Hudson’s liveliest, largest, and most colorful event of the year!
December 5, 2015, 5–8 pm | Rain or Shine!
Now in it’s 19th year, Hudson’s mile-long Warren Street is transformed into a festive boulevard with twinkling lights, brightly decorated shops, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, live reindeer, petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon, carolers, and a legion of characters and performers.
The event begins at 5pm with the carillon bells of the First Presbyterian Church to mark the start of the Santa Parade that transports Mr. & Mrs. Claus from the Hudson Opera House to City Hall (520 Warren Street), where free books are distributed to children all evening.
The holiday frolicking continues throughout the evening, with activities and performances both inside shops and on the street. From jazz to classical, African drums to banjo, music is everywhere. Face painting, stilt walkers, animal balloons by Tots the Clown, and Roger the Jester compete for children’s attention.
At 8:00 pm, Fireworks launched from Promenade Hill at the foot of Warren Street light up the winter sky marking the conclusion of the festivities, but many businesses—especially restaurants–stay open long after the event.
DOWNLOAD THE 2015 Winter Walk Program of Activities HERE
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And, just a reminder about parking and traffic for Winter Walk:
All of Warren Street, from Front Street to Worth Avenue, will be closed to traffic and parking during Winter Walk from 5-8pm. Only Worth/Prospect Avenue and Front Street will be used for north and south-bound traffic. Parking and traffic in all alleys will be restricted to emergency vehicles only. All other cars will be towed at the owner’s expense. Cars can use all entry points to the City, but Warren Street will be closed to all traffic from 5-8pm.
All City municipal parking lots will be available for parking. This includes lots on Warren, Union and Warren Streets, the John L. Edwards Elementary School, the Consolidated Firehouse at 7th and Washington, and the waterfront lots at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. All County lots on Columbia and State Streets will also be available. Paid parking is available at the hospital’s parking garage at the top of Columbia Street and at the Amtrak long-term parking lot on Front Street, across from the station.