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Remember to Stay Safe and Secure During the Holidays

All of the cooking, decorating, shopping, and traveling which make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year are the same things which make it the best time to put an emphasis on safety and security. Although no one wants to think about house fires or robberies as they celebrate, these disasters will instantly ruin the good times spent with family and friends. Luckily, following just a handful of simple safety and security tips can help to greatly reduce your chances of ending the year on a bad note. Keep reading to learn how you and your home can stay safe during the holidays!

Check Out These Upcoming Christmas Performances

Christmas spirit is in full swing throughout the Hudson Valley, which means that there are tons of local Christmas-themed performances happening each weekend! In this post, you can learn about a small sampling of the many shows available in the upcoming days before Santa arrives. Take the family out for an evening of entertainment and holiday cheer by grabbing your tickets today!

"Miracle on 34th Street Radio Play" presented by Clove Creek Dinner Theatre

The first event on our nice list is an amazing retro recreation of an old-fashioned radio play! The "Miracle on 34th Street Radio Play" is being presented by Clove Creek Dinner Theatre (18 Westage Business Center Drive Suite 7 in Fishkill) on select evenings from now through December 22. This play tells the story of a department store Santa who claims he’s the real Kris Kringle and needs some help to prove his unlikely case in front of the Supreme Court! Remaining showtimes are tonight (Saturday December 15) at 6 p.m., tomorrow (Sunday December 16) at 1 p.m., Thursday December 20 at 6 p.m., Friday December 21 at 6 p.m., and Saturday December 22 at 6 p.m. Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

Take Your Family to the Mills Mansion in Staatsburg

Have you ever been to the incredible Mills Mansion at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site? This Gilded Age marvel looks like it was transported straight out of the 1890s, but a visit to the site isn't just an architectural experience; in fact, there are several great events being hosted at the mansion in the upcoming weeks! With children's stories and crafts, ornament making, and a holiday whodunit, there is truly something for everyone at the Mills Mansion!