Winter Walk 25th Anniversary

Saturday, December 4, 5-8pm

Winter Walk returns to it’s beloved street festival format to celebrate 25 years as Hudson’s favorite winter celebration.

On Saturday, December 4 from 5 – 8pm, Winter Walk lights up the early December night once more with stunning storefront displays, roaming carolers, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, street performers, and a magical fireworks display from the Hudson River.

Hudson Hall first produced Winter Walk in 1997 to help bring foot traffic back to Warren Street after a long period of decline. Today, Winter Walk encompasses the entire mile-long stretch of Hudson’s main street, rings Seventh Street Park, spills over to the side streets, and now extends down to Front Street and the waterfront. Learn more about Winter Walk’s origins here, courtesy of Ellen Thurston.

Voted Best Winter Community Event numerous times, Winter Walk is Hudson’s largest, liveliest, and most colorful event of the year, drawing upwards of 20,000 people to Hudson. So layer up and join our radiant community for a night of warm hearts and festive cheer!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 5:30-9pm
In conjunction with Waterfront Wednesdays at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

To launch the upcoming 25th Anniversary of Winter Walk on December 4, Hudson Hall invites the community to head down to Henry Hudson Waterfront Park on Wednesday, July 21 from 5:30pm – 9pm for a festive evening of Winter Walk-themed music, dance, a processional down Warren Street and a grand fireworks display, as well as food, market stalls and kayak rentals.



Deadline to Apply: August 31, 2021, 12 midnight
Notification Date: October 1, 2021
Event Date: December 4, 2021 (December 3, 2021, for Window Decorating Entries

Presented in partnership with Waterfront Wednesdays, Winter Walk Makes a Summer Splash! celebrates 25 years of Winter Walk, and honors the diversity, ingenuity, and perseverance of Hudson’s unique creative community. With this event, Hudson Hall also launches a new grant opportunity for local artists. Aimed at making the 25th Anniversary the biggest and brightest Winter Walk yet, individuals or teams are invited to apply for $150-$500 of project funding to create bold and bright original performances, happenings, or attractions for the December 4 event.

Apply online or download the application form and submit to by midnight, August 31. For more information, email or phone (518) 822-1438.


Whether it’s donning a costume to animate the street on December 4 or aligning your brand with Hudson’s largest and most beloved community event by becoming an official sponsor, help make the 25th Anniversary of Winter Walk the most successful yet.

Click below to connect with us and learn more about our volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

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Special thanks to Adam H. Weinert and the Waterfront Wednesdays crew, Perfect Ten, Olde Hudson, The Maker, Victoria Rowan, Rich Volo, Deborah D’Arcy, Hillary France, and to the many local businesses and community members whose support and participation has made Winter Walk Hudson’s biggest, brightest and most festive event of the year!

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Hudson Hall’s programming is made possible by New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York Legislature.