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Christmas Comes to Schoharie Saturday

Written By The Mountain Eagle on 12/1/23 | 12/1/23

By David Avitabile

SCHOHARIE -  Santa, music, horse-drawn rides, and a parade will highlight the annual Christmas in Schoharie on Saturday.

This year‘s Christmas in Schoharie will feature a whole day of events.

The events include:

* 8 AM to 11 AM, breakfast with Santa at the Schoharie fire house. Come by and have breakfast and see Santa. 

* 8 AM to 11 AM, ornament making a gingerbread house contest at Schoharie fire house. 

* 8 AM to 1 PM, scavenger hunt throughout the village. Pick up your clothes sheets at the Schoharie fire house, do the hunt, then return your feet to the fire house open till 11 AM or downtown too from 11 to 4pm. 

* 10 AM to 4:30 PM, hayrides provided by Jack Miller’s Tractor. 

* 10 AM to 4 PM, Melissa for Mountaintop Lovehorse Ranch will be downtown offering horse rides $5 for a short ride, $10 for a long ride. 

* 10 AM to 4 PM. The Schoharie FFA will be providing a petting zoo downtown. 

* 10 AM-ongoing, The old Stone Fort will have a gift shop open. They will also have a vendor fair chocolate jumbo contest, a chance auction and bake sale and historical demonstrations. 

* 11 AM to 3 PM, Holiday open house at the Palatine House Museum. 

* Noon to 4 PM, music played by Keller Entertainment downtown in front of the courthouse and a reading of The Night Before Christmas at noon,

* 9 AM to 2 PM, Christ the Shepherd Lutheran church will be hosting a vendor fair, arts and crafts for all ages, and free gift wrapping. If you are interested in being part of this vendor fair this location please reach out to Colleen Quirion at 518-231-8641. 

* 2 PM to 5 PM there will be a Soup Stroll organized by Jennie from the Farmers Beef and Brew, more information will be coming for this event. If you are a food vendor or restaurant and wish to participate, please reach out to Jennie at 518-380-1509. 

* 2 PM to 5 PM, the Schoharie Chapter of the NSDAR house will be open during the day to patrons to come in and write a thank you letter to a veteran. This is much needed during the holiday season and appreciated by veterans. 

* 10 AM to 2 PM, the Schoharie library will have a sing-along at 11 AM, storytime at 1 PM, and crafts, hot beverages and cookies from 10 AM to 2 PM. 

* 5 PM parade. The theme this year is a Colonial Christmas lineup that starts at 4 PM in the Schoharie school parking lot with a kick off at 5 PM going down to the DAR house. They are encouraging anybody who wants to join them in the parade to do so. Email Amanda or call her at 518-573-1596. if you want to join the parade.

* 6 PM-ish. The Christmas tree will be placed several days before the event and it’s always provided by the Schoharie Kiwanis. The tree is then lit up at the end of the parade and ceremony at the DAR house. This is where the awards will be given for the better spent at all various events from the day so they encourage everyone to come out and join them. Mrs. Couture, Schoharie Elementary choir director, will be there with some of the fourth and fifth graders to do a sing-along with the crowd. After the tree lighting. There will be a bonfire, refreshments at the DAR house.

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