Rhinebeck in December 2007

6th Annual Book Angel Project

November 1st – December 19th
Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St Rhinebeck
Become a Book Angel! Choose an “angel” from the Book Angel Tree and purchase a book for an area child in need or a child who may not receive a book for the holiday season. 
845-876-6670 www.montgomeryrow.com

5th Annual Shop, Dine And Indulge

November 19th – December 24th
Montgomery Row, Rhinebeck
Receive Montgomery Row gift certificates valued at $5 for each $75 purchase at over 15 Montgomery Row businesses. 
845-876-6670  www.montgomeryrow.com

A Gilded Age Christmas

November 23rd – December 31st
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Rhinebeck
Open Daily, Noon-5pm. (Mondays and Tuesdays reserved for school tours and group tours). Closed Dec. 25. Elaborate turn-of-the-century holiday decorations, flower arrangements, Christmas trees festooned with Edwardian-style ornaments, and spectacular Dining Room decorations based on historic themes. Admission fee.
845-889-8851  www.staatsburgh.org

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

November 23rd -December 17th

F.W. Battenfeld & Son, Rt. 199, Red Hook
Open Everyday. Wreaths up to 6′ wide and garland available. Special events on weekends with horse-drawn carriages, Santa, bagpipers and more! Check website for official closing date.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

November 23rd – December 23rd
Location: Wonderland Farms, 191 White Schoolhouse Road
Open Friday through Sunday.
845-876-6760  www.wonderlandfarm.com

Victorian Holiday House Tours

 November 23rd to December 23rd
Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Road
November 23, 24 & 25 and December 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Seasonal decorations by well-known Hudson Valley and New York City florists, artists, and designers. An annual tradition for over 20 years. $10 adults, $9 seniors/students, children under 12 are free.
845-876-4818  www.wilderstein.org

The Living Nativity

November 30th – December 1st
Rhinebeck Reformed Church, Corner of Mill & South
Both nights at 6:30pm & 7pm. Refreshments served afterwards. 845-876-3727

A Christmas Carol

November 30th – December 23rd
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
CENTERstage Productions presents its original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, with book by Lou Trapani and seasonal songs arranged by Barbara Rankin. God bless us, everyone! Fridays, Saturdays 7 pm (please note early curtain time) Sundays 3 pm. Tickets $20 adults; $18 seniors & children  (845) 876-3080

Holiday Reception At Staatsburgh

December 1st
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Rhinebeck
5:30pm-7:30pm. Lavish holiday decorations are unveiled as guests enjoy an elegant evening of musical entertainment, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. Fee. 
845-889-8851  www.staatsburgh.org

Yuletide High Tea At Wilderstein

December 1st
Wilderstein Gate Lodge; 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck
Celebration with traditional holiday cakes, delicate open-faced tea sandwiches, and seasonal music. Mansion tour is included. Event begins at 1:00pm. Admission $25 per adult and $10 per child. Reservations are necessary.
845-876-4818  www.wilderstein.org

Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

December 1st
Downtown Rhinebeck
10am-all day. Come and join us for all day entertainment, activities, refreshments, giveaways and much more. Carolers, children’s workshops, vendors and live music in and around the Rhinebeck Savings Bank parking lot, Town Hall and the streets of the Village. Culminating at 5pm-6pm in Parade and the Arrival of Santa (special surprise entrance!)for the Tree Lighting.  876-5904 

5th Grade Whale Watch Spaghetti Dinner

December 1st
Church of the Messiah Parish Hall, Rhinebeck
Community dinner to benefit the 5th grade Whale Watch. Call for ticket price.
Bev Wood, 845-876-2422

Holiday Hoedown

December 1st
Town Hall, Rhinebeck
The Town of Rhinebeck Recreation Department again sponsors the yearly traditional Holiday Hoedown on the night of the Parade & Tree Lighting from 7-10pm. Free. Social line and square dancing, Refreshments, Fun for all ages! 845-943-9526

Holiday Light – Rhinebeck Chamber Music

December 1st
Church of the Messiah, Route 9, Rhinebeck
8pm. Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society presents a capella singing group Western Wind performing a program which weaves together the music of Chanukah and Christmas into a tapestry of holiday songs, embracing interfaith blessings of these two inspiring holidays. Followed by a Reception to meet the artists. Tickets may be purchased at the door: $25 for adults, $5 for students under 23 with ID, and children under 13, free.

