Holidays at Home in the Catskills

The holiday season is here!. Of course, this year is going to be a different than past years, with fewer folks traveling for the holiday and making other adjustments to their annual celebrations.

But there are plenty of options here in the Great Western Catskills for finding fresh foods and ingredients, as well as events and opportunities to support small, local businesses while finding unique gifts for friends and loved ones.

Here are just a few of the options available for you to make this holiday season special.


Catskills Holiday Shopping Tour
Village of Andes
December 5th/6th & 12th/13th
12pm – 4pm

Come to the Village of Andes where shops and vendors for our Holiday Market with gather to offer locally created and curated gifts and food!
Clementine Vintage will be serving hot cider (kids and grownup versions) both days to keep the chill at bay
Kids can enjoy the Snowman Scavenger Hunt throughout the village stores.
Enjoy breakfast at Rosolino’s Diner, cider to go at Wayside Cider, afternoon coffee at Dragonfly 55 or dinner at the Andes Hotel.

Vendor Locations:

YALC, KMS, The House of Stiles

Tin Horn Porch:
Magpies on Pink Street, Cross Mountain Creations, Sage Woods, Mended Treasures, Wittner Woodworking

The Andes Hotel Lot:
Isolation Proof, Catskill Botanicals, Catskill Smokehouse, The Concrete Creative

Christmas Extravaganza in Walton
Sat Dec 12th
Walton, NY 13856

Postponed but not cancelled! The Walton Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone the annual Christmas festivities to stay safe in this recent uptick in cases locally. We are currently planning a Christmas Extravaganza event to include Santa’s Business Bingo on Saturday, Dec 12.

Customers shop local stores and get their cards stamped to be entered into a grand prize. Christmas Wish Lists can be left at businesses to help families shop for your favorite things locally. Spend the day in Walton!


Hamden General Pop Up
Hamden General Market
35796 RT-10
Hamden, NY 13782

Join the Hamden General Pop Up every Saturday at the Hamden General Market from 10-2pm. Vendors participating are, Rock Royal Farm, Berry Brook Farm, Classic Sweetness Donuts, Bakers Grimm, Catskill Smokehouse, Catskill Botanicals, Wear Lincoln Coveralls, and more. Shop small this holiday season.


The Inaugural Winter Franklin Farmers’ Market
Chapel Hall, Institute St
Franklin, NY 13775
December 13
Continues the second Sunday of every month
10am-11am – Seniors Only
11am-1pm – Open to All

The next Winter Franklin Farmers’ Market will be on Sunday, December 13th, featuring almost all of your favorite vendors. COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect and enforced. More details will be available through Facebook at Franklin, NY Farmer’s Market.
For more details visit the Franklin Farmers’ Market Facebook page or website.

Indoor Holiday Market And Castle Tour
Castle on the Delaware
139 Stockton Ave.
Walton, NY 13856
December 12th
10am – 3pm

Castle on the Delaware in Walton, NY will hold its second year of Indoor Holiday Market and Castle Tour during the “Spend a Day in Walton” Event on Saturday December 12th from 10am to 3pm. Free to enter. Doors will open at 10 am to the general public. Food and drink available to purchase.
Guided Castle Tours will be limited to 20 people and will take place 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm. $6 per person. Children 12 and under free.
Official New York State COVID-19 guidelines must be observed.
Call 917.348.7890 for Information and Reservation.


Longyear Gallery Holiday Show
Commons Building
785 Main Street
Margaretville, NY 12455
Saturdays and Sundays
12pm – 4pm

Saturdays and Sundays from now through January 10 is the Holiday Show at the Longyear Gallery, an artist-run cooperative in the picturesque Catskill Mountain town of Margaretville. The show will present one-of-a-kind and affordable art from local artists. Find out more at


Small Works: A Group Show
Walt Meade Gallery
Roxbury Arts Center
5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury
November 21 – January 9
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm

The annual celebratory Small Works exhibit is larger than ever, as we wish a long awaited Goodbye to the 2020 year by welcoming in the Holiday Season. Twice as many artists are represented with their works adorning the walls and podiums. From paintings to textiles, from photography to sculpture and everything in between, you are sure to find something you love. Artwork is all sized 12″x12″ or smaller and priced at $300 or less. Size and price make this a perfect gift for friends, family and you!

Photo courtesy of Home Goods of Margaretville

Places to shop for gifts, decor and more:

Home Goods of Margaretville
784 Main St
Margaretville, NY 12455

Just Shop Boutique
43270 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406

The Sheep’s Nest
45 W Main St
Hobart, NY 13788

Sweet Meadows Country Home and Garden
18269 State Highway 23
Davenport, NY 13750

The Tin Horn
72 Main St
Andes, NY 13731

Photo courtesy of Just Shop Boutique