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 lcortes@excitingread.com to have it added.



Nov. 10-Dec. 31 Fridays-Sundays. Holiday Bricktacular. Goshen. 

Nov. 11. Saugerties Holiday Market. Saugerties. 

Nov. 17-18. CHRISTKINDLMARKT 2023. Poughkeepsie. 

Nov. 17–Dec. 31. Festival of Lights 2023. North Salem. 

Nov. 17-Dec. 29. The Polar Express. Kingston. 


Nov. 18-19, Dec. 2-3, 9-10. Holiday Fineries at the Wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail. Various locations.





Nov. 18. Valley Central Holiday Craft Fair. Montgomery.

Nov. 22- Dec. 30. The Wonderland of Lights. Rhinebeck. 

Nov. 23- Dec. 25. Fortis Lights for a Cause. Fishkill. 

Nov. 24. 2023 Holiday Boutique. Montgomery.

Nov. 24. Holiday Love Local Maker Market. Warwick.

Nov. 24-25. 51st Annual DCCF Holiday Craft Fair. Poughkeepsie.

Nov. 24-26. HVArtMarket Makers Market. Poughkeepsie



Nov. 24-Dec. 30. Holiday Lights in Bloom. Montgomery.

Nov. 24-Dec. 31. A Gilded Age Christmas. Staatsburg

Nov. 24-Dec. 28. ERDAJT's Christmas Light Display. Lagrangeville. 


Nov. 24-Jan. 1, 2024. Bruschi Christmas. Wallkill.

Nov. 24-Dec. 23 Fridays-Sundays. Christmas on the Farm with Eggbert 2023. New Windsor. 

Nov. 24-Dec. 22 Fridays-Sundays. Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit Festival. Wappingers Falls.

Nov. 24-Dec. 16 Fridays and Saturdays. Twilight Tours. Garrison. 

Nov. 24-Dec. 23 Fridays-Sundays. Guided holiday tours at Wilderstein Historic Site. Rhinebeck. 

Nov. 24-Dec. 23. A Frosty Fest. Ulster Park.

Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17. Santa Brunch. Montgomery



Nov. 25. Pictures With Santa & Mrs. Claus! Saugerties. 

Nov. 26. Holiday Celebration with Santa. Highland.


Nov. 30-Dec. 24. Santa is Coming to Town! Middletown. 

Nov. 30-Dec. 24. Photos with Santa. Poughkeepsie. 

Dec. 1. Holiday Wreath Workshop 2023. Millbrook.

Dec. 1. Snowflake Festival. Kingston.

Dec. 1-30 Fridays-Sundays. Winter Wonderland. Middletown. 

Dec. 1. GAMS Holiday Bazaar. Newburgh.

Dec. 1-31, Thursdays to Sundays. A Gilded Age Christmas. Staatsburg.

Dec. 1-23, Fridays to Sundays. Guided holiday tours. Rhinebeck.

Dec. 1-16, Fridays & Saturdays. Twilight Tours. Garrison.


Dec. 2. Holiday Market. Newburgh.

Dec. 2. Washingtonville Community Events. Washingtonville.


Dec. 2. Winter Wonderland Parade. Ulster Park.

Dec. 2. 13th Annual Christmas Parade. Washingtonville.


Dec. 2. Santa is Coming to RVAC! Wappingers Falls.

Dec. 2. Sinterklaas Festival Day! Rhinebeck.

Dec. 2. Town of Wappinger Tree Lighting. Wappingers Falls.

Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23. Holiday High Tea with Santa. West Point

Dec. 2 & 9. A Christmas Carol. Rhinebeck.

Dec. 3, 10, 17 & 24. Brunch with Santa. West Point.


Dec. 3. Santa Cares. Poughkeepsie.

Dec. 3. Santa Cares. Middletown.

Dec. 3. Winter Wonderland Cornwall. Cornwall.


Dec. 3. Holiday on the Lake. Carmel.

Dec. 3, 10 & 17. Holiday Hunt in the Mansion. Poughkeepsie.


Dec. 3. Breakfast With Santa. Hopewell Junction.

Dec. 3. Pancake Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch. 



Dec. 3. Santa Brunch. Lagrangeville.

Dec. 4, 12 & 18. Pet photos with Santa. Poughkeepsie. 


Dec. 7. Made in KingstonKingston.

Dec. 7-10. The Nutcracker. Poughkeepsie.

Dec. 7-31, Thursdays-Sundays. A Gilded Age ChristmasStaatsburg,

Dec. 8. Light up the Hamlet. Highland.

Dec. 8-9, 15-16Boscobel House and Gardens Twilight Tours. Garrison.

Dec. 8-10. Catskill Ballet's NutcrackerKingston.

Dec. 8-23, Fridays-Sundays. Wilderstein Historic Site guided holiday toursRhinebeck.

Dec. 8-30, Fridays-Sundays. Dogwood Acres Family Farm Winter Wonderland. Middletown.



Dec. 9. Annual Candlelight Tour. Newburgh.

Dec. 9. Brunch with Santa. Poughkeepsie.

Dec. 9. FREE Pictures with Santa. Fishkill.

Dec. 9. Santa's Farm Visit. Hopewell Junction.






Dec. 9. Warm Up at the Washington's. Newburgh.

Dec. 9. Holiday Kid's Paint & Sip! Newburgh.


Dec. 9-10. The Fuller MarketKingston.


Dec. 9-10. The Peekskill HOLIYAY! Market. Peekskill.


Dec. 9, 16, 23. Holiday Afternoon Tea with Santa. West Point.

Dec. 10. Holiday Craft Faire. Olivebridge.


Dec. 10. Nutcracker, Short and Sweet. Peekskill.

Dec. 10. Santa Claus visits the market. Rhinebeck.

Dec. 10. Breakfast with Santa. Hopewell Junction.

Dec. 10. 2nd Annual Saddles with Santa. New Paltz.

Dec. 10 & 17. Holiday Hunt in the Mansion Family Program! Poughkeepsie

Dec. 10, 13-17. Holiday Tours at Mount Gulian. Beacon.

Dec. 11. Pet Photo Night with Santa. Middletown. 

Dec. 15-16. Dinner with Santa. Bethel. 

Dec. 15-16. Holiday Shorts at DENIZEN Theatre. New Paltz.


Dec. 16. Holiday Craft Fair. Garrison.


Dec. 16. Italian Christmas Market. Kingston.

Dec. 16. Beary Merry Holiday. Bear Mountain.

Dec. 16. Snow Ball with the Snow Sisters. Woodstock.


Dec. 16. Mid-Town Winter Wonderland. Kingston.




Dec. 16. A Victorian Christmas Celebration. Irvington.


Dec. 16-17. Paws & Claus Photo Event. Poughkeepsie.

Dec. 16-17. Paws & Claus Photo Event. Kingston. 

Dec. 16-17. Paws & Claus Photo Event. Newburgh.

Dec. 16-17. A CHRISTMAS STORY, the Musical. Woodstock.

Dec. 17. Breakfast with Santa. Mohegan Lake.

Dec. 17. 2023 Santa Tour. Salisbury Mills.

Dec. 21-22. Santa's Workshop. Bethel. 

Dec. 23. Cookie Decorating with Santa. Bethel. 


Dec. 27. Children's Holiday Tea. Beacon.

Dec. 27-31. Winter Family Camp. Claryville. 



Updated December 4, 2023



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