Holiday Cheer!

The holiday season is in full swing! This year’s celebration’s may be different that year’s past, but there are still plenty of fun events taking place in our region for you and your family to enjoy. We’ve put together a few highlights that should add to your holiday cheer.

Cooperstown Area

Decking the Halls
December 5 – 31
Tuesday–Sunday (closed Christmas Day)
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum
5798 NY-80,
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607.547.1400

Fenimore Art Museum presents Decking the Halls, a new exhibition that celebrates the holidays with objects and images from their collections. Holiday ornaments, cards, music, and photographs are featured as Fenimore explores the history of some of our favorite wintertime traditions. Find answers to questions such as “Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from?” and “Have we always sung the same carols at the holidays?”. The museum also looks at Cooperstown’s own local traditions, including the writings of Susan Fenimore Cooper which tell of villagers decorating for the holidays as far back as the 1840s. See works of art that reflect the spirit and comfort of the holiday season. See the museum decorated for the holidays and find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum gift shops. For more information visit FenimoreArt.org

Courtesy of Fenimore Museum

Delaware County

Longyear Gallery Holiday Show
Saturdays and Sundays
12pm – 4pm
Longyear Gallery
Commons Building
785 Main Street
Margaretville, NY 12455
845.586.3270

Saturdays and Sundays from now through January 10 is the Holiday Show at the Longyear Gallery, an artist-run cooperative in the picturesque Catskill Mountain town of Margaretville. The show will present one-of-a-kind and affordable art from local artists. Find out more at Longyeargallery.org.

Sullivan County

Peace, Love & Lights
November 23 – January 3
5pm – 10pm
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Road
Bethel, New York 12720
866.781.2922

Peace, Love & Lights is a drive-thru holiday light experience in the beautiful Sullivan Catskills. Open seven days a week, this is this season’s best and brightest socially-distant activity. Just turn off your headlights and follow the magical glow. Live caroling from Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop on Saturdays, Dec. 12, 19, and 26 at 7:00 PM. Powered by Healey Brothers Automotive Superstore and presented by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association

Courtesy of A Frosty Fest

Ulster County

A Frosty Fest
November 27 – December 27
Friday-Sunday (closed Christmas Day)
5:30pm – 8pm
Magic Moon Farm Inc.
778 Broadway
Ulster Park, NY 12487
845.339.2666

A Frosty Fest is a family-fun holiday light spectacular featuring over one million lights, as well as Meet & Greet with Dasher the Reindeer, Frosty’s Musical Light Show, Candy Cane Lane, Frosty’s Enchanted Forest (Drive Thru), Glistening Gardens, Magical Mansion, Frosty’s Magical 3D Adventure, Outdoor Photos with Santa (subject to weather), Blizzard the Polar Bear, gift shops and tasty treats. New for 2020 – Bubbles the Christmas Bear and The Forest Snowman. Reservations are required. Visit their website for more info.