Holiday Shopping in Hudson Valley

With the holidays quickly approaching, many families are starting to shop and prepare for the hustle and bustle of the sugar-plum season. While on your Hudson Valley vacations to Minnewaska Lodge, you'll be able to pick up last-minute gifts for your loved ones at the holiday craft fairs and local markets during your stay. There are a variety of Hudson Valley events to participate in that will get you into the spirit of the festive season. Keep reading to get a glimpse of the best places to shop in the Hudson Valley for the upcoming holidays. 

Holiday Craft Fair

The annual Holiday Craft Fair in Poughkeepsie, NY, will be one of your favorite things to do in Hudson Valley in December. You'll find over 100 vendors in the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, including a variety of artists, craftsmen, local food, holiday gifts, decor as well as free admission! The fair is one of our favorite Hudson Valley events that will get you into the perfect mood for the season. Listen to live music, participate in raffles, sip on hot cocoa, and pick up last-minute gifts for your loved ones. Don't miss out on the annual Holiday Craft Fair during your Hudson Valley vacations. Check out this year's event details here!


Water Street Market

When you're looking for a variety of options for shopping locales in Hudson Valley, the Water Street Market will be the perfect stop. The quaint little shopping village features over 20 award-winning stores that are independently owned. You'll find several boutique shops with one-of-a-kind unique gifts, beautiful antiques, art, wine, food, and just about anything you're looking to pick up! The European-style village occasionally features Hudson Valley events, including live music, movie nights, and entertainment to enjoy.


Holiday Market

While Angry Orchard is an excellent stop for any season, you'll want to make it a point to head to their Cider Garden for the Holiday Market in December. You'll be able to warm yourself by the fireplace after browsing through the various local vendors in the garden. Pick up last-minute holiday gifts, listen to live music, and enjoy BBQ fare from 3 Mamas and Mike throughout the day. Stop into the Main Cider House once you've wrapped up your day of shopping for a complimentary tasting flight. The family-friendly event also features exclusive ciders in the Stone Barn that you can sip on as you make your way through the market on your Hudson Valley vacations.

Book your Winter Escapes Early

Having a list of holiday activities and things to do in Hudson Valley will be the best way to take advantage of the festive season. Book your stay to the Minnewaska Lodge early as we begin to shift from the beautiful fall foliage to the breathtaking winter wonderland scenery. Nestle yourself next to the warm Vermont Castings stove in our Great Room with a warm complimentary cup of joe or tea throughout your stay. Take a look online at our rooms with a private deck that features the most spectacular views of the "Gunks" mountain range in Hudson Valley. Our welcoming staff will be able to assist you in making a reservation. Please call 1-845-225-1110.