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

Before you deck the halls, read up on specifics about 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 in 2017.


3

Rhinebeck’s ranking on Travel Market Report’s prestigious 10 ‘Most Christmassy’ Towns in the U.S. list in 2017.


7

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


PHOTO BY ETHAN HARRISON

100,000

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


2012

The year Catskill Mountain Railroad re-opened for themed-holiday rides. A favorite among Hudson Valley residents is The Polar Express.

 

4

Total number of years Rockefeller Christmas tree lumber has helped build a Habitat Newburgh Home (years include 2011, 2016, and 2017, 2018).


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 in 2017.


Photo courtesy of Frost Fest staff 

 

9

Holiday attractions at Ulster Park's Frosty Fest 


Related: Get Lit at These Hudson Valley Tree Lighting Ceremonies

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