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"Winter Wonders & Whimsical Lights: Your Ultimate Guide to the Season's Best Events!"

Updated: Nov 30, 2023


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๐ŸŒŸ Welcome to a Season of Sparkle and Spirit! ๐ŸŒŸ

Hey there, festive friends and holiday enthusiasts! ๐ŸŽ‰ Get ready to dive into a world brimming with twinkling lights, artisanal treasures, and heartwarming community vibes. We've rounded up the most enchanting winter events just for you! From the dazzling drive-thru lights at Bethel Woods to the cozy charm of Crazy Daisies' Winter Art Market, there's a sleigh-load of fun waiting for you. ๐Ÿ›ทโœจ

Whether you're a fan of magical light shows, looking for unique handmade gifts, or just want to soak up the joyous atmosphere with family and friends, we've got you covered. So, bundle up, grab your hot cocoa, and let's embark on a journey through the most delightful and dazzling winter events of the season! โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ


Join us in a celebration that's as colorful as our artists' palettes! Circle Creative Collective, in a dazzling collaboration with ArtPort Kingston, is thrilled to invite you to our 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Market. This isn't just an event; it's a festive fiesta of creativity, community vibes, and the warm spirit of giving!

๐Ÿ“… Mark Your Calendars!

  • When - Saturday & Sunday, December 9th and 10th

  • Time - 11 AM to 4 PM each day

  • Where - ArtPort Kingston, 108 E Strand St, Kingston

๐ŸŒŸ Why You Can't Miss It:

  • Unique Gifts Galore: Dive into a treasure trove of handcrafted wonders! From jewelry that tells a story, to textiles that weave a tapestry of tradition; from pottery that's a potpourri of perfection, to paintings that speak a thousand words.

  • Meet the Makers: Nearly 100 local artists and artisans will be there. Shake hands, share stories, and see the magic behind their creations.

  • More Than Just Shopping: It's a sensory delight! Enjoy live music that'll make your heart sing, sip on hot cider that warms the soul, and treat yourself to pancakes that are a piece of art themselves.

  • Two Floors of Exploration: Double the space, double the fun! Wander and wonder through a labyrinth of local talent.

  • Free Admission: Yes, you heard that right! Stroll in for free, with an option to donate and support the heart and art of our community.

๐ŸŒˆ Be Part of Something Special: Circle Creative Collective is all about empowering artists and artisans, making sure their incredible skills aren't just seen, but celebrated and supported. This market is a canvas for their talent, and your presence adds color to this canvas!

๐Ÿ” Looking for More Info? Our website is a click away! Visit in-circle.org for all the juicy details - artists' profiles, event schedule, and more surprises!

๐ŸŽ Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping with a Bow of Originality: Come for the gifts, stay for the experience. Let's make this holiday season unforgettable with the joy of handmade artistry. See you there, where creativity plays and community stays!


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Get ready to step into a winter wonderland like no other! Harvest Moon in North Salem, NY, invites you to their 3rd annual holiday walk-through light experience, The Festival of Lights ๐ŸŽ†. It's not just an event; it's a journey into a luminous land of imagination and wonder.

When and Where? ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿ“

  • Dates: November 17th to December 31st

  • Location: Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, North Salem, NY

  • Details: Check specific dates and times at Harvest Moon & Orchard Farm

Why It's a Must-See: ๐ŸŒŸ

1. A Forest of Fantasy: The orchard transforms into an enchanted forest, where over half a million lights create a mesmerizing spectacle. Twinkling tunnels, glowing wonders, and a canopy of stars await you ๐ŸŒฒโœจ.

2. A Trail of Twinkles: Venture through a half-mile trail adorned with whimsical creatures, light-changing orbs, and thematic installations. Every step is a step into a storybook scene ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒˆ.

3. Interactive Illuminations: It's not just about seeing; it's about interacting. Dance under the lights, play with interactive displays, and become part of the magic ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ.

4. Sip and Savor: What's a winter walk without a warm drink in hand? Enjoy hot mulled wine or spiked hot chocolate from the bars along the trail โ˜•๐Ÿท. And don't forget to warm up by the fire pits ๐Ÿ”ฅ!

5. Culinary Delights: Indulge in hot food from the food truck and treat yourself to Harvest Moonโ€™s famous hot cider donuts ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ”. It's a feast for all your senses!

Be Part of the Magic: ๐ŸŒŒ

Harvest Moon's Festival of Lights is more than just a light show; it's a celebration of the joy and wonder of the holiday season. It's a place where the young and the young-at-heart can come together and share in the awe of this spectacular light display.

Tickets and More: ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ

Secure your spot in this magical journey! Visit website to grab your tickets and find more information.

Wrap-Up: ๐ŸŽ

Join us at Harvest Moon for an unforgettable holiday experience. Whether you're looking for a romantic evening, a family adventure, or a magical night out with friends, the Festival of Lights is the perfect destination. Let's light up the night and make this holiday season shine brighter than ever!

See you under the stars! โœจ


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Prepare to be wrapped in a blanket of holiday cheer at the Winter Art Market hosted in the cozy, twinkling greenhouses of Crazy Daisies Flowers ๐ŸŒบ. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9th โ€“ it's not just an event, it's a festive extravaganza!

