EVENTS

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Columbia County offers a variety of entertainment to balance out your visit.  Between artistic venues to fairs and festivals, there is always something happening in Columbia County.

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Dec 1

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

8:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond! Tickets: $22/pp, $10/students w/ ID

Indie-Roots Blend: Sara Watkins

9:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Modern bluegrass legend Sara Watkins brings her instrumental virtuosity and songwriting talents to Club Helsinki Hudson. Best known as the fiddler in the platinum-selling progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek, as well as her role with bandmate/brother Sean Watkins in the Watkins Family Hour, Sara has firmly established herself as a solo singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

 
Dec 2

A Child’s Christmas

10:00am – 12:00pm
Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown
518-537-4240 www.friendsofclermont.org

Fee: $4/person

Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10.

Winter Walk - Hudson

5:00pm – 8:00pm
City of Hudson: Warren Street, Hudson
518-822-1438 www.hudsonhall.org

​A cherished Hudson tradition….Winter Walk will light up the early December night once more with stunning storefront displays, roaming carolers, Mr. & Mrs. Claus with their live reindeer friends, and a magical fireworks display from the Hudson River. The perfect way to celebrate the season!

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

8:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond! Tickets: $22/pp, $10/students w/ ID

Folk-Soul-Jazz Blend: Martin Sexton

9:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY 12534
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton returns to perform his singular blend of folk, soul, jazz, gospel and pop. His life performances are the stuff of legend, and as a festival headliner and solo performer he easily commands the attention of fully electric rock bands.

 
Dec 3

A Child’s Christmas

10:00am – 12:00pm
Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown
518-537-4240 www.friendsofclermont.org

Fee: $4/person

Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10.

“Ice Palace” Barbershop Music Show

2:00pm
Columbia-Greene Community College: 4400 NY-23, Hudson
518-828-4181, ext 0 www.sunycgcc.edu

​The Berkshire Hillsmen, a longstanding barbershop quartet, is a part of the Pittsfield chapter of the Barbershop Harrmony Society, which is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The Pittsfield chapter was formed in 1957, and its members are from MA, CT and NY. Tickets are $8/pp, $6/students and seniors.

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

2:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond! Tickets: $22/pp, $10/students w/ ID

Drinkers and Thinkers Unite

5:00pm
Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant: 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville
518-325-0019 www.copakecountryclub.com

​Stump Trivia makes it’s triumphant return on November 5th (and continues every other Sunday through winter)....great fun, prizes, snack specials, $3 beers all day long, football on tv….what more could you ask for on Sunday Funday? NEW THIS YEAR…..register your team in advance for the chance to win a GRAND PRIZE for having the best scores all season long! Email kyleigh@copakecountryclub.com for details.

 
Dec 8

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

8:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond! Tickets: $22/pp, $10/students w/ ID

 
Dec 9

Volume Reading & Music Series

7:00pm
Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson
518-671-6006 www.facebook.com/volumehudson

Free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set.

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

8:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond! Tickets: $22/pp, $10/students w/ ID

 
Dec 10

The Little Mermaid - Beyond the Sea

2:00pm
Ghent Playhouse: 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent
800-838-3006 www.ghentplayhouse.org

​It’s time again for the Annual Holiday Panto and this year the Loons will be serving surf and turf with their zany twist on the popular fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Come and join them for a rollicking good time “under the sea” and beyond!

 
Dec 15

Deck the Halls: December Exposition Auction

6:00pm
Stair Galleries: 549 Warren Street, Hudson NY
518-751-1000 www.stairgalleries.com

​We are pleased to offer a large variety of property…........English and Continental furniture, decorations, art and textiles; along with a lovely group of jewelry.

 
Dec 16

Christmas at Clermont Open House

11:00am – 4:00pm
Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown
518-537-4240 www.friendsofclermont.org

Fee: $12/adults, $5/children under 12

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen.

 
Dec 17

Candlelight Tours of Clermont

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown
518-537-4240 www.friendsofclermont.org

Fee: $12/adults, $5/children under 12

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen.

Drinkers and Thinkers Unite

5:00pm
Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant: 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville
518-325-0019 www.copakecountryclub.com

​Stump Trivia makes it’s triumphant return on November 5th (and continues every other Sunday through winter)....great fun, prizes, snack specials, $3 beers all day long, football on tv….what more could you ask for on Sunday Funday? NEW THIS YEAR…..register your team in advance for the chance to win a GRAND PRIZE for having the best scores all season long! Email kyleigh@copakecountryclub.com for details.

 
Dec 22

Holiday Funk-tacular: Holidelic

9:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Once again the holiday-funk spectacular Holidelic - the brainchild of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actor and dancer Everett Bradley - will usher in the holiday season. Part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show, the Yuletide-themed event features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused adaptations of Tchaikovsky, “Frosty the Snowman, “Little Drummer Boy” and the like. This year’s theme is appropriately “DysFUNKtion.”

 
Dec 23

Holiday Funk-tacular: Holidelic

9:00pm
Club Helsinki: 405 Columbia Street, Hudson
518-828-4800 www.helsinkihudson.com

​Once again the holiday-funk spectacular Holidelic - the brainchild of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actor and dancer Everett Bradley - will usher in the holiday season. Part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show, the Yuletide-themed event features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused adaptations of Tchaikovsky, “Frosty the Snowman, “Little Drummer Boy” and the like. This year’s theme is appropriately “DysFUNKtion.”