Christmas is the season for window shopping. Strolling Hudson Valley small town streets, looking in the windows for Holiday treats and presents is a longtime tradition for my family and friends. Hopefully you will be able to get out to one of our many small Hudson Valley towns which are full of small shops just waiting to help you with your shopping.

Woodstock, Cornwall, Warwick, Rhinebeck, Washingtonville, Stone Ridge, Kingston, Beacon, Goshen, Chester, Sugarloaf, Monroe, Wurtsboro, Ellenville and New Paltz are just a short list of towns you can visit this holiday season. Many of these town will have town wide decorations to help set the mood to celebrate the holiday season. Some will have town trees, others will have lights and one will definitely have window art. Yes, New Paltz and it's small businesses are offering up store windows this year for artists to paint. They did it for Halloween and now they are ready to celebrate a Community Window Painting Project for the Holiday season.

This project is being put together by the Office for Community Wellness and will take place throughout the Village of New Paltz. How it works is they are looking for students, families and individuals to paint local store windows on December 5th from 11AM to 2 PM.

There is only a limited number of windows so participation will be limited. Paint and assorted supplies will be provided. To be part of this you must register by 9PM this Friday, November 20th. Participation will be selected by a lottery. Click here to register. If you are selected you will know by Saturday morning and must be able to attend a meeting on Sunday November 22nd.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be enforce throughout the process. Each painting zone will be limit to no more than 10 people.