The Hudson Valley is filled with festive and magical events during the holiday season. Some of these once a year activities can make us feel like children again.

Growing up, we may have had family traditions that we celebrated each year. As adults, we can continue those traditions and create new ones as well. 

As the Hudson Valley continues to grow, we can expect an increase of fun filled events, festivals and activities during each season.

Before this holiday season wraps up and we start a brand new year, head on over to one of the best light Hudson Valley light shows that you may have experienced.

Are You Ready To Take A Tour Of The Hudson Valley's Most Spectacular Light Show?

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Allison Kay, Canva

This holiday light show is located in Sullivan County, NY. Some may refer to this location as a place of peace and love, while others also agree it's where the term "good vibes" truly came from.

While the magic still lives on at this location, we can truly soak up the memories that thousands of people came together to experience together in 1969.

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Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Shines Bright During The Holiday Season

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Allison Kay, Canva

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located in Bethel, NY, the home of the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. 

This nonprofit cultural organization provides a welcoming and safe space to those who visit. Guests have shared that they felt peaceful, excited and overjoyed by visiting Bethel Woods.

Today, guests visit Bethel Woods from different states to experience their incredible museum which allows visitors to step back in time and relive the 1960's and 1970's. The Bindy Bazaar trail is outdoors, it showcases the grounds where the exchanging of goods happened during the Woodstock festival. 

Bethel Woods also is known for their performing arts center, popular concerts, special exhibits, unique classes, events and more.

Everytime that I go to Bethel Woods, I feel a sense of calm and gratitude to be able to visit a place where the "good vibes" from 1969 are still present.

Tour One of the Hudson Valley's Most Spectacular Light Shows Before Time Runs Out

Peace, Love & Lights happens on the grounds of Bethel Woods. This festive and beautiful light show is mesmerizing, fun and spectacular.

Bethel Woods' Peace, Love & Light Winter Light Show Schedule is open daily from December 14, 2023 until December 31, 2023.

The show begins at 5pm and ends at 10pm with the last entry at 9pm. Guests only need one ticket per carload.

It is recommended to purchase this ticket in advance since the price increases the day of. Also, a friendly reminder that Bethel Woods is now cashless.

If you would rather walk than drive through this beautiful display, Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Monday takes place each week on Mondays therefore, there will not be any drive thru options on that day of the week.

Bethel Woods added winter light displays all throughout the route. Some of their festivals include New York, Enchanted Forest, Groovy Way and more.

Let's Explore Some Of The Many Scenes of Peace, Love & Lights At Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

What Can You Do After Peace, Love & Lights At Bethel Woods Center For The Arts?

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Allison Kay, Canva

After driving through one of the most spectacular holiday light shows in the Hudson Valley, be sure to stop by Bethel Woods Holiday Hub.

Another magical experience awaits guests through the main gates as they enter into Bethel Woods holiday land. Take pictures on their sleigh, next to a giant candy cane and with musical mega trees.

Guests can also dine fireside with holiday drinks, food and more.

This is located at Bethel Woods Upper Campus and opens at 5pm, it is not open on Mondays. There is also live music during Peace, Love & Lights on December 23, 2023 with BJ Hendrickson and December 30, 2023 with Jon Zanger.

Live music on Saturdays at Bethel Woods Holiday Hub will be from 6pm until 8pm.

What was your favorite picture from Peace, Love & Lights? Have you been to Bethel Woods before? Tell us more below, happy holidays!

11 Highlights of Bethel Woods Last Concert of The Season

Bethel Woods Last Concert Of The Season Ended With Rod Stewart.

Rod Stewart took the stage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on September 1, 2023. Cheap Trick opened the show for Rod Stewart.

Thousands of fans gathered on site to enjoy a warm summer night at a peaceful venue while soaking up the last concert of the season.

Rod Stewart's performance was incredible, it reminded me of a Las Vegas show. For over 2 hours, Rod Stewart sang, danced, changed outfits, chatted with the crowd and had remarkable singers, dancers and musicians also join him on stage.

Take a look at 11 highlights of the Bethel Woods last concert of the season.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

Take a Tour of Sullivan County, NY's Newest Underground Salt Cave

Crystal Connection is a 1890's antique, Methodist church located in Sullivan County, NY. This is a crystal lover's dream come true.

It's known for being 

"One of the largest Crystal & Mineral destinations on the Northeast." 

While this may be a place that some people gather often, others can refer to it as a hidden gem in the Hudson Valley.  Crystal Connection can also be described as 

"a sacred space & crystal haven"

I have never experienced anything similar to Crystal Connection before. The amount of crystals, crystal jewelry, singing bowls, sage and more are fascinating. Crystal Connection also hosts different events and fairs throughout the year.

Take a tour through Crystal Connection's newest underground salt cave experience.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, Crystal Connection, YouTube

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