’Tis the season: Hudson Valley holiday festivities

11/30: Holiday Rummage Sale in Red Hook

Choose from ornaments, decorations, winter clothes and baked goods at a Holiday Rummage Sale on Saturday, November 30 at the Rowe United Methodist Church on Route 199 in Red Hook. Proceeds benefit local food pantries. For more information, e-mail beverlygroth@yahoo.com or call (845) 758-0657.

11/30-12/1: Crafted: Handmade in the Hudson Valley

Local artists and designers will offer a cozy haven for the holiday shopper at the annual Crafted: Handmade in the Hudson Valley on Saturday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the studio space of potter Ayumi Horie in the former church at 167 Cottekill Road in Cottekill. Skillfully crafted items in the curated holiday shop showcase a diversity of wares, a range of prices and ongoing demonstrations by artisans. Explore the open displays of ceramics, lamps, knitwear, designer clothing, jewelry, farm preserves, heirloom seeds and more. Browse the booths and pay at one checkout point. Relax with hot tea and cookies by the fire, meet friends and get to know your local craftsperson. For more information, visit www.craftedhudsonvalley.org.

11/30-12/8: A Christmas Carol at Woodstock Playhouse

The Woodstock Playhouse at 103 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock will host five performances of the time-honored Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol with performances on Saturday, November 30, Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances on December 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. All shows will be followed by a Winter Wonderland reception with carolers, refreshments, meet-and-greet with Dickens characters and a visit by Santa. Cast members include Noah Debiase (Christmas Present/Sandwich Board Man), Jenna Zito (Ghost of Christmas Past), Landon Sholar (Bob Cratchit) and John Curtis (Jacob Marley). For more information, call (845) 679-6900 or visit www.woodstockplayhouse.org.

12/1: Holiday Auction and Tag Sale at Rhinebeck Town Hall

The Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Rhinebeck will team up with the Museum of Rhinebeck History to hold their annual Holiday Auction and Tag Sale on Sunday, December 1 at Rhinebeck Town Hall at 80 East Market Street in Rhinebeck. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for a silent auction, bake sale, food sale, jewelry sale and “mocktails,” with a live auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (845) 518-4008, e-mail info@northerndutchessdar.org or visit www.northerndutchessdar.org.

12/1: Paperworks in Red Hook’s Holiday Sale of small-sized artworks

A holiday exhibit and sale of small works by local artists will be held on Sunday, December 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Red Hook CAN/Artist’s Collective at 7516 North Broadway in Red Hook. The artworks are eight-and-a-half-by-11 inches or smaller and priced from $5 to $100 for gift-giving. For more information, e-mail redhookcan@gmail.com or visit www.rhcan.com.

12/1: Satya Yoga Holiday Fair in Rhinebeck

Artists will showcase jewelry, pottery, watercolors and handmade gourmet chocolates on Sunday, December 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. Joining the artists will be a tarot card reader, yogic astrologer and chair massage therapists. There will be refreshments, yoga class giveaways and a raffle, and admission is free. All are welcome at the Satya Yoga Center, located at 6400 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck. For more information, call (845) 876-2528, e-mail satyayogacenter@gmail.com or visit www.satyayogacenter.us.

12/1: St. Nicholas Day and Community Carol Sing in Kingston

The Old Dutch Church will host the St. Nicholas Day and Community Carol Sing on Sunday, December 1 at 4 p.m. The Old Dutch Church is located in the Historic Stockade District at 272 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, call (845) 338-6759 or e-mail info@olddutchchurch.org.

12/4: Poinsettia and wreath sale in Rhinebeck hospital

Northern Dutchess Hospital will sponsor a sale of holiday décor to include poinsettias, wreaths, swags and handmade decorations on Wednesday, December 4 at 6511 Springbrook Avenue in Rhinebeck. For more information, call (845) 871-3500 or visit www.health-quest.org.

12/5: A Christmas Carol special performance for students & seniors

A special performance of Ulster Ballet’s A Christmas Carol with reduced ticket prices for area students and seniors will be held at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) on Thursday, December 5 at 10 a.m. The snow date will be Friday, December 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $5. One free admission is provided for every ten tickets purchased. For information, call Michele Szynal at (845) 283-3809 or e-mail shoessox@aol.com.

12/6: Woodstock Holiday Open House

The 32nd annual Woodstock Holiday Open House will take place all throughout the village of Woodstock with holiday music, carolers, treats, holiday window displays, raffles and more on Friday, December 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (845) 679-6234, e-mail info@woodstockchamber.com or visit www.woodstockchamber.com.

12/6: A Christmas Carol classic film version on big screen at Bardavon

The classic film version of A Christmas Carol, starring Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, will be shown on the big screen at the Bardavon on Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. Pre-show Wurlitzer organ music is provided by New York Theatre Organ Society beginning at 7:30 p.m. General admission seating costs $6.

On Christmas Eve, the miserly Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late business partner Jacob Marley and a trio of spirits who take him on a journey through Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. As Scrooge encounters each apparition, he realizes what a wretch he is, and infused with a new outlook, he sets about earning his redemption.

Tickets are available at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.bardavon.org.

12/6: Holiday Open House in Uptown Kingston

Stockings and little stuffers will be given to the first 1,000 visitors to the Uptown Kingston Stockade District Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Follow the balloons for complimentary goodies. The parade starts at the County Courthouse on Wall Street. Meet Santa Claus and enjoy strolling carolers, refreshments, a raffle, roasted chestnuts and horse-and-buggy rides throughout Uptown Kingston between Clinton, North Front, Main and Green Streets in the historic Stockade District. For more information, e-mail kubainfo@kingstonuptown.org or visit www.kingstonuptown.org or Kingston Uptown Business Association on www.facebook.com.



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