Holiday Festival

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Categories: Parents & Children, Seasonal & Holiday

Vassar Alumnae Lawn
College Ave., Poughkeepeise, NY
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On December 1st, 2018, the Arlington Business Improvement District, along with iHeart Media will host the 4th annual Holiday Festival from 11am – 6pm.
The event kicks-off on the Vassar Alumnae Lawn (located on College Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY) with a Holiday Shopping Village, 11 am – 4 pm. The Village will feature local vendors selling holiday wares, businesses and community organizations, a free petting zoo, face painting, children’s activities, marshmallow roasting and an appearance by Mrs. Claus. DJ Bosco will provide holiday music.
The 4th Egg Nog Crawl will take place from noon till 4 pm. Participants can take a walking tour of the Arlington Business District and sample eggnog from select restaurants and businesses. The cost is $5.00/person and children 10 and under are free. Tickets can be pre-purchased by emailing or day of in the Holiday Village from 11:30 am – 3 pm (cash only).
A Holiday Parade will take place at 4:45 pm. The parade will depart from Davies Hardware on Main Street, Poughkeepsie, continue on Raymond Avenue and end at the Vassar Alumane Lawn on College Avenue. Santa arrives by sleigh and the Arlington Christmas Tree will be lit at 5:30 pm with caroling by local singers.
“Last year’s Holiday Festival drew thousands of people to the Arlington area,” said Bob Legacy, festival organizer. “This event is such a great way to start the Holiday season and support our local community, it’s businesses and organizations while spreading holiday cheer.”
For more information, please visit To participate in the Holiday Shopping Village, march in the parade, or to purchase Egg Nog Crawl tickets, email Bob at

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