Celebration of Lights Cancelled, Fireworks Moved to Saturday

The Bardavon and the River District regrets to announce that due to the impending winter storm this afternoon and evening, and for everyone’s safety, the 20th annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks has been cancelled BUT the fireworks will now be the climax to Family Day on Saturday, December 7th, when the Poughkeepsie River District Business Association together with the Bardavon will present the 3rd Annual Family Day & Holiday Scavenger Hunt and Tree Lighting and FIREWORKS FINALE. The day’s entertainment begins at 12 noon and will include the Two by Two Petting Zoo with goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs and a miniature horse, Dubois Farm Hayride, Radio Disney games & prizes, kid’s entertainers: Uncle Rock & Story Laurie, carolers and face painters, plus Santa Claus, his Elf Ila and more.

Participation is free, and scavenger hunt registration begins at 11am at Caffe Aurora, where registrants will pick up their item card and area map for a Holiday Scavenger Hunt within Poughkeepsie’s River District and Little Italy. Prizes will then be awarded randomly from all those who complete their cards, with drawings held at 4pm at The Derby.

At 4pm the Dongan Square Christmas Tree will be lit up followed by the Legion Fireworks display!

Sponsors include: Central Hudson, TD Bank Foundation, Rhinebeck Bank, Dutchess Dodge/Kia, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, The Poughkeepsie Journal, Adams Fairacre Farms, Dorsey Gage, Bonura Hospitality Group. WPDH/WRRV/, WDST, WKZE, Pamal, Clear Channel, The City of Poughkeepsie PBA &CSCA, Dutchess Beer Distributors, McCabe & Mack, Hodgkins Agency, Prime Retirement Asset Management, Riverside Bank and Torsone’s Funeral Home.

Parking is readily available in City of Poughkeepsie Municipal lots. For further info check out the Bardavon web site at www.bardavon.org or call the Bardavon at (845) 473-2072 or check out Poughkeepsie River District website at www.pokriverdistrict.org.

This is the 4th and final event in the Bardavon’s 4 Seasons of the Hudson Valley Festival, a celebration of the arts and culture of the Mid-Hudson Valley, made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and the New York State Legislature.

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