Here's a great way to kick off the holiday season!!!  The Poughkeepsie River District Business Association and the Bardavon 1869 Opera House will host a Family Day and Holiday Scavenger Hunt today, with a hayride, petting zoo, entertainment for children and more.A tree lighting and fireworks scheduled for the 20th annual Celebration of Lights Parade on Friday will now take place today.  It's all free!

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