Holiday calendar of events

Ten Broeck Mansion Holiday House, 10am-2pm, Fridays and 1-4pm, Saturdays until Christmas. Marvel at shimmering lights, festive trees, and bright garlands in an immersive walk-through experience of Ten Broeck Mansion this holiday season. Wind your way through the mansion’s halls and parlors adorned with wholesome holiday decorations. Get in the spirit of the season while gaining insight into the Hudson Valley’s storied past. Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany. Info: 518- 436-9826;

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

The 2021 Women in Business Awards, 11:30am. During the holidays join Hudson Valley Magazine in celebrating the area’s top business women at the 2021 Women in Business Awards. Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Rd., Wappingers Falls. Info:

Treat Yourself for the Holidays! Free Holistic Healthcare Clinic, 4-7pm. Many holistic Practitioners will be volunteering their time monthly to provide services, including: massage, chiropractic, reiki, other energy and body work, acupuncture, craniosacral massage, deep tissue body work and hypnosis. There’s also a prenatal and lactation specialist offering a breastfeeding cafe. Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St., Kingston. Info:


Sunset Sensations Holiday Wine and Food event at Locust Grove, 5:30pm. Specially prepared treats by Locust Grove’s featured chef, wine pairings, and a tour of the mansion, decorated for the holidays! Three sampling pairings accompanied by presentations by the chef and our wine expert will fill your evening! 845-454-4500 for tickets. $35/person. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie. Info:

Friday, Dec. 10, 2021

Family Services’ Festival of Trees, 4pm. Your family will enjoy beautifully decorated and unique holidays trees and wreaths, raffle prizes, music, and shopping local artisans and vendors. Festival of Trees brings holiday cheer and raises funds that support Family Services’. Learn how you can get your ticket or share your holiday spirit by decorating a tree or wreath at Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 S. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie. 

Etched Christmas Tree Workshop. 6-8pm. Add holiday cheer to your home with this beautifully detailed tree. We’ll finish the tree with paints and other supplies in this festive workshop. Tree measures 16” X 20.5”. Tickets: $50. Held at 17 East Market St., Red Hook. Info:

Holiday Performance: The Art of Theater and With My Own Hands, 7-8:30pm. Playwright and director Pascal Rambert will be in residence at PS21 from December 6-10, adapting and rehearsing two of his masterful plays with actors Jim Fletcher and Ismail ibn Conner. PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Rt 66, Chatham. Info: 518-392-6121,

Holiday Live Show – Mipso, 8pm. North Carolina-bred four-piece Mipso has captivated audiences with their finely layered vocal harmonies, graceful fluency in the timeless musical traditions of their home state, and a near-telepathic musical connection that makes their live show especially kinetic. Reserved seating: $45. Standing room: $30. The Barn at Levon Helm Studios, 160 Plochmann Lane, Woodstock. Info:

Paige Turner’s Christmas Is A Drag! 8:30-10pm. NYC’s own Showbiz Spitfire is back to make your holiday season merry + bright with an evening full of jokes, songs, and yuletide cheer! Newburgh Vintage Emporium WARE-HOUSE, 10 New York 17K, Newburgh. Info: 845 926 0652,

Paige Turner’s Christmas Is A Drag! 8:30-10pm. NYC’s own Showbiz Spitfire is back to make your holiday season merry + bright with an evening full of jokes, songs, and yuletide cheer! Fri, Dec 10, 8:30 – 10:00 PM, Newburgh Vintage Emporium WARE-HOUSE, 10 Rte. 17K, Newburgh; Sat, Dec 11, 8:30 – 10:00 PM, Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St, Kingston, NY. Info: 845 926 0652;

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021

3rd Annual Breakfast with Santa, 8am. Hosted by the Wappingers Falls PBA. Kids crafts, raffles and photos. Knights of Columbus, 2660 E Main St., Wappingers Falls. Info: 

Santa at High Falls Fire District, 9am-12pm. Santa will tour the High Falls Fire District. High Falls Fire District, 333 Firehouse Rd., High Falls. Info: 845-687-0222

