Cold Spring by Candlelight Tours 16 Historic Sites on Dec. 1

Cold Spring by Candlelight: Holiday Festival and House Tours on Main Street America is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 5 p.m. in Cold Spring.

Cold Spring by Candlelight, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is a day and evening event with tours of homes and historic buildings and sites in the Village of Cold Spring and nearby Nelsonville. Cold Spring’s stores and shops will be open late for holiday shopping and the village restaurants will be offering specials to event attendees. The event includes street-side carolers, holiday music concerts, visits from Old St. Nick, and holiday storytelling throughout the event.

All proceeds from the event will go to Partners with PARC, which provides funding to programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Putnam County.

“This tour is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season with friends and family,” said Rand Bridget Otten, director of development for Partners with PARC. “And in the spirit of giving, all proceeds support children and adults with developmental disabilities.”

In addition, there will be ice carving demonstrations from 1 – 4 p.m. and a whisky and spirits tasting from Tuthilltown Spirits of Ulster County at St. Mary’s Church on the corner of Routes 9D and 301.

House tours will run from noon to 5 p.m. throughout the Village of Cold Spring. This is a self-guided walking tour, with two trolleys also running throughout the day to accommodate tour attendees and visitors. Free parking will be available throughout the village and at the Metro-North train station.

Advance ticket prices for the event are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $12 for children age 12 and under (children age 4 and under are free of charge). Day of event tickets, if available, may be purchased at Cold Spring Village Hall, 85 Main St., starting at 11 a.m. Day of event ticket prices are $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, $15 for children under 12 (children under age 4 are free of charge).

Advance tickets may be purchased at All major credit cards are accepted. For more information, visit the website or call 845-278-7272, ext. 2287.

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