Bardavon announces date for Poughkeepsie Celebration of Lights

The Bardavon announced details about the Celebration of Lights Holiday Village Festival in Poughkeepsie.

The official kickoff to the Christmas season in Poughkeepsie is always the annual Celebration of Lights in Poughkeepsie. So many memories over the years of hanging out in Noah’s Ark with friends and meeting across the street for the tree lighting in Dongen Park.

There has always been entertainment and plenty of food and drink vendors. The traditional Celebration of Lights parade was canceled this year, but this year a unique event will take place in the center of Little Italy (Dongen Square) in downtown Poughkeepsie.

Celebration of the Christmas Village Festival of Lights

While the traditional parade will not take place this year, on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Clause and a fireworks finale!

The event is free and everyone is welcome.

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The event will be unique in that it will feature a “Renewable Vacation Village” that will highlight recyclable and renewable materials. Shop windows and businesses will display handmade banners, pennants, streamers and banners, illustrating the various known solutions to climate change, all in keeping with the usual Christmas fare.

The event is made possible with the help of Mahoney’s, Millanesse, The Derby, Erin O’Neil’s, Geodis, Rhinebeck Bank, Efco Baking Co. and CR Properties. The masks are optional. Learn more about this fun family event here.

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