Happening This Weekend in Beacon, NY - 12/8/2017

December's Second Saturday is the sparkliest! With the tree lighting this weekend, the art galleries are alive and lit, several loaded with art gifts and small works. Find them in our Second Saturday Guide! This is the time to find the most special things of the season, and Beacon is filled with fantastic options. Anything you want, you'll find it here. All you need to do is walk around and step inside. And now... for the weekend's Things To Do!

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Elf The Musical JR
Day: Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9, 2017
Time: Friday, December 8 at 7 pm - Opening Night
Saturday, December 9 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 9 at 7 pm
Location: Beacon Performing Arts Center, 327B Main St., Beacon, NY
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Breakfast with Santa at County Fare
Day: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: County Fare, 2652 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls, NY
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BeaconArts & The City Of Beacon Annual Tree Lighting
Day: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm, 5 pm (Tree Lighting)
Location: Polhill Park / Beacon Visitors Center (Main Street & Route 9D)
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Live Concert with Kofi & Sankofa
Day: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Coffee with Santa at Bank Square Coffeehouse
Day: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 10 am to noon
Location: Bank Square Coffeehouse, 129 Main St., Beacon, NY
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“Nick of Time” and “Scrooge, A Christmas Carol”
Day: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: “Nick of Time” will be at 1 pm and “Scrooge, A Christmas Carol” at 4 pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Joy To The World Pints & Prayers
Day: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 3 pm
Location: Dogwood, 47 E. Main St., Beacon, NY
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Get Lit Beacon - A Literary Salon
Day: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.

Work:Shop Winter Market
Day: Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10, 2017
Time: Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Wickham Solid Wood Studio, 578 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Ete-Noir Trunk Show
Day: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: KAIGHT, 512 Main St., 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!

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

Bakeology 101
Day: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Rig-ama-jig Builders' Club for K-5th grade
Day: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 4 to 5:30 pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St., Beacon, NY
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Printed Patterns Family Workshop
Day: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 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

Check out this healthy and delicious brunch salad - grilled Scottish salmon with quinoa, arugula, grape tomatoes, chickpeas, roasted peppers and a lemon vinaigrette. Pinkies out for the clinking coffee cup toast!
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

Bellus has #allthegifts! And everything in the shop is 40% off, including this festive silk scarf and beautiful vintage-inspired brass lantern candleholder (may as well pick up a pair, while they're 40% off). Decor treasures are waiting to be found in Bellus, so pick up a gift or treat for your home this weekend.
Where is Bellus on Main? Next door to Luxe Optique.

Luxe Optique

183 Main Street
Shopping for glasses at Luxe Optique is half the fun of finding your favorite pair. And the rumors are true - you'll find a favorite pair, and then you'll find another, and another. It's ok - break free from the mold of glasses, and treat these accessories as you would jewelry or shoes! Give the gift of selection, and liberate your loved one with a gift certificate. You can never go wrong with a gift card! Luxe Optique has them available for your gift-giving needs.
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 up to Main Street!

Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

There's no such thing as having too many scarves. Especially when they're as cozy and soft and versatile and gigantic (46 inches wide by 100 inches long) (that's about 4 feet by 8 feet, folks) as this waffle knit one by Free People. Yes, the Scarf Blanket is back and it's a style you want to wrap yourself in. Available in ivory and black. Get both.

Where is Style Storehouse? Near Waddle n Swaddle.

Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

This Lillian West gown is extra special because it's both a mini-gown and a full gown. The full ballgown skirt has tiers of chiffon and a cathedral-length train, which can be removed to reveal a minigown featuring a halter neckline, all-over lace, and crisscross lace-up back. Get married in the gown, then dance in the mini!
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.

The easiest and most loved gift certificates are those to meet beauty needs!
Find gift certificates to any of Beacon's service businesses - for hot stone massage, hair, makeup, or lashes - in A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide!

Rhinebeck Bank

Rhinebeck Bank is collecting new toys for Grace Smith House's annual toy drive, benefiting kids who stay with them during times of safety and transition. See here for more information on how you can donate.

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Happy Holidays from Antalek & Moore! The agency's windows are decorated brightly as they are every year. Take a picture with them when you're out, and don't forget to tag their Instagram!

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce has a jam-packed evening of celebration and excitement coming up! Next Wednesday, at 4 pm, there will be a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Beacon Creamery and Kringles' Christmas Shop at 134 Main Street. Also, Kringles has opened for the season, so pick out some new Christmas-themed decor and gifts! After the ribbon-cutting, walk across the street to Chill Wine Bar (173 Main Street) for the Chamber's December Member Meeting and holiday get-together. Become a member of the Chamber online here.


The annual lighting of the bicycles is this Saturday! The City of Beacon + BeaconArts Annual Bicycle Tree Lighting is Second Saturday, December 9. The Illumin8 2017: BHA + BeaconArts Bicycle Menorah will be lighted beginning December 12, lasting for 8 nights.
One of the best ways to make sure these luminous traditions continue is by making a donation to BeaconArts, which you can do right here online.

A Little Beacon Space

Need a last-minute holiday event location? A Little Beacon Space has the tree up! To book your private event, see here for pictures and details.

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Until next week!