Stepping Through The Veil By Lilli Farrell

December 1st – January 31st
45 East Market Street
Sharada Gallery is proud to present “Stepping through the Veil” a solo exhibit by artist Lilli Farrell. Lilli a resident of Rhinebeck has shown internationally. Farrell’s work of photography on canvas shows nature in a brand new way. It is from a collection of photographs taken at sacred sites throughout the world. Please join us for an artist reception on Saturday December 1 from 5pm to 8pm. The exhibit will run through January 31, 2008.
Sharada Mia 845 876 4828 www.sharadagallery.com

Book Signing: Iza Trapani

December 2nd
Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St Rhinebeck  2pm: Spend an afternoon with the author of “Jingle Bells.” Free.

Children & Family Holiday Event At StaatsburgThe Sounds Of Bali

December 7th
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Rhinebeck
6-8pm. Delightful evening for young and old. Entertainment, activities, and elegant children’s reception. Complimentary holiday favors. Reservations required. Fee.  845-889-8851 


December 8th 
Olin Hall, Bard Campus
8:00pm. Traditional Balinese Folk Music and Dance will be performed by The Hudson Valley Gamelan in its annual winter concert. Suggested donation of $10 (free for the Bard community).
845-679-8792 or 845-679-8624.

Open House At The Phantom Gardener

December 8th
Phantom Gardener, 6837 Rte. 9, Rhinebeck
9am-5pm. Holiday open house with food, live music and merriment.  876-8606  www.thephantomgardener.com

Western Wind

December 8th
Church of the Messiah, Route 9, Rhinebeck
8pm. Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society presents a joyous tapestry of holiday songs including Medieval carols, Sephardic songs, Renaissance polyphony, festive folk songs from Yiddish, Hebrew and Appalachian traditions. 

Weekend Of Winter Dance At Bard

December 8th -December 10th

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
8:00pm (plus Sunday matinee at 3pm on December 9th). Featuring senior project and other choreography. 

Worldwide Candle Lighting

December 9th
Burnett & White Funeral Home, Red Hook
3rd Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony for anyone in the Northern Dutchess, Southern Columbia, or Ulster County area who would like to remember a child who has died. The lighting of candles will begin at 7pm, followed by a time for sharing memories and fellowship. Those who attend are encouraged to bring photos, letters, poems or favorite readings to share. Whether attending or not, everyone is welcome to write a memorial message in our online guest book at http://www.Burnett-White.com. Entries will be forwarded to The Compassionate Friends for inclusion in their Book of Remembrance.  845-876-3193

Meet The Producers

December 9th
Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck
1pm. Meet Dan Anker and Susan Kim, co-producers of “Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust.” Call for reservations. $30 (includes lunch). 454-0570 

A Christmas Carol With The Puppet People

December 15th
CENTER for Performing Arts – 661 Route 308
11am. Magical rendition of Dickens’ classic holiday story. $9; $7 for kids.  

Polar Express Night

December 17th
Hyde Park Train Station, 34 River Road, Hyde Park
7pm. The Hudson Valley Railroad Society presents a fun-filled evening with story-telling, music and refreshments. 

Holiday Party!

December 17th
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
The CENTER’s annual gift to the community, featuring songs, stories, magic, refreshments, and a special visit from Santa! Monday at 5 pm (until approx. 6:30 pm. Admission is FREE, but we ask that you bring a gift to donate for a child in need. Phone our box office for more information (845) 876-3080. 

The Blue State Blues

December 28th
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
A contemporary political song cycle filled with both fury and hope. Created and performed by Rhinebeck composer, Duncan Christy. Friday at 8 pm. Tickets $16 adults; $12 seniors/children.
(845) 876-3080 

David Temple, Guitar Reverie, A Classical ConcertSwingin’ Into The New Year

December 29th –  December 30th
The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
The master guitarist in his annual holiday concert. “David Temple weaves a complex web of sound that deepens upon each subsequent listen.” December 29, Saturday at 8 pm; December 30, Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets $17 adults, $15 children & seniors
(845) 876-3080


December 31st
Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
8pm. Join Terry Blaine and Friends for our annual party. $85 per person, $115 per couple, includes hors d’oeuvres, fabulous buffet, champagne toast and desserts. Dance to mix of standards and holiday music. 

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