Holiday Events in the Hudson Valley

Christmas lights on tree with boken

Christmas lights on tree with boken

With Christmas just two weeks away, and after the year we have all had, you may be in need of a little holiday magic. We are right there with you. So we went searching for some holiday happenings here in the Hudson Valley for you to enjoy safely with your family and links to find other events. You just might find your Christmas joy along the way.

Winter Storytime at Clermont State Historic site in Germantown will have costumed interpreters reading stories in-person or live on Facebook. It's free, but you must preregister for the in-person readings.

Holiday Hikes at Bowdoin Park, in Wappingers Falls, offer a great chance to get outside and explore almost 5 miles of trails in your own backyard. Plus, every weekend in December holiday music will be played from the historic Ellessdie Chapel from 3 to 5.

ERDAJT Holiday Light Display has been a tradition in the Hudson Valley for many years. It has also raised more than $416,000for charities. Located at 8 Patrick Drive in Lagrangeville, there are more than 640,000 lights choreographed to music waiting for you and your family to enjoy. Donations help a charity every night. It runs from 4:45 to 9:30 every night until December 27.

The Hopewell Reformed Church is presenting a Drive-thru Nativity scene on December 12 -13 and December 19-20 and it's free.

The Hurley Reformed Church will have Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12 from 8 -10. Everything will be done with social distancing in mind, free pictures with Santa, order your breakfast to go by calling 845-687-4006.

Holiday Light Spectacular at the Orange County Fairgrounds is a drive-thru event. Enjoy the multimedia light show and order food from the safety of your car. Admission is charged, to get your tickets and for more details, visit

Enjoy the 12th Annual Holiday Lights in Bloom at the Orange County Arboretum, presented by the Orange County Park's Department. This is a walk-through event and is free and open to the public. All visitors are required to wear masks and social distancing guidelines will be in place. All visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to local food banks.

If your organization is having a safe holiday event here in the Hudson Valley, please let me know about it and I will add it to this list. Merry Christmas!

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