Historical Society of Woodstock Holiday Sale, 9am-3pm, December 11th & December 12th. Start the holiday season by shopping for local goods and treats – original holiday cards, local history books, vintage gifts, hand-knit items, note cards and local art, crafts and products including maple syrup, jam and baked treats. Products from local craftsmen will include hand-woven items, jewelry, ornaments, honey-based products, incense, cards, bluestone hearts and much more. As always, the HSW will provide fresh greens for its visitors, as well as hot cider, coffee and tea. This year, the Historical Society has reprinted the book Sarah of Overlook Mountain by Jean White. This illustrated book recounts stories told to Jean by her grandmother Sarah Cashdollar, who grew up on Overlook Mountain. The book sells for $15 with all proceeds going to the Historical Society. Original artwork by several local artists, as well as signed prints by Woodstock lithographer Clarence Bolton will also be available. Park in the lower Comeau parking lot and walk up the path through the woods to HSW. Limited parking. Historical Society of Woodstock, 20 Comeau Dr., Woodstock.

Holiday Wood Sign Workshop, 11am-1pm. You’ll select from several wood sign projects in this fun, festive workshop. Projects include Santa, Christmas Tree, Sled and more. $50. Held at 17 East Market St., Red Hook. Info:

Art Workshop: Lines Let Loose with Meredith Rosiér, 9am-4pm. This one-day workshop reflects the focus of diversity in the mesmerizing world of line. All levels, ages 19+. Treat Yourself during the Holidays. $140 + $1 lab fee. Woodstock School Of Art, Woodstock. Info: 845-679-2388;, 

Holiday Market @ The Yard, 10am. This market will feature 20+ Hudson Valley Artisans. There will be food vendors, live music, beverages (alcoholic + non-alcoholic), holiday gift ideas and so much more. Hosted by River Valley Guild. The Yard, 4 Hanna Ln., Beacon. 

Locust Grove – Holiday Tours, 10:15am-3:15pm, Saturdays & Sundays through 19th. Tour the historic mansion, updated with festive holiday decorations! Enjoy trees festooned with antique ornaments in the Drawing Room and Dining Room, and an exhibit of lavish gifts originally exchanged by members of the Young family a century ago. Tickets are limited to make sure all visitors have plenty of space, and masks are required while indoors. Last tour 3:15pm. $15/person. Tickets available on-line only: Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd. (Route 9), Poughkeepsie. 

Holiday Puppet Show, 10:30am-12pm. A Holiday Puppet Show presented by the Catskill Puppet Theater! Free. FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. Info: 518-822-1875;


Come meet the good makers from The Farmer’s Touch at Circle Creative Collective’s Holiday Makers Market on Saturday, Dec. 11th at Willow Kiln Park in Rosendale.

Holiday Maker’s Market + A Luminous Musical, Magical, Puppet-y Experience, 11am-5pm. Schedule of the Day: 11am Holiday market opens, 3:30pm lantern making begins, 4:44pm lantern & puppet procession. By donation. Willow Kiln Park, 5 Hardenburgh Ln, Rosendale. Info: 845-323-1374;

Christmas in the Village, 11am-4pm. Come experience Museum Village’s winter wonderland! Listen to carolers, shop local vendors, and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets are $5 per person. Purchase tickets online. Museum Village, 1010 Rte. 17M, Monroe. Info:

Holiday Pop Up Market, 11am-5pm, December 11th & 18th. The markets will feature amazing local makers and artisans, offering handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, textiles and so much more. ImmuneSchein Tea Haus, 1776 Rte. 212, Saugerties. 

Let’s Wrap, Beacon! 11am-5pm. Stop by to wrap your holiday gifts, enjoy a curated art show, purchase artisan gift wrap and holiday cards, listen to local musicians and more. Wrapping paper designed by artwork created by Greystone individuals. Proceeds benefit the individuals Greystone supports! The Landmark, 139 Main St., Beacon. 

