ALTAMONT — The village will once again resemble something out of a Norman Rockwell painting as it ushers in its annual Victorian Holidays Celebration.
Altamont Community Tradition organizes the village wide event. The festive-family tradition attracts visitors from across the Capital District each year.
Events kick off on Sunday, Dec. 15, at noon by the Masonic Hall at 138 Maple Avenue with a new “Howliday Parade.”
Indoor and outdoor activities throughout the village will include wine tastings, food, crafts for kids, bonfires, games, a scavenger hunt, music, and storytelling.
The popular Winter Market features artisan crafts, local brews, and festive food in a number of village locations.
Many village businesses will open regular hours with some hosting special events. At 4:15 p.m. the Reformed Church hosts a Living Nativity, complete with llamas. And, at 5 p.m. Santa arrives on the train at the beautifully restored Victorian train station on Main Street with gifts and photo opportunities for kids.
Altamont Community Tradition, a not for profit membership organization dedicated to preserving, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of life in Altamont through education, resource assistance and community involvement. 100 percent of proceeds from raffles and ticket sales are donated back to the community through Community Grants.
Pets and people of all ages will don favorite holiday attire and march behind the village bagpiper. Maps to village activities will be available at the Masonic Hall, where guests will be invited to vote on their favorite holiday tree and bid on fabulous decorated wreaths. Also new this year will be raffles for holiday gifts to support the A.C.T. Community Grant Program.
For information visit, altamontcommunitytradition.org.