Holiday Events and Shopping

HOLIDAY EVENTS

SAT 1
A West Point Holiday
WEST POINT
1:30 p.m. Eisenhower Hall
Pitcher Road | 845-938-4159
westpointband.com
The West Point Band will perform holiday classics and Santa will join the show. Reservations required. Free

SUN 2
Handel’s Messiah
WEST POINT
3:30 p.m. Cadet Chapel
westpoint.edu | 845-938-3412
The 60th annual performance of the holiday classic will be performed by members of local choirs accompanied by the largest all-pipe church organ in the world. Free

SUN 2
BHA + BeaconArts Bicycle Menorah Lighting
BEACON
5:30 p.m. Polhill Park
Main St. and Route 9D | beaconarts.org
During each night of Hanukkah, a wheel on the menorah will be illuminated to honor a part of the Beacon community. On SUN 2, educators will be recognized, followed by activists (MON 3), first responders (TUES 4), children (WED 5), government (THUR 6), volunteers (FRI 7), clergy (SAT 8) and artists and musicians (SUN 9). Daily at 5:30 p.m. except 4:30 p.m. on FRI 7 and SAT 8.

SUN 2
Tree and Menorah Lighting
NELSONVILLE
7 p.m. Village Green
Join neighbors for a holiday celebration.

MON 3
Menorah Lighting
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Foot of Main Street
putnamchabad.org
Enjoy latkes and cider after the lighting.

WED 5
Holiday Card-Making Workshop
BEACON
1 p.m. Howland Public Library
313 Main St. | 845-831-1134
beaconlibrary.org
Create two cards to take home; materials supplied. Free

WED 5
Holiday Craft Party
COLD SPRING
5 p.m. Butterfield Library
10 Morris Ave. | 845-265-3040
butterfieldlibrary.org
All ages are invited to make a craft celebrating the season. Free

FRI 7
Seventh Annual Tree Lighting
GARRISON
5:30 – 7 p.m. Winter Hill | 20 Nazareth Way
Enjoy warm drinks, refreshments and a holiday sing-along at this annual community celebration.

SAT 8
City of Beacon + BeaconArts Tree Lighting
BEACON
4:30 p.m. Polhill Park
Main Street & Route 9D | beaconarts.org
Following the seventh night of lighting the bicycle menorah at 4:30 p.m., Gina Samardge and Compass Arts will lead community caroling at 4:45 p.m. Santa Claus is expected at 5 p.m. for the tree lighting and to spend about an hour greeting children.

SAT 8
Tree Lighting
COLD SPRING
6 p.m. Gazebo
Join the community at the foot of Main Street for music, refreshments and a visit from Santa.

SUN 9
Community Hanukkah Party
BEACON
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Beacon Hebrew Alliance
331 Verplanck Ave. | 845-831-2012
beaconhebrewalliance.org
Enjoy singing, food and games, including candy dreidyl-making, followed by a dance party. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to the food pantry. Free

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

SAT 1
Holiday Boutique
GARRISON
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Desmond-Fish Library
472 Route 403 | 845-424-3020
desmondfishlibrary.org
Browse crafts from 75 artists and artisans, along with used books and baked goods. Open Thursday to Sunday during library hours through FRI 9.

SAT 1
Christmas Craft Fair
COLD SPRING
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
1 Chestnut St. | 845-228-4167
stmaryscoldspring.org
Find gifts for anyone on your list at this annual church fundraiser. An estate sale will also be held in the rectory.

SAT 1
Mid-Hudson Etsy Makers Holiday Pop-Up Market
BEACON
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org

SAT 8
Work:Shop Winter Market
BEACON
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wickham Studio
578 Main St. | 917-797-9247
workshopwintermarket.com
Twenty artisans will be selling handmade items including ceramics, knitwear, accessories, food, jewelry and home goods. Also SUN 9.

SAT 8
Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Small Gifts Show
BEACON
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main St. | 845-831-4988
howlandculturalcenter.org
A reception opens this annual show, which includes handmade gifts, art, food and jewelry. Daily through Dec. 23.