Tag: Christmas

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.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, December 21, 2019 / 11am – 4pm

ADMISSION:
Free

LOCATION:
The Clermont Mansion
87 Clermont Avenue,
Germantown, NY 12526

MORE:
friendsofclermont.org 
facebook.com/friendsofclermont
instagram.com/clermontfriends

 

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Holiday Happenings at Hancock Shaker Village, Dec 6 – 8

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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.

YULE JAM
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

BRUNCH WITH SANTA
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.

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD DINNER
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.

HOLIDAY WREATH ’N’ SIP
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.

SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS
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.
FREE.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
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

LOCATION:
1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield MA, 01201

MORE:
hancockshakervillage.org
facebook.com/hancockshakervillage
instagram.com/hancockshakervillage

 

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Santa Claus is Coming to Roeliff Jansen Library, Dec 16

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Santa Claus is coming to the Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library on Sunday. Santa is busy at this time of year, but he is making a special visit to the Library which will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the occasion. Stop by for some cookies and hot chocolate and a chat with Santa. All children will receive a special gift from the jolly old elf.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, December 16, 2018: 1pm – 3pm

ADMISSION:
Free. No sign-up necessary.

LOCATION:
Roeliff Jansen Community Library
9091 NY-22
Hillsdale, NY 12529

MORE:
www.roejanlibrary.org
facebook.com/roejanlibrary

 

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Walking The Dog Theater Presents, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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Walking the dog theater Co., presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Now a tradition for 13 years with WTD, the performance of this timeless story continues its evolution.

The theater’s Executive Artistic Director David Anderson, who performs the piece solo (moving fluidly from character to character) says of the project, “A Christmas Carol has become an annual tradition in many communities, and it is the best way I know to become inspired by the season.”

Through drama and masterful storytelling, Anderson performs the story exactly as Dickens wrote it, giving the audience not only the dialogue but the descriptive passages as well. Anderson’s rendition, directed by Ted Pugh, is a modern revival of Dickens’ own manner of storytelling. Dickens gave performances drawn from A Christmas Carol and The Pickwick Papers throughout the Northeastern United States, from his arrival in Boston in mid-November, 1867 to his return to England in April 1868.

DATES/TIMES (2018):
Friday, December 21 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 22 at 8 pm
Sunday, December 23 at 8 pm
Monday, December 24 at 3 pm

LOCATION:
Solaris
360 Warren St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Free. Donations gratefully accepted.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

MORE:
www.wtdevents.org
facebook.com/Walking-the-dog-Theater
Email: info@wtdtheater.org
Info and reservations: 518-610-0909

 

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