Hudson’s liveliest, largest, and most colorful event of the year!
December 3, 2016, 5–8 pm | Rain or Shine!
Now in it’s 20th year, Hudson’s mile-long Warren Street is transformed into a festive boulevard with twinkling lights, brightly decorated shops, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, live reindeer, petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon, carolers, and a legion of characters and performers.
The event begins at 5pm with the carillon bells of the First Presbyterian Church to mark the start of the Santa Parade that transports Mr. & Mrs. Claus from the Hudson Opera House to City Hall (520 Warren Street), where free books are distributed to children all evening.
The holiday frolicking continues throughout the evening, with activities and performances both inside shops and on the street. From jazz to classical, African drums to banjo, music is everywhere. Face painting, stilt walkers, animal balloons by Tots the Clown, and Roger the Jester compete for children’s attention.
At 8:00 pm, Fireworks launched from Promenade Hill at the foot of Warren Street light up the winter sky marking the conclusion of the festivities, but many businesses—especially restaurants–stay open long after the event.
The Hudson Opera House would like to thank its major sponsors and the many local businesses, volunteers, and artists who invest their time, talent and resources to make Winter Walk a roaring success.
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the police, fire and numerous city departments who ensure the evening runs smoothly and safely for everyone!