Eat, dance, and visit vintage homes at the Victorian Holiday

Enterprise file photo — Michael Koff

Santa Claus is coming to town — again. He’ll arrive by train at the old station, now the Altamont Free Library, in the center of the village to close out the Victorian Holiday Celebration on Dec. 10.

To the Editor:

Altamont Community Tradition is hosting its annual Victorian Holiday Celebration and Winter Market again this year on Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon to 5 p.m.

This event is a wonderful opportunity for Capital District residents to enjoy the beauty of the season in the cozy hamlet that is Altamont.  

The annual event will feature many attractions including a Holiday House Tour (only $5), of the many lovingly restored vintage homes. Visitors can enjoy the experience, traveling in comfort from one home to the other, on a trolley ride that is free of charge.

Maps will be available so that visitors can partake in many of the activities that will be offered, including the Festival of Trees, Wreath Auction, crafts for children with Mrs. Red Shoes, face-painting, hay rides, games, treasure hunts, and multiple vendors selling incredible wares.

There will be plenty of delicious food and local brews, and many businesses throughout the village will have their doors open to provide welcoming events for the public.    

There will be book-signings from well-known local children’s authors at the Altamont Free Library, and at 5 p.m. Santa will arrive on a train with gifts for the children and photo opportunities for all.   

If you feel a little chilled, head over to the bonfire and, if you feel the urge to move, dance to the tune of the musicians who will be sharing their talent and tunes!

Please join us for this timeless and wonderful village tradition that brings communities together, supports local vendors, and ensures a good time for all!

Jaya Connors, board member

Altamont Community Traditions

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