Chatham WinterFest 2019 was held Saturday, December 14, 11:00am-4:00pm

Val Toenes

Congratulations to Val Toenes, winner of the All Things Chatham Gift Basket.

Businesses throughout the Village of Chatham welcomed shoppers with special offers and unique holiday gifts. There was a raffle to win a gift basket of goodies from participating shops in the Village. A raffle ticket was issued with any purchase of $5 or more in a village shop and the winning number will be posted on the CABA website.

Some activities included a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Chatham Bookstore at 11:00am, a wreath-making workshop at Chatham Brewing at 11:00am, the Crandell Theater had a free screening of the movie “Prancer” at noon , Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand at 10 Main Street from 1:00-3:00pm to visit with little ones and spread some holiday Cheer. At 3:30 there was a reading of “The Carpenter’s Gift” by local author David Rubel as part of the library’s Authors, Artists and Community Speakers Series. Holiday cookies and hot cocoa were be served. Personalized signed Books were available for purchase.

Students from Chatham Central School District were on hand to provide Holiday Music and Caroling, a there was also be a Holiday Costume Crawl for adults that wished to don a costume that captured the spirit of the Holidays as they sampled adult beverages at participating venues.

WinterFest Events

10:00am-3:00pmOpen House and accepting new, unwrapped toys for the Salvation ArmyOur Community Cares, 25 Hudson Avenue
10:00am-NoonNature crafts for kidsColumbia Land Conservancy, 49 Main Street
11:00amJudy Staber and Thomas Chulak read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street
11:00amWreath-Making Workshop with Flower Blossom Farm. For more information contact Chatham Bewing at Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street
11:00am-2:00pmOur Community Cares' free gift wrapping event. Bring your presents for our volunteers to wrap. Donations accepted.The Tracy Memorial Village Hall, 77 Main Street
11:00am-4:00pmChatham Freshman class fundraiser selling handmade items such as baked goods and candles, along with some apparel17 Main Street
11:00am-7:00pmSanta Pub Crawl. $1 Off your first drink. To win prizes dress in your favorite holiday costume, take a selfie at 3 establishments that day and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #ChathamWinterfest. Winners will be chosen at randon. Download the flyer.Blue Plate, Yanni's, People's Pub. Chatham Brewing and The Chatham Grill
NoonFree screening of "Prancer"Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street
Noon-2:00pmPet pictures with SantaOur Community Cares, 25 Hudson Avenue
Noon-3:00pm"Have A Bite... Help A Family" fundraiser hosted by the Chatham Middle School National Junior Honor Society and PTSO. Tag sale including holiday decorations, soup samples and other tasty bites.Christ Our Emanuel Church, 19 Park Row
1:00-3:00pmVisit with Santa and Mrs. Claus10 Main Street
3:30pmA reading of “The Carpenter’s Gift” by local author David Rubel as part of our Authors, Artists and Community Speakers Series. Holiday cookies and hot cocoa will be served. Personalized signed Books will be available for purchase.Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham
9:00pmLive music by Aaron RothkoThe People's Pub, 36 Main Street

WinterFest Sales

15% Off Lamporium LampsLarge selection of unique lampsCountry Upcycle. 6 Main Street. Open 11:00am-4:00pm
15% Off all CalendarsLarge selectionChatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street
$5.00 MargaritasLunch served The People's Pub, 36 Main Street
20% Off All Giftware and Colored Stone JewelryVan Alstyne Fine Jewelry, 42 Main Street

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