Wednesday, November 26th
Thanksgiving Eve Line Dancing
Looking for a fun, pre-Thanksgiving date-night? Come for line dancing lessons and open dance led by Diane and Gary. All levels welcome. 18 and over please. 7:30-10pm. Castle Fun Center, Chester.
Thursday, November 27th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
The 2nd Annual Walkill East Rotary Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving at 8 am. The 5k run/walk will be held rain or shine. All proceeds go to the charities of the Walkill East Rotary. Register online or in-person. For more information, visit www.OrangeTurkeyTrot.com.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
Head to NYC for the annual event! Floats, balloons, and tons of performances!
Friday, November 28th
For kids in sixth grade to middle school. Make a cool craft and learn about science. Program to be held at 3:30 pm at Empowering Port Jervis located at 11 Fowler Street, Port Jervis.
Make your Own Candy Cane Demonstration
Commodore Chocolatier is hosting this family-friendly event offering the opportunity to participate in a hands on, free demonstration of sugar pulling. Every participant makes a candy cane to bring home! Plan on arriving early and dress warmly as admission on a first-come first-served basis and you may need to wait in line. Dress in layers as the kitchen is warm. 12-5pm. Commodore Chocolatier, Newburgh. For more information visit, www.chocolateusa.com.
Skate Your Turkey Off
Kick off your Thanksgiving weekend having fun while working off that turkey! The skate session will be open from 1-7pm and will include games and prizes. Bring a new, unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots and your skate rental is free! Caste Fun Center, Chester.
Saturday, November 29th
Joe’s Creations & Illustrations
Learn how to draw cartoons! Ages 14+ welcome. 1-2pm. Empowering Port Jervis. 11 Fowler Street, Port Jervis.
“Handmade for the Holidays” Bazaar
Need holiday gift ideas? Come check out tables full of handmade items crafted by local artisans. Seasonal Refreshments available. 12-6pm. Free Admission. Wallkill River School, Montgomery.
Christmas on the Farm
Choose your tree and shop for gifts in the farm store. Kids can visit Santa, see live reindeer, and take pony rides on weekends. Free coloring books and candy canes for each child. 11am-4pm. Manza Family Farm, Montgomery.
Sunday, November 30th
Inspired by the German tradition of markets during the Holiday season, this festival feature local retailers, specialty foods, handcrafted goods, and entertainment. Santa Express arrives at 5pm! Free. 10am-6pm. Historic Front Street, Port Jervis.
Last Stop Shop Holiday Craft Boutique
Check out this boutique full of handcrafted items by local artisans. Shop for home decor, art, handmade candles and soaps, holiday items, wreaths, knit items, tree ornaments, pet accessories and more. Many items under $5. D & H Canal Visitor’s Center, Cuddebackville. 10am-3pm.
Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair
Do some shopping while getting into the Holiday spirit. Over 35 vendors with homemade items, food, raffles, 50/50, bake sale and much more. Please bring a canned food donation for food drive. Proceeds to go to the New Windsor food pantry and local youth groups. 10am-4pm. New Windsor Community Center, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor.
Friday through Sunday, November 28 through 30
Annual Holiday Boutique
Purchase handcrafted holiday items including ornaments, wreaths, garland, fresh centerpieces, miniature trees, knitted items, linen, and more. Sample the honey from the Arboretum’s bee hives. Design-it-yourself-wreaths. 12-5pm. Orange County Arboretum, Montgomery.
Christmas on the Farm Trail with Eggbert
Visit Devitts for our areas favorite Christmas character, Eggbert The Talking Egg. Enjoy the Christmas trail which includes holiday displays, farm animals, and more! While you are there, you can buy your tree or other holiday decorations in the Christmas store. Open on Wednesdays & Friday-Sundays through December 21st at Devitts Nursery and Supply in New Windsor. Check their website, www.devittsnsy.com, for specific hours.
Monday, December 1st
Children in grades 1-6 can receive free homework help from Newburgh Enlarged City School District teachers. Bilingual teachers available. No Registration required. Program runs Mondays-Thursdays through Dec. 18 from 4-6pm. Newburgh Free library, Story Hour Room.
Tuesday, December 2nd
Winter Farm Market
Weekly indoor farm market featuring fresh winter produce. Perfect for your holiday meals! Open 3:30-6:30 pm at the Balais Farm, New Hampton.
Tail Waggin Tutors
Children can drop-in and read to volunteer licensed therapy dogs! Free. 6-7 pm at the Newburgh Library Town Branch.