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TakeTimeThursday: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa Everybody! - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States. Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials.
Dates: 
12/10/2020
2:30 – 3:15 PM
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YouthBiz Marketplace

FIND EXQUISITE GIFTS DIRECT FROM YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience, and we’re bringing it to you online! Young business owners sell their unique products–all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
Buy online anytime!
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Virtual Event: Christmas Around the World with Puppeteer Robin McCahill

Travel around the world with artist and puppeteer, Robin McCahill as she introduces you to the many characters of Christmas in this one hour presentation suitable for kids of all ages! Meet Italy’s “Befana”, a Christmas WITCH. Iceland has twelve Santa’s called Yule Lads with names like Meat Hook, Spoon-Licker, and Door-Slammer. Head off to Eastern Europe for a visit with the very spooky Krampus! Robin will illustrate these characters with handmade puppets. Gerri Griswold will assist with stories and other visuals. You don’t even need to bring your passport! 10:00 a.m, ZOOM.
Dates: 
12/19/2020
10 am - 11:30 pm EASTERN
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Winter Season at Hurds Family Farm

Join us for your family's Winter fun November 27-December 13th. Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4 pm. On Friday November 27th, Santa will be parachuting in around 12
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
10 am - 4 pm
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Location:

2187 State Route 32
Modena, NY, 12548
United States

Phone:

845-883-7825

Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself!

As we embark on this years holiday season and Rhode Islanders strive to bounce back from the world’s current circumstances, the Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art (RIMOSA) is thrilled to announce that the 2nd Annual Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself! will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 thru Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
8:00AM
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Mt. Kisco Chamber presents: Holiday Tree Lighting

Holiday Tree Lighting at Fountain Park on the Village Green. Join us for a merry good time!
Dates: 
12/04/2020
6 pm - 9 pm
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Location:

3 North Moger Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY, 10549
United States

Phone:

914-666-7525

World AIDS Day 2020 - Unfinished Business

Tune in with us on Friends of Trillium Health's Facebook Live or on RCTV, found on Channel 1301 in Rochester, NY for a fundraiser to benefit Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic! Please join President and CEO, Andrea DeMeo, and Co-Founder and Staff Physician, Dr. Bill Valenti, to honor and celebrate World AIDS Day as we share stories about Trillium Health’s HIV journey and preview a portion of a new play by David Henderson – Unfinished Business, based on Dr. Bill Valenti’s book. The show will be emceed by Mrs. Kasha Davis, a featured contestant on Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
7 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Wee Wednesdays - Virtual! At Main Street Children's Museum

Join us virtually on Facebook Live for Wee Wednesdays where children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around with us, listen to fun books and participate in activities. Designed for early learners and families with children ages 4 and younger.
Dates: 
12/02/2020
12/09/2020
12/16/2020
10:00-10:30AM
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Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival- 2020

Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival is the Hudson Valley's original, one of a kind, family holiday event. Celebrating its 14th anniversary, the Holiday Spirit Festival is like no other event, offering your family a place to make new memories and relive old ones.From it's inception, The Holiday Spirit Festival was designed to take you back to those days of yesteryear, with holiday tunnels and twinkling light displays, while adding a new twist. Safety is our Number one priority. That is why we have chosen to present an all outdoor show for the 2020 season. We are following all New York State Guidelines for an Low Risk Outdoor event. Masks will be required by all Guests and worn by staff. All sanitizing measures will be taken each evening to ensure a safe , clean environment. You will enter the attraction with YOUR OWN PRIVATE GROUP. Social Distancing in the Virtual Queue will be implemented When your group is called, you will enter.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
12/04/2020
Fridays 6:00pm - 9:00pm Saturdays 4:30pm - 9pm Sundays 4:30 - 8:30pm
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Location:

85 Sheafe Road
Wappingers Falls, NY, 12590
United States

Phone:

845-297 XMAS

Go Light Your World' Holiday Illumination Weekend: December 5th & 6th @ Wilcox Park