Holiday Exhibit: “A Changing Landscape” 11am-5pm. Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present “A Changing Landscape” featuring local artists of the Hudson Valley. On view through Jan. 16. Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St., Hudson. Info: 518-828-1915,;

Holiday Hoopla Parade and Winter Carnival, 12-3pm. The parade will kick off at noon from the New Paltz Middle School and proceed to Hasbrouck Park. Food, family fun and festivities for all. Hosted by the New Paltz Office for Community Wellness and the Ulster Prevention Council. If you would like to be part of the parade and/or the winter carnival, visit Hasbrouck Park/New Paltz, Hasbrouck Ave., New Paltz. Info: 845-256-5014;

Art Exhibit: Winter Small Works Show, 12pm-5pm. Show runs through 1/9/22. Continuum Fine Art & Photography, 97 Windermere Ave., Warwick. Info:

Bannerman Island Gallery Presents a Fine Art Holiday Exhibition, 12-5pm Saturdays & Sundays, weekday afternoons & evenings by chance or appointment. This exhibition will feature Fine Art paintings, watercolors, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and artistic holiday gift items! All works are for sale – part of the proceeds will go to further restoration work on historic Bannerman’s Island. Show exhibits through January 30, 2022. schedule a tour or appointment, please call 845-416-8342. Bannerman Island Gallery (BIG), 150 Main St, Beacon. 

The Nutcracker, 1pm. Come see this holiday classic, presented by the ballet students of Hudson River Performing Arts Center. Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park. Info:

Ulster County SPCA’s Annual Deck The Paws, 11am-2:30pm. Exclusive holiday shopping event – starting off with a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $60 per person and seating is extremely limited. Starting with brunch, including mimosas while you shop to support a great cause! All proceeds benefit the animals of the Ulster County SPCA. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online at The Emerson Resort and Spa, 5340 Rte. 28, Mt. Tremper. Info:

Outdoor Holiday Boutique, 1-4:30pm. Shop local this season, swing by to see Santa, donate a toy at the Toys-for-Tots train stop and shop all of the awesome businesses in the village. We will have an Outdoor Holiday Boutique set up to feature local makers, bakers and creators. Our VCHS students will be singing for entertainment as well! The annual Village Tree Lighting Takes place as soon as the Sundaygoes down. Held on Clinton Street in the Village of Montgomery. Info:

The Lace Mill Holiday Art Show, 1pm-4pm. The original work from the best artists in town! Stop in and do your Christmas shopping here at Holiday prices. Gallery hours are weekends from 1-4 pm. Donations are appreciated. Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St, Kingston. Info: 347-387-6874;

“Scrapsody in Green” Scraptures by Dave Channon, 1pm, Saturdays & Sundays through the end of December. Celebrate greenness with the world premiere of Dave Channon’s new scraptures “Big Mermaid”& “Mr. Toad”. Free art tour & scrapture giveaway! Woodstock Art Exchange, 1396 Rte. 28, Woodstock. Info:

Holiday Tours at Mount Gulian, 1-4pm, Saturdays & Sundays through December 19th and December 15-17th. Tour the historic homestead, aglow in candlelight, beautifully decorated with fresh greens, ribbons, bows and sparkle. $12 adults, $10 Seniors, $6 children. Mount Gulian Historic Site, 145 Sterling St., Beacon. Info:

Opening Reception: Holiday Art Show, 1-5pm. LABspace, Rte. 23, Hillsdale. Info:

Winter Craft Making Workshop at Gardiner Library, 2pm. Enjoy creating a folded star and wet felted lantern using wool roving for the winter holidays. This project can be used as a gift or decorations for windows, tables or trees. Hot chocolate and homemade cookies will be served. For ages 10+ and/or ages 10 and under with an adult. Registration is required. Limited space. For registration and information, contact Nicole at The library is located at 133 Farmer’s Turnpike. Info: 845-255-1255;

The Nutcracker, 2pm & 7:30pm, December 11th and 2pm, December 12th. Sixth Annual production of the beloved holiday favorite. $25. Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main St., Tannersville. Info: 518-263-2000;

Holiday Market at Bethel Woods, 2-9pm, Saturdays & Sundays through December 19th. This holiday season, shop a wide selection of unique holiday gifts and support regional vendors and beyond during the Holiday Market. It will take place in conjunction with Peace, Love & Lights, our drive-thru holiday light show, as both a daytime and nighttime market. No two weekends will host the same vendors! Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Hurd Rd, Bethel. 

