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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The Snowflake Festival

snowflake-fest-poster Uptown Kingston kicks off the Holiday Season with the Snowflake Festival… A fun, family oriented celebration and tree lighting ceremony.

WHO: Kingston Uptown Business Association
WHAT: The Snowflake Festival
WHEN: Friday, Dec 2nd, 6PM – 8PM
WHY: See Santa arrive on a Fire Truck!

Enjoy a fabulous tree lighting ceremony and then visit Santa with the kids at the Senate House grounds. There will also be an ice sculpture show, LIVE music, bike raffles and tons of shopping and dining. Celebrate with us for some serious Holiday Uptown Fun!

Snowflake Festival Chill Ride

Join us for our 2nd ride in the Chill Ride series. These rides are a chance to get out and experience winter cycling with a group of “chill” riders. The rides are slow and suitable for riders of all ages and abilities.

WHO: Kingston Land Trust & Bike Friendly Kingston
WHAT: Snowflake Festival Chill Ride
WHEN: Friday, Dec 2nd,
WHY: Take a chill ride then enjoy the Snowflake Fest!

This ride supports the Snowflake Festival hosted by the KUBA. Decorated bikes are encouraged and appreciated! Be sure to have working headlight and rear lights. After the ride, stay for the Snowflake festival. BFK is supporting KUBA’s bike raffle by donating bike helmets and locks for the winners.