We look forward to seeing you for the Victorian Holiday

Enterprise file photo — Michael Koff

The Festival of Trees, at Altamont’s Masonic Hall, always attracts admiring glances.

Enterprise file photo — Michael Koff

With a little help, Mia Reinemann poses with a Christmas cookie she decorated at a Victorian Holiday stop and also models a crown she acquired at an earlier stop.

To the Editor:

Altamont Community Tradition is excited for the annual Victorian Holiday to finally be here! We have many new additions this year that we hope will make a great addition to our annual holiday celebration.

Please join us and help our community come to life and revel in the holiday spirit!

Activities kick off on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. ACT invites the community to a wine-and-cheese reception at the Masonic Hall. Come mingle with your neighbors and meet some new ones.

You will be able to vote on your favorite holiday tree and bid on the very creative decorated wreaths, all done by village businesses and individuals. There will also be over 30 raffle items up for grabs!

The festivities continue on Sunday, Dec. 15, starting with the highly anticipated new addition, the “Howliday Pet Parade” that begins at 11:45 a.m. at the Masonic Hall. The parade will be led by John Scally, our local bagpiper.

You and your pets are invited to dress in your best holiday gear (or an ugly holiday sweater you love) and parade the streets of Altamont, ending at Orsini Park. Altamont Family Values has donated a small prize for the best-dressed costumed critter.

Activities continue from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday with free activities indoors and outdoors throughout the village: Festival of Trees; Wreath Auction; History/Mystery Scavenger Hunt as well as food, crafts for all ages, bonfires, hay rides, games, a living Nativity at the Reformed Church, Christmas carols, Sax-o-Claus, bagpipes, and so much more!

Enjoy our expanded Winter Market as we welcome 85 vendors into our community! A trolley will take visitors on a loop around the village, stopping at all Winter Market locations where visitors can find artisan crafts, local brews, and festive food. Many village businesses will also be open for regular hours with some hosting special events.

At 4:45 p.m., join us in Orsini Park for the annual tree-lighting followed by the highly anticipated Santa train at 5 p.m. with gifts and photo opportunities located the the Altamont Free Library.

We look forward to seeing you and your families out enjoying this wonderful community this weekend!

For more information visit www.altamontcommunitytradition.org or our Facebook page: facebook.com/AltamontCommunityTradition.

Leanne Royer


Community Tradition

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