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!


Thanksgiving Eve at Awestruck!
Awestruck Cider & Taproom
8 Winkler Road, Sidney, New York
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3 PM – 10 PM
Keep calm and GOBBLE on! Awestruck Cider in Sidney is crafting Thanksgiving-themed ciders, fit for a Turkey Day feast!  Visit the taproom all night where the Awestruck team will be welcoming home old friends, holiday guests and regulars alike. $1 OFF ALL DRAFTS until 6:00PM.
Hobart Book Village Thanksgiving Weekend Book Sale
Multiple Locations on Main Street, Hobart, New York
Friday November 29th – Sunday December 1, 10 AM – 5 PM
Visit the Hobart Book Village for the annual Thanksgiving Day Weekend Sale at four local book stores, featuring 30% off specials and more off of used books. Participating shops are Adams’ Antiquarian Books, Blenheim Hill Books, Creative Corner Book and Liberty Rocks Books.

Christmas on the Farm

Maple Shade Farm
Delhi, New York
Friday & Saturday, November 29 & 30th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

It’s Christmas on the Farm time! Spend Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday at Maple Shade Farm with local gifts, art, wreaths, greens, antiques, collectibles, making spaces, food and fun. Sip and shop through four historic buildings.


The Sheep’s Nest Holiday Open House
The Sheep’s Nest
45 Main Street, Hobart, New York
Friday November 29th – Sunday December 1, 10 AM – 5 PM
Visit the Sheep’s Nest for an open house boasting embellishments for the home for you and those on your holiday shopping list.
Walton Christmas Parade
Verteran’s Plaza & Walton Theatre
Walton, New York
Friday, November 29, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Santa is coming to town! Santa & Mrs. Claus will be arriving in Walton Friday November 29th at the Christmas Parade. Sponsored by the Lions Club the parade starts at 7pm!
Pop Up Holiday Market
Old Miller’s Drug Store
778 Main Street, Margaretville, New York
Friday & Saturday November 29th & 30th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kick off your holiday shopping in Margaretville with locally handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Visit Saturday as part of the Holiday on Main event (see below for more details).
Spend the Day in Walton
Walton Grange No. 1454

Walton, New York
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 9 AM – 3 PM

The Annual Spend the Day in Walton event boasts holiday vendors in TWO locations!! Visit the Walton Grange #1454 & as well as Castle on the Delaware. Guided Castle tours will take place at noon, 1 & 2 pm; $5.00 per person, under 17 FREE.
Pakatakan Farmers’ Market: Holiday Edition
The Round Barn
State Highway 30, Halcottsville, New York
Saturday November 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Located at the historic Round Barn on Route 30,  the market has consistently been a popular shopping and socializing spot for locals residents, weekenders and even celebrities from near and far. The market is a great place to enjoy breakfast or brunch, as there are many food vendors and picnic tables. Artisans also sell jewelry, soaps, quilts, wool, wood products and more. Out of consideration for everyone, dogs are not allowed at the market. As always, admission is free.
Dirty Girl Farm Holiday Market

Dirty Girl Farm
114 Delaware Avenue, Andes, New York 13731
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM

Right in the heart of Andes, visit the Dirty Girl Farm for craft vendors, food, music, plus Santa Claus will be there from 12:00- 1:00pm, so bring the kids and enjoy the afternoon at this beloved farm.

SANTA is coming to the Harvest

Catskills Regional Harvest & Butcher Shop
27905 State Highway 28, Andes, New York 13731
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM

Start your holiday season off by joining the team at Catskill Regional Harvest for a holiday event featuring Santa Claus himself. Visit ‘the Harvest’ on Saturday, November 30th (1pm-4pm) and have your picture taken with S A N T A while you pick up delicious goodies for friends and family.

Holiday on Main

Margaretville, New York
Saturday November 30, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join in for the annual Holiday on Main, part of Small Business Saturday. This year’s event will kickoff at 11am with a Grinch themed parade. After the parade, there will be wine tasting, photos with Santa, kids crafts, hayrides, model trains, chocolate tasting, book signings and more. Also, there are two pop-up artisan holiday markets this year – the Holiday Bazaar at Margaretville Central School and the Holiday Pop-Up Market at the old Miller’s Drug Store. The day will end about 4:30 with traditional caroling and a tree lighting ceremony.


Silver Sleigh

Delaware & Ulster Railroad, Arkville, New York
Saturday, November 30, 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.


Holiday Pop Up Shop

Elsea Ware Pottery Studio
52 1/2 Meredith Street, Delhi, New York
Saturday, November 30th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

A special open studio to check out mugs, cups, bowls, planters and other pottery created by Erica Cantwell.


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

Spillian is delighted to partner 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.


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

Come join us!! 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


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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