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Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 434-0834

Enjoy an early American July 4th celebration on the grounds of Schuyler Mansion. 18th century games and performers, as well as activities and ice cream will be free of charge to commemorate this important holiday. The mansion will be available for Open House (self-guided) tours, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at $3.00 per person.

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015 02:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

18th century crafts, Reenactors, music and entertainment. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River ($10 per car, Friends of Clermont $8)

2015 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1002

Bayard Cutting Arboretum will host its 12th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festivities commence with the lighting of the holiday tree by Santa. Patrons can visit the old-time Victorian mansion that will be festively decorated.

Fee: Free

2015 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4, 2015 06:30 PM
Orient Beach State Park
Phone: (631) 323-2440

Orient Beach State Park will host its 29th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The local elementary school will entertain patrons with holiday songs while Santa lights the holiday tree.

Fee: Free

Christmas by Candlelight at Lorenzo
Friday, December 4, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200
 
A Child’s Christmas
Saturday, December 5, 2015 until Sunday, December 6, 2015 10:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10 ($4 per person)

Christmas at Lorenzo: The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 5, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200 ext 100

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for "Christmas at Lorenzo." With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holidays treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday.

Admission fees: $5 per person, $2 for children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

2015 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 5, 2015 04:15 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
Phone: (631) 667-5055

Belmont Lake State Park will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. This popular event includes an ice sculptor, holiday songs sung by the local elementary schools, figurine displays, lighting of the tree by Santa, and a fireworks display.

Fee: Free

Christmas at Lorenzo: The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 6, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200 ext 100

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for "Christmas at Lorenzo." With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holidays treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday.

Admission fees: $5 per person, $2 for children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

2015 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 11, 2015 06:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Phone: (516) 922-9200

Planting Fields Arboretum will host its 8th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festivities of this celebration commence with the lighting of the holiday tree by Santa. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall's exquisite interior and enjoy hot cider and view the spectacular poinsettia display in the main greenhouse.

Fee: Free

Candlelight Tours of Clermont
Sunday, December 13, 2015 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen ($12 adult; $5 for children under 12)

Christmas at Clermont Open House
Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

A great day for families. Free admission

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