Holiday Shopping & Events

The Great Western Catskills pulls out all the stops in preparation for the holidays. Here are some of the events we are aware of now. We will update this often so please check back from time to time. Happy Holidays!


Silver Sleigh

Delaware & Ulster Railroad, Arkville, New York
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 2019, 12:00 pm – 2:30pm

Climb aboard on the Delaware & Ulster Railroad line for a 90 min holiday ride through the winter scenery of the Great Western Catskill Mountains. Along the journey listen to the story of the Silver Sleight, a magical tale of how a passenger train traveling through the snow bound Catskills discovers Santa and his grounded sleigh. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Tickets available online.


Find Your Holiday Spirits: A Mythic Catskills Adventure

50 Fleishmanns Heights Road, Fleischmanns, New York
Dec 6 at 5 PM – Dec 8 at 12 PM

The creative minds behind Spillian are partnering with Table to Farm Tours to invite you to come and taste – literally and metaphorically – the terroir of the Catskills ciders, beers, and spirits and bring some back to your hearth for your celebrating this holiday season.


Roxbury Soup & Sip

Historic Hamlet of Roxbury
Saturday December 7th, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join over a dozen Roxbury businesses and organizations for homemade soup and delicious wines while admiring the holiday decorations along historic main street. Tickets include admission to the Roxbury Arts Group’s evening performance by the Wynotte Sisters, and can be purchased in advanced via the Roxbury Arts website or by visiting Roxbury Wine & Spirits or the Roxbury General Store.


Franklin Holiday Market and Christmas Stroll

Franklin, Delaware County, New York
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8 AM – 7 PM

Come enjoy the magic of the season in beautiful Franklin! There is a full day of activities planned, something for everyone to enjoy. Some highlights are the Holiday Market, Grandma’s Pantry, Trees and Trains at the museum, story time, photos with Santa and back by popular demand: The Christmas Stroll house tour! For more details on each activity visit their website.


Annual Christmas Craft Sale

New Hope Community Church
119 45 Stockton Ave, Walton, New York
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9 AM – 3 PM

Local vendors will have their products on display so you can shop and check some items off your Christmas list. Lunch available for purchase.


Hobart Holiday Market & Gift Fair

80 Cornell Ave, Hobart, New York
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM

Celebrate Christmas in the Catskills! Featuring the very best in local foods and crafts, you’ll find everything you need for holiday meals and gift giving. This community event is co-sponsored by the Hobart Rotary Club and the Hobart Farmers’ Market. See you there!


Christmas on the Square!

Hancock Town Square
Hosted by Hancock Area Chamber of Commerce
Saturday December 7, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hancock’s popular Christmas on The Square event is back this year with fun for the whole family! Enjoy the area’s best Parade of Lights, a live ice sculpting demonstration, wandering Dickens carolers, and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus along with the annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy music and games, free holiday goodies and refreshments, s’mores, cookies & cocoa, as well as numerous food and craft vendors to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping.


The Wynotte Sisters – A Funky, Fun Holiday Spirited Night

Roxbury Arts Group
5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, New York
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Sara, Dara and Vibeke have joined together to create a show of holiday songs you may – or may not – know. Any which way, with folk-punk-pop-licorice and wine… they are bound to amp up the holiday spirit!


Family Fun Night with Special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

South Kortright Central School
58200 State Highway 10, South Kortright, New York
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Lots of family-friendly activities, snacks, and a Junior/Senior V. Staff Volleyball Game


Santa & Gingerbreads at the Cannon Free Library

Cannon Free Library
40 Elm St, Delhi, New York 13753
Saturday December 14, 10:00 AM

Santa, carolers, story time, hot cocoa, and gingerbread houses will all be in attendance at this free holiday gathering sponsored by the Cannon Free Library and community partners.


Amy Helm’s Holiday Express

Delaware & Ulster Railroad, Arkville, New York
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm (1pm boarding) & 4:30 pm (4pm boarding)

All aboard! Take in the beauty and majesty of winter in the Great Western Catskills aboard the Delaware & Ulster Railroad’s Rip Van Winkle Flyer featuring a special intimate holiday performance from Amy Helm. Tickets: $100 Adults; $15 Children


December’s Classic Flix – It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)

Walton Theatre
30 Gardiner Place, Walton, New York 13856
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM

A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners. Tickets – $6


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