WinterWalk and Winter Parade
Saturday, 10 December, 2016
PARADE BEGINS at 5:00pm Sharp! WinterWalk is:
6 pm to 9 pm
Main Street, Valatie
Santa Clausaccompanied by our Winter Parade will ring in festivities throughout the village. Shop at our stores, sample holiday food and enjoy live music and entertainment until 9 pm.
WinterWalk, sponsored by the Village of Valatie, the Valatie Santa Claus Club, and the Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association (V.E.R.A.) begins with a Winter Paradeat 5pm. There will be sales at local stores, holiday treats, artisans, raffles, live music, dancers, entertainment and more.
The parade will be populated by firetrucks and rescue vehicles from several local fire departments, as well ascarolers from regional organizations, and parade-stopping performances from KJ's Gymnasticsand theRoz Dancers. A classical feature of Valatie's winter parade is Santa Claus riding through the village on his sleigh.
Valatie WinterWalk Committee announces the Grand Marshall for this year's 2016 Winter Parade: longtime Valatian, Nancy Kelly--who by the way was also a friend of another sometime Valatian, Virginia O'Hanlon, of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" fame.
A variety of live musical performances will include rock'n'roll byThe Reverberators; Singer-Songwriters Abby Lappenand Liv Waters, guitar/vocals by Marilyn Miller and classical harp music by Dawn Danis. Blue Hand Luke will roam with his saxophone, and Carolerswill meander at various indoor and outdoor venues during the evening's festivities!
Santa will park his sleigh for the evening at the Valatie Community Theatre on Main Street, where he will listen to kids’ Wish Lists. Heldeberg Marionettes and Roger the Jester, will entertain kids at the Senior Center, where Carapace Farm Puppetrywill give two live performances of The Shoemakers and the Elves, their new holiday production. Village shops are open teeming with homemade cookies, and other holiday goodies.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church will present a Living Nativity in the village on the lawn of the landmark First Presbyterian Church of Valatie.
Snap some pictures with Santa and winter-time views of our fabulous waterfalls, and do some holiday shopping with our artisans and the eclectic mix of stores in our charming and historic village.
Special thanks to our Community Partner, Kinderhook Bank Join us for a memorable and festive evening !