When and Where ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿ“

  • Date: Saturday, December 9th

  • Time: Shopping from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Tree Lighting at 4:45 PM

  • Location: Crazy Daisies Flowers

Why You Can't Miss It: ๐ŸŒŸ

1. Artisan Wonderland: Over 30 local artisans will be showcasing their unique, handcrafted treasures. Imagine finding the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift amidst a backdrop of lush greenery and the cozy warmth of greenhouses ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒฟ.

2. Community Spirit: This is more than just shopping; it's about celebrating our community. Every purchase supports local artisans and invests in the heart of our town โค๏ธ๐Ÿก.

3. Tune into Joy: Get your groove on with live music by McArdell & Westers and later, Modafferi. Let their melodies be the soundtrack to your shopping spree ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽท.

4. Culinary Delights: Hungry? The Garden Cafe has got you covered. From breakfast to pizza, and festive hot cocoas to craft cocktails, your taste buds are in for a treat ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿน.

5. The Main Event: Don't miss the Annual Tree Lighting at 4:45 PM. It's a moment of pure magic as the Christmas tree lights up, marking the official start of the holiday season ๐ŸŽ„โœจ.

6. Nighttime Magic: Stay post-tree lighting for an enchanted evening. The greenhouses will be aglow with fairy lights, creating a mesmerizing setting for making memories ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ’ซ.

Be Part of the Magic: ๐ŸŒŒ

Join us at Crazy Daisies Flowers for a day filled with art, community, music, and mouthwatering food. It's more than just a market; it's a place where holiday spirits soar and memories are made.

Wrap-Up: ๐ŸŽ

So, are you ready to kick off your holiday season with a sparkle? We can't wait to see you there, shopping, sipping, and reveling in the joyous atmosphere. Let's celebrate the season of giving in style at Crazy Daisies' Winter Art Market!

See you under the twinkling lights! โœจ


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Get ready for a holiday shopping extravaganza like no other! Renowned Makers Market Field + Supply is bringing its magical world of artisanal treasures to the Senate Garage in Kingston for a special, not-to-be-missed two-weekend Pop-Up event this holiday season ๐ŸŒฒโœจ.

Mark Your Calendars! ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

  • When: December 2nd-3rd

  • Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Where: Senate Garage, 4 N Front St, Kingston, NY 12401

Why You'll Love It: ๐Ÿ’–

1. Artisanal Wonderland: Over 50 makers from the Hudson Valley and beyond will transform Senate Garage into a retail paradise. It's your one-stop destination for all things holiday shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŽช.

2. A Taste of Field + Supply Magic: Experience the charm and allure of Field + Supply's famous MRKTs, curated especially for the holiday season ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„.

3. Gifts Galore: From limited-run apparel and small-batch apothecary products to gourmet pantry items and hand-crafted home goods, find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿงฃ.

4. Star-Studded Vendors: Shop from well-known Field + Supply vendors like Brooklyn Misomaru, Perch Object, and many more. Each vendor brings their unique flair and high-quality craftsmanship ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ.

5. Family-Friendly Fun: With tickets at just $5 for adults (and free for kids under 12), it's a holiday outing the whole family can enjoy ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ.

Be Part of the Festivities: ๐ŸŽŠ

Join us at the Senate Garage for a shopping experience filled with joy, creativity, and community spirit. Whether you're ticking off your holiday list or treating yourself, the F+S Holiday Pop-Up Shops are the place to be.

Tickets and More: ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ

Grab your tickets on-site or in advance at Field and Supply Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to dive into a world of artisanal wonder and holiday cheer!

Wrap-Up: ๐ŸŒŸ

So, are you ready to step into a winter wonderland of artisanal delights? We can't wait to see you there, exploring, shopping, and soaking in the holiday spirit. Let's make this holiday season one to remember at Field + Supply's Holiday Pop-Up Shops!

See you among the twinkling lights and treasures! โœจ


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Today, let's crack open the tale of Eggbert, not just any egg, but a legendary figure who's been spreading Christmas cheer in the Hudson Valley for decades! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฅš

Eggbert's Extraordinary Journey: ๐Ÿฃ๐ŸŒŸ

  • Hatched in 1930: Eggbert first cracked onto the scene at Cornell University, aimed at promoting the egg industry during the tough times of the Great Depression. He even shone brightly at the 1933 Worldโ€™s Fair! ๐ŸŒโœจ

  • A Royal Recognition: In 1953, Eggbert was crowned the Prince of Christmas by NY Governor Thomas Dewey, hence the regal crown and throne he adorns today ๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽ„.

  • The Beloved Christmas Greeter: Acquired by Jack Devitt in 1971, Eggbert became the heartwarming Christmas greeter of Hudson Valley, instantly winning hearts โค๏ธ๐Ÿก.

  • Tragedy and Triumph: Eggbert lost his friends, PunkyBurt and Tulipburt, in a 1990 fire but survived to continue his legacy. ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • Retirement and Return: After a brief retirement post-1999, Eggbert made a grand comeback in 2011, to the joy of his old and new fans alike! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ

Eggbert's Magical Christmas Tradition: ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ

  • A Timeless Attraction: Eggbert draws thousands of visitors from all over, becoming a cherished Christmas tradition in the Hudson Valley ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ.

