Shopping can be a wonderful tradition n during the holidays if you are ready to make an event out of it. Get friends together to shop and eat your way around the Hudosn Valley.

So many small Hudson Valley towns are full of businesses just waiting for you to stop by during the holidays. Shops have been decorated to make it more festive. Restaurants have wonderful holiday-themed specials that you can enjoy after a day of gathering gifts.

Where to Shop and Eat During the Holidays in the Hudson Valley

If you are not sure where to go to start your holiday shopping in the Hudson Valley this list might be a great place to start.  Follow the map and you are bound to find even more places to shop and eat on your journey.

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Hudson Valley small towns Like Cold Spring, Rhinebeck, Woodstock, and Montgomery all offer local businesses that offer great holiday gift shopping plus they have delicious locally-owned restaurants that offer cocktails and food for when you are all shopped out.

Terrapin Restaurant & Catering via Facebook
Terrapin Restaurant & Catering via Facebook
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SEE Also: Hudson Valley Farm Market Open for Holiday Shopping

I find if I make holiday shopping into an event with family or friends it ends up turning into more of a holiday experience than a chore. However, you do need to be a bit sneaking if you are shopping for someone who also happens to be on the adventure with you.

SEE Also: Green Hudson Valley Gifts for the Holidays

Hopefully, you will have time to visit all these towns a some point during the holiday season if not remember these local small businesses are here year round so if you can get there now maybe it is a "Christmas in July" shopping trip.

Christopher's Bistro via Facebook
Christopher's Bistro via Facebook
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Hudson Valley Small Towns Great for Shopping and Food

Seasonal shopping in the Hudson Valley can be so much fun. There are small towns up and down the Hudson River that offer unique shops and delicious dining. Cold Spring, Rhinebeck, and more. Head out for a day of shopping then pair it with an edible treat and refreshing drink throughout your travels. Here are some suggestions.

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