Just a few of the highlights include…
Holiday Lights of Nyack
If you’re not already in the holiday spirit following Thanksgiving, the annual Holiday Lights of Nyack is a great way to greet the season. Holiday Lights of Nyack events begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, around the Veteran’s Park Gazebo at the corner of Main Street and Cedar Street.
The village tradition is sponsored by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce and includes live caroling, free cocoa and cider, a holiday story reading, and a visit from Santa Claus. Festivities are capped with a tree lighting.
This favorite community gathering for all ages arrives on the heels of First Friday Nyack, and many downtown retailers, restaurants and art galleries will have holiday sales, specials, and showings throughout the day.
Messiah Sing at Grace Episcopal
Performances of and singalongs to George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” are especially popular around the holidays, and the Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack has hosted its annual Messiah Sing for nearly a half-century.
Professional singers, including Nyack residents Korliss Uecker and Joel Jameson, will perform the solos with musical accompaniment, and the public is invited to bring sheet music and join along on the choruses. The church has limited copies of the score to loan.
This year’s Messiah Sing begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Admission is free for children 12 and under, and $10 for all others.
Other Rockland County Holiday Happenings
In addition to his appearance at Holiday Lights of Nyack, Santa will host his annual photo visits at The Shops at Nanuet through Sat., Dec. 24. The Shops will also offer a sensory-friendly Santa experience on Sunday, Dec. 4, via the Caring Santa program, as well as a pet photo night on Sunday, Dec. 11 (see the link above for more details on both events).
The holiday gifts of Nyack and the greater Rockland County region are too numerous to list here. For additional events, a good place to start is LoHud.com’s extensive catalog of tree lightings, menorah lightings and community celebrations.
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