Holiday season is here! December 6 & 7 enjoy hand-crafted gift markets in all directions. Saturday December 7, artists, crafters and food vendors will gather in the market sheds at Bethel Woods for their annual holiday market. http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/events/detail/holiday-market-2.
On Sunday, December 7, the Waldorf school in New Paltz is having a gift buying and making event for families. http://mountainlaurel.org
December 6-7 and 13-14 jump into the holiday spirit and get your with Wreath Fineries at the Wineries, the 14 members all help build your wreath at Shawangunk Wine Trail’s holiday event. http://www.shawangunkwinetrail.com/events/
For those attracted to the stronger spirits, in 2005 Tuthilltown Spirits brought the tradition of small batch spirits production back to the Hudson Valley. Weekends take a tour of their facility including tastes of whiskeys, vodkas, and gins produced from New York apples and wheat. http://www.tuthilltown.com/about
Join Hudson Valley children and their families to discover the magic of the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Polar Express when it arrives in Kingston, New York through January 4. http://cmrrevents.com/wordpress/polar-express/
Enjoy winter at the Mohonk Preserve. Dec 7, Tour the research center with the Preserve Director of Research Emeritus, Talk to the Animals Tuesday, December 30th, Meet two and four-legged residents. http://www.mohonkpreserve.org
Is your family ready to enjoy wintry days or Wild Earth’s Winter Hike January 18 or winter sleigh riding February 8? http://wildearth.org/family/winter-wonder-family-outings
How about February-Break adventure camp? Three days of nature immersion and ancestral skills like carving and fire-making.
Create winter wonder twenty five minutes away at Holiday Mountain ski hill where parents can bring kids to 7 trails and snow tubing. http://www.holidaymtn.com