Holidays in Essex

December 7, 2024
Downtown Essex

Visit picturesque Essex, NY for our annual tree lighting event and holiday craft fair!

When is it?

December 7, 2024, time TBD

Where is it?

Main Street in Essex, NY

More details to come!

Last year...

Friday, December 1st

Tree Lighting & Caroling

Saturday, December 2nd

Holidays in Essex

Kids' Activities

  • 9:30am Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive at the Essex Ferry Dock
  • 9am - 11am Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Essex Firehouse (hosted by the Essex Masonic Lodge)
  • 11am Reindeer Run (hosted by Champlain Area Trails)
  • 11:30 - 2pm Cookie Decorating and Holiday Crafts at the Essex Old Brick Store (next to Town Hall). Crafting brought to you by Belden Noble Memorial Library.

The holiday fun continues on Saturday, December 9th at The Grange and Whitcomb's Holiday Market!

Help Essex get in the holiday spirit!

Volunteer to help set up on Friday, December 1st or Saturday, December 2nd and spread the cheer. It'll be tons of fun, and there will be plenty of free treats, too!

Sign up to be a volunteer
Holiday Decor Contest

Think you have the most festive house, yard, or window display in town? Send a photo of your holiday decor to by December 17th for a chance to be featured on social media and win tickets to the First Annual Essex Chili Cook-Off next year!

Send us your best shot!
A live broadcast for Elf TV hosted by Ellen, the president of Essex Initiatives.
Photo credit: Dana Cormier
A fun and festive day at the Holidays in Essex craft fair in 2023.
Photo credit: Dana Cormier
Photo Credit: Phil Draper
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