  • COVID Years: Even during the pandemic, Eggbert was busy at the North Pole, helping Santa with toy orders and reuniting with his old friend EggClair (or Clair) ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ.

  • 2022 Christmas: This year, Eggbert and Clair are ready to greet everyone with even more joy and festive spirit! ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ‘ซ

Why We Love Eggbert: ๐Ÿ’–

  • A Symbol of Joy: Eggbert's story is a heartwarming reminder of resilience, community, and the enduring spirit of the holidays.

  • Bringing People Together: His presence unites people of all ages in celebration, sharing, and creating lasting memories ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ.

Join the Festivities: ๐ŸŽŠ

  • When: This Christmas Season

  • What to Expect: A delightful experience filled with nostalgia, joy, and the unique charm of Eggbert and friends! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฅš

Wrap-Up: ๐ŸŒŸ So, are you ready to be part of Eggbert's enchanting Christmas tradition? Gather your loved ones and join us in celebrating the holiday season with our beloved Eggbert. Let's make this Christmas an egg-stra special one!

See you at the farm! ๐Ÿšœ๐ŸŽ„



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๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„ Welcome to Winter Wonderland at Dogwood Acres Family Farm! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ“Where - Dogwood Acres Family Farm, 749 Route 17M, Middletown, NY,

๐Ÿ“… When - Starting This Friday 12/1 - 12/31

Time - 5pm - 9pm

๐Ÿšœ Magical Hayride Adventure ๐ŸŒŒ Embark on a delightful hayride journey through a mesmerizing display of festive lights! A perfect way to kickstart your holiday season. ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿซ S'mores & Hot Chocolate Delights โ˜• Indulge in the sweet taste of s'mores and the comforting warmth of hot chocolate. Perfect for those chilly winter evenings! ๐Ÿช

๐ŸŽฒ Family Fun & Games ๐ŸŽ‰ Join in on the fun with a variety of games for the whole family! Share laughs and create memories in this season of joy. ๐ŸŽˆ

๐ŸŒฒ Holiday Decor Galore ๐ŸŽ… Explore our wide selection of holiday wreaths, trees, crosses, and decor. Find the perfect items to deck your halls! ๐Ÿก

๐Ÿฅณ New Year's Eve Kids Party ๐ŸŽ† ๐Ÿ“† Date: December 30th (So adults can have their fun on the 31st!) ๐Ÿ•– Kid's Dance Party: Starts at 7 PM. Get ready to dance the night away! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ ๐ŸŽ† Ball Drop & Fireworks: At 8 PM. Witness the spectacular fireworks and celebrate the New Year a bit early! ๐ŸŒ 

๐ŸŽ‰ Fun for Everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰ Join us at Dogwood Acres Family Farm for an unforgettable Winter Wonderland experience. There's something fun and exciting for everyone in the family. We can't wait to see you there!

๐Ÿ‘‹ See You at Dogwood Acres Family Farm!



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๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿš— Peace, Love & Lights: A Dazzling Winter Experience at Bethel Woods! ๐Ÿš—๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿ“ Location: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Winter Light Show Schedule:

  • Partial Week: Nov 24 - 26, Nov 30 - Dec 3, Dec 7 - 10, 2023

  • Daily Showings: Dec 14 - 31, 2023

  • โฐ Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Last entry at 9:00 PM)

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets & Pricing:

  • One ticket per carload.

  • ๐Ÿ’ก Tip: Buy in advance to avoid price increases on the day!

  • ๐Ÿ’ณ Cashless Experience: For your convenience, we've gone cashless!

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Mondays:

  • Explore the lights on foot every Monday!

  • ๐Ÿšซ Note: Drive-thru not available on Mondays.

๐ŸŒˆ What's New This Year?

  • New Schedule: Check our dates to ensure you don't miss out!

  • Even More Lights: Themed areas including New York, Holidays Around The World, Snowflake Alley, and more!

  • Extra Fun: From fresh-baked goodies to The '60s Museum visits, there's more to enjoy!

๐Ÿš™ Drive-Thru Holiday Winter Lights:

  • Turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow.

  • Unique experience right from the comfort of your car!

๐ŸŽ‰ Why Visit?

  • ๐ŸŒŸ Unique Experience: There's nothing quite like this in the area!

  • ๐ŸŽ„ Festive Fun: Perfect for families, friends, and holiday enthusiasts!

  • ๐ŸŽ Creative Add-Ons: Enhance your visit with our special offerings!

๐Ÿ‘‹ Join Us at Bethel Woods for an Unforgettable Winter Wonderland! ๐Ÿ‘‹


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As we wrap up this whirlwind of winter wonders, remember that the true magic of the season lies in the moments we share and the memories we create. So, go forth and immerse yourself in the festive cheer, the twinkling lights, and the spirit of community. May your holidays be filled with joy, laughter, and an abundance of magical moments. Happy holidays, and see you under the shimmering lights! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„โœจ


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