’Tis the season: Hudson Valley holiday festivities

12/7: Alternative Gift Fair in New Paltz to benefit Family

Shop for the holidays and benefit women and children in need at the Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Paltz United Methodist Church, located at 1 Grove Street in New Paltz. Proceeds benefit Family of Woodstock’s domestic violence services and the Washbourne House. Handcrafted items and original artwork donated by local artists will be for sale. For more information, call Colleen Geraghty at (845) 256-9233, e-mail lunasongs@aol.com, call (646) 302-5835 or visit www.newpaltzumc.org.

12/7: Holiday Craft Fair of vintage & handmade wares in Kingston

The Cornell Street Studios at 168 Cornell Street in Kingston (second floor) will host the third annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring vintage and handmade items along with one-of-a-kind gifts including jewelry, handbags, ornaments, art, ceramics, paper goods, hair accessories, clothing, baked goods and more. Deejay Ali Gruber will spin vintage records and there will be live music with Leighanne Saltsman and Megan Kerper, complimentary hot cocoa and models showcasing vintage couture. Admission is free. A raffle (tickets cost $1) will award vintage items, with proceeds donated to a local charity. A winter-themed art exhibit will also be on display. For more information, call (845) 331-0191 or visit www.cornellstreetstudios.com or www.facebook.com/events/566558303393285.

12/7: Holiday Gift Fair at Woodstock Elementary School

The Woodstock Elementary School PTA will host a Holiday Gift Fair on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, located on Route 375 in Woodstock. Local artists and vendors will sell their wares, and there will be raffles and a silent auction. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Amy at (845) 251-1049 or e-mail ptawoodstock@gmail.com.

12/7: High Falls Tree-Lighting

Singing of carols, hot soup and a visit from Santa will be the highlights of the High Falls Tree-Lighting on Saturday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Fire Department’s toy drive. End the evening with hot chocolate and cookies at the High Falls Community Church on Route 213 in High Falls. For more information, e-mail info@highfallscivic.org or visit www.highfallscivic.org.

12/7: Hudson Valley Hullabaloo holiday fair and party in Kingston

A holiday craft fair where “arty meets party” is the idea behind the Hudson Valley Hullabaloo on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at BSP Lounge at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. The Hullabaloo has all the components of a great party: yummy food, a well-stocked bar, great music, cool people, festive decorations, a designated photographer to capture the memories and dancing with the Hullabaloo Bear. Bring the family and spend the entire day. For more information, call (845) 750-8801 or visit www.hvhullabaloo.com.

12/7: Holly Berry Trail annual tour of homes in Kingston

The 13th annual Holly Berry Trail: Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will show visitors extended previews of private homes in Ulster County that are fully decorated in holiday splendor, inside and out. The location of each home is a closely guarded secret until the day of the tour. Tickets cost $30. Proceeds from the event benefit the Junior League of Kingston’s community service projects. Most of the homes will be in the Kingston area. For more information, call (845) 481-3534, e-mail jlkny1@gmail.com or visit www.juniorleaguekingston.org.

12/7: Frozendale Daze Festival in Rosendale

The annual Frozendale Daze Festival will feature hayrides, live music, a visit with Santa and food and activities villagewide. This year’s tenth anniversary celebration takes place on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with cookie decorating at the Rosendale Café and live music from 1 to 5 p.m., a screening of The Muppets Christmas at the Rosendale Theatre, the Big Cheese annual mac-and-cheese bakeoff at 5 p.m., the Rosendale Improvement Brass Band, raffles, storytelling and the Booktique at the Rosendale Library. For more information, visit www.rosendalechamber.org.

12/7: Holiday storytelling at Kingston Library

The Kingston Library at 55 Franklin Street in Kingston will present “Super Saturday: Karen Pillsworth, Stories of the Season” on Saturday, December 7. Pillsworth will tell tales for children of all ages. For more information, call (845) 331-0507 or visit www.kingstonlibrary.org.

12/7: Holiday Craft Fair at Highland High School

The Highland PTSA will host a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Highland High School, located at 320 Pancake Hollow Road in Highland.



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