On Saturday, November 27, the businesses in the historic waterfront district will be celebrating Small Business Saturday.
From 3:00-6:00pm Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the TR Gallo Park gazebo, and there will be a holiday tree lighting sponsored by Stortz Lighting.
The Rip van Winkle ship will be decorated and serving hot chocolate. The Trolley Museum & Hudson River Maritime Museum will be open and the trolley will be running. At 4:00pm, the Reher Center will host holiday stories told by Karen Pillsworth, Kingston's Storyteller Laureate.
Stores will have sales and snacks: Next Boutique will have 20% discounts on all new holiday collections and 50-75% off summer and fall, Hops Petunia will have festive crowns and treats, Clove and Creek will have live music and Christmas cookies, Facets of Earth will have spiked cider, cookies and 15% off all jewelry, loose gemstones and gifts. Brunette Wine Bar will have complimentary mulled wine kits to dine-in customers and will be streaming holiday movies after dark. Folk House Collective will have hot cider and donuts, Mariners Harbor will have complimentary hot chocolate, Milne will have hot mulled apple cider, spiked apple cider and seasonal cookies, and Sassafras Mercantile will host a kids touch & feel station outside on the side walk from 2-4, followed by a DJ inside from 4-6:00pm and serving hot chai mocktails all day. Don't forget Half Moon for donuts and coffee.