Holiday Happenings in the Catskills

It’s finally the start of the holiday season! As coats are pulled from closets and the colder weather blows in, there’s no better time to get away from it all and enjoy some quality time in beautiful Forestburgh, New York. There’s so much to do here once winter rolls around, so we put together this special guide to help you spend less time finding activities and more time doing them! Read on for your exclusive guide to the holidays in the Catskills, and plan your perfect vacation today.
Christmas wine glasses

Wreath Fineries at the Wineries

There’s nothing quite like a delicious glass of wine to warm the soul on a cold winter day. And, for a seasonal treat that you just can’t beat, all fifteen wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail will be decorated for the holidays! Purchase tickets for this special event and receive a tasting and special gift at each stop! The events are held on specific weekends throughout the end of November and December, so reserve your spot now and celebrate the holidays with fine wine!

Couple at a Christmas festival

10th Annual Holiday Market at Bethel Woods

Looking for unique and special gifts this holiday season? Look no further than the 10th Annual Holiday Market at Bethel Woods. Admission is free and the market features dozens of artisans, craftsmen, food vendors, and so much more! With a warm and festive atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit while also checking out locally handcrafted goods.

Winter street with Christmas lights

Dickens on the Delaware in Callicoon

Dickens on the Delaware is a complete Christmas experience when the town of Callicoon goes all out! Check out the wonderful shops and restaurants while shopkeepers are dressed in Victorian garb while the rest of Callicoon is decorated to recreate days of yore. It’s a wonderful and relaxing experience in a charming town and comes highly recommended by our entire team!

Antique store in the Catskills

Antique Shopping

Shopping for a special someone? If just any gift won’t do, then check some of the area’s best antique stores! Filled with oddities, rare goods, and unique selections, they’re just the ticket for a present they’ll never forget! Town and Country Antiques is a beautiful store and a landmark of the area with a diverse selection of uncommon goods. Country Bumpkin Antiques is perfect for finding rural goods and beautiful homemade treasures.

Tree farm in the Catskills

Tree Cutting at the Pine Farm

Christmas trees are warm and inviting when they’re in our homes. All decorated with lights and ornaments, they’re an essential part of what makes the holidays so special. For an up-close look at trees before they’re cut, head over to Pine Tree Farm and take a walk through trees. With beautiful scenery and peaceful grounds, it’s a great place to take a relaxing walk as the snow gently falls. And if you live locally, you can choose and cut your tree right here during your getaway and then take it home to decorate!

Stay Near the Festivities

Make the Inn at Lake Joseph your home away from home with convenient access to all the activities listed here and many more! You can settle right into one of our cozy rooms and rest up by the fireplace after a long day out in the cold weather. And don’t forget about the most important meal of the day! Our delicious breakfasts are just the thing you need to get your morning started right with options like our breakfasts omelets or fluffy Belgian waffles! There’s so much to do here in upstate New York and we’re so glad you’ve considered the Inn at Lake Joseph for your getaway. We hope to see you soon, but until then, a very happy holidays to you and yours!

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