Tag: Christmas

Kinderhook Village’s December Nights 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-22 at 7.10.21 PMThere are still a few days of Kinderhook Village’s December Nights 2020. The Village of Kinderhook Invites you for a Safe and Joyous Holiday Season!

Stroll or drive around the village with the whole family to spot beautiful decorated doors from December 1 to January 1. Map can be downloaded at www.villageofkinderhook.org.

DATES/TIMES: Now through Friday, January 21, 2021 

LOCATION: Kinderhook Village
Broad Street & Albany Ave
Kinderhook, NY 12106

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Germantown Holiday Lights Tour 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-16 at 7.35.28 PMThis Tour isn’t just one time… Enjoy the tour on any given night or even on multiple occasions. Drive around the beautiful town of Germantown and enjoy all the holiday lights. The town has created a Google Map with participating locations noted. If you want to be added to the map, send an email germantownholidaylights@gmail.com.

DATES/TIMES: Now through Saturday, January 2, 2021 / 5pm – 10pm

LOCATIONS: germantownny.org/holiday-lights-tour-map


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Roeliff Jansen Library Annual Gingerbread House Decorating

The Roeliff Jansen Library is bringing back their Gingerbread House Decorating event for kids, beginning December 5. Get ready for the holidays by decorating your very own gingerbread house! Children can sign-up to receive a free gingerbread house decorating kit by emailing youth@roejanlibrary.org or calling 518-325-4101.

Children who then bring in their decorated house for display at the library will receive a free holiday book from Santa, shipped straight from the North Pole! The houses will remain on display at the library until December 19; afterwards, kids are free to take their houses home if they choose to.

DATE/TIME: Beginning December 5, 2020

LOCATION: Roeliff Jansen Community Library
Sign-up by emailing youth@roejanlibrary.org or calling 518-325-4101.



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Christmas at Clermont: Open House, Dec 21

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The Clermont Mansion is opening it’s doors for the holidays with free admission on December 21. Explore the mansion at your leisure enjoying the holiday decorations with docents available to answer questions in each room. Cider and cookies will be available in the visitor’s center.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 / 11am – 4pm


The Clermont Mansion
87 Clermont Avenue,
Germantown, NY 12526



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Holiday Happenings at Hancock Shaker Village, Dec 6 – 8


Join Hancock Shaker Village this weekend, December 6 to 8, for a magical winter weekend, filled with wagon rides, holiday crafting, Shaker baking, brunch with Santa, a gingerbread house contest, carols, and candlelit strolls throughout the beautifully decorated village.

DATES/TIMES/ADMISSION: Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8, 2019

See descriptions below for specific event times. In addition to the events, the Village is open all weekend from 10 am–4 pm.

Friday, December 6, 7 pm
Live music with American roots band Moonshine Holler. A roaring fire. Food trucks. Cool holiday cocktails and local beer. Grab an ugly sweater and kick off the holidays.
$12 cover at the door; wear an ugly sweater and get $2 off

Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 10 am–2 pm
This classic event was so popular last year that we’ve added a second date. Enjoy a delicious buffet, sit on Santa’s lap, and take part in crafts, music, story time, and visiting with animals in the Round Stone Barn. Fun for the young and young at heart.

TICKETS (click here for Saturday and here for Sunday) $45/40.50 members (includes admission); children 12 and under $25/22.50 members.

Saturday, December 7, 6 pm
Chef Brian Alberg spins a contemporary twist on traditional holiday foods. Sample delicacies from countries around the world that will leave you satisfied, curious, and ready to make merry.
TICKETS $65/$58.50 members; children 12 and under $30/27 members.

Sunday, December 8, 2–4 pm
If you’ve never made your own wreath, we have the workshop for you. Enjoy a glass of wine and snacks as you craft a gorgeous wreath using fresh fir, juniper, pine, and other natural, locally sourced materials. Jed Thompson from Township Four will help you create the most beautiful wreath for your door.
TICKETS $80/72 members; includes materials, appetizers, and wine.

Sunday, December 8, 4 pm & 6 pm
Join us in the 1830 Brick Dwelling for choral music, singing of familiar carols, and readings by noted Berkshire residents. The service, modeled on the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols first held in England in 1918, has been described as “an ambience of mystery, splendor, hope and joy.” Led by Rev. Mark Longhurst of the Williamstown First Congregational Church and musician Karl Mullen.

Friday–Sunday, 10 am–4 pm
Bakers of all ages and skill levels will exhibit their Hancock Holidays Gingerbread Houses. The theme is works of architecture, and bakers were invited to show their interpretation of an architectural masterwork, a fanciful creation from imagination, a personal dwelling, or a building from Shaker Village.

Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union and Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center

1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield MA, 01201



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