Christmas in Essex

Come join us in the historic hamlet of Essex, NY for Christmas in Essex! Dozens of local vendors selling handcrafted items. Shop local and keep your money in our neck of the woods! Activities for all ages! Music all day long and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus! A non-to-be-missed event in the most people little town on the shores of Lake Champlain!

Schedule of Events:

Friday, December 7th 

4-5:30 pm Holiday Open House at the Old Stone Church  Come a wassailing with friends and family for a warm beverage, a Christmas cookie and holiday cheer

6:30 pm Pleasant Valley Chorale and the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree 

7:00 pm Pleasant Valley Chorale "Holidays Around the World" at the Essex Community Church


Saturday, December 8th

8:30-9:45 am Christmas in Essex Yoga at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness 

9:30 am Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive at the Essex Ferry Dock

9:30- 1:45 pm Christmas Scavenger Hunt throughout the hamlet 

9:45-11:00 am FREE Pancake Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Essex Fire Department 

10:00-11:15 am Christmas in Essex Yoga at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness 

10:00- 3:00 pm Holiday Shopping with amazing vendors on Main St, CFES Center, & Old Stone Church

10:00- 2:00 pm Christmas Karaoke with Katelynn at the Pink Pig Cafe 

10:00-2:30 pm Annual Christmas Bake & Craft Sale at the Essex Community Church 

10:00-4:00 pm Belden Noble Library Silent Auction 

11:00 - 2:00 pm Holiday Photos by ALL Photgraphy at the Old Stone Church

11:00 - 1:45 pm Gingerbread Cookie Decorating at the CFES Center 

11:30-11:45 Reindeer Fun Run for Kids around Begg's Point 

12:30-1:00 pm Photos with Santa & Mrs Claus at the Old Stone Church 

1:00-1:15 Lakeside School Puppet Show at the Town Hall Meeting Room 

1:45- 2:15 pm Champlain Valley Chorus of the Sweet Adelines at St. John's Church 

3:00- 3:30 pm Steven Kellogg at the Belden Noble Library 

5:00-6:00 Christmas in Essex Yoga at Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness

5:00 pm Mixology Class at the Essex Inn 


Sunday, December 9th

A Christmas Carol Radio Play & Holiday Celebration at the Whallonsburg Grange

3-4:00 pm Refreshments, Music, Dancing, Cookie Making, Kids Crafts 

4:00 pm Performance