Kinderhook, New York
Kids and Schools | Local culture | Local living
19 November 2015 01:41PM

DECEMBER 11TH 5:30 TO 8:30PM

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Which Columbia County holiday event
Is the fairest of them all?

It’s true that the answer to that storied question will vary from community to community — and rightly so. But if you haven’t visited the Village of Kinderhook’s now twenty-year-old holiday fest, you may not come up with the best answer this season.

This year’s Candlelight Night is bigger and better and more charming than ever.
Follow luminaries throughout the village to visit and enjoy a new-fangled, old-fashioned style fest for the holidays.

Kids will make memories they’ll remember long after the evening by taking horse-drawn wagon rides, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, laughing and making balloon fancies with Tots the Clown, and getting up close with ponies and alpacas. Families can take home a keepsake of the evening by having holiday pics taken for a special rate of $5 a pic.

There’s music for all tastes, featuring The Reverberators all night out in the square playing holiday favorites, Sax-o-Claus, the perennial wandering minstrel, the incomparable Nat Phipps Trio playing jazz favorites at the Kinderhook Memorial Library, the Adirondack Baroque Consort at Kinderhook Reformed Church, and Members of the Broad Street Chorale creating one sublime moment after another in the acoustic wonder that is the soaring main gallery of the Jack Shainman Gallery: The School – currently showing the exhibition “Winter in America.”


For all of you who came out for Food Truck Village, you may remember Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck. Yes, food truck afficionados, Pippy’s is back in the square, along with local favorite Riverview Cafe of Stuyvesant serving its unique take on American comfort food, and local boy scouts with winter fare to warm up the chilled evening.

For those who would rather eat in, try out the delectable fare from Kinderhook’s four unique eateries: Broad Street Bagel Co., Carolina House, DYAD Wine Bar, and The Flammerie (reservations recommended)!

Looking for unique gifts for friends and family? How about shopping small and local this holiday season? There are unique finds at local merchants, such as antiques at N.P. Trent Antiques and Lindowen’s American Country. Internationally known designer Michael Devine will be opening a pop-up shop at his village studio selling fine home goods and hand-printed fabrics, pillows, and tabletop accessories.

The evening also features fine local artisan crafters as well as tastings from Albany Distilling’s selections of whiskey, bourbon, rum, and Brookview Station Winery’s fine wines. To top it off, you’ll find gently used and new books for adults and kids at the Feed & Seed Book Shop of the Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library.

Processing your request, Please wait....

You need to log in to vote

The blog owner requires users to be logged in to be able to vote for this post.

Alternatively, if you do not have an account yet you can create one here.

Powered by Vote It Up