Luminous Lantern Walk, 3-5pm. An illuminated lantern walk across the Rosendale Trestle accompanied by the puppets of Redwing Blackbird Theater. Willow Kiln Park, Rosendale. Info:

2021 Safe Harbors Holiday Celebration, 4-8pm. Family friendly fun, outdoor event. Featuring a tree lighting, carolers, snacks, Santa, Frosty & more. Safe Harbors of the Hudson | 111 Broadway, Newburgh. 

3rd Annual Toys in the Basement Christmas Concert, 5-10pm. A fundraising concert hosted by 3 great cover bands: Gary and the Roaches, Chance Fiasco, and Noise In The Basement. Tickets are $20 per person and include a drink token that may be redeemed for a free glass of beer or wine. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to 2 great local charities: Sparrow’s Nest and the 8th Annual Toy Drive for patients of Maria Fareri Hospital. Revel 32°, 32 Cannon St., Poughkeepsie. Info:

Snowman Canvas and Caroling, 5pm. Tis’ the season for snowmen and caroling! We will be painting this adorable snowman on a 16×20 canvas while singing Christmas Carols! Your canvas will be pre-sketched for you. Bring the family and friends for a festive event. Make it a girls night, a date night or just because. Tickets are $40 per person and include everything needed to paint. Boiceville Inn, Rte. 28, Boiceville. Info:

Art Exhibit: “Small Is Beautiful” 10am-4pm. Fourth annual small works show. On display through January 8th. Olive Free Library, 4033 Rte. 28A, West Shokan.

Beacon Second Saturday, 5-9pm. A city-wide celebration of the arts held on the second Saturday of every month where galleries and shops stay open until 9pm, most of which are right along Main Street. In addition to displaying art from around the globe, the event often includes free gallery talks, live music, and wine tasting. Downtown Beacon, Main St., Beacon. Info:

Artist Reception: “Some Soft Thoughts” by Becca Van K, 5-8pm. Celebrate Becca Van K and her mixed-media fiber arts exhibition. Window On Hudson, 43 South 3rd St., Hudson. Info:

Newburgh – Hanukkah After Party, 6pm. Flamenco Workshop, Sephardic Dishes and Drinks. Learn about the Jewish connection to this beautiful dance style with a performance by Anna Georges. Plus a chance to win a Weekend Stay at Resorts World Catskills. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County. Congregation Agudas Israel honoring teachers. Registration required. $36 per person. 290 North St., Newburgh. Info: 845-562-5516. 

Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice presents Broadway Holiday! 7pm. Come be uplifted by all the holiday magical Broadway tunes you know, popular and traditional, humorous and nostalgic performed by these world class artists! $30. Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, 24 Main St., Phoenicia. Info:

Holiday Soirée of Live Local Artists, 7pm. Join us at the sparkly and spacious Fuller Building for a soirée of live local artists! Modern dance performances, a silent auction, and a local DJ to spin out the night. Fuller Building, 45 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston. 

Walkabout Clearwater Chorus and Coffeehouse, 7:30-9:30pm. Featuring Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. $25 per household. Held on Zoom. Info:;

Angel Eyes, Billy Wakeman, Duane Lauginiger, 7:30-11:59pm. Tubbys, 586 Broadway, Kingston.

Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021

Brunch with Santa! 10am. A holiday meet & greet with Santa. Reservations strongly suggested. Choice of pancakes or (blueberry or chocolate chip) muffin, plus fruit cup and bottle of water (please note, food may not be allergy-friendly). $5 per child. Brunch with Santa. La Cucina Rosalie at Vineyard Commons, Highland. 

Santa Cares Sensory Friendly Event, 10:30-11:30am. Sensory-friendly event where children and families with special needs can visit Santa in a controlled and intimate environment with low lighting and no music. Poughkeepsie Galleria, South Rd., Poughkeepsie. Info:

HRMM Class: Nautical Rope Wreath, 10am. Join instructor Becky Sellinger for this 1-day class creating a nautical rope wreath. Each student will craft a beautiful piece to add some sea-themed flair to their holiday decor. Students will weave together nautical rope and assemble it onto a backing that can be hung on their front door. Students will be able to personalize and decorate their wreaths with various accoutrements to add their own special style and flavor. Rope wreaths use traditional knot-tying methods and have a long history in traditional nautical decoration. Registration required. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston. Info:

New Paltz Open Holiday Air Market, 10am-3pm. The market features locally grown produce, handmade goods, art, natural body products, baked goods, honey, cheeses, meats & eggs – all produced within a 40-mile radius from New Paltz. Market will run through December 12th. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the entrance of the market. Until further notice, masks and social distancing are required by all vendors and shoppers. Info: email Church Street between Main and Academy Sts., New Paltz. 

