Winter Walk

Hudson’s largest, liveliest, and most colorful event!

Celebrating the Spirits of Winter Walks Past, Present and Yet to Come, the 23rd annual festival honors Ellen Thurston, “Queen of Winter Walk” and all those whose efforts have made Winter Walk Hudson’s largest, liveliest and most colorful event of the year!

The 2019 Winter Walk kicks off at 4:45pm outside City Hall on Warren Street where the evening ceremoniously begins with the Santa Parade and procession to Hudson Hall. The city-wide event includes brightly decorated shops hosting live performances and refreshments, carriage rides, strolling carolers, stilt-walkers, musicians, random acts of merriment, and a host of holiday characters, including Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus.

Read the History of Winter Walk as told by Ellen Thurston

See the Event Guide below, and check back regularly for updates! Download the PDF of Event Guide HERE


For questions about SPONSORSHIP, please email hohoho@hudsonhall.org

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #HudsonWinterWalk 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 Columbia, 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.

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 hello@hudsonhall.org, and hard copies can be delivered to 327 Warren Street.