Did You Know These Facts About The Holidays in the Hudson Valley?

Before you deck the halls, here are some specifics on festive local happenings.


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Fotolia | Mikhail Malyugin

 

The remaining days to fulfill your holiday shopping list may be dwindling, but there’s still time to treasure the best of the season and many of the following festive traditions. And even though these specifics may surprise you, they confirm that celebrating the holidays in the Hudson Valley practically cannot be surpassed. So kick off your holly jolly holiday with some facts that'll make you particularly proud to call the Hudson Valley home. 

 

250+

Number of musicians, actors, and magicians who perform during Rhinebeck’s annual Sinterklaas Festival.


PHOTO BY DOUG BAZ

555,000

Lights on this LaGrangeville home’s Guinness World Record-holding holiday light display.


3

Rhinebeck’s ranking on Travel Market Report’s prestigious 10 ‘Most Christmassy’ Towns in the U.S. list.


6

Years Beacon’s non-traditional Bike Tree has lit up Polhill Park; 2011 marked its inaugural year.


PHOTO BY ETHAN HARRISON

80,000

People have visited Westchester’s Winter Wonderland at the Kensico Dam Plaza since its first season in 2014.


100

Children per season who are provided free photography sessions through the charitable Pine Bush based Magical Moments With Santa initiative.


PHOTOS BY WENDY WELLINGTON

3

Total number of years Rockefeller Christmas tree lumber has helped build a Habitat Newburgh Home (years include 2011, 2016, and 2017).


PHOTOS COURTESY OF HABITAT HABITAT NEWBURGH

10

Number of days it took for Newburgh Brewing Company’s limited edition Angry Eggbert IPA to sell out.

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