With Hannukah beginning next week and Christmas only a few weeks away, everyone is running around trying to get everything ready for the holidays. Give yourself a break this weekend and spend some time with family and friends, creating memories and maybe even picking up a few gifts here and there.

Saturday, December 9; 9-5: Holiday Open House at FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park. Bring your family and friends and enjoy readings of classic holiday stories, live music, free photos with Santa, and you can make holiday greetings for the troops stationed on the USS Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. Admission is free. Find more events going on in Dutchess County this weekend.

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Saturday, December 9; 12-5: Catskill Mountains Resort's Holiday Extravaganza. Create some art, visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments, play some games, and more. Admission is free.  Find more events going on in Sullivan County this weekend.

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Saturday, December 9; 8 pm: Mendelssohn Club Christmas Concert at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston with guest artists the Kingston High School Choir and Brass Ensemble. Admission is $10 adults, seniors and students $8. Find more events going on in Ulster County this weekend.

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Saturday, December 9; 12:30-4: Sugar Loaf Holiday Celebration. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers strolling through the village, and a town all decked out for the holidays with beautiful treasures throughout. Find out more events going on this weekend in Orange County. 

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