Winter Walk and Winter Parade Saturday, 08 December, 2018 PARADE BEGINS at 5:00pm Sharp!
Winter Walk is:6 pm to 9 pm Main Street, Valatie
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus accompanied 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 Parade at 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 as carolers from regional organizations, and parade-stopping performances from KJ's Gymnastics and the Flach Gymnastics Academy.
A classical feature of Valatie's winter parade is Santa Claus riding through the village on his sleigh.
A variety of live musical performance will include rock'n'roll by Side Show Willie and acoustical rock by Marty McDermott; Singer-Songwriters Abby Lappen, guitar/vocals by Marilyn Miller and classical harp music by Dawn Danis.
Carolers will meander at various indoor and outdoor venues during the evening's festivities! Valatian Author, Jamie Cat Callan will sign her latest book also on Main Street!
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 John Farrell / Hope River Music will perform his popular repertoire.
Village shops are open teeming with homemade cookies and other holiday goodies. 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.