. 25 – Dec. 25. The Wonderland of Lights. Rhinebeck

Nov. 25 – Dec. 24. PHOTOS WITH SANTA! Middletown

Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2023. Bruschi Christmas. Wallkill

Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2023. Peace, Love & Lights powered by Healey Brothers. Bethel

Nov. 25 – Jan. 6, 2023. Fortis Christmas Lights for a Cause. Fishkill

Nov. 25 – Dec. 23. Fridays to Sundays. Christmas on the Farm with Eggbert 2022. New Windsor

Nov. 25 – Dec. 25. ERDAJT's Christmas Light Display. Lagrangeville

Nov. 25-Dec. 24. Where is Santa. Poughkeepsie

Nov. 25 – Dec. 23. Fridays to Sundays. Winter Festival @ Dogwood Acres Family Farm. Middletown

Nov. 25-27, Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-31. Holiday Bricktacular. Goshen

Nov. 26. 50th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Poughkeepsie

Nov. 26. Free Holiday Photos with An Alpaca. Pleasant Valley

Nov. 27. Holiday Pop Up ShopHopewell Junction

Nov. 27. HVArtMarket Makers Market. Poughkeepsie

Nov. 27, Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18. Santa Brunch. Montgomery

Nov. 28 - Dec. 11. Letters to Santa. Hopewell Junction

Dec. 1-4. Family Fun at Cockburn Farm. Garrison

Dec. 1-4. Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop. Poughkeepsie

Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-19. A Christmas MemoryHudson

Dec. 2. Holiday Lights of Nyack. Staatsburg

Dec. 2. Holiday Wreath Workshop 2022. Millbrook

Dec. 3. Highlands Holiday Hop. Highland Falls

Dec. 3. Holiday Blitz at the Ritz. Newburgh

Dec. 3, 10 & 17. Holiday High Tea with Santa. West Point

Dec. 3. Holiday on the Lake. Carmel

Dec. 3. Santa is Coming to RVAC! Wappingers Falls

Dec. 3. Whoville Shopping Village. Washingtonville

Dec. 3. Winter Wonderland Parade. Ulster Park

Dec. 3. Winter Walk 2022. Hudson

Dec. 4. Breakfast with Santa. Hopewell Junction

Dec. 4. Holiday Craft Boutique. Cuddebackville

Dec. 4, 11 & 18. Brunch with Santa. West Point

Dec. 4. Holiday Craft Fair. Walden

Dec. 4. The Nutcracker. Annandale-on-Hudson

Dec. 4. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Hopewell Junction

Dec. 4. Santa Cares. Poughkeepsie

Dec. 8-10. The Nutcracker. Poughkeepsie

Dec. 9. Light up the HamletHighland

Dec. 9. Town of Wappinger Tree LightingWappingers Falls

Dec. 10. 4th Annual Breakfast with Santa! Wappingers Falls

Dec. 10. Sugar Loaf Holiday CelebrationSugar Loaf

Dec. 10. Pet Photos With SantaFishkill

Dec. 10. Santa's Farm VisitHopewell Junction

Dec. 10. Ulster County SPCA Fill the VanBoiceville

Dec. 10. A Winter Celebration. Poughkeepsie

Dec. 10. Brunch with Santa. Poughkeepsie

Dec. 10-11. Christmas in the Village. Monroe

Dec. 10-11. Holiday Craft FairWest Shokan

Dec. 11. Santa Brunch at the Links. Lagrangeville

Dec. 11. Annual Candlelight TourNewburgh

Dec. 11. Holiday Craft & Book FaireAshokan

Dec. 11 & 18. Holiday Hunt in the MansionPoughkeepsie

Dec. 12. Pet Photo Night with Santa. Middletown

Dec. 14. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Poughkeepsie

Dec. 16-18. A Christmas Carol. Annandale-on-Hudson

Dec. 16 & 17. Dinner with Santa. Bethel

Dec. 17. Christmas Craft Fair/Flea Market. New Windsor

Dec. 17. Beary Merry Holiday. Bear Mountain

Dec. 17. Handel's Messiah. Poughkeepsie

Dec. 17. Old Fashioned Christmas JubileePine Bush

Dec. 17 & 18. Winter Wonderland WalkthroughNewburgh

Dec. 18. Nutcracker Short & SweetPeekskill

Updated December 6, 2022

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