Posts Categorized: Holidays

30 Things to Do With the Kids Over Winter Break

Winter Break with Kids Hudson Valley

In our home, winter break is a time for resting, making memories and spending quality family time together.  If you’re still looking for ways to keep everyone busy, we have some ideas for you! Events: Dec. 24th: Woodstock Welcomes Santa, Woodstock Dec. 24th: Ski with Santa at Mount Peter, Warwick Dec. 26th: Challah Chanukah at… Read more »

Review: Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” at the CIA

A Christmas Carol by Half Moon Theatre

Attending a classic stage performance is one of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions. This past weekend we were invited to see Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” which is being performed on weekends through December 18th at the Culinary Institute of America. In short, we loved it! My husband and I originally planned to bring… Read more »

“Christmas Lemonade” – Performing Arts Program Director Releases Children’s Book

Christmas Lemonade

*Links in this post may be affiliate links. You can read our disclosure policy here. Several years ago, the Kingston-based King’s Kids performing arts program had to overcome an obstacle surrounding their annual Christmas show. The result was a valuable experience and life lesson for everyone involved. Ralphine Childs, the Program Director for King’s Kids… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Just in time for Small Business Saturday, we’ve pulled together a ton of ideas made up of Hudson Valley made products, mom-and-pop shops and fun local experiences. We hope this makes it easier for you to #ShopLocal this holiday season. The guide covers a wide variety of options so browse around, discover some new businesses… Read more »

Experience Gifts {Holiday Gift Guide 2016}

Experience Gifts

Hoping to cut down on the STUFF influx this year? You’re not alone. Below you’ll find a list of kids activities and family fun experiences to leave under the tree through gift certificates, tickets, etc. Many of these businesses are offering limited-time holiday sales including Billy Beez, Zoom Flume, New York Renaissance Faire and Sesame… Read more »

Kids Gift Ideas {Holiday Gift Guide 2016}

Kids Gift Ideas

There are so many amazing artists in the Hudson Valley creating toys, clothes and accessories for little ones. Every business listed below is locally owned and and we’re listing a few products that each business offers as an introduction. Of course, make sure to click over and check out all their awesome goods. Many crafters… Read more »

Halloween Attractions

Hudson Valley Halloween Attractions

Looking for spooky thrills? We’ve rounded up some scary attractions throughout the Hudson Valley to make your  planning easier. Many of these attractions are designed for kids around age 12 and up and we’ve done our best to recommend them accordingly – however, use your own discretion! Also, make sure to check our calendar for… Read more »

Independence Day Events & Fireworks in the Hudson Valley

July 4th Fireworks Hudson Valley 2016

For 2017 celebrations, check our current calendar of Independence Day events! July 4th is just around the corner! We’ve compiled a list of where and when you can celebrate the holiday with your family this year. Follow links for more details. Note: * denotes events with fireworks displays. Know of an event we missed? Send… Read more »