Tonight -- Friday, Dec. 7 -- is the 26th annual WOODSTOCK OPEN HOUSE presented by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Arts. From 5 – 9 p.m, more than 70 stores and businesses (many at the the center of town) will be filled with free entertainment, festive window displays, merriment and food. This event has a great reputation for creativity, family fun, and warmth (the social kind, not the outside temps!) Speaking of the weather, the sprinkling of snow we're having right now will make it all the more festive. I'm planning on attending!
Here is more info from the Chamber:
This year's event will be extended throughout the weekend to add more activities and entertainment. New to our expanded event are puppet stories, dancing birds and many charming surprises. Returning this year are groups, The Cover Girlz, singing holiday harmonies and The Princes of Serendip who will be performing their original and delightful music. Renni Cantine will have a band and Julie Last will join with friends to entertain us again.
The Woodstock School Carolers with a Brass Ensemble will stroll throughout the village while Santa and Frosty the Snowman will be giving out candy.
Of course, our favorite Culinary Ice sculptor will be returning outside Chez Grandmere.
There will be book and CD signings at Golden Notebook, art and jewelry showings, Bead demonstrations, gallery exhibits, raffles and holiday gift ideas galore. Fresh popcorn at Candlestock and hot apple cider at Catskill Mt. Pizza will be offered. Many different holiday cookies will be served along with wine and cheese tastings. Come and nibble, then stay for dinner at one of our many excellent restaurants.