Weekend Highlights 12/20/19

Event Highlights of the Upcoming Weekend

December 16-29 – Daily
WATT CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
Take an adventure through Watt’s Christmas Wonderland and find yourself in a dazzling array of lights, holiday inflatables, and displays. Weather permitting. $5 per carload. 8’ height restriction on all vehicles. No buses. 6pm-9pm. Watt Christmas Wonderland, Goshen.
845-294-3391, www.facebook.com/pg/Watt-Christmas-Wonderland-435361159854393/posts/?ref=page_internal

December 16-31 – Daily
CHRISTMAS ON COLDEN HILL – FINAL YEAR
Don’t miss your chance to see Christmas on Colden Hill! Now in its final season, this animated light & music display is sure to bring the Christmas cheer. 26 minute show run, starting every half hour. Music broadcast on 102.5 FM. 5pm-11pm. 125 Colden Hill Road, Newburgh.
845-566-3898, www.christmasoncoldenhill.com/

December 20 – Friday
UGLY SWEATER PARTY
Put on your worst holiday sweater and liven up the dance floor as you move to music by DJ Skyhook! Pose for your Christmas card photo at the Photo Booth area while sipping on delicious craft beverages from Pennings Farm. Ugliest sweater wins a prize! $5 cover. 7pm-11pm. Pennings Farm, Warwick.
845-986-1059, https://www.penningsfarmmarket.com/ugly-sweater-party-with-dj-skyhook/

December 20-22 – Fri., Sat., & Sun.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – LIVE RADIO PLAY
Get in the Christmas spirit with a musical performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life”! Produced in the style of an old-fashioned radio show, costumed actors will bring vintage 1940s radio charm.
$15 per person, $20 at the door. Friday & Saturday, 7pm. Sunday, 2pm. Foundry42, Port Jervis.
845-858-4942, f42home.com/calendar/2019/12/20/its-a-wonderful-life-a-live-radio-play-g65td/

December 14 – Saturday
FAMILY HOLIDAY WORKSHOP WITH SANTA
Join Santa for a photo in a one horse open sleigh, play games, and enjoy craft time! Snack on sweet treats and take a ride on the Museum’s harness racing 3-D Simulator. Children $5, Parents free. Reservations highly recommended! 11am-12:30pm. Harness Racing Museum & Hall, Goshen.
845-294-6330, https://www.facebook.com/89197342964/photos/a.10150652543887965/10156969441727965/?type=3&theater

December 21 – Saturday
BEARY MERRY HOLIDAY
Celebrate the holiday season by making tasty holiday snacks for the black bears! Watch them as they come out to unwrap their gift boxes full of delicious treats. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking lot to Bear Den. Parking $10. 10:30am-3pm. Trailside Museums and Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park.
845-786-2701, www.trailsidezoo.org/news-events/scheduled-events-for-2013

December 21-22 – Saturday & Sunday
SKI WITH SANTA
Join Santa for milk and cookies in the base lodge before hopping on the slopes! He’ll be taking some time out of his busy schedule for fun on the mountain so bring the family, your camera, and capture some great memories! 10am-2pm. Mount Peter Ski Area, Warwick.
845-986-4940, www.mtpeter.com/calendar/

December 21 – Saturday
UGLY SWEATER HOLIDAY PARTY
Come out in your loudest, tackiest, most heinous holiday sweaters for the party of the season! There will be games galore including What Do You Meme, giant Jenga, Uno, Battleship and so much more! Enjoy a glass of cider on the back lawn or sit near the fire pit. Don’t forget your last-minute bottles and growlers for all your upcoming holiday gatherings! 21+. 5pm-8pm. Angry Orchard, Walden.
888-845-3311, www.facebook.com/events/408725373338008/

December 21 – Saturday
SATURDAY SUPPERS
Join Cedar Lakes Estate for their multi-course Chef’s Tasting Menu dinner, hosted every Saturday evening. Toast the holiday season with these communal-table dinners surrounded by old and new friends. Cocktail Hour begins at 6pm in The Canteen. Dinner seating at 7pm. Complimentary beer & wine service included during dinner service. 6pm-9pm. Cedar Lakes Estate, Port Jervis.
845-533-3328, https://www.exploretock.com/cedarlakesestate/

December 21 – Saturday
WASSAILING AT KNOX’S HEADQUARTERS
Watch the Ellison family, soldiers, and officers of the 2nd and 3rd Continental Artillery Regiments celebrate a rowdy Christmas Eve by candlelight in the traditional 18th century manner. Performers will interact with visitors as if they were from 1780. 5pm-8pm. Ellison House at Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site, Vails Gate.
845-561-5498, https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/5/details.aspx

December 21 – Saturday
A NEW WINDSOR COLONIAL CHRISTMAS
Experience the Revolutionary War headquarters of General Gates & General St. Clair decorated for the holiday season as it would have been in the final years of the revolution. Tour the house and grounds and watch open hearth cooking demonstrations! Light refreshments available. 5pm-8pm. Historic Edmonston House, New Windsor.
845-561-5073, https://www.facebook.com/events/757279421349806/

December 22 – Sunday
CHANUKAH FIRETRUCK GELT DROP
The Great Chanukah Firetruck Gelt Drop and Monroe Menorah Lighting is here! This event features latkes, donuts, dignitaries, dreidels, and hot cocoa. Special coin surprises with 8 Lucky Golden Gelt Winners! Free admission. 4:30pm-5:30pm. Commuter Parking Lot – Millpond Parkway, Monroe
845-782-2770, https://www.facebook.com/events/595625621246432/

December 22 – Sunday
THE GRANGE DINNER & CABARET
Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal followed by the highly anticipated Cabaret performance, ‘By Request’! Experience Warwick’s own Steven Wing and Brian Gens as they perform music by Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkel, Journey, and more! Reservations required. $75 per person. 5pm-7pm. The Grange, Warwick.
845-986-1170, www.thegrangewarwick.com

December 22 – Sunday
GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING (DONUT LIGHTING)
Come together to light a 6’+ Donut Menorah in this 16th Annual Chanukah Celebration. Enjoy a potato latkeh and topping bar, Jewish music, doughnuts, crafts, and doughnut games. This event is free and open to the community. Must RSVP to chabadoc@gmail.com.
4pm-5:30pm. Upstairs Court, Galleria at Crystal Run, Middletown.
845-291-0514, https://www.facebook.com/events/775962532846712/

December 22 – Sunday
SANTA’S WORKSHOP
Take a stroll through Santa’s Workshop in the Event Room at The Castle Fun Center! Enjoy holiday music, movies, photos with Santa, and holiday themed crafts. Don’t forget to create your own surprise gift in the secret craft area to be opened Christmas morning! Sensory friendly event from 10am-10:30am. Pictures with Santa, 11am-12pm. Hot refreshments available for purchase. 10am-12pm. The Castle Fun Center, Chester.
845-469-2116, https://www.facebook.com/events/977920729253505/


Don’t forget to check out the
’11th Annual Holiday Lights in Bloom’ Program
November 29th-December 29th at the Arboretum in Thomas Bull Memorial Park!

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