Eat, Shop, Celebrate in Beacon!

Ride the Beacon Free Loop to eat, shop, and CELEBRATE!

Hop on and off anywhere along the route.  Free parking on the weekends at Beacon’s Metro North Station and the Dutchess County Administration Building on Main and Elm Streets. Beacon Free Loop runs Monday – Saturday; Cold Spring Trolley runs on Sundays ($2).

Click here for the Beacon Free Loop schedule.

Click here for the Cold Spring Trolley schedule.

Click here for a parking map.

Towne Crier Holiday Shows!

Tony Trischka’s “Of A Winter’s Night”: Friday, Dec. 14, 8:30 p.m.
“Of A Winter’s Night” is banjo master Tony Trischka’s celebration of the season, where he turns his considerable melodic inventiveness loose on bluegrass and Americana music for the holidays. With the backing of extraordinary musicians who also revel in songs long forgotten and little known, “Of a Winter’s Night” will feature music from the 1844 Sacred Harp book, the Revolutionary era and old-time fiddle music, as well as Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, classically influenced carols and hard-driving bluegrass.
Tickets $20 advance, $25 door

The Costellos Christmas Show, with Open Book & other special guests: Friday, Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m.
The Costellos—led by the eclectic musicians Lynn & Bob Costello—mix a blend of rock, pop, surf and country. The combination of Lynn’s hypnotic voice and Bobby’s guitar skills brings audiences to their feet with songs written by this dynamic duo. On stage, The Costellos have performed with major acts including Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Crash Test Dummies, NRBQ and America. They were a featured act at Woodstock ’94 and have made several TV appearances including CNBC’s America’s Talking.
Tickets $15 advance, $20 door

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams presents “A Very Slambovian Christmas”: Saturday, Dec. 22, 8:30 p.m.
Formed in Sleepy Hollow nearly two decades ago, The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams pioneered the alt-folk/Americana genre, staying on the fringes of the music industry and under the radar while producing several critically acclaimed studio albums. The Slambovians’ holiday show is a very special event that usually sells out, so don’t wait too long to get tickets!
Tickets $30 advance, $35 door

New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring Slam Allen Band, Willa & Company and Dan Brother Band: Sunday, Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.
Our New Year’s Eve Celebration is always the highlight of the year, and this year we’re pulling out all the stops, presenting three powerhouse bands, two of which made the 2017 celebration such a great success: Slam Allen Band and Willa & Company; and this year we’ve also added the fantastic Dan Brother Band. We look forward to another festive and joyous occasion! We’re offering a fabulous prix fixe, five-course meal — soup, salad, chef sampler, entree and dessert — created by our Executive Chef Felice and our Pastry Chef Mary Ciganer.
Dinner, show and a champagne toast at midnight is $125 per person ($115 to members) — includes tax and gratuity.
Show and champagne toast is $55.


The Perfect Play (a musical nativity)

Sunday, December 24th
6:30 – 8:30pm

The B House Garage/Shack
194 Fishkill Ave – Beacon



Opening Reception Saturday, December 1st

The Lofts @ Beacon, 18 Front Street – Beacon

Through December 31, 2018

Beacon Lofts Holiday Artisan Market will feature a selection of gift items created by artisans, designers and fine artists—from textiles and painting to jewelry and photography. A selection of vintage collectibles will be available, as well.

Dates: December 1 – December 31  ::During Office Hours::


City of Beacon + BeaconArts Bicycle Christmas Tree Lighting

Second Saturday | December 8, 2018

West End of Main Street @ The Visitor’s Center/Polhill Park (Main and Route 9D). The Christmas Tree will be on view through January 1, 2019.

Parking is available in the City Hall parking lot directly across the street. Or take the new Beacon Free Loop to the event and all of the Second Saturday events. Shops and Galleries open late. Activities begin at 4:00 pm; Santa arrives at 5pm (more info)

BHA + BeaconArts Bicycle Menorah| Illumin8 2018

Lighting Up Our Community for 8 Nights: December 2 – December 9, 2018

West End of Main Street @ The Visitor’s Center/Polhill Park (Main and Route 9D). The Menorah will be on view through January 1, 2019.

5:30 pm every night, with exception of Friday, December 8 (4:30) and Saturday, December 9 (4:30) On each of the eight nights of Hannukah, the different candles of the menorah – or in this case the wheels – will be illuminated to honor a different segment of the Beacon, NY community. (more info)


Through January 6

Catalyst Gallery, 137 Main Street – Beacon

6th annual Catalyst Small Works Show opens Sat Dec 8! This group show with over 130 pieces for sale by more than 60 artists includes painting, drawings, sculpture, photography, prints and mixed media works. Gifts, cards, and more. Gallery hours Sat & Sun 1-6pm and some weekdays tbrough. Through Jan 6, 2019. See website for updates. Ongoing through January 6th.