Pet Photos with Santa Claus, 11am-4pm. Join us at the Ulster County SPCA to have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Claus by a professional photographer for a $5 donation to the Ulster County SPCA. Raffle, treats, and social distancing included! Ulster County SPCA, 20 Weidy Rd., Kingston. 

The Ultimate Santa Experience, 12-3pm. Pictures with Santa, Elsa and the Grinch. Face painting, arts & crafts and more! Register by using the link below. Held at 34 Massa Dr., Kingston. Info:

Vanaver Caravan and Arm-of-the-Sea present Into the Light, 2pm & 4pm. Into the Light tells the story of a young girl named Lucia who journeys around the world to find light in the darkest time of the year. The performance will feature Arm-of-the-Sea Theatre’s giant puppets with holiday songs, dances and music traditions such as Sankta Lucia, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas, Diwali, Yule, Advent and Solstice. All performers and audience members are required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination (ages 12+) upon entry. General Admission is $15 for all ages. Rosendale Theatre, Main St., Rosendale. Info:

Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive, 12-4pm. Donate a new, unwrapped toy. Hot cocoa and hot coffee available. Fresh, pre-wrapped baked cookies to go. Accepting donations of hams, turkeys and all the trimmings. Also canned and dry goods, juices and personal health and beauty items. Money donations accepted. Sponsored by the High Falls Fire Company. High Falls Fire District, 333 Firehouse Road, High Falls. Info: 845-687-0435

Pet Photos with St Nick, 12-3pm. Bring your pet for a photo with Santa. Garone’s Mountain Fresh Farms, 17 Baileys Gap Rd., Highland. Info:

Saugerties Animal Shelter DIY Stocking Hangers Fundraiser, 1pm. Raise money for the Saugerties Animal Shelter and create your very own stocking hanger or everyday hanger. Perfect for keys and leashes! Tickets are $58 per person and include everything needed to create your board. As always you will get to choose your paint and or stain colors the day of the event. What a great gift made with love or home decor to brighten up your space. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Saugerties Animal Shelter. Cut off date for tickets is December 8th to allow time for the wood to be cut and sanded. Ticket link below. Greco Senior Center, 207 Market St., Saugerties. Info:

Excerpts of “Into the Light”, 2 & 4pm. Featuring Arm-of-the-Sea Theatre’s giant puppets with The Vanaver Caravan’s holiday songs, dances, and music traditions – Family Friendly. Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. Info: 845-236-9300;

Fools’ Mass by Dzieci Theatre Troupe at Old Dutch Church in Kingston, 5-6pm. Actors playing medieval village “idiots” will take over the Old Dutch Church in Kingston to enact their own Christmas Mass. Theatre Group Dzieci (Polish for “children”) will present its signature creation. A conversation with the actors will follow the performance. Free will offering. Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston. Info: 845-338-6759;

A Baroque Christmas, 5pm. Presented by the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra. Direction of Jonathan Handman. Music from the Fairy Queen, Suite 1 by Henry Purcell Obe Concerto in D minor by Albinoni with soloist Keve Wilson “Winter” from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi with soloist Rachel Handman. Snow date: Dec. 19th. Adults $30, Seniors $25, Students $10. Woodstock Playhouse, 104 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock. Info:

The Trapps, 7-9pm. “Elegant yet raw, darkly emotional but also shot through with light. full of surprising contrasts and casual beauty — rangy, experimenta.” Donation. The Falcon, 1348 Rte. 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970;

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021

An Evening with Chevy Chase, 7:30pm. Light up your holidays with Chevy Chase live on stage plus audience Q & A following a screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. After the showing of the holiday classic on the big screen, the celebration will continue with actor Chevy Chase (Clark Griswold) sharing stories from his career and the making of his classic movies and legendary television programs. $40-$80. Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. Info: 

Friday, Dec. 17, 2021

Celebrate the Holidays with Spaghetti Eastern Music at Rock da Casbah, 7-10pm. Three sets of sounds with Spaghetti Eastern Music (aka Sal Cataldi). Donation. Rock da Casbah, 216 Main St., Saugerties. 

