Holiday Events & Shopping

The Great Western Catskills pull out all the stops in preparation for the holidays. Enjoy kicking off the holidays with us and plan a cozy stay with a fireplace. Here are some of the events we are aware of now. This will be updated as we hear of more happenings so check back from time to time. Happy Holidays!

Delhi Farmers’ Market
Every Wednesday, 10am – 2pm
Delhi American Legion, 41 Page Avenue, Delhi, NY 13753
The Delhi Farmers’ Market has moved indoors for the winter to the Delhi American Legion. Stop by for your fresh produce and products straight from the farm!

Delhi Holiday Parade with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Friday, December 1st at 5:30pm-7pm
Courthouse Square, Delhi, NY

The Annual Delhi Holiday Parade marches along Main Street in Delhi, NY, and ends at Courthouse Square. There, Santa & Mrs. Claus will be in the gazebo for photos and festivities. Enjoy hot cocoa, chili, and crafts!

Birdsong Farm Holiday Market
December 2nd from 11am-4pm
Birdsong Farm, 38718 NY-10, Hamden, NY

The beloved farmers’ market opens its barn doors for two special Holiday Markets. Enjoy live music, pictures with Santa, and over 40 vendors! Find crafts, candles, herbal remedies, unique gift items and much more. 

Sweet Meadows 9th Annual Country Christmas Market
Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-4pm
Sweet Meadows, 18269 State Highway 23, Davenport, NY 13750

Shop over a dozen local vendors, local honey & bee products, Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias, and much more. Also enjoy warm coffee and giveaways.

Hancock Parade of Lights & Christmas in the Square
Saturday, December 2nd from 4-8pm, Parade at 6pm
Hancock Town Square 87 East Main Street, Hancock, NY

Hancock will host its 15th Annual Parade of Lights with a celebration in the square with vendors, food, music, a petting zoo, games and more.

Photo courtesy of Hancock Town Square

Menorah Lighting & Hanukkah Party
December 7th at 4:30pm-6pm
Courthouse Square and This & That, Delhi, NY

Participate in the menorah lighting at Courthouse Square at 6pm followed by a Hanukkah Party at This & That with Matzah Ball Soup by Tiny’s. (Dress warmly, the party at This & That is outside.)

Hanukkah Candle Lighting Ceremony
December 7th at 4:30pm
Main Street, Margaretville, NY 

Join in the annual tradition of joy in sharing the menorah lighting with family, friends, and community.

St. James Church & Livestock Foundation presents: Christkindlmarkt 
December 9th from 4pm-7pm
Saint James Church, Lake Delaware, 55 Lake Delaware Ave, Delhi, NY

Enjoy an array of local herbalists, farmers, producers, and other vendors selling their products inside the stunning Saint James Church just outside Bovina, NY on Route 28. There will be holiday refreshments and activities for the whole family. 

Christmas Stroll House Tour, Trees and Trains Exhibit, & Holiday Market
December 9th 10am-7pm
Franklin, NY

Historic homes in Franklin, NY, will be decorated for the holidays and have their doors open for the Christmas Stroll. Purchase tickets ahead of time at Yokel Restaurant or day of at the Holiday Market. The holiday market will be at the Franklin Firehouse from 10am-3pm. Santa will be at the library at 11am and then head over to the firehouse for photos at 6pm. There, kids can enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and crafts. The Franklin Railroad and Community Museum will also have its door open with its popular Trees and Trains for Christmas Exhibit.

The Inn at Kirkside

Deck the Halls
December 9th 5pm-8pm
The Inn at Kirkside, 53865 NY-30 Roxbury, NY 12474

Wander through the rooms at the historic Kirkside decorated with holiday cheer by the Elves and Angels of the community. Enjoy Savory hors’ d’oeuvres and succulent sweets alongside a wine, beer and prosecco bar. Live music by Bonnie, Tom, Tim & Maggie playing holiday favorites and tunes from the American songbook. Make reservations by emailing

Stamford, NY, Holiday Market
December 10th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Stamford Central School Auditorium, 1 River Street, Stamford, NY, 12167

The Stamford Farmers’ Market gets a festive flair for the holidays! Enjoy Christmas shopping inside at the Stamford Central School Auditorium with over 20 vendors to shop from.

Snowed In! Live Concert with Dan Gabel, Kimberly Hawkey and Friends
December 17th at 7pm
Union Grove Distillery, 43311 NY-28, Arkville, NY

Make your way to Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, NY, for an album release party and live show. Enjoy live music by Dan Gabel, Kimberly Hawkey, and Friends!

Living Nativity at the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi
December 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm
4 Clinton Street, Delhi, NY 13753

The First Presbyterian Church of Delhi will present their annual outdoor Living Nativity on Saturday, December 23 from 5:30-7:30pm. Complete with music and live animals, the community is invited to witness the scene and feel the warmth of Christmas!

Visit our Events page for everything coming this month and beyond, and be sure to check out our Stories on Facebook and Instagram for a weekly local events roundup.