Santa offers a little friendly advice about holiday behavior to three children attending the 2011 edition of Christmas in Warrensburgh. Santa is to be back this Saturday Dec. 1 stationed at "Toyland" — the Warrensburg Town Hall — for the 2012 installment of the festival that annually celebrates traditional holiday spirit.
WARRENSBURG Brimming with holiday spirit from a bygone era, the 24th annual Christmas in Warrensburgh celebration is to be held the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2 with events throughout town.
This long-standing tradition annually brings together people of all ages from local communities as well as afar for spiritual and cultural enrichment, event founder Teresa Whalen said this week.
This old-fashioned holiday celebration annually features crafters, artisans, musicians and vocalist from throughout the Adirondacks in its array of activities.
This year’s theme, “Living off the Land,” celebrates 200 years of cultural heritage in the Warrensburg and Warren County.
Friday, Nov. 30
•“Season’s Readings” with Mason Smith, Penelope Jewell, David Cedarstrom, Nancy Kimball, Pat Leonard, 7-9 p.m. in Willows Bistro, Main St.
•Preview Reception of the new exhibit “Our Toys,” 5-8 p.m., Warrensburgh Museum of Local History,
Saturday, Dec. 1
•Bazaars, crafts, greens, pancake breakfast, luncheons, Friendship Tea, Cookie Walk, holiday desserts, hot foods at various churches through town plus the Countryside Adult Home on Schroon River Road.
•Mini Festival of Trees, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•Open Houses featuring Adirondack artisans and craft demonstrations at area shops: Adirondack Ambiance, Adirondack Native Plant, Adirondack Rustic Interiors, Blue Heron Designs, Brown’s Tree Farm, J. Gallup Farm, Lazy River Farms, Miller Art & Frame, Nemec’s Sports, Farm & Garden, Rebecca’s Florist, Riverside Gallery, others.
•Book signings by local authors, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Willows Bistro, Main St. 10 a.m. - Pat Leonard, 11 a.m. - Irv West, Noon – David Cedarstrom 1 p.m. - Vincent Palazzo, 2 p.m. - Randy Kneer.
•History exhibits, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, including “Our Toys,” “Dressed for the Holidays” and others. Book Signings by Jeremy Davis, 10 a.m.-noon. Refreshments. Open Sunday.