Ninth Annual Christmas @ The Falcon Benefit, 7-9pm. Now a Falcon tradition, Brian “BSKi” Collazo returns to host the annual benefit concert with his extraordinary line-up of musicians. Donation. The Falcon, 1348 Rte. 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970;

Rosendale – A Christmas Carol, 7pm, December 17-18th and 2pm, December 18th. An interactive holiday family event! The Rosendale Theatre Collective, in collaboration with acclaimed NYC theatre company No.11 Productions, will present a highly unusual theatrical staging of A Christmas Carol. Raise a few spirits with Charles Dickens’s classic ghost story in this interactive production for the whole family. Come be part of this timeless holiday story of hope and redemption. Order tickets online. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. Info: 845-594-6587;

Bardavon’s Big Screen: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), 7:30pm. In this trailblazing claymation holiday hit from producer Tim Burton, Jack Skellington, the leader of Halloweentown, schemes to celebrate a very different Christmas. $6. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 

Superwolves on Tour, 8pm, December 17-19th. Matt Sweeney and Will Oldham reunite 16 years after their original underground classic, for performances featuring an album that plays like the continuation of a decades-long conversation. Join us for free hot cider and good music! Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for Dance, 120 Broadway, Tivoli. 

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021

Keith Gunderson Exhibit: “On the Town”, 12-5pm. Featuring oil paintings of cityscapes and towns by acclaimed plein air painter, Keith Gunderson. On display through January 2nd. Our gallery is open to visitors Fridays-Sundays, 12-5pm. Wallkill River School, 232 Ward St., Montgomery. Info: 845-457-2787;

Hudson Valley Philharmonic – Handel’s Messiah, 2pm. Guest Conductor Christine Howlett. For the 6th year, a celebration of Handel’s master work, featuring soloists TBA and Cappella Festiva. Call the box office 845-473-2072 for more info & tickets. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie.

Honor Veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day. Locally, volunteers for the Wreaths Across America program are very close to honoring every single veteran laid to rest at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery and Ulster County Veterans Cemetery, but they need just a little extra help to complete the mission. Community members are asked to sponsor a veteran’s wreath for $15, which will be placed at the headstone of one of our local heroes at 12pm, December 18. Each sponsorship goes toward a live, balsam wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest. Info:

Open Mic at Kingston Artist Collective! 6:30-9:30pm. Every 3rd Saturday of the month we host our beloved Open Mic Night! Everyone is welcome! 6:30pm sign-up, 7pm start. The Kingston Artist Collective & Cafe, 63 Broadway, Kingston. Info: 845-399-2491;

Hollis Brown Band, 7pm-9pm. “Hollis Brown knows how to write, arrange and churn out rugged, always tuneful rock and roll with a strong urban feel.” Donation. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970;

It’s the season to go caroling with cows

It’s the season to go caroling with cows Holy cow! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Coming up on Saturday, December 18 from 12 to 2 p.m., community members are invited to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary for Carols with the Cows! Guests are welcome to visit the Sanctuary for a cozy afternoon where you can enjoy some rewritten holiday classics for a festive celebration to honor the season and the cows. Guests will be able to visit with Tucker, Daisy, Darwin, Zsa Zsa, Patty and all the rescued cows that call the Sanctuary home. Thanks to Cheezehound & Wendy’s Nutty Cheeses, everyone will also be able to enjoy vegan cheeses, along with some other treats like cocoa, cider, cookies and more. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

The Sanctuary is located at 316 Old Stage Road in Saugerties. For additional information, call (845) 336- 8447 ore-mail

Jessica Lynn’s A Very Merry Country Christmas, 8-10pm. Family-oriented Christmas spectacular featuring country music star Jessica Lynn performing the holiday classics benefiting Toys for Tots. $25-$35. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. Info:

Movies with Spirit Film Series: Lost Christmas, December 18, 7-10pm. Admission by donation. St. James United Methodist Church, 35 Pearl St., Kingston. Info: 845-389-9201;

