Santa will be packing up his sleigh and heading out for his yearly ride this weekend. But before all of that happens, take some time and enjoy some special performances or events throughout the Hudson Valley that only come around once a year.


Saturday, December 23, 3 pm: For the 12th year the Charles Dickens Classic 'A Christmas Carol' returns to the Center for the Performing Arts in Rhinebeck. It's perfect for all ages and is a great way to celebrate the holiday!. Tickets are $22 to $24.  Find more events going on in Dutchess County this weekend.

A Christmas Carol - World Film Premiere - Inside Arrivals
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Saturday, December 23; 1-3:30: Free movie screenings every Saturday at E.B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. The first Saturday of the month a teen movie will be shown (rated up to PG-13) and the other Saturdays will be family movies (rated up to PG). They are recent releases or films relevant to an upcoming holiday. Bring a friend and some snacks and settle in for a fun afternoon. Find more events going on in Sullivan County this weekend.

Family Watching Film In Cinema


Saturday, December 23; 10-7: Coffee's Ready with Polly at the  Pine Hill Recreation Center. Enjoy baked goods and good conversation. PLus, open recreation with pool tables, foosball, and ping pong. The Thrift shop and the arts and crafts shops will be open until 7.  Find more events going on in Ulster County this weekend.

Shooting pool


Saturday, December 23:  Don't miss Holiday Lights in Bloom at the Orange County Arboretum, 41 Grove Street in Montgomery.  See light displays in the forms of flowers, animals, and insects, walk along paths of lit trees, and see the 911 Memorial Garden done up in patriotic splendor.

Ice Skating at Bear Mountain. Public skating sessions are offered throughout the winter. Please check the holiday schedule for specific times over the next few weeks. The rink is uncovered and outdoors, so make sure you dress appropriately. Find out more events going on this weekend in Orange County. 

Kansas City Families Enjoy Free Skating And Skate Rentals On JC Penney During #Giving TuesdayFor #GivingTuesday
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