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Altamont expands holiday celebration

Altamont Community Tradition is celebrating its 125th anniversary with added sites and activities  in its Victorian Holiday Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 13, noon to 5 p.m., at the  Altamont Village Hall,
115 Main St., Altamont.

The archives and museum will have collections that contain 125 years of village history and events. The current show is  “Remembrance: Selelcted Stained Glass Windows of Altamont.” Kids’ Hula Hoop Contests are  at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Village Hall Community Room. Vendors in the Community Room include  Curly One Jewelry Designs by Beth; Angelwood Gifts; Norray’s Honey; Bacon Handmade Neckwear; Dougside Syndicate; DogGone Stylish-collars, leashes; Hoops by Jem features Hoola Hoop sales;  upstateNYphotography; Claudia’s Beaded Jewelry; Kelly’s English Toffee; Bella Fleur; Fancy Fitness.
The Holiday House Tour is $10;   free for children 10 and younger.  Travel in a free trolley to visit five homes, including village Victorian homes  and several new homes in the Bozenkill addition.  Tickets are on sale from noon to 3:15 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 138 Maple Ave., where children’s gingerbread houses are on display and a silent decorated wreath auction will be held; winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m.
Also featured are a Festival of Trees  and pet costume contest. Indoor and outdoor activities include crafts for kids, storytelling, a treasure hunt and music.
Many businesses will be open and a winter market features crafts, local brews and food in six indoor sites.
At 4:15 p.m., a Living Nativity will take place at the
Altamont Reformed Church, 129 Lincoln Ave.; free.

At 5 p.m., Santa arrives on the train at the Main Street station at Orsini Park.

The fire department open house will have on display a 1921 antique fire truck and feature a photo, safety brochures and hot cider.

Visit http://www.altamontvillage.org/.

Gloria Mazure

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