Happening This Weekend - 12/1/2017

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

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The Celebration of Lights
Day: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 6-9pm (parade starts at 6:30pm)
Location: Main Street and Garden Street with tree lighting on Main Street and Market Street.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas
Day: Fri-Sun, December 1-3, 2017
Time: 8pm
Location: County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W Main St, Wappingers Falls, NY
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Breakfast With Santa
Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: The Towne Crier 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY
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Sinterklaas Festival Day!
Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: All day!
Location: Village of Rhinebeck, 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: 11-7pm
Location: The American Legion, 413 Main St, Beacon, NY
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Psychedelic Sparkle Christmas Party
Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 4-11pm
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 flyer. Pop-ups are fun!

Intro to AcroYoga Workshop
Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Shambhala Wellness Center, 4 South Chestnut St, Beacon, NY
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Now is a 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 in A Little Beacon Blog's Classes Guide and ask them!

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

Game Club
Day: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 3-5pm
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 is ready to host your holiday party. Reservations for parties are going on 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 and 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 and includes 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 the block from Beacon Bread Company.

PARKING HINT: Park behind 1 East Main by the Hudson Valley Brewery and use the back walkway entrance!

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

While we're talking about holiday parties, why not pair one of these chunky knit sweaters with a surplice neckline by Mink Pink with a fun pair of leggings and boots? The entire outfit - boots included - are 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 with a stunning effect. A deep V-back and drop waist complete the look.The barely-there headpiece by Bel Aire is a perfect compliment 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 hard working teachers with gift certificates to any of Beacon's service businesses for 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 local 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 that is December 1st, 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 posted the pictures. Take a peek!

BeaconArts :

The annual lighting of the bicycles happens in December. The City of Beacon + BeaconArts Annual Bicycle Tree Lighting is December 9th. The Illumin8 2017: BHA + BeaconArts Bicycle Menorah starts December 12th and has a lighting for 8 nights.
One of the best ways to make sure this continues is through a donation to BeaconArts, which you can do right here online.

A Little Beacon Space

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Until next week!