Information on the upcoming Cold Spring by Candlelight event:
–“Cold Spring by Candlelight: Holiday Festival and House Tours” is the premier holiday destination event of the year and it’s set for Saturday, December 7, 2013 from noon – 5 p.m. in Cold Spring–on–Hudson, New York.
“Cold Spring by Candlelight,” celebrating its 11th anniversary, is a day and evening event with tours of 13 unique and historic houses and sites in the Village of Cold Spring. Cold Spring’s stores and shops will be open late for holiday shopping and the village restaurants will be offering specials to event attendees. The event includes street-side carolers, holiday music concerts, a holiday craft fair, visits from Old St. Nick, and ice carving demonstrations.
And all proceeds from the event will go to Partners with PARC, which provides funding to programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Putnam County.
“This tour is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season with friends and family,” said Rand Bridget Otten, director of development for Partners with PARC. “And in the spirit of giving, all proceeds support children and adults with developmental disabilities.”
Event sponsors include Entergy, ShopRite Stores, MVP Healthcare, Putnam County Tourism, the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, and Hudson Valley Magazine.
Bundle up and enjoy this self-guided walking tour back in time through the Village of Cold Spring or hop on the trolley for a warmer way around the village’s sites and attractions. In between house and site visits and holiday shopping, enjoy holiday music and caroling. Metro-North riders can easily take the Hudson Line to Cold Spring and be within easy walking distance of the entire event.
House and site tours will run from noon to 5 p.m. throughout the Village of Cold Spring. This is a self-guided, walking tour and two trolleys will also run throughout the day to accommodate tour attendees and visitors. The holiday craft fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the farmers market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. End your day in Cold Spring with the Village’s annual holiday tree lighting and visit from St. Nick, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Gazebo.
Advance ticket prices for the event are: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65 and older), and $15 for children age 12 and under (children age 4 and under are free of charge). Advanced tickets are sold ONLY until 11 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2013.
Day of event tickets may be purchased at Cold Spring Village Hall, 85 Main St., Cold Spring starting at 11 a.m. Day of event ticket prices are: Day of event tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 for children under 12 (children under age 4 are free of charge).
Free parking will be available throughout the village and at the Metro-North train station (free on weekends).