Residents are invited to drive thru the park to view the festive Holiday displayscreated bu local organizations. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
12/06/2020
6pm - 9 pm
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Location:

Wilcox Memorial Park
NY Route-199
Stanfordville, NY, 12581
United States

Phone:

(845) 486-2000

Hot Cocoa Party on the Patio at Goshen Public Library

We can't let National Hot Cocoa Day pass us by without come sort of celebration! Register your family for one of 12 socially distanced spots on the patio for a hot chocolate themed read aloud followed by hot chocolate and cookies to go as well as a take and make craft bag. If we get sidelined by weather or something else, plan B is to have hot cocoa parties in a box with an online video to celebrate!
Dates: 
12/11/2020
4 - 4:30 pm
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Organization:

Goshen Public Library

Location:

203 Main St
Goshen, NY, 10924
United States

Phone:

845.294.6606

A (virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds at Artpark

Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold for this virtual salute to the holiday classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) lead audiences through this live event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the Vacation franchise and answer your questions in a live audience Q&A. Fans can expect the unexpected as these legends share a no-holds-barred trip down memory lane and unveil the behind-the-scenes secrets of the making of a blockbuster film franchise. Add a new twist to your holiday tradition—gather the family and cozy up on the couch as we stream the Griswolds directly to your living room for this live virtual event that is fun for all ages. Chestnuts and eggnog recommended!
Dates: 
11/28/2020
8 pm
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Visit the Hispanic Society Museum & Library VIRTUALLY - Dec 1 at 6pm Eastern from Danbury Library

Take a live, virtual, and interactive journey through history with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library! Explore the museum’s collections of objects, indigenous art, and maps as we travel through the Ages of Discovery and Exploration from the 1500s all the way through today. Then create your own masterpiece! All you need is paper and a pencil! Free! For all ages. Registration required to receive a zoom invitation. Please note, this is a LIVE event presented on Zoom. Details will be sent to the email provided during registration.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
6pm EDT / 5pm CDT / 4pm MDT / 3pm PDT / 2pm AKDT
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Cut Your Own Tree- BJ's Christmas Tree Farm

BJ's Christmas Tree Farm will open the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, then on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-4pm. BJ's Christmas Tree Farm offers a large selection of trees, wreaths, and decorations to help you and your family make your holidays complete. Come out to our farm for the one of a kind experience of choosing and cutting your very own Christmas Tree.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
9am-4pm Call for hours on Christmas Eve
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Location:

14 Evergreen Path
Pleasant Valley, NY, 12569
United States

Phone:

1- 845- 635-1587

Texas Virtual Christkindl Market

While we will not have a physical location this year, please enjoy our website and follow us on our social media channels from November 27th through December 23rd, where everyone is invited to experience the German tradition of our Texas Christkindl Market! You’ll discover holiday cheer, decorations, recipes, and one-­of-­a-­kind finds and gifts from your favorite vendors through our vendor listings. You’ll see how to create German holiday treats with authentic recipes and video demonstrations. Live performances from local choirs and dancers will be broadcast through our social media channels, and children (and adults alike) will get surprise messages from St. Nick throughout the duration of the Market. While it is not the way we intended to have the market this year, we hope it still brings you a bit of holiday cheer! See you online and Frohe Weihnachten!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
Please see website for details
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Christmas Trees at Evergreen Farm- Millbrook, NY- 2 Weekends ONLY

We offer a variety of tree species here - Douglas Fir, Frazier Fir and Spruce. Our trees are sure to bring joy to your Holiday this year. We also have the freshest most fragrant Balsam Fir Wreaths, fully decorated with bows cones and berries. Three sizes available - 22”, 32" and 60”. Opening Day is Friday November 27, 2020. Two weekends only!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Location:

407 North Tower Hill Road
Millbrook, NY, 12545
United States

Phone:

(845) 677-3785

Order A (video) Visit With Santa!

