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40 Hudson Valley Parent n December 2017 1: Friday 24th Annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks. It is hosted by the City of Poughkeepsie, the Bardavon, and many others. Voted by Dutchess County Tourism as the "Best Event" of the holiday season. 6:30pm. 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. 473-2072. Westchester All-Stars- Christmas for Veterans. This amazing night of music is to raise funds and awareness for our true American heroes. There will also be a special visit from Santa Claus! 8pm. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater. 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. 914-739-0039. 2: Saturday Dinner with Santa. Must register, space is limited. Receive a gift from Santa, enjoy a delicious buffet and celebrate the season. Children, ages 12 and under, will receive a gift from Santa. 3:30pm. Tymor Park Town of Union Vale. 249 Duncan Rd., LaGrangeville. Holiday Craft Fair and Charity Game Show. Join us for a day of fun and shopping while we support our favorite charities as students and staff face off in a charity game show! Do some holiday shopping with our vendors, have a photo taken with Santa. $1 per person.10-4pm. Mahopac Middle School. 425 Baldwin Place Rd., Mahopac. 621-1330. Town of Wappinger Tree Lighting. Annual Christmas tree lighting and visit with Santa. Each child 10 and under receives a small gift. 5-7pm. Schlathaus Park. 126 All Angels Hill Rd., Wappingers Falls. 297-0720. 3: Sunday Christmas in the Village. Come see Santa by the fire place and take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane. Enjoy holiday entertainment in The Playhouse and get your face painted. $5 per family and we would like everyone to bring a non-perishable food donation for Country Kids Food Pantry. 12-6pm. Museum Village. 1010 State Rte. 17M, Monroe. 782-8248. Holiday Lighting at Tymor Park. Tymor Park is lit with over 150,000 colorful lights. Spend time with family and friends and come to Tymor Park to see this spectacular display. The lights will be on daily from 4 – 10pm during the season. 6:30pm. Tymor Park. 8 Tymor Park Rd., LaGrangeville. 724-5691. Holiday Party and Tree Lighting. Petting zoo, refreshments, children's crafts, Santa and more. 2:30-4:30pm. VanWyck Hall. 1095 Main St., Village of Fishkill. 897-4430. Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Locust Grove. Enjoy the mansion's glittering holiday decorations and Calendar Holiday Happenings Polar Express. Dec. 1. Runs through December 28. All aboard! Discover the magic of Christmas with hot cocoa, a reading of the classic book and a special treat from Santa. See website for specific dates and times. Catskill Mountain Railroad. Aaron Ct., Kingston. 688-7400. Annual Arlington Holiday Festival. Dec. 2. Holiday shopping village from 12-6pm. Children activities and entertainment (Fire pits to roast marshmallows, Mrs. Claus-face painting and balloons, darkside records and gallery holiday DJ) from 12-4pm. Ticket for Egg Nog Crawl is $5 (try out egg nog and vote for your favorite) and open from 12-6pm. Holiday parade with Santa Claus at 4pm. Tree Lighting at 5pm. 12-6pm. In the Arlington Business District. Poughkeepsie. Parade: 518-4801; Egg Nog Crawl: 914-489-7697. Holiday Scavenger Hunt at Locust Grove. Dec. 3. Enjoy the mansion's glittering holiday decorations and search for antique toys hidden throughout the historic house. 12-4pm. Locust Grove. 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie. 545-4500. 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa. Dec. 9. We must be on the nice list, because Santa is visiting us 4 days this year! This family event has become so popular, we're adding 2 more days! Join us on Saturday 12/9, Sunday 12/10, Saturday 12/16 or Sunday 12/17. 10am, 12pm, 2pm. Crown Maple Estate. 47 McCourt Rd., Dover Plains. 877-0640. Largest Menorah in the Entire Mid-Hudson Valley. Dec. 12. Daily lighting of a 25 foot Menorah with the assistance of a boom truck. Mon-Fri 3:15pm; Sat & Sun 6:30pm. One Civic Center Plaza. In front of Dunkin Doughnuts, Poughkeepsie. Giant Menorah Lighting. Dec. 14. Enjoy lively music, latkes, donuts, chocolate gelt and the lighting of a 9' Menorah! 5:30pm. Pawling Village Green. Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 440-7592. Beary Merry Holiday at the Trailside Museum and Zoo. Dec. 16. Come to the bear den at 10:30am to make a tasty holiday snack for the black bears. At 11am the bears will unwrap their gifts. 10:30-11:30am. Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park. 1 Herrian Dr., Highland Falls. 786-2701. Winter Wonders at Boscobel. Dec. 26. Families can take a fun ashlight tour of the mansion. Kids of all ages (and energy levels) will enjoy hunting for gingerbread kids throughout the historic house, then join in a craft geared toward the season. 9:30am, 3pm. Boscobel House and Gardens. 1601 Rte. 9D, Garrison. 265-3638 ext 10. School Break Kids Craft Workshop: Make A Mouse House. Dec. 29. Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmas time for many years. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 tour the house brie y to see mouse houses on display in the mansion's historic rooms, then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany child; reservations required. 10:30am. Staatsburgh State Historic Site. 75 Mills Mansion Dr., Staatsburgh. 889-8851. Find a complete list of Holiday Happenings events at Unless otherwise indicated, phone numbers are within the 845 area code

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