Thanksgiving weekend in the Hudson Valley is loaded with things to do. After you’ve piled on the turkey, football and family time, treat yourself to some holiday fun.

Wednesday Nov 23rd  |  Thanksgiving Eve @ Union Tavern’s Bar 49 (Poughkeepsie)

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Friday’s at Forty Nine is taking over on Thanksgiving Eve! The biggest party night of the year. Music by Prephab. Sound and lights by Superior Sounds.

 

Friday Nov 25th  |  HUNG With Care (Rosendale)

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Big Gay Hudson Valley’s annual holiday burlesque spectacular is back! 7 of NYC’s hottest nightlife performers are taking the theme – The 12 Days of Xmas – and singing, dancing & stripping their way through a dozen days of giving.

 

Friday Nov 25th  |  Queenston Homo Disco Tryptophantasy Drag Dance Disco (Kingston)

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Friday Nov 25th  |  Santa on the Walkway (Highland)

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Santa will make a surprise visit on the Walkway’s West (Highland) approach.

 

Friday Nov 25th, Saturday Nov 26th & Sunday Nov 27th  |  Wilderstein Holiday House Tours (Rhinebeck)

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Florists and designers transform the Wilderstein mansion into a magical holiday wonderland. Tour the mansion at your own pace, with guides in each room to share information and answer questions. $11 adults, $10 students/seniors, children under 12 free. For those who like to shop local, the site’s museum store has an assortment of unique gifts for just about everyone. There’s no place like WILDERSTEIN for the holidays!

 

Saturday Nov 26th  |  HUNG With Care (Poughkeepsie)

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Big Gay Hudson Valley’s annual holiday burlesque spectacular is back! 7 of NYC’s hottest nightlife performers are taking the theme – The 12 Days of Xmas – and singing, dancing & stripping their way through a dozen days of giving.

 

Saturday Nov 26th  |  Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration (Kingston)

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Sinterklaas departs from the historic Kingston Waterfront (aka “Spain”) after a full day of open houses, musical performances, workshops creating beautiful crowns and branches, and a Children’s Maritime Parade down Broadway, with stars and puppets galore. Kingston sends off Sinterklaas and his white horse on a tugboat across the river to his destination there. After his send off, there will a Sinterklaas Soiree, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and plenty of specials at all of the local restaurants.

 

Saturday Nov 26th  |  Holiday Open House @ Green Cottage (High Falls)

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It’s Green Cottage’s 19th annual open house! Join them for champagne, holiday cheer and plenty of shopping with their selection of extraordinary flowers, beautiful jewelry and unique gifts.

 

Friday Nov 25th, Saturday Nov 26th & Sunday Nov 27th  |  “A Gilded Age Christmas” at Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Staatsburgh)

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Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present “A Gilded Age Christmas,” featuring lavish decorations and children’s programs, from late November through New Year’s Eve. The decorations are done in turn-of-the-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long-ago in one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley.

Staatsburgh was the Gilded Age country home of financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills and his wife, Ruth Livingston Mills, a prominent figure in New York Society. The mansion was redesigned and expanded to 79 rooms in 1895 by the famous architect Stanford White.

 

Friday Nov 25th, Saturday Nov 26th & Sunday Nov 27th  | Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s (Poughkeepsie)

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The 1930s and 1940s were a golden age for murals in America where the everyday worker rose to the status of a primary hero. The Great Depression forged a renewed belief in the centrality of the laborer, and the federal government sponsored numerous work programs, including those for visual artists. Wall paintings about larger-than-life miners, farmers, and others covered walls in public buildings across the country. Preliminary ideas played out in sketches, however, and almost fifty of these are displayed in this exhibition, which honors gifts donated by Susan and Steven Hirsch, class of 1971. The exhibition is supported by the Evelyn Metzger Exhibition Fund.

 

Friday Nov 25th, Saturday Nov 26th & Sunday Nov 27th  |  Dutchess Handmade Pop-Up Shop (Poughkeepsie)

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Locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood products, prints, paintings, home decorating items, and more on display and for sale at Arts Mid-Hudson.

 

Friday Nov 25th, Saturday Nov 26th & Sunday Nov 27th  |  Hudson Valley Art Market (Poughkeepsie)

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A celebration of fine art, hand-crafted and fairly traded gifts showcasing the best of the Hudson Valley region. Browse from over 35 vendors at the Locust Grove Historic Estate.