All about the Snowflake Festival


All of Uptown Kingston will kick off the holiday season which includes something for everyone on Friday December 2nd from 6-8pm.

The Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA) presents the 4th Annual Snowflake Festival to be held in the Historic Stockade Business District of Uptown Kingston on Friday, December 2nd, from 6-8pm. The major sponsors for this year’s festival include Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, WBPM 92.9 and Ulster Savings Bank.

Arriving in a historic fire truck, Santa will light the tree at the corner of Wall and North Front Street promptly at 6pm. Right behind Santa will be this year’s 2016 Light Of Uptown Award recipients Ed & Bill Ford who will be arriving in a vintage 1937 Ford.

The festival’s main stage, located at Wall and John St., will have FREE performances from Music Together, CCE’s Engery & Pook, Coleman HS Chorus, KHS Brass Band, and Ukraine Dancers, and a magician along with a bike raffle, all of which will begin promptly after the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Throughout the celebration in other parts of the Historic Stockade District The Ice-Man will be creating a magnificent snowflake display with dancing lights and music, and Mrs. Claus will be performing her holiday magic show (with puppets!), and The Heat-Miser will be juggling fire which was a crowd pleaser at last year’s Snowflake Festival. Victorian Carolers will stroll the streets filling air with music and holiday spirit.

Under the canopy, many shops and businesses will be joining in the festivities offering crafts, hot chocolate, cookies and even a photo booth to capture your holiday memories with family and friends.

Once again the Senate House will be a winter wonderland of lights and beauty where you can:

  • Stroll the grounds and tour the Loughran House so elegantly decorated for the season
  • Visit with Santa in the Yorker Barn then take a horse drawn carriage ride
  • Enjoy chestnuts roasting over an open fire and hot apple cider
  • Delight in Christmas Carolers singing holiday music

The Fireman’s Museum will also be open handing out treats and a place to warm up and learn about Kingston’s historic Fireman’s heritage and to register for their Power Wheels Raffle.

Make your reservations early for one of the many Uptown restaurants after a fun evening of holiday cheer.

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