WinterTide 2023


Saturday, November 25th, 2023



~ 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*

The Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby

The Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby, now celebrating 20 years, is a parade of non-motorized kinetic sculptures capable of rolling down lower Broadway in Kingston, NY. It is an event that brings professional artists, the creatively inclined, families and friends together to show off their wild, wacky, and original soapbox creations. The Artists’ Soapbox Derby happens in August on the third Sunday of the month. More info at:

Night Market

Photo courtesy of Kevin Godbey –

The Night Market is a monthly outdoor gathering of a diverse array of independent vendors hailing from NY State, many of whom are local to Kingston. The Night Market inspires the community to walk our district, support local vendors, and engage with the historic heritage of the area.

Urban Renewal of the mid 20th century destroyed many of the storefronts which at one point in history housed independent businesses integral to the neighborhood’s character: ateliers, haberdasheries, taverns and other merchants serving the vibrant immigrant community. The Night Market creates a new space for these vital independent merchants and makers to inspire, and serve the public.

Late shopping, food, music, sales and more. 

4th Saturdays – 6-8pm

2023 Night Market Schedule:







First Saturdays

The vibrant First Saturday gallery receptions offer a glimpse of what our creative city has to offer. Events throughout the year, on the first Saturday of each month, include live music, open studio tours, theatrical performances, wine tastings, arts & cultural activities and more.

Fourth of July

Waterfront outdoor dining and live music kick off the annual Fourth of July celebration, followed by a video tribute to veterans. Visitors to the waterfront can sit back and enjoy locally sponsored fireworks display. Parking and shuttles will be available to make a Holiday celebration drawing large crowds convenient.

Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small Business Saturday is a day that offers shoppers incentives to shop local businesses. It’s celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.


Kingston honors its Dutch heritage by re-creating a beloved holiday and hosting a series of events including cookie decoration, ornament making, story telling, music performances and more. Kingston’s festivities culminate with a parade, made up of puppeteers, neighborhood children and bands, ending at Rondout Creek, where Sinterklaas boards a boat to leave Kingston (playing the traditional role of Spain) for Rhinebeck (the Netherlands).