Nyack Chamber Welcomes the Season with Holiday Lights Event
Something Special for Everyone
Live Caroling, Musical Entertainment, Free Refreshments, Tree Lighting, Santa Visit, Holiday Story Reading
Local Businesses Open Late and Offer Special Deals
The Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Holiday Lights of Nyack” celebration on Saturday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Veterans Park Gazebo on Main and Cedar Streets in the center of Nyack. Mayor Jen Laird-White will serve as master of ceremonies.
Holiday tunes will set the mood for the festivities, which will feature a live performance of holiday carols by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus under the direction of Jared Rosenblum. Additional family entertainment will be offered by Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band.
Free hot chocolate will be served by Nyack’s chocolate emporium Chocolaterie, along with free hot cider provided by Mostly Myrtle’s, a prominent vendor at the Nyack Farmers’ Market (a weekly Chamber event).
Adding to the fun and excitement, Nyack actor and JohnnyCakes host Dave Blau will perform a reading of the classic “The Night Before Christmas,” and Santa will make a special appearance aboard the Highland Hose Company’s antique fire truck.
“There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with live caroling, hot chocolate and cider, holiday stories, Santa and holiday lights,” said Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. “Our local businesses are spreading the good cheer by contributing resources and special offers to diners and shoppers for this year’s event.”
Nyack’s own Pour House donated the tree, and Walgreen’s supplied the tree lights and decorations. Many of Nyack’s merchants are also participating by offering special deals —including a special discount card good for 20% off purchases in Nyack’s shops, restaurants and bars.
Nyack’s late night establishments will host the village’s first ever “SantaCon” event. Whether shopping, dining or enjoying the nightlife, everyone who comes to Nyack this weekend is invited to dress up in their best Santa gear and join the fun. (For more information about SantaCon celebrations, go to http://santacon.info/About.html.)
“In keeping with Nyack’s vibrant — and eclectic —cultural life, Holiday Lights has something for everyone,” said Baird. “The First Friday and SantaCon events add more zest to the festive mix.”