Hudson’s liveliest, largest, and most colorful event of the year, celebrating 21 years!
Winner of “Best Community Winter Event of the Year” for three consecutive years, Winter Walk transforms Hudson’s mile-long main street into a holiday wonderland for one magical evening.
A cherished Hudson tradition, Winter Walk will light up the early December night once more with stunning storefront displays, roaming carolers, Mr. Clause with live reindeer friends, and a magical firework display from the Hudson River. In its 21st year, the 2017 Winter Walk is the perfect way to celebrate and support the creative economy re-energizing Hudson. So layer up and join our radiant community for a night of warm hearts and festive cheer!
Although Hudson Hall coordinates the festival, it’s truly an event that comes together with the cooperation and support of the City of Hudson, our Grand Sponsor Taconic Biosciences and with generous support from the Columbia Economic Development Corporation and so many of our local businesses on Warren Street and vicinity.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Support a Performer
Hudson Hall brings a host of performers and attractions to enliven Warren Street from Worth Avenue to Front Street. If you want to host a performer in your space or on the street, click HERE.
Become a Sponsor
We have lots of sponsorship opportunities – from reindeer and carriage rides to books for children and Santa’s Village. By becoming a sponsor, your business becomes closely associated with Hudson’s holiday tradition and reaches upwards of 20,000 visitors directly. To become a sponsor, click HERE.
Deadline for inclusion in the Winter Walk Brochure is October 20! Sponsors logos are printed in the various marketing materials, and we’d be happy to design a special package of benefits to meet your needs. Prompt return of your sponsorship pledge greatly helps in our planning and promotion efforts. Please contact Rebecca Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a local food vendor or performer? Hudson Hall would love to hear from you! Fill out the vendor application and drop us a line at email@example.com to express your interest in joining the team for the 21st Winter Walk, Hudson’s most popular community event of the festive season.
Become a Volunteer
We’re looking for a team of generous volunteers to lend us their time to help wrap donated children’s books for Santa and his elves to give to local children. Join us on Tuesday, October 24, from 4-6pm in the West Room for a ‘Meet and Greet’ as we jam out to tunes, munch on some snacks, and wrap. To get involved, please email Caroline Lee, Development & Marketing Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Winter Walk: Then and Now Photos
Send us your photos of Winter Walks gone by, and we’ll use them in our social media, press and marketing efforts. Send photos electronically to email@example.com, and hard copies can be delivered to 327 Warren Street.
WINDOWS & DECORATING CONTEST
The Annual Window Decorating Contest and the “Best of” Interiors Contest. The deadline for interiors to be judged is 12pm, Wednesday, Nov. 22. Our anonymous judges will be out and about, evaluating participating locations on Wednesday, November 22. Any interior decorating must be completed by then for consideration. This will allow us to issue a press release and get the news out over the busy Thanksgiving weekend and Small Business Saturday. Deadline for exterior window displays will remain 5pm on Friday, December 1.
Expect more details, especially about new activities and performances, as December approaches. You can stay informed by following the Hudson Hall on social media (@HudsonHall1855).
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WinterWalkHudson on social media.
PARKING AND TRAFFIC
All of Warren Street, from Front Street to 8th Street, will be closed to traffic and parking during Winter Walk from 5-8pm. Only Worth/Prospect Avenue and Front Street will be used for north and south-bound traffic. Parking and traffic in all alleys will be restricted to emergency vehicles only. All other cars will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Trucks will be re-routed around the city for the evening. Cars can use all open entry points to the City, but Warren Street will be closed to all traffic from 5-8pm.
All City municipal parking lots will be available for parking. This includes lots on Warren, Union and Warren Streets, the John L. Edwards Elementary School, the Consolidated Firehouse at 7th and Washington, and the waterfront lots at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. All County lots on Columbia and State Streets will also be available. Paid parking is available at the hospital’s parking garage at the top of Columbia Street and at the Amtrak long-term parking lot on Front Street, across from the station.
Please do not park in privately-owned lots without permission from the owner. We recommend that you dress warmly and arrive early to secure a parking spot.
Please Join Us in Thanking Our Supporters
Winter Walk wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our many sponsors and supporters.
GRAND SPONSOR Taconic Biosciences
PARTNERS City of Hudson | Columbia Economic Development Corporation