Wintertide on the Rondout Waterfront


Sat, Nov 25, 2023    
All Day


Downtown Rondout Business District
1Broadway, Kingston, New York, 12401

Event Type

November 25th, 2023 will be the second Wintertide Festival at the Historic Kingston Waterfront. Head downtown to kick off the holiday season with a full day of neighborhood festivities, free offerings, sales, and activities for the whole family. Live music will accompany the annual tree lighting at dusk



~ Festive offerings from local businesses all day

~ Musical performances throughout the neighborhood

~ Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the front room at Mariner’s Harbor (1-4pm)

~Performances by Uptown Lowdown (4:15pm) and The Rock Academy (5:00pm)

~Tree lighting after dusk at the base of Broadway (5:15pm)

(With special thanks to Mariner’s Harbor for providing our beautiful neighborhood tree!)



Milne Antiques

81 Broadway – Ornament painting with HV artist Steven Dolan / Complimentary beverages & light refreshments / 15% off coupon for weekend purchases

Clove & Creek

73 Broadway – Free Christmas cookies / Woodstock Playhouse Victorian Carolers from 3-5pm

Kingston Wine Co

65 Broadway – Sherry tasting with Nick Africano of En Rama Sherry Co & Mirador Kingston, the upcoming restaurant and sherry bar

Maison Après l’Amour

101 Abeel St – Citrus garland making available during business hours 11am – 6pm

Spruce Design + Decor

63 Broadway – Complimentary holiday cookies & candies

Rosie General

39 Broadway – Open late with a hot chocolate bar from 3-5pm

Peace Love Vintage

37 Broadway – Mini gift stockings with prizes inside with any purchase

Half Moon Rondout Cafe

36 Broadway – Festive donuts in shop / pop-up at Mariner’s Harbor with Santa & Mrs. Claus / keyboard music by Mr. Joseph

Holding Space Place

34 Broadway – Pop-up with art-focused gifts / festive photo booth


33 Broadway – Hot mulled wine special / projecting silent holiday movies after dark

Autumn Elise Vintage

25b Broadway – Complimentary champagne

Chicory Naturalist

25a Broadway – Twig ornament making for all ages / Celtic harp music from Mike Nielsen

Facets of Earth

22 Broadway – Family-friendly jewelry making

Savona’s Trattoria

11 Broadway – Nutella pizza special

Mariner’s Harbor

1 Broadway – Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus! / pop-up donuts & hot chocolate from Half Moon / tree lighting at dusk

Maritime Museum

50 Rondout Landing – Reduced price admission/ 10% off museum shop/wooden toy build

Hops Petunia Floral

1 W Strand – Mini wreath making

Yarn Farm Kingston

21 W Strand – Free sweet for all shoppers / weekend-long raffle for craft kits / bar specials

TKG Real Estate

27 W Strand – Antique quilt pop-up / complimentary cider & cookies

Kingston Boat Co

The slip – Free cider aboard for river trips departing at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm

ArtPort Kingston

108 E Strand St – Locally-made ornaments for sale / creative workshops / hot drinks



The Rock Academy

Dance Performance by Uptown Lowdown

Woodstock Playhouse Victorian Carolers

The Pop-Up Carolers

Celtic harp from Mike Nielsen

Keyboard from Mr. Joseph

*Bob & Steph Demarest*