Guide: Holiday events in the Hudson Valley

Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? Whether it is a tree or menorah lighting or a winter festival, here is a guide to some fun, holiday events. Check before heading out, as times and dates are subject to change.
NOTE: All events are subject to change. Please follow all COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines - including possible proof of vaccination, masks and social distancing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Goshen Christmas House Tour: Lights! Around Town
Dec. 4

Burke Catholic High School
80n Fletcher St.
Goshen
Time: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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The 10th Annual Washingtonville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
Dec. 4

Parade route runs along Main Street; Tree lighting at E.J. McLaughlin Square
Time: Parade starts at 6 p.m.; Tree lighting at 7 p.m.
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Jingle Bell Run 
Dec. 4

Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla
Time: Registration at 8:30 a.m.; Race starts at 10 a.m.
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Hanukkah Road Rally
Dec. 5

JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Information: A holiday program for the entire family! Join us for a fun and festive afternoon as your family road trips through the community to find Holiday crafts, stories, games, and treats.
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Candy Cane Run with Santa
Dec. 11

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Schedule of stops:
9:00 a.m. - Oakridge Shopping Center
9:15 a.m. - West Road at Upland Court
9:30 a.m. - East Street at Soundview Loop
9:45 a.m. - Silver Spring Road at Hastings Court
10:00 a.m.- Lockwood Road at Reservoir Road
10:15 a.m. - Glen Drive at Lorraine Road
10:30 a.m. - Elmwood Road at Wakeman Road
10:45 a.m. - Elmwood Road at Onatru Farm
11:00 a.m. - West Lane at Stonewall Court
11:15 a.m. - Meadow Pond Elementary School
11:30 a.m. - Kitchawan Club House
11:45 a.m. - Vista Fire Department
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ONGOING EVENTS

Santa Photos at the Cross County Center
Nov. 19-Dec. 24

Cross County Center
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers
Times: Varies
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Holiday Food Truck Market
Nov. 19-Jan. 2, 2022

Cross County Center
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers
Times: Varies
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Peace Love and Lights
Nov. 19 - Jan. 2, 2022

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Road
Bethel
Time: Sunday-Thursday from 5 p.m-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Note: There is no drive-thru on Mondays - only walk-thru
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Pop-up Holiday Ice Skating Rink
Nov. 20-Jan. 2, 2022

Cross County Center
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers
Times: Varies
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The Wonderland of Lights
Nov. 25-Dec. 26

Times: Dates vary; Fridays & Saturdays from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays and various weekdays 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6636 U.S. 9
Rhinebeck
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Holiday Spirit Festival
Nov. 26 - Dec. 26

38 Sheafe Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: (845) 297 9627
Time: Fridays - 6 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays - 4:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
More Info: “Winter Wonderland Walk” will take guests on a magical Holiday journey through Lights, animated displays, interactive character visits, Music, and much much more!
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Catskill Christmas Express
Nov. 26 - Dec. 23

Westbrook Lane Station in the Kingston Plaza
55 Plaza Road
Kingston
Phone: (845) 332-4854
Times: Vary
Information: The Catskill Christmas Express will take passengers on a 60 minute trip through the Catskill Forest to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole.
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Westchester's Winter Wonderland
Nov. 26 - Jan. 2, 2022

Kensico Dam Plaza
Valhalla
Times: Varies
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A Frosty Fest
Nov. 26-Dec. 19

778 Broadway, Route 9W
Ulster Park
Phone: (845) 339-2666 ext. 10
Times: Fridays start at 6 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 4:30 p.m.
Reservations are strongly recommended
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A Christmas Carol 
Dec. 3-19

The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
661 Route 308
Rhinebeck
Phone: (845) 876-3080
Times: Friday/Saturday at 7 p.m; Sunday at 3 p.m.
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Grand Holiday Illumination at Untermyer Gardens
Dec. 10 - Jan. 2, 2022

945 North Broadway
Yonkers
Time: Opening night 5:30 p.m.; every day after from 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
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PAST EVENTS

Cross County Center Tree Lighting Celebration
Nov. 20

Cross County Center
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers
Time: Starts at 6 p.m.; tree lighting at 7:45 p.m.
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Middletown 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade
Nov. 26

Time: Parade starts at 6 p.m.
 John F. Degnan Square
35-37 West Main St.
Middletown
Annual Tree Lighting and Light Parade
Nov. 27

Mesier Park
Main St.
Wappingers Falls
Time: 6 p.m.
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Menorah Lighting 
Nov. 29

Cross County Center
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers
Time: 6 p.m.
Note: The menorah will be located near H&M and Forever 21. 
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Hanukkah Cookie Decorating
Nov. 30

JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack
Time: 11 a.m.
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Hanukkah Party
Dec. 1

JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack
Time: 11 a.m.
*For JCC members only
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