This Christmas people will propose. According to Wedding Wire 40% of engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. Without giving away the answer, guess what day is number one? Hint, it's not the obvious.

Now that you have the answer let's think about some great places in the Hudson Valley where you could pop the question. Here are some suggested locations that you could use as background for your holiday engagement.

3D illustration two yellow gold and silver solitaire engagement diamond ring in the Christmas Santa Claus hat
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The Walkway Over the Hudson - The Walkway offers the perfect outdoor spot. Standing over the beautiful Hudson River looking North or South will create a spectacular backdrop for your engagement selfie.

The Carousel at the Bear Mountain Inn - The Bear Mountain Inn's history alone makes it a great place to pop the big question but the Carousel will add some whimsy.

The Ice Skating Rink at Mohonk Mountain House - Anywhere on the grounds of the Mohonk Mountain House is the perfect place for a romantic proposal. It Victorian setting dressed out for Christmas will make you feel like to you have traveled back in time to when romance ruled.

The Orange County Arboretum - This year's Holiday Lights in Bloom at the Arboretum will make your engagement glow with holiday spirit.

Your Christmas Tree - And of course the simple home spun proposal in front of the fireplace and your very own Christmas tree might be the most romantic of all, no flash-mob required.

Good luck - hope they say "Yes" and congratulations.