This is the time of year that many of us are looking for winter and holiday-themed activities to do with our family and friends. The Hudson Valley has so many events kicking off in the next few weeks.

Are looking for something to do to keep the kids busy while "Santa" goes shopping? Maybe you are just looking to get into the holiday spirit.  You will find plenty of options over the next few weeks. Including the opening of a new Ulster County tradition.

Rondout Skating Rink Scheduled to Open in Kingston, New York

Make plans to attend an event that has recently become an annual celebration for people who enjoy traveling to the Kingston, New York area. The Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar Christmas Spectacular are on the calendar again in 2023. Held in the Historic Rondout District of Kingston this celebration has become one of the community favorites for kicking off the holidays.

Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar via Facebook
Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar via Facebook
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Back in November of 2021 Ole Savannah first built the outdoor rink for people to come out and enjoy. Three years later it has turned into a destination for skaters and people looking for holiday-themed entertainment.

Where is the Outdoor Skating Rink in Kingston, New York

Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar - Xmas Rink via Facebook 2
Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar - Xmas Rink via Facebook 2
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The Rink is located next to Ole Savannah South Table and Bar at 100 Rondout Landing. It will officially open this year with its Christmas Spectacular on December 9th starting at 6 PM. In addition to skating and musical performances, there will also be a Christmas Tree lighting.

Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar via Facebook
Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar via Facebook
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Enjoy a laser lights show and holiday-themed performances by champion and Olympic ice skaters. There will be aerialists, fire performances, and music by Michael Dell.  Santa and Mrs. Clause are even getting in on the fun.

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Holiday Gifts from the Hudson Valley

Gifts You Can Only Get in the Hudson Valley

This is just a short list of some things you could give or even get as a gift that is specific to our fantastic piece of New York. These items are perfect for giving someone a taste of the Hudosn Valley as a gift. It can help with your Holiday shopping. It can be the answer to a birthday gift dilemma and it might even solve the anniversary gift quandry. No matter what the gift is for there is no doubt that these gifts are all about the amazing place we call home. Give the Hudson Valley as a gift.

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Places to Go for Cold Weather Cocktails to Celebrate the Holidays

Cold Weather Cocktails of the Hudson Valley

This is just a sample of some of the hearty cocktails served up at some of your favorite Hudson Valley bars and restaurant this time of year. As we discover more we will add them to the list.

Gallery Credit: Paty Quyn

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