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 performers and attractions include:
Sean the Prankster
Crazy Christine Balloons
Roger the Jester
Holly, Andy & Ivy
Circus Theatricks with Sean Fagan
Key of Q
Horse and Carriage Rides
Holiday Tree at 7th Street Park (Thanks to Friends of the Park)
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Santa via Zoom (by reservation in the weeks leading up to Winter Walk)
Fireworks display from the Hudson River
(More to be announced!)
Hudson Hall is pleased to announce the winners of the Winter Walk 25th Anniversary Artist Grant Program. Celebrating the perseverance of Hudson’s creative community, the $15,000 in grant funds give artists financial support to help create work that will be featured at Winter Walk:
Adam H. Weinert
Diata International Folkloric Theater
DJ Ronnie Rave
Dmitry Wild, Ryder Cooley and Peter Breed
Flow Chart Foundation and Oral History Summer School
Francesca Avani and Yvonne Michelle
Hudson Festival Orchestra
Hudson Sloop Club
Jef “Wolfy” Scharf
Jonah Bokaer Choreography with Hala Shah, Nadia Khayarallah and Yeohlee Teng
Leslie Gerchick & Nathaniel Doyno
Michael Udwary, aka Krampus
Sonda Loring and Joro Boro
GET INVOLVED IN WINTER WALK 2021!
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.
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!
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.