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Nyack's Winter Wanderland Welcomes Families Every Weekend Through February

Nyack's Winter Wanderland Welcomes Families Every Weekend Through February

Have breakfast with Santa, listen to live music, and support small businesses along the Hudson riverfront.

Nyack's Winter Wanderland invites families to safely enjoy pleasures this holiday—like sidewalk shopping, dining, fire pits, music, and decorations—all along the Hudson riverfront. It's a continuation of Nyack's Safe Haven activities that closed streets for outdoor shopping and dining last spring. The program will run Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 28 and masks and social distancing are required at all times.

“Nyack is a special place to spend time during the holidays and winter months,” said Nyack mayor Don Hammond. “The village offers so much to see and do in a comfortable, walkable space—safely. So we’re doing both—offering a Safe Haven for great experiences, and keeping protection for the public as the bottom line.”

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Some special activities that will be offered by Nyack's shops, restaurants, and service establishments include:

Winter Delights Market: Strollers looking for unique shopping experiences can shop at Hickory Dickory Dock's Winter Delights outdoor garden market every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am-5pm through Dec. 20.

Breakfast with Santa: Join Santa and his helpers for pancakes and waffles at the Hudson Market on Saturday, Dec. 12. Kids pay $10, adults $15, kids under two are free. Take pictures with Santa, listen to holiday music, and write letters. Seating times are 9:30am and 11am. Reservations can be made by calling 845-875-7559.

Young entrepreneurs pop-up shop: Maria Luisa Boutique will host the pop-up shop on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 12-4pm. 

Storefront decoration contest: Nyack businesses will decorate their storefronts and visitors can vote for their favorite on Facebook. Businesses who win will receive prizes like free advertising, promotional photography, and membership int he Nyack Chamber of Commerce—all to help sustain them.

Holiday tree and menorah: Display at the Veterans' Park Gazebo on Main Street

Live music: Saturday, Dec. 19, youth band Bus 11 will kick off the music at 5pm with modern and classic rock. Music will be ongoing outside during Wanderland.

Nyack Fan Card: Look for the Nyack Fan Card, a $20 gift card that gives you access to special deals and offers by more than 15 participating businesses. 

Nyack Farmers Market: Every Thursday from 8am-2pm in the Main Street parking lot through Dec. 17.

“We’re ready for Winter 2020-21,” said Maria Luisa Whittingham, president of Nyack Merchants United. “We’re banding together to offer our residents, visitors, customers and businesses safe, enjoyable opportunities to weather the storm. There’s so much more to come.”  

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Melissa Wickes

Author: Melissa Wickes is a graduate of Binghamton University and the NYU Summer Publishing Institute. She's written hundreds of articles to help New York parents make better decisions for their families. When she's not writing, you can find her eating pasta, playing guitar, or watching reality TV. See More

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