WARRENSBURG The nineteenth annual Christmas in Warrensburgh celebration entitled Toyland will be held the weekend of Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2, 2007. Sponsored by Warrensburgh Beautification, a non-profit organization and committee of the town, this long standing tradition brings our community, young and old alike, together during this festive season for spiritual and cultural enrichment. This years theme embodies the true essence of the event, celebrating the child in all of us. This old fashioned holiday celebration has included participants from throughout the Adirondacks and beyond, showcased local and regional talent, and welcomed visitors from throughout the Northeast. Highlights of the weekend events are as follows: Friday, Nov. 30th 6 - 9 p.m.
Festival of Trees Holiday House Tour - John G. Smith Mansion , c.1910 Home of Dr. Raluca Sandler and Gary Cooper, 63 Hudson Street Saturday, Dec. 1st
Church Bazaars and Luncheons, Cookie Walks and Food Sales: Countryside Adult Home; Churches: First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, Holy Cross, Saint Cecilias Roman Catholic Open Houses - Local Businesses Craft Demonstrations - Riverside Gallery and Miller Art & Frame Traditional Rug Hooking by Joan Mohrmann Spinning and Weaving by Serendipity Spinners Porcupine Quill Work by Thomas Mowatt Watercolor Painting by Mary Chaffee Frank Maren Dunn Adirondack Photography by Jamie Lee McNeill. Live music. Richards Library - Faerie Tales with Lady Slipper - 11 a.m., 2 p.m. The Gift of Winter Native American Perspective with Larry Francis - 12:30 p.m. Carmellas Deli - Noon - 2 p.m. Photos with Dominic the Donkey from the hills of Italy. Complimentary Cookies and Hot Chocolate Coffee Room (at the Pillars) - 1 - 3 p.m. The Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Artic National Refuge - Visit with author/illustrator Bruce Hiscock and learn to draw a reindeer. The Pillars - Noon - 4 p.m. Rides and Photos with Miniature Horses Sweet Lady and Frog TOYLAND - Emerson Town Hall, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. US Postal Special Holiday Cancellation Face Painting Decorate a Gingerbread House Create an Ornament Spin Art, Beading, Stuff-a-Critter Wooden Toy Workshop with Sky Gregson Life Size Candyland Game Maple Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Homemade Baked Goods Music by Santas Elves Photos with Santa Visit with Gingerbread the Reindeer CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY - Floyd Bennett Bandstand, 6 p.m. Warrensburgh High School Jazz Band Blessing of the Tree Caroling with Cub Scout Pack 31 and area Girl Scouts Arrival of Santa and Lighting of the Tree Hot Chocolate & Cookies FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY Hearts in Harmony Concert - First United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Country & Christmas Karaoke - Ashes Hotel, 7 p.m. Audrey & Friends Woodwind Wonderland Silent Auction and Dinner - Merrill Magee House, 6 p.m. Reservations: 623-2449 Sunday, Dec. 2nd
Breakfast with Santa Luck- E-Star Cafe, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Holiday Craft Fair - The Lodge on Echo Lake, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Food Concession by Carmellas Deli. Crafts, Cookies & Carols - First Presbyterian Church, 2 - 4 p.m. Goldie Hitchcocks 100th Birthday Celebration Ashes Hotel,1 p.m. Free Buffet Winter in Warrensburgh Art Contest (WCS K-6 and 7-12 grades) entries will be on display at Carmellas Deli throughout the holidays. Peoples Choice voting for the Official 2008 Christmas in Warrensburgh Poster. For further information either call 518-466-5497 or e-mail