ALTAMONT FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2021

Sunday, December 19 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. followed by Lighted Car Parade

Every year Altamont Community Tradition (ACT) throws a holiday party throughout the village. This year will be an expanded Covid-safe outdoor event. Please note that outdoor activities are subject to weather and that we’ll be following state and local Covid guidelines. Check back here or on Facebook for updates.

Orsini Park: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Boy Scouts: Fire pits, handcrafted snowmen for sale, bake sale

Girl Scouts: Make magic reindeer food, Bake sale, s’mores kits & fire pits

Community Tree and DIY ornament activity table

  • DIY Ornaments can be picked up after Thanksgiving at: the Library, Bella Fleur/Remedies, Hungerford Market, Renue Spa, Orsini Park. St. John’s Lutheran is hosting an ornament-making table next to the tree with free hot chocolate and cider.

People’s Choice vote on Village Trees – now outdoors!

Restaurant Food Tents: Curry Patta and Hungerford Market           

Train Station Canopy: Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Vintage Quilt raffle courtesy of the Train Station Quilters: Buy your raffle tickets ahead at the library or purchase same day under the library canopy.

Wreath silent auction: Bid on beautiful wreaths decorated by village volunteers.

Note: Auctions end at 3:30. Winners will be notified by phone and should pick up their wreaths or quilt by 5:00 p.m.

Pet Pawrade: Meet at 12:45 at St. John’s Lutheran on Maple Ave.

  • Step off from St. John’s at 1:00 p.m. following Bagpipes and Irish drums.
  • Free pet photos after the parade at Orsini Park thanks to the Altamont Enterprise
  • Prizes for best costumes thanks to Altamont Country Values and Ink and Ivy

Living Nativity at the Reformed Church on Lincoln: 3:30 p.m.

  • Revisit the original Christmas story with a living manger and live animals

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Gazebo in Orsini Park at 4:30 p.m.

  • Announce raffle winners, community choice tree winners
  • Light the village tree

Santa Car Parade leaves Altamont Fairgrounds at 4:45

ACT is once again thrilled to join with the Altamont Volunteer Fire Department and host Santa on a Fire Truck. The parade will line up at the Altamont Fairgrounds Gate 3 on Brandle Road at 4:30 and step out at 4:45 p.m. Lighted cars, trucks, and emergency vehicles will drive through the streets of Altamont with lights flashing and sirens blaring. Organizer and board member, Jon Phillips will follow in the rear, collecting food donations along the way.

Starting December 1, non-perishable food can be dropped off at Phillips Hardware, Hungerford Market, Curry Patta, Salon 146, and ReNue Spa. There will also be a donation box at Orsini Park on Dec. 19.

Parade Route: Altamont Fairgrounds, right on Brandle Rd., right on Altamont Blvd., right on Main Street, left on Maple Ave., right on Western Ave., right on Lincoln Ave., right on Main St., left on Park St., left on Fairview Ave., left on Grand St., right on Main St., left on Gun Club Rd., left on Western Ave., right on Maple Ave. Ext., right on Gregg Rd., left on Groot Dr., right on Sanford Pl., left on Whipple Way, right on Bozenkiill Rd., left on Dunnsville Rd., End at Orchard Creek Golf Club.

Last year ACT divided over 1,800 pounds of food to the Altamont & Guilderland Food Pantries and the Hilltown Community Resources in Westerlo along with $2500 in cash donations through individual donations, business ads in the Enterprise, and targeted donations at Phillips Hardware. With Covid affecting so many livelihoods, these donations will make a real difference in peoples’ lives.

Restaurants Open in Town

Hungerford Market: 7:30 – 5 p.m. Soups, chili, mac and cheese, slider sandwich

Farmhouse Tap and Tavern: Late brunch and cocktails

Curry Patta: Noon – 8 p.m. Regular menu with 2 for 1 margaritas and ½ off all appetizers

Paisanos *** Bamboo Garden  *** Village Pizza *** Stewarts *** Sunoco

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