Christmas Traditions at Cragsmoor Stone Church

The Cragsmoor Historical Society opens this season with a special program entitled “Christmas Traditions” on Dec. 10 at the Stone Church. Trish Chambers Productions has researched the traditions of 75 countries around the world and has put together a fascinating presentation about them. It will include the origins of many of our modern Christmas customs, where they came from and how they are blended with ancient rituals. It will also explain how different countries celebrate the holiday and what symbols like trees, bells, colors, and plants mean in this context. The inspiration for some of the most cherished Christmas stories like "The Night Before Christmas", "Rudolph" and "Frosty" will also be revealed.” The historic Cragsmoor Art Colony is located on top of the Shawangunk Ridge, off Route 52 between Pine Bush and Ellenville. The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Stone Church at 280 Henry Road, Cragsmoor. It is situated on the edge of the Ridge with inspiring views of the Catskill Mountains and the Rondout Valley. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation - $10 for adult, $5 for children. Information at 845-647-6487 and

Sunday, December 10, 2017 -
2 pm to 4 pm
Cragsmoor Stone Church
280 Henry Road