Upcoming Events

There is so much to do in the Hudson Valley. Views, Art, Culture, Outdoors, Recreation, Entertainment, History, Dining, Shopping and more. Each month we’ll give you new ideas for how you can explore and take advantage of all the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Albany County

Holiday Celebrations: From skating at the Plaza to strolling through Capital Holiday Lights in the Park, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Albany, NY this Holiday Season. Grab your family, friends and don’t forget your hat and mittens – Albany is a winter wonderland waiting for you to explore! Check out a list of fun, family-friendly events taking place this Holiday Season and a few Special Offers just for you! more>

Albany Last Run 5K: Saturday, December 10, 2016: The 20th Annual Albany Last Run 5K is a great race for all ages, featuring a beautiful course through Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park and a spectacular fireworks show! A post-race party for all registered runners takes place at the Empire State Plaza North Concourse, featuring age-based divisional awards and random prize drawings. This race also features chip timing and finish mats! FREE shirt for every registered runner! more>

Columbia County

Winter Walk – December 3: Now celebrating its 20th year, Hudson’s mile-long Warren Street is transformed into a festive boulevard with twinkling lights, carolers, colorful roaming street performers, stunning storefront displays, delicious local food, carriage rides, magical riverfront fireworks, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and even live reindeer. City of Hudson. more>

WinterWalk + Winter Parade – December 10: Santa and Mrs. Claus ring in the festivities throughout the village and will welcome kids’ to the Valatie Community Theatre to listen to their “Wish Lists.” Meander along Main Street enjoying the live music and dance performances, reindeer petting zoo, carolers and dancers, and the many shops teeming with holiday goodies. Village of Valatie. more>

Dutchess County

Make Your Own Holiday Ornament in Beacon. Now – thru Jan. at Beacon’s Hudson Beach Glass. From kids to  group of 20+ (schedule on evening weekdays), spend just 15 minutes to create an original had-blown glass ornament to last a lifetime! Call to schedule an appointment,  845- 440-0068 more>

Locust Grove Estate: “Vintage Christmas”. Sat. & Sun thru Dec. 31. Step back to 1901 when the Youngs moved into a newly-renovated Locust Grove mansion with their children, Annette (16) and Innis (14). Tour the lavishly decorated 25 mansion rooms on three floors and join in a scavenger hunt for antique toys, games, and crafts in every room. 5 rooms are themed after Christmas carols! Also open Dec. 26 – 31.Poughkeepsie. 845-454-4500. more>

Greene County

Athens Victorian Stroll: December 10: This free event offers fun for the entire family. There will be contemporary art and performances galore interspersed with nods to our Victorian past. While there will be roving carolers dressed in Victorian garb, a resplendent Victorian Santa and horse drawn trolleys hearkening back to our 19th century roots, there will also be many contemporary performances scheduled throughout the day at the Athens Cultural Center, Athens Municipal Building, First Reformed Church and the Rivertown Senior Center.    more>

The Nutcracker Ballet:  December 9-11:  Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory, NYC joins with former Met Opera Ballet star Victoria Rinaldi, to create the most enchanting Nutcracker ever for the Catskill Region. Superb award-winning young dancers, including talented artists from the region, bring alive the magic of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a young girl, the Nutcracker prince and their fantastic adventures. more>

Orange County

Eggbert and Christmas on the Farm: Nov 25-Dec 24: Kids adore Eggbert, the talking Egg, and his farm animals. He even knows their names! Walk the festive Christmas Trail and ride the new Devitt’s Eggs-press train! Admission. Children age 3 and under are free. Wed 2-4:30pm, Fri 5-7pm (except Black Fri), Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Special dates: Black Fri Nov 25 10am-5pm, Fri Dec 23 2-4:30pm, Sat Dec 24 10am-1pm, Frozen Event Fri Dec 9, 16 6pm-8pm. more>

Christmas at Hill-Hold: Candlelight Tours: Dec 10, Dec 17: Enjoy a warm and nostalgic tour during the annual candlelight tours of this beautiful 1769 historic stone farmhouse. The parlor will host the traditional holiday tree with the famous antique toys. Cooking over the open hearth. Refreshments will be available.  Sat Dec 10, 17.  3-7pm, Sun Dec 11,18 12-4pm. Admission. more>

Putnam County

Sparkle! at Boscobel : Fridays and Saturdays thru 12/17: Beginning Friday December 2nd and open on December 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th, Sparkle! is a a dazzling display of holiday spirit on the grounds of Boscobel in Cold Spring!  more>

Breakfast with Santa: December 17th: Join the Putnam County Golf Course for their 4th annual Breakfast with Santa Claus! There will be a breakfast buffet, photos with Santa and more! more>

Rensselaer County 

60th Annual Greens Show, Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy: December 1-4: Enjoy a Troy holiday tradition when 12 rooms of the elegant 1827 Federal-style Hart-Cluett House are transformed into a unique holiday display.  Inspired by this year’s theme, The Fabulous Fifties, Van Rensselaer Garden Club members decorate the historic house with fresh trees, abundant flowers and lush greens. Hours: Thursday Noon to 8 pm; Friday-Sunday Noon to 5 pm. Greens Show Admission: $10 adults, $6 seniors (62 and over); $ 5 for children 5 -16 yrs. (4 yrs. & under FREE)


34th Annual Victorian Stroll, downtown Troy:   December 4: Join in the merriment as the historic streets of downtown Troy transforms into a magical stage offering more than 100 free attractions, including the region’s top performers, ­musicians, dancers, magicians and storytellers. There will be rides, refreshments, an arts & crafts show and much more! Need to finish your holiday shopping? Throughout the afternoon, Troy’s fine shops, boutiques and galleries will be open for shopping. If you’re hungry, make sure to stop into many of Troy’s best eateries or for a quick bite, or visit our food court located at Monument Square.   more>

Rockland County

Holiday Victorian Tea at Bricktown Inn Bed & Breakfast:  December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18 : Celebrate the holidays with Victorian tea at the beautifully decorated Bricktown Inn Bed & Breakfast. Seatings at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. $27 per person. Reservations required. more>

Candlelight Tours of the Jacob Blauvelt House:  December 11 & 18, January 8 & 15: Spend an evening at the historic 1832 Jacob Blauvelt farmhouse, illuminated with candlelight and lanterns, fragrant with traditional sweets and decorated with festive greenery. Experience Dutch American holiday traditions of the 1830s with nineteenth century music and song and seasonal refreshments. Tours start at 5 pm and 6:30 pm. Admission: adults $10; seniors & members $8; children $5. Includes admission to the 41st Annual Holiday Exhibition. Prepaid reservations required. more>

Ulster County

A Christmas Story, The Musical: December 2-11: Based on the move classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Tickets $32-$40 plus $4 convenience charge. Order online woodstockplayhouseboxoffice@gmail.com or phone the box office 845-679-6900. More information:  more>

Mohonk Mountain House: Sleepover at Our House: December 9:  Kick off this holiday season with a Sleepover Staycation at Mohonk Mountain House. Our Victorian castle resort will be decked out for the holidays with more than 15 Christmas trees, festive wreaths, and holiday cheer. Sleepover events include a three-course dinner, a Gypsy Jazz Concert and more. More informationmore>

Westchester County

Winter Wonderland: Nov 25 – Jan 2 2017:  Make Happy & Merry and enjoy the tastes of the season including The Santa Experience and more  more> 

Grand Holiday Illumination @ Untermyer Gardens: Dec 9 – Jan 8,2017:  Come see the Walled Garden fully illuminated.  Join us for beautiful music and memories. Open nightly from Dusk to 8pm   more>