Hoehmtown Happenings: Getting in the Holiday Spirit in Clarkstown:

I am delighted to let you know that we are once again opening our Winter Wonderland at Congers Lake Memo rial Park this year. Residents are invited to join us on Thursday, December 15th at 6pm, as we light a new tree at the entrance to the Community Center and kick off the Winter Wonderland – LED light display. Town staff constructed the LED light displays through a portion of the walking trail surrounding the Congers Community Center located at 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers.

Families will be able to stroll through the walkway and look at all the beautiful Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday light displays while listening to festive music.
So many of us enjoy Congers Lake during the nice weather and now we can continue to enjoy the park during the holidays too. We will have lots of winter activities that evening from horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa Claus on the Congers Fire Department truck, roasting s’mores over the fire by the lake, and an indoor children’s concert with the popular Matty Roxx.

We will also be serving hot chocolate and cookies inside. As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season surrounds us, take this opportunity to come together at beautiful Congers Lake for some holiday fun. This event always reminds me of what a great place Clarkstown is to live and what a wonderful community we have.

The Winter Wonderland light display will be open daily from December 16th to January 1st from 5pm to 9:45pm. Residents are also encouraged to register for some of the festive programs being held at the Congers Community Center throughout the month of December. Some of the programs include holiday family hoedown, canvas painting, create lego winter scene, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, dance class and family bingo night. Thanks to our Recreation staff for creating such a great variety of programs for all of us, and thank you to our Engineering and Facilities and IT Department staff for constructing the light display.

Also, did you hear? It is rumored that Santa is going to hide hundreds of candy canes around Congers Station Park again this year. So bring your flashlights and bags and join us as we search for hidden candy canes on December 12th at 5:30pm at the Congers Train Station on Burnside Ave. This year, we are also lighting a tree at the train station park during the annual candy cane hunt!

Lastly, we are partnering with Heritage of West Nyack for their annual tree lighting and historic house tours at the Historic Traphagen property, 131 Germonds Rd, West Nyack on Sunday, December 11th from 3:30pm-5pm. The Vanderbilt/Traphagen House will be open 3:30pm-5pm,
Budke House from 3:30pm-4:30pm, and Santa arrives at 4:30pm. Enjoy some live music by the Albertus Magnus High School Choir directed by Cesar Orozco and Music with Scott Stanton, Keith Olsen, and Pat Keating. It will be a night to take a step back in time. We are thrilled to be able to offer the residents of Clarkstown all these fun holiday activities. Happy Holi days to all of you and your families and best wishes for the New Year!

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