Celebrate Winterfest in the Village!

Chatham’s Winterfest ill be celebrated Sunday, December 8 from 11am to 4pm. Activities, food, and shopping will be the order of the day!

The cookie contest is open to all. Bring a half dozen cookies and the recipe to the Kinderhook Bank between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Judging takes place at 12:30pm. The winner will receive a gift card prize donated by the Kinderhook Bank. Bake on!

While at the bank, take time to create an ornament (11:30am-1:30pm). All supplies are being donated by the Chatham Area Business Alliance.

Take a free ride on the horse drawn wagon! This is a great way to view the entire Village. The horses are beautiful and their clip clop up and down the streets adds a fabulous background to the day.

Ted Pugh will be reading “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Chatham Book Store on Street at 11:30am. You won’t want to miss this event! Refreshments will be served.

The annual Parade of Stars steps off from the Morris Memorial at noon. All children and their parents are invited to participate. Bring a musical instrument and make a joyful noise as you march up and down the main streets of Chatham. For additional information, contact Sheila Stumph at 392-2810.

This year’s free movie, “White Christmas,” begins at the Crandall Theatre at 1:00pm. Give a big thanks to the Chatham Film Club and the Business Alliance for working together to make this viewing possible.

Face painting by a local Girl Scout troop will be offered all day at the Beach and Bartolo Real Estate office on Main Street.

The winter Indoor Track Team and a local 4-H Club will be selling home made cookies. Why bake? Just stock up on these delicious goodies for the holidays ahead.

Visit Jolly Old Saint Nick during the afternoon in the hallway outside of American Pie. Parents should bring a camera to capture this iconic moment.

The Chatham Wine Store will be offering a wine tasting during this Winterfest event (adults only please). Think how much fun shopping could be… Wine also make a great gift and local wines from the Hudson-Chatham Winery are available – as are wines from all over the world.

Look for musicians throughout the day. Rumor has it that the Chatham High School Jazz Band will be performing, as will other musicians!

There will be ice skating (weather permitting) at Crellin Park from 1:00-5:00pm during Winterfest. Free for everyone and there will be hot cocoa and cider donuts served. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Skating will take place near the soccer field pavilion (NOT on the main pond).

Shopping will be at its very best this Winterfest! The shops and boutiques of the Village are stocked with interesting, unique gifts that cannot be found in the big box stores. Shoes, socks, slippers, clothing, toys, jewels, books, calendars, art supplies, movie passes, local food and wine, Native American art, massage, local theatre – Chatham has it all! Free giftwrap is a wonderful bonis. Each nosiness will offer a yummy treat for their customers.

Winterfest is sponsored by the Chatham Area Business Alliance. Snow date is December 15th. If in doubt about the weather, check the CABA website: www.chathamarebusinessalliance.org

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