Join us for Nyack’s Holiday Promenade, a fun and festive celebration of the season on Sunday, December 12, 2021!

We’ll be closing Main Street and Broadway to traffic from 11am to 6pm to create lots of room for festive dining, unique shopping, crafts and activities, live music, and so much more!

Festive activities will include:
  • Unique Local Shopping
  • Festive Dining
  • Tree Decorating and Tree Lighting
  • Kids Holiday Crafts (while supplies last)
  • Kids Holiday Train Ride 
  • Reading of The Polar Express 
  • Gift Wrapping for Donation Station
  • Live Music throughout the day with Maureen’s Community Singalong, SoBro Kids ConcertHoliday Brass Band, and more

Detailed Schedule of Events

All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Download a printable schedule here.

10:00am-3:00pm: Nyack Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Gift Fair

Shop small at the Nyack Chamber’s Annual Holiday Gift Fair, with one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans at the Hudson Market on Main. Main Street & Broadway

11:00am-6:00pm: Shopping, Dining, and Strolling

Nyack’s downtown streets will be closed, so you can safely stroll down Broadway and Main Street to take advantage of festive dining options, unique local shops to find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts!

12:00pm-3:00pm: Kids Crafts in SoBro 

Kids of all ages can come to SoBro (South Broadway down below Hudson Street)  to create beautiful wooden trinkets and ornaments with paint, glue, glitter, and whatever else we have handy. (while supplies last). 79 South Broadway

12:30pm-4:30pm: Kids Holiday Train Ride down South Broadway 

Kids can take the Holiday Train down Broadway from the North Pole (Burd Street) to the South Pole (Hudson Street), and then back again, taking in all the sights and sounds of the Promenade. Stops at 7 South Broadway and 48 South Broadway

1:00pm-1:30pm: The Polar Express Reading 

A live, open-air reading of the classic The Polar Express by Suzie Diano outside The Breakfast and Burger Club84 Main Street

1:00pm-3:00pm: Community Caroling at the Gazebo

Join a dedicated group of caroling enthusiasts starting up at the Hezekiah Easter Veterans Square Gazebo to sing holiday songs — kids and instruments welcome!

1:00pm-4:00pm: Gift Wrapping by Center for Safety and Change

Get your holiday gifts purchased in Nyack wrapped by volunteers for the Center for Safety and Change (Suggested donation $5). Main Street & Broadway

1:00pm-5:00pm: Meet the Rockland Pride Center Performers

Meet staff and volunteers from the Rockland Pride Center along with local drag performers Lady Keyante, Mazel Jazalien, and Bear Donna decked out in their holiday best! Near Hezekiah Easter Veterans Square, Main Street & Cedar Streets

1:00pm-6:00pm: Maureen’s Community Holiday Singalong with David Budway

Come join David Budway and the band at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar for an afternoon’s festive singalong of holiday songs (and try both the hot chocolate and the “adult” version). 2 North Broadway

2:00pm-3:00pm: “Stars in the Afternoon” Holiday Concert at the First Reformed Church

The Morning Music Club presents the star-studded Holiday Concert featuring a singalong and finale of “Hallelujah Chorus” at the First Reformed Church ($10 suggested donation). 18 S. Broadway.  

2:00pm-4:00pm: Nyack Library’s Grab and Go Crafts Packs

The Nyack Library is providing free “Grag-and-Go” Crafts packs, which you can pick up in the Children’s Library while supplies last. 59 South Broadway

3:00pm-4:00pm: Tree Decorating at the Gazebo

Come to the Gazebo at Hezekiah Easter Veteran’s Square to help decorate the holiday tree at the center of the gazebo, with the provided ornaments, your own decorations, or your handmade creations from the SoBro Kids Crafts event. Cedar & Main Streets

3:00pm-5:00pm: SoBro Live Rock Concert with Kids’ Bands

A live concert featuring talented local teen and pre-teen bands down. (South Broadway below Hudson). 77 South Broadway

3:00pm-5:00pm: Dreidel Spinning Tournament

Spin it to win it! Join fellow dreidel-spinning pros and amateurs alike in a tournament-style contest to crown a champion at the Dragon Den and Dungeon Hall. Free admission and even free hot chocolate at their outdoor bar. 102 Main Street

5:00pm-5:15pm: Santa’s Holiday Caravan from SoBro to the Gazebo

Watch as Santa and some of his elves ride a Red Mustang convertible sleigh up Broadway from SoBro to the Hezekiah Easter Veteran’s Square. Starts at 48 South Broadway to 15 Cedar at Main.

5:15pm-6:00pm: Santa’s Tree Lighting at the Gazebo

Join Santa and his elves for the lighting of the tree at the Gazebo in Easter Veteran’s Square, followed by a video display of a holiday classic on Cedar Street. 15 Cedar at Main Street.

7:00pm-9:00pm: Nyack Center’s Music and Readings in a Holiday Spirit

Cap off the evening with The Nyack Center‘s 27th Annual Music and Readings in a Holiday Spirit, co-produced by Bobby Belfry and Elliott Forrest, and featuring an array of music and readings to celebrate the holiday season. Tickets are $25/adult, $7/child. 58 Depew at South Broadway.

Be sure to stroll the whole village to enjoy decorated window displays, do some local holiday shopping, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy Holiday Promenade Specials — a special meal or deal at participating businesses!

Nyack Holiday Promenade All-Day Promotions and Specials Include:

Nyack Fan Card Winter 2021-22The Nyack Fan Card is the perfect shopping companion as you Enjoy Nyack at the Holiday Promenade.

They make great holiday gifts, so order yours today or pick one up at one of the card’s participating retailers and restaurants. Contact us for bulk discounts to give as client or corporate gifts!

Parking is always free on Sundays throughout the Village, plus there’s free parking in Nyack’s municipal parking lots every Saturday in December. There are thousands of parking spaces within a five-minute walk of downtown Nyack, including five municipal lots that total over 250 spaces. In addition, RCC Hospitality and Culinary Center is graciously allowing free parking in their lot during the Promenade.

Parking Map for Nyack Promenade


Special thanks to all the wonderful private donors who made this event possible, especially Hudson Spectacles and Luxury Kitchen and Bath. And many thanks to the Holiday Promenade Planning Committee under the leadership of Joseph Rand: Mary Cucinell, Suzie DianoFoster BassMaire Brosnan-Katavolos, Rosemary Farrell, Diana Flood, Nancy Guglielmo, Stephanie Haus, Dori Horowitz, Brooke Malloy, Mark ManganMark Reed, Caroline Scimone, Kelli Signorile, and Maria Luisa Whittingham.

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