Christmas Eve is this Saturday, Christmas Day is Sunday, and Hanukkah begins at sundown on Saturday. Lots of family, friends, food, and memories are in store throughout the Hudson Valley this weekend. Here's just a few events going on this weekend, with links to find even more. Happiest of holidays to you and yours!

 

Saturday, December 24 through Hanukkah: There will be Menorah lightings, Hanukkah songs, hot latkes, cider, doughnuts, and dreidels at several locations throughout Dutchess County including the Walkway Over the Hudson, Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park Town Hall, Poughkeepsie Galleria, Millbrook, Fishkill, and Wappingers Falls. Click here for specific dates and times. To find other events going on in Dutchess County this weekend,click here.

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Now through Saturday, December 31; 11-6: Holiday Trains on Main, in Livingston Manor. See amazing model trains and real, historical artifacts on display at the Catskill Arts Center and other businesses around the area. To find other events going on in Sullivan County this weekend, click here.

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Now through Wednesday, December 28, times vary: The Polar Express is in Kingston. This is an officially licensed train ride, inspired by the movie and run by the Catskill Mountain Railroad until December 28. See your favorite characters come to life.  Click here for times and ticket availability. To find other events going on in Ulster County this weekend, click here.

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Saturday, December 24, times vary: Ice Skating at the Bear Mountain Ice Rink. Weather permitting, skating here runs until March 2017. The rink is outside and uncovered, so dress appropriately. Click here for their holiday hours. For other events going on in Orange County this weekend,click here.

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