Happening This Weekend - 12/1/2017

Festivals of lights are starting, making for a bright opening to the Holiday Season. Enjoy your weekend - we've got plenty of ideas to get you started here!

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The Celebration of Lights
Day: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 6 to 9 pm (parade starts at 6:30 pm)
Location: Main Street and Garden Street with tree lighting on Main Street and Market Street.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Day: Friday to Sunday, December 1-3, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Location: County Players at the Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St., Wappingers Falls, NY
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Breakfast With Santa
Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 11 am
Location: The Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Sinterklaas Festival Day!
Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: All day!
Location: Village of Rhinebeck, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Self Made: A Makers Collective Presents Holiday Bash
Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 11 to 7 pm
Location: The American Legion, 413 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Psychedelic Sparkle Christmas Party
Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 4 to 11 pm
Location: Beacon Art Studios, 211 Fishkill Ave., Beacon, NY
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If you are hosting a true pop-up shop - a limited-time-only shopping event that is more than a trunk show - then you can submit it to A Little Beacon Blog's Pop-Up Shop Guide with a flyer. Pop-ups are fun!

Intro to AcroYoga Workshop
Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Location: Shambhala Wellness Center, 4 S. Chestnut St., Beacon, NY
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Now is the time to check in with your favorite Yoga or Music studio to see if they are offering sales on class packages. Get a head start by checking A Little Beacon Blog's Classes Guide to find your fave!

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Adult Classes Guide.

Game Club
Day: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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For a full list of upcoming classes, visit our Kids Classes Guide.
The Vault
446 Main Street

Looking festive! The Vault is decorated and ready to host your holiday party. They are taking reservations now, so dial it in! Your guests can enjoy their wonderful tapas menu, small-batch spirits, specialty cocktails and local craft beers. Call (845) 202-7735.
Where is The Vault? Near Beacon Bath & Bubble.

Thank you to The Vault and to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

The "Office Urban Bag" by Burel Mountain Originals is made with 100% pure sheep wool and natural leather and is lightweight, sturdy and ideal for everyday use.
SALE ALERT: The entire store at Bellus is 40% off, so you could apply that to this bag, which is beautifully handsome.
Where is Bellus on Main? Next door to Luxe Optique.

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
These "Rhythm" frames by Dita are meticulously handcrafted, using thin titanium inlay that extends the entire length of the frame. These specs include custom wire core with intricate pressed detail and Dita's proprietary hex screw hinges. Go into Luxe to take a closer look...

Where is Luxe Optique? Across Cliff Street from Beacon Bread Company.

PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main, by the Hudson Valley Brewery, and use the back walkway to come up to Main Street!

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

While we're talking about holiday parties, why not outfit yourself with one of these chunky knit sweaters with a surplice neckline by Mink Pink, paired with a fun pair of leggings and boots? The entire outfit - boots included - is available inside. Don't forget to take in Style Storehouse's beautiful holiday window display!

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

Chantilly lace covers this entire Justin Alexander gown to create a stunning effect. A deep V-back and drop waist complete the look. The barely-there headpiece by Bel Aire is a perfect complement to the super-soft faux fur shrug by Blue Ribbon. Available at Lambs Hill now.

Where Is Lambs Hill? In the renovated factory building near the dummy light.

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide! Bellus on Main, Luxe Optique, Lambs Hill, and Style Storehouse.

Teacher gifts are coming up!
Treat your (or your kids') hard-working teachers with gift certificates to any of Beacon's service businesses, offering hot stone massage, hair, makeup, or lashes!

Rhinebeck Bank

Lou Stripoli, owner of Caffe Aurora Pastry Shop, is the featured guest on this week's episode of Wake Up with Rhinebeck Bank. Caffe Aurora is a pastry shop in Poughkeepsie's River District, and they are celebrating their 77th anniversary this year! Not only that, they are involved with The Celebration of Lights celebration in Poughkeepsie to be held December 1, 2017. Enjoy a fireworks display, food and a parade. Michelle Barone-Lepore of Rhinebeck Bank (pictured here) will be singing at the event!

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

The people at Antalek & Moore are reminding you to pay attention to your pipes as the weather gets colder. They have frozen pipes tips from Travelers, their partner insurance company, that you can act on now.

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
Have you been to the Clove Creek Dinner Theater on Route 9? The Beacon Chamber of Commerce held their last Member Meeting there, and pictures have been posted. Take a peek!


The annual lighting of the bicycles! It happens every December. The City of Beacon + BeaconArts Annual Bicycle Tree Lighting is December 9, Second Saturday. The Illumin8 2017: BHA + BeaconArts Bicycle Menorah starts December 12 and will be lighted for eight nights.
One of the best ways to make sure this continues is by making a donation to BeaconArts, which you can do right here online.

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Until next week!