The hamlet of Essex, New York has announced its plans for this year’s The Magic of Christmas to be held on Saturday, December 7!
The day will begin at 9:15 a.m. when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via Essex fire truck. Santa fans should congregate across from Town Hall to greet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Shortly after their arrival, the tree in front of Town Hall will be lit. The tree lighting will be followed by a free pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Essex firehouse from 9:45 to 11:00.
Other events include the Community Church bazaar and luncheon (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) and the Fabulous Holiday Photo Booth (9:30 to 3:00) at the Essex Ice Cream Cafe with legendary biscotti and peppermint lattes for sale. Holiday vendors will be set up in the Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness building (9:30 to 3:00), offering jewelry, ornaments, paintings, woven scarves and hangings, pottery, glass, photography, local hiking maps, cards, yoga gifts, and other local crafts.
From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Belden Noble Library will hold its silent auction with many baskets of items donated by local businesses and residents. At 3:00, local author/illustrator Steven Kellogg will read from his three new children’s books. Stephen will also sign books with proceeds benefiting the library.
Local shops, including the Pink Pig, Neighborhood Nest, Essex Ice Cream Cafe, Cupola House, Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, and ReNew will be open throughout the day offering holiday gifts and gift certificates. Lunch and dinner will be available at the Essex Inn.
The Complete Christmas in Essex Schedule
Saturday, December 7th
9:15 am: Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in downtown Essex via Essex Fire Truck. Santa “fans” should congregate across from Town Hall to greet Santa & Mrs. Claus
9:30: Tree Lighting- Just after Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive the town-tree will be lit. Tree located in front of Town Hall
9:45-11am: Free Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Essex Firehouse
9:30-3pm: HOLIDAY VENDORS– located in the Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness building– jewelry, ornaments, paintings, woven scarves & hangings, pottery, glass, photography, local hiking maps, cards, farm foods, yoga gifts and more fantastic local crafts!
9:30-3pm: Fabulous Holiday Photo Booth and legendary biscotti for sale at the Essex Ice Cream Cafe
10am – 4pm: Whallonsburg Grange Bazaar/Holiday Craft Fair (Sponsored by the Town of Essex)
11:30-1:30pm: Community Church Bazaar and luncheon
3pm: Local author, Steven Kellogg reads from three new books: Snowflakes Fall (by Patricia MacLachlan and SK), The Green Bath by Margaret Mahy (illustrated by SK), and Farty Marty (by BJ Ward and SK) at the Belden Noble Library. Also, don’t miss the library’s silent auction items –available for bidding all day long!
Essex Inn: Open for Lunch and Dinner
Hope to see you in Essex that Saturday! It’s a perfect chance to celebrate the town and get some Christmas shopping done!
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- Vintage Photo: Essex Motor Boat Station (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)