High Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony - Saturday, December 2, starting at 5:30 pm until 7 pm

High Falls Christmas Tree Lighting 2017 with Santa and Carolers

WHAT: Join the friendly citizens of High Falls, the historic Ulster County hamlet, for the 2017 High Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony. This annual holiday event celebrates the joys of small-town living in the Mid-Hudson Valley and officially ushers in the holiday season. Bring the kids to share memories that will last a lifetime! All are invited, free of charge!

WHERE: The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at the corner of Rt 213 and Second Street in High Falls, Ulster County, 12440. Gather at the tall evergreen tree in the center of town, adjacent to the future home of Depuy Canal House. Menorahs will be displayed in the windows of the nearby High Falls businesses.

WHO: This annual holiday season kick-off celebration will be lead by High Falls Civic Association Master of Ceremonies Edward Schoelwer. Ed is a veteran M.C. from the High Falls Pet Show, Rosendale Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem Street Festivals, and more. Sing-a-long Christmas carols will be lead by High Falls neighbors of all ages. Free hot soup will be served, provided by High Falls Kitchenette and Buffy & Brian Gribbon of the The High Falls Cafe.

The highlight of the event is the arrival of Santa Claus on a fire engine, courtesy of The High Falls Volunteer Fire Department. Santa will be gifting the children with candy canes and Hannukah gelt this year. After the festivities, all are invited to the Community Church of High Falls for hot chocolate & cookies. The Church is at the corner of Mohonk Road & Firehouse Rd.

DO A GOOD DEED: Please be sure to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys for Tots program to help less fortunate children this season

YOUR HOSTS:This annual tradition is brought to you free of charge by The High Falls Civic Association, which holds numerous special community events all year-round to strengthen small-town pride and to preserve our way of life for future generations.


Next month's general meeting is December 6, 2017 at 6pm in the back room of the Kitchenette restaurant in High Falls, NY. We meet the first Wednesday of each month and new members are welcome. We have some exciting new projects coming up. If you like gardening, come on by! We welcome new members!

Any resident of High Falls and the surrounding area is welcome to join and that includes Stone Ridge, Cottekill, and beyond.