2016 Christmas Happenings in the Hudson Valley

Christmas ornamentsDo you have one of those people in your life that seems to have everything and is just so hard to buy for? Or perhaps they are just quirky and you are always on the lookout for the perfect gift to suit their taste. There are many lists online such as this one that spell out the top must-have gifts for 2016. While it may be hard to find that coveted gift for the hard-to-impress friend or family member, you will have no trouble finding wonderful things to see and do here in the Hudson Valley this Christmas season. We thought we’d highlight just a few to help you plan the perfect winter escape!

Christmas Happenings:

  • Join Santa over breakfast or dinner at Bear Mountain Inn. Seatings are at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. Reservations are required.
  • Enjoy some outdoor skating at the Bear Mountain Ice Rink. See here for special holiday hours and fees.
  • Hear some of the region’s best-known musicians at the Woodstock Playhouse for the Annual Winter Solstice Performance. Taking place December 17, 2016 from 8pm-10pm.
  • Take in the family fun holiday light spectacular, Frosty Fest in Ulster Park, NY. Tickets can be purchased online and you can find hours and schedule information here. Enjoy visits with Santa, tasty treats, Candy Cane Lane, Frosty’s Enchanted Forest (hayride style or drive through), Magical Mansion, Stage Shows, and more.
  • Check out Christmas at Hill-Hold: Candlelight Tours. Experience a nostalgic candlelight tour of a beautiful 1769 historic stone farmhouse.
  • The Lyndhurst Mansion is hosting Guided Historic Tours: A Very Duchess Holiday this season. View the lavish holiday decorations throughout the house and experience how a real aristocrat lived in that time.
  • Walk the candlelit paths at the Boscobel House during their Sparkle! events this season. Lights, luminous displays and festive holiday happenings will be going on throughout December.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to amazing holiday happenings near our bed and breakfast. And for those who need to sneak in some more holiday shopping, the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets features 220 stores all at savings of 25% to 65% every day. It’s only a short 15-minute drive from the Inn too! We would love to help you plan the perfect Christmas getaway so book online today or contact us for more information. Happy Holidays!

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