One of the most enchanting moments as a child is a visit with Santa Claus. 2020 may look different this year, but Christmas isn’t cancelled. A personalized video from Santa is the perfect way to have your kids experience the magic of Christmas from the comfort and safety of your home. For a $15 donation, Santa will send a personalized message to your family. Simply go to our website, fill out the form and the Elmwood Village Santa will send you a video by December 21st from Santa@ElmwoodVillage.Org. All proceeds go to the Elmwood Village Association. Thank you for your continued support!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
all day
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New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration at Cal Performances

Join the artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season possible for a celebratory evening of exclusive performances recorded especially for the occasion. Soloists, recitalists, jazz artists, and chamber ensembles featured in our fall online streaming series have each contributed a special musical selection to help our audiences usher in 2021 in style. (And really… who doesn’t want to say goodbye to 2020?!) All performers have carefully chosen their program, with the aim of sharing works that convey the joy, hope, warmth, and spirit of the holidays. We invite you to close out the year among friends—with familiar faces from our extraordinary artist roster, in transcendent performances that promise to remind us of the power of the arts to uplift and connect us even in the most trying of times.
Dates: 
12/31/2020
11 PM EST – 2 AM EST
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A Christmas Carol (Virtual) at Shea's

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. Your ticket purchase helps sustain Shea’s while our stages are dark! The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge has been given new life thanks to the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival – Once on this Island), and the Tony-winning virtuoso, Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide…), starring in 50 roles of a lifetime. Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. The Hollywood Reporter declares, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.” And the Los Angeles Times raves, “Mays is a rare gem and Arden is ingenious. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”
Dates: 
11/28/2020
Available to stream for 24 hours from Nov 28 - Jan 3
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JOY AROUND THE WORLD: Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunts

PUT MORE HO-HO-HO IN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY! This December, gather your group around the Zoom yule log to play one of our fun, fascinating, fast-paced, and definitely festive virtual holiday scavenger hunts. On teams, you’ll use our desktop app to explore websites around the world that reveal holiday traditions, scenic places, and pop culture favorites. Your quest: answers to tricky, humorous questions. You’ll feel like you’re sight-seeing from Santa’s sleigh. A Kids Edition is also available, perfect for family gatherings and online classroom games.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
12/12/2020
See website for details.
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Register To Zoom With Santa! (Meetings on Nov 28 and Dec 19)

Unfortunately, due to the unpredictability of COVID-19, the changing zones and subsequent restrictions, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has needed to redirect our Santa event this year. In an effort to maintain some sort of normality and connect with our local community the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is happy to announce that after speaking with Santa and his head I.T. Elf, Santa has agreed to a special ZOOM meeting with Santa! Santa's head I.T. Elf will be on the call to help facilitate (Santa isn't too good with ZOOM yet, I mean... he still makes lists he has to check twice.) Santa will read a story, join in a sing-a-long, play Christmas games, and hear all about your Christmas wishes!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
10 am - 3:30 pm with 1 hour timed appointments
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2020 VIRTUAL: A Christmas Carol- Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Join us in celebrating 40 years of holiday magic with KCRep! Kansas City’s beloved tradition returns in an exciting new format that blends the heart and soul of our spirited holiday classic with an innovative digital experience. Although we can’t be together in-person this year, we are bringing the celebration to the comfort of your very own living room! Snuggle up by the fireplace with family and friends, grab a warm blanket, a cup of cocoa and join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Featuring an all-star Kansas City cast, our virtual performance of A Christmas Carol will kindle your Christmas spirit and create memories that will last for years to come.
The event has already taken place on this date: 
12/31/2019
STREAMING ON-DEMAND, NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 31.
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Make a Holiday Elf House - free virtual workshop

Make a home for an Elf family. Decorate it for the holidays. Fun and interactive workshop on the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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TakeTimeThursday: Holiday Musical Favorites with Tia L. Singleton - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Join us for #TakeTimeThursday as Tia L. Singleton returns to share some popular holiday songs. hear the melodic voice of guest psalmist Tia L. Singleton. Get in the holiday spirit as Ms. Singleton treats us to her varied range and even tone.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
2:30-3:00
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