National Geographic Traveler has proclaimed the region as ONE OF THE TOP 20 DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD for 2013. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. Among many attributes, it’s the oldest wine producing area in the country, and the magnificent scenery inspired artists whose works became the Hudson River School of Painters. Start planning your visit today!
Wreath Fineries at the Wineries
Jump into the holiday spirit! Receive a souvenir wine glass and a grapevine wreath at your check-in winery, then take a self-guided tour to all 15 Shawangunk Wine Trail wineries for a wine tasting and a holiday ornament to decorate your wreath. Advance tickets only! November 19-20, December 3-4 & 10-11
Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park
Turn on some holiday tunes and enjoy a ride through the beautiful and historic Washington Park as it’s lit up by a variety light displays that will amaze all and celebrate the season. Enjoy food, crafts, holiday fun, and Santa Claus at the Lake House after your ride. November 25- January 7.
Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes, Newburgh
Tour the interiors of over a dozen of Newburgh’s architectural gems including public and private spaces within New York State’s largest and most diverse historic district. The tour begins at the Captain David Crawford House. Tickets for purchase in advance or at the door. December 11
Athens Victorian Stroll
This free event offers fun for the entire family. There will be contemporary art and performances galore interspersed with nods to our Victorian past. While there will be roving carolers dressed in Victorian garb, a resplendent Victorian Santa and horse drawn trolleys harkening back to our 19th century roots, there will also be many contemporary performances scheduled throughout the day. December 10
Winter in the Hudson Valley is Relaxed & Easy!
Discover the Hudson Valley when you visit more than 80 wine and craft beverage producers across the region of majestic landscapes and river views. On both sides of the river stretching 150 miles from the tip of Manhattan north to Albany, you’ll wind through charming villages, historic sites, farm to fork restaurants, and stunning state parks. Plan your trip today. Download the Hudson Valley Wine and Craft Beverage Map.