Here’s What to Do in the Hudson Valley This Week

Fondue in Chatham, a chocolate expo in Newburgh, and more highlight this week's things to do in the Hudson Valley.

When it comes to things to do each week, there’s no place quite like the Hudson Valley. The region is a hub for activities of all sorts, from art exhibits and theater to craft fairs, food festivals, and inventive workshops. Yet with all the happenings across the area’s counties, it can be a challenge to figure out exactly what to do. To get started, here are our top picks for the week.

P.S. Want even more? Check out our calendar for a rundown of events happening in the Hudson Valley.

Fondue at Bimi’s Canteen

Bimi’s Canteen & Bar, Chatham
December 7

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This week, Bimi’s Canteen launches its highly anticipated seasonal fondue service. Stop by the Chatham restaurant and bar for a hot pot of fondue made from a house blend of Gruyere, Raclette, Challerhocker, and Ur Eiche. Choose between the simple fondue, which includes the four-cheese blend along with chunks of freshly made bread, or opt for the grand fondue, which also includes vegetables, fruits, and sausage, to upgrade your experience.

Holiday Fineries at the Wineries

Shawangunk Wine Trail, Hudson Valley
December 9 & 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Follow the Shawangunk Wine Trail and head to participating wineries to taste a variety of wines produced right here in the Hudson Valley. Get a jump on your holiday shopping by browsing unique gifts, and enjoy seasonal decorations and festivities while you’re there. At the end, take home your own souvenir tasting glass and holiday ornaments that you collected along the way.

The Chocolate Expo – Hudson Valley Edition

Newburgh Armory Unity Center, Newburgh
December 10

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A sweet treat is coming to Newburgh this weekend to celebrate all things chocolate and confection. The Chocolate Expo will take you on a delectable journey with tastings and sales of chocolate, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, wines, spirits, and more. Try a variety of treats and experience top-notch entertainment, plus fun activities for kids including crafts, face painting, and balloon twisting. Don’t miss out on the life-sized gingerbread house made of balloons, a chocolate “Santa smash,” and an appearance by actor Paris Themman.

Vanishing Point at Carrie Haddad Gallery

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson
Until January 28

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Carrie Haddad Gallery is excited to present Vanishing Point, a group landscape exhibition that features paintings by local artists like Eileen Murphy, Susan Hope Fogel, and Joseph Rapp. The exhibit opened earlier this December and will remain on view through the end of January.

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A Gilded Age Christmas

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburgh
Until December 31

Reserve your date to visit the Staatsburgh State Historic Site while its beautiful interiors are decked out in holiday décor. Experience the site’s original furniture, art, and design as you stroll through the mansion’s main floor and enjoy the spirited decorations for the season. While there, shop the site’s wonderful gift items and connect with docents throughout the house to find out more about the history of the site.

Looking for more things to do in the Hudson Valley this week? Our day trip guides offer tempting itineraries across the region. Plus, take a peek at our monthly insider guide for December events, including plenty of family-friendly outdoor events, farm fun, and seasonal activities. Seeking a rural escape? Visit one of our many beautiful farms throughout the seasons. 

For foodies, our recipe index has everything from beautiful breakfasts and lunches to divine desserts straight from Hudson Valley chefs. You won’t want to miss any of it!

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