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.


Membership Shopping Days

Ongoing through December 23rd

Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman Street – Beacon (more info)


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)

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)

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)


Workshop Winter Market

December 8th and 9th, Saturday 10 – 6 | Sunday 11 – 5

Wickham Solid Wood Studio, 578 Main Street – Beacon

20 artisans and a cafe. A curated holiday pop up sale held in a woodworking studio next the the Fishkill creek in Beacon NY. Featuring unique hand made gifts by Hudson Valley artisans. (more info)


Opening Reception

Saturday, December 8th
6 – 9pm

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.


Beacon Pop Up Shop

Saturday, December 8th, 11 – 8pm

A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St, Beacon

Ceramics, dog collars, Jewelry, fabric flowers and small travel paintings. (more info)


BeaconArts Holiday Member Party

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 6 – 9pm

Hudson Valley Brewery, 2 Churchill St – Beacon

Join us to celebrate the holidays and toast another great year for the arts in Beacon! There will be small bites and Members get a free drink, so it’s a great chance to join or renew your membership.

Click here to find out more about membership, to renew your membership, or to join: https://beaconarts.org/members/join/

RSVP over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/321303761791086/


Thursday and Friday, December 13th & 14th, 4 – 9pm

Downtown Beacon

54 Beacon businesses come together for 2 nights of festive shopping, services, sales and specials! December 13th & 14th, 2018 open until 9pm. Each stores specials will be announced closer to the event! (more info on Facebook)


5th Annual Maker’s Market // Reservoir Beacon

ONE DAY ONLY: Saturday, December 15th
10 – 8pm

1154 NY-9D (corner of Main St.) MAP

Mark your calendars for our 5th Annual Holiday Makers Market in Beacon, NY!! With over 20 designers in tow this year, our market will be held at 1154 NY-9D (corner of Main St.)! Festive Shopping (art, gifts, jewelry, wreaths, home decor, knitwear, baby, apothecary and more!!) Activities Throughout the Day (see schedule of events)