This Sat., Dec. 1, the Village will be kicking off the holiday season with many exciting events for the entire family!
The day begins at the Bark Park with photos with Santa (and your pups!) at 10:30 a.m. Then, we’ll be closing Waterstone Rd. beginning at 12 noon to have the 5th annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting ceremony. This kicks off at 1 p.m. between the Ambulance Corp building and the Community Center (former Firehouse building). There will be food by the Helm, beverages served by the Elks, vendors for shopping, scavenger hunts, photos with Santa and fun for all ages.
This year, there will even be Horse and Buggy rides through the Village provided by our neighbors from Bellvale – the Bruderhofs. Although rides will be free for all, donations are greatly appreciated. The tree lighting ceremony will start at 5 p.m. with performances of Irish Step, young Scouts singing, and the Warwick High School Select Choir. The tree lighting will take place around 5:30 p.m. at the Ambulance Corp building on Waterstone Rd.
The Village Menorah lighting will take place at the Ambulance Corp building on Sun., Dec. 2. Come out on Sunday to see the Village’s new menorah and join your neighbors in celebrating the first night of Hanukah.
- Dec. 1: Holiday Festival – 1 to 5:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd/Waterstone Rd.
- Dec. 1: Christmas Tree Lighting & Ceremony – G.L. Ambulance Corp building on Waterstone Rd., 5 p.m.
- Dec. 2: Village Menorah Lighting Ceremony – G.L. Ambulance Corp. building on Waterstone Rd., 6 p.m.
- Dec. 6: 6th Annual Greenwood Lake Gives Back Food Pantry Fundraiser – 6 to 9 p.m. at the G.L. Elks Lodge. Live music, free food and great drink specials. Cost of admission is either monetary donation to pantry or a donated food item.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Nov. 28 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.