Winter Walk 25th Anniversary

Saturday, December 4, 5-8pm

Winter Walk returns to its 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, street performers, food, drinks, 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.

Winter Walk 2021 focuses on outdoor attractions that can be safely enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. The lineup of street performers and attractions include:

Aly’s Ponies & Barnyard Friends, Arcadia Rae, Beautiful Racket, Canaan Chorale, Circus Theatricks with Seano, Crazy Christine Balloons, Diata Diata Drumming, Harmony Project Hudson, Hi-Beam, Holly Andy Ivy, Hudson City School District Band Program, Hudson Festival Orchestra Holiday Sing, Hudson High Marching Band, Ice Yacht: The Vixen, Key of Q, Krampus, Living Large Draft Horse & Carriage Rides, Orcapelicans, Roger the Jester, Sax O’Claus, Sean The Prankster Magician, St. Julian’s Jugglers…and more!

Come by City Hall (520 Warren Street) to meet Santa Claus! The jolly little elf will be on hand for one-on-one, socially-distanced consultations with the little ones. Whether they’ve been naughty or nice, Santa presents each child with a FREE gift-wrapped, age-specific book to help make their Christmas dreams come true.  

Watch Winter Walk’s 25th Anniversary


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.


Hudson Hall relies on the support of the community to keep Winter Walk a free event. Consider making a donation here.

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Hudson Hall thanks our 2021 Winter Walk Sponsors

25th Anniversary Sponsor

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

Mark and Deborah D’Arcy

Media Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Bob Michel & Jean Warshaw, Flowerkraut, Frank & Maria Hadley, Mane Street Hairstyles, Manifest Boutique, Sarah Lipsky & Timothy Doyle, Tradewinds, Isaan Thai Star, The Second Show, and WB GolfCart

Special thanks to Adam H. Weinert and the Waterfront Wednesdays crew, Deborah D’Arcy, JD Urban, Hillary France, Hudson Youth Department, Mayor Kamal Johnson, Mayoral Aide Michael Hoffman, Operation Unite NY, Rich Volo, Victoria Rowan, 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!

Thanks also to Myron Polenberg for the Winter Walk 25th Anniversary poster design.