Mavericks, 8pm. After selling out the Bardavon last March, the Grammy & CMA Award-winning genre-defying band Mavericks come to UPAC for the first time! With a Cuban-American lead singer, garage band ferocity, and their anything goes roots style, this will be a show you don’t want to miss! The Mavericks combine Country, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, & Rockabilly to form a unique blend of music. Tickets start at $45. Ulster Performing Arts Center, 601 Broadway, Kingston. Info:

Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021

Woodstock School of Art Instructors Exhibition & Sale, 11am-6pm. 25% of sales will be donated to the Woodstock School of Art. Curated by Alan Goolman. On display Thursdays-Sundays through December 30th. The Lockwood Gallery, 747 Rte. 28, Kingston. Info: 845-663-2138;

Ugly Sweater Public Skate, 3-5pm. Break out the ugly sweaters. Bake sale, 50/50 & gift basket raffles and a visit from Santa. $10 admission, $3 skate rental. Kiwanis Ice Arena, 6 Small World Ave., Saugerties. 

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021

Feel Good for the Holidays! Community Holistic Healthcare Day, 4-8pm. Holistic practitioners and community members volunteer their services. See the Healing Modalities page on our website for the kinds of services being offered, depending on which practitioners are available on a particular day. Though no money or insurance is required, sessions are offered in exchange for a donation, an offering of volunteer service, or paying it forward by an act of kindness to someone in need. No one is turned away. Held the third Tuesday of the month. Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St., Stone Ridge. Info:

Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021

Carolin’ Canines. A caroling pack of adoptable shelter dogs and volunteers will be making visits to homes and businesses in Kingston and the surrounding area on December 23rd! Caroling includes a light-hearted seasonal song sung by our volunteers, kisses and pets from adoptable shelter dogs, and a small present for the recipient of your warm holiday wishes. $75. Info:

Friday, Dec. 24, 2021

Prairie Prince’s “Colors and Passions: Music Art Magic” 4-6pm. Prairie Prince legendary drummer and world renowned Pop Artist exhibit and sale of limited edition signed prints and vintage Tubes Posters. Admission is free. Thunderhorse Hollow Farm, 50 Hardenburgh Rd., Ulster Park. Info: 2072867399;

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021

New Year’s Eve Communion Service, 12pm. New Year’s Eve Communion Service About this Event Join us on New Year’s Eve as we celebrate all that the Lord has provided for us and blessed us with in 2021, and pray for the New Year. Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church, 2 Eugene L Brown Dr., New Paltz.

New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop Ball, 12-3pm. An uncomMondaydestination for a New Year’s bash, this roller rink invites kids for a daytime celebration. In addition to skating, enjoy face painting and games—plus make your own time capsule. Toast to the new year with apple cider and count down to a big, colorful balloon drop! Price: Before 11/30: $15; after 11/30: $25. Hyde Park Roller Magic, 4178 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park.

Whiplash: The Hudson Valley New Year’s Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza, 2-8pm. Featuring 36 performers. Produced by Bruce Weber, and evolved out of the New Year’s Day Extravaganzas that he organized in Manhattan from 1995-2019. The show provides a great opportunity to become familiar with a potpourri of creative writers and musicians online during the course of the six hour event, a follow up to the at Beverly Lounge in Kingston, and the Green Kill Gallery in Kingston. The performers were filmed by David Schell at Green Kill Gallery in Kingston during the course of this autumn. A listing of performers is available at Held online at: 

Saugerties New Year’s Eve in the Village, 10:30pm. Fifth Annual Saugerties New Year’s Eve in the Village: Stay local, stay safe. Stage on Main Street with performances 10:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Music, countdown video and ball drop. Specials at many restaurants and bars. Some streets will be closed 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Village of Saugerties. Info: 845-246-2321;;

Hudson Valley Arts Live Presents New Years Eve at the Silk Factory, 7pm. Ring in the New Year with us at Hudson Valley Arts Live! Featuring a full casino, carving tables, illusions, and so much more! All entertainment and food and drink are included in one ticket price! The casino tables are open- blackjack, craps, and roulette! Featuring musical performances by Syncopation Kings swing band, DJ H20, and Meetchka as well as live performances by world renowned illusionist Chris Dare and drag show performances by ShowPonii, Andramada, Katarina Mirage, and Venus. Refreshments include a full dinner with carving tables and buffet, full open bar hosted by Toasted Newburgh, desserts, and a Midnight champagne toast. A few more surprises are in store, so be sure to join for all the festivities! Tickets: Hudson Valley Arts Live, 299 Washington St., Newburgh.

