Holiday Shopping’s More Fun in Orange County, N.Y.

Find your holiday spirit as you find everything on your gift list at unique shopping venues.

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (November 19, 2018) – From the largest designer outlet center in the country to a countryside filled with charming holiday fairs and bazaars, Orange County ’s outstanding gift venues will make your holiday shopping experience a jolly good time. This year-round shopping mecca, conveniently located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, takes on extra sparkle during the holiday season. Treat yourself to a “shop ‘til you drop” package from a premiere hotel or B&B on Orange County Tourism’s website and use the events calendar to catch all of the local holiday shopping happenings.

“Put your Santa hat on! You can’t help but get into the holiday spirit when you’re gift shopping in Orange County,” says Director of Tourism Amanda Dana. “Whether you’re excited by the high-end fashion bargains and picture-perfect decorations at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets or charmed by local artisans in picturesque Sugar Loaf Art and Crafts Village, come immerse yourself in the fun of finding something for everyone on your gift list.”

Be it a family “meet Santa” excursion, a girlfriends’ getaway, or just some solo power-shopping, you’ll be merry getting the job done at Orange County’s holiday shopping venues. Here are just a few ideas from the Orange County Tourism website:

Hudson Valley Farm & Flea, Motorcyclepedia Museum, 250 Lake Street, Newburgh, Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Explore the best of what Hudson Valley makers, farmers, vintage collectors and food artisans have to offer. Enjoy a day of family activities and the talents of local young actors as they sing and perform. Be part of a multi-generational, creative community dedicated to using talents to preserve and celebrate Hudson Valley’s natural resources.

Christkindlmarkt German Christmas Market, 1 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, Sunday, November 25, 2018, 10:00 a. – 6:00 p.m.: Experience this enchanting family event in the tradition of markets held throughout Germany during the Christmas season. You will find unique gifts and specialty handmade crafts, live entertainment, plus traditional food from local retailers and crafters. The grand finale is the arrival of the Santa express at 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Boutique at Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 NY-416, Montgomery, Weekends through December 16, 2018: While enjoying the brilliant garden-themed “Holiday Lights in Bloom” display at the Orange County Arboretum, stop inside the Ottaway Education Center where the Friends of the Arboretum are having a holiday boutique with handmade crafts including holiday ornaments, Gnomes, Santas, scarves and hats, local honey, succulents, holiday baskets, raffles, and much more.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, 498 Red Apple Court, Central Valley, Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Tree lighting event with refreshments, holiday performances and Santa! Explore more than 250 highly sought-after retailers. Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. with extended holiday hours. Bus service daily from New York City.

OCNY West Winterfest & Holiday Market, Cedar Lake Estate, 1 Team USA Way, Port Jervis, Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Eat, drink, and shop local at OCNY West’s holiday market. Browse products from many local businesses in cabins across the estate or participate in workshops, demos, tastings, and wellness activities throughout the day. (Facebook: OCNY West Winter Fest)

Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village, Kings Highway, Chester, Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Horse-drawn wagon rides, strolling carolers and a visit from Santa. Refreshments, crafts and tree lighting at the Sugar Loaf Methodist Church. Most shops open Wednesday – Sunday, year-round, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Visit for a full list of lodging, activities, and attractions. Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page, Orange County Tourism NY, is also a source of area events and memorable experiences available to visitors.

About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail or call 845-615-3860.