Thursday, November 29, 2018

30 Years of ‘Christmas in Warrensburgh’ Events

It’s a quick transition between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I haven’t even finished the turkey-day leftovers while my neighbors already have their halls decked with holly.

I need to be eased into the holiday spirit and luckily festivals around the Adirondacks each week help me to do just that.

Each Adirondack town has opportunities to shop local and bring home some holiday cheer. For 30 years, Warrensburg has been bringing an old-fashioned Christmas experience that pulls at the heart strings with caroling, a living nativity scene, horse drawn carriage rides, and more.

Warrensburgh Beautification Committee creates the annual theme to pull the event together. This weekend (December 1-2), the community will come together on to celebrate Thirty Years of Music, Magic, and Memories.

Town Hall will be transformed into Toyland where Santa and his live reindeer will congregate. Children can make free crafts to keep, or give as gifts while they wait to see the merry o’ elf. Free workshops are also available, including making evergreen swags and wreaths.

My family had never heard of a special U.S. Postal stamp cancellation until attending the Warrensburg, NY holiday event. I’ve enjoyed watching our collection commemorating our travels and special memories grow. This Saturday at Warrensburg Town Hall (Toyland) from 11 am – 1 pm, a special holiday postal cancellation will be offered to honor the 30th Christmas in Warrensburgh event.

If that isn’t enough to draw you in, the holiday magic, live music, local food, and hand-crafted artisan items are a huge part of the weekend tradition. A theatre performance of “Peter and Wendy” or a free movie at the First Baptist Church may just round out the weekend of activities for you. For my family, the possibility of an Adirondack Carriage ride is just the right touch to put us all in the holiday spirit.

Fun for the whole family and ticking things off the holiday list are just a couple reasons to make Christmas in Warrensburgh part of the annual holiday festival tour. Enjoy!

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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