New Years Eve Dinner, 7pm. 3-Course dinner & celebrations. Live music by Sean Feeney. Ring in 2022 with friends and family in the heart of the Catskills. Balloon drop, party favors, champagne toast, live music and delicious food. Call 518-634-2897 for dinner reservations. $34.99. The Shamrock House, East Durham.

New Year’s Eve Celebration, 7pm. Ring in the New Year at The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel with a beautifully catered celebration! Enjoy Top-Shelf open bar all night along with a deluxe cocktail reception from 7-8:30pm Featuring Hot and Cold Butler-Passed Hors D’oeuvres, Chilled Shrimp Cocktail, Carving Station, & much more. party the night away with dinner and dancing! Purchase tickets at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Poughkeepsie.

Laugh It Up Comedy Club – New Year’s Eve Spectacular, 7pm. Laugh in the New Year in the heart of the Hudson Valley in the warmth and comfort of the comedy club. Bid farewell to 2021 and hilariously welcome 2022 with our annual New Year’s Eve Spectacular featuring the country’s very best comedians on the biggest party night of the year. Wine and dine in our spacious showroom as you laugh your way into the New Year at the premier comedy club of the Hudson Valley. Tickets: It Up Comedy Club, 210 South Rd., Poughkeepsie.

NYE 2021 at the Holiday Inn, 8pm-2am. Come ring in the New Year at the beautifully renovated Holiday Inn, conveniently located on South Road in Poughkeepsie! Deluxe Dinner, Open Bar, DJ, Entertainment, Dancing and Prizes! Call us for reservations and more information on dining and room packages at 845-462-4600. Holiday Inn, 2170 South Rd., Poughkeepsie. Info:

New Years Eve Dance Party with Dave Leonard, MK Ultra & Mikey Palms, 8pm. An epic dance party for all ages and music genres! Out with the old, in with the new with 2022! Tickets $20-$25. The Colony, 22 Rock City Rd., Woodstock. Info:

Tramps Like Us: A Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Late Show), 7pm. Over 20 years of road-tested musicianship have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the planet’s most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Daryl’s House Club, 130 NY-22, Pawling.

David Kraai with Larry Packer (from The Last Waltz), 8pm. Three set concert of the finest in country folk music with Larry Packer (from The Last Waltz and much more) on fiddle for New Year’s Eve! Eastwind Hotel & Bar, 5088 Rte. 23, Windham.

NYE! The Big Takeover, 8pm. Classic reggae and ska stylings with a horn-powered Motown bounce and pop verve straight from the 1960s. The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. Info: 845-236-7970

New Year’s Eve at the Midnight Ramble, 9pm. Gates 7:30pm, doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. Tickets $75-$125. Levon Helm Studios, 160 Plochmann Ln., Woodstock. Info:

New Year’s Eve Dinner 2021 at Rivertown Lodge, 9pm. Four-Course Dinner, with option of regular or vegetarian. Open bar. Dress code: formal. $175 per ticket + tax and fees. Ticket includes a four-course dinner and dance party at midnight. Dress up! Rivertown Lodge 731 Warren St., Hudson. Info:

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022

First Day Hike – Sam’s Point Area at Minnewaska State Park Preserve, 1-3:30pm. What better way to start off 2022 than with an invigorating snowshoe outing for the entire family? Join us for an approximately three-mile trek through the scenic Park Preserve. Snowshoes may be rented for this program for a fee of $5 per person. If there is insufficient snow cover, this program will be offered as a hike. If renting snowshoes, please arrive early. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Pre-registration is required by calling 845-647-7989. Sam’s Point Visitor Center, 400 Sam’s Point Road, Cragsmoor.

First Saturday Arts in Kingston, 5pm. Gallery receptions offer a glimpse of what Kingston has to offer. Events throughout the year include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, historical