The first Saturday of each December, from 5 to 8pm, the Hudson Opera House presents the annual Winter Walk, a not-to-be-missed kick-off to the festive season and a night well-known for its quirky take on the holidays and for the diversity of entertainment provided.
At Winter Walk, Warren Street, Hudson’s mile-long commercial district transforms into a festive thoroughfare with twinkling lights, brightly decorated shops, horse-drawn wagons, live reindeer, costumed performers, stilt -walkers, African drummers, carolers, hula-hoopers, flash mobs, ballroom dancers, and a legion of other characters and performers.
The holiday frolicking continues throughout the evening, with activities and performances both inside shops and on the street. A variety of music has always been the hallmark of Winter Walk. From jazz to classical, from harp to banjo, music is everywhere.
The evening culminates in a fireworks display, launched from Promenade Hill at the foot of Warren Street at 8pm, but many businesses—especially restaurants–stay open long after the event.