Holiday events in the Hudson Valley

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:17

    GOSHEN-‘Tis the month before Christmas and throughout Hudson Valley, there's much fun to be had, according to the Orange County tourism office. It's Fall/Winter Events Guide is out and packed with jolly holiday celebrations. To request a free copy, call (845) 291-2136 or visit its Web site (> Here are 12 suggestions from the Orange County Tourism Office: • See six of Warwick's historic museum buildings, some decorated for Thanksgiving or Christmas at the Harvest to Holly Walking Tour. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21. For more information, call 986-3236. • See a traditional Thanksgiving Feast prepared over the open hearth and experience the charm of Museum Village. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20-21 at Museum Village in Monroe. For information, call 782-8247. • Have fun finding unique gifts at Crafts on the Hudson where 70 high-quality juried artists and crafts people from across America will offer their work on the beautiful campus of Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27-28. For information, call 679-8087. • Reserve your spot to receive a grapevine wreath and collect a holiday ornament at nine wineries including Brotherhood, Warwick Valley, Demarest Hill and Applewood during Wreath Fineries at 9 Wineries. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12. For information, call 496-3661. • Celebrate the start of Hanukkah at the Menorah Lighting ceremony at Orange County Park. The beautiful eight-foot menorah will be lit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. For information, call 457-4900. •Tour the elegant 1754 Ellison Mansion decorated for the season in 18th century fashion. Enjoy period music as costumed interpreters bring you Christmas with the Ellisons. Knox's Headquarters, New Windsor. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For information, call 561-5498. •Get into the spirit at the United States Military Academy Band - Hudson Valley Holiday Concert. Eisenhower Hall Theater, West Point, on Sunday, Dec. 12, starting at 3 p.m. For information, call 938-2617. •Moostletoe, The Musical, is just one of the special seasonal performances scheduled at the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts. This one is especially for children. Sugar Loaf Arts and Crafts Village. Dec. 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. For information, call 469-2287. •You won't want to miss the spectacular self-guided Candlelight Tour of area homes and churches around historic Newburgh Bay. Get your ticket at the magnificent Captain David Crawford House which will be decorated to reflect the opulence of the 1840's. Sunday, Dec. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. For information, call 561-2585. • Experience the Hasbrouck House fragrantly decorated for the Yuletide during Holly Day Tours of Washington's Headquarters. Cider and cookies are served after the guided tour. Monday through Friday, Dec. 13-17, from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For information, call 562-1195. • Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at a 1769 stone farmhouse. Candlelight tours, workshops, storytelling, hearth cooking, antique toys and special guest, St. Nick, welcome you to Christmas at Hill-Hold in Campbell Hall. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-19. Saturdays from 3 to 7 p.m., Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For information, call 291-2404. • Snow Tubing and winter fun plus cross-country skiing, sleigh riding and ice skating begin the day after Christmas, weather permitting. Call 457-4949 to check schedules and conditions at the Orange County Park in Montgomery.