The holiday season is upon us in the Hudson Valley. As we gear up for holidays, we can experience unique events right in our area.

Popular holiday events such as The Catskill Mountain Railroad and The Polar Express Train Ride Bethel Woods Peace, Love & Lights truly light up the Hudson Valley during this magical time of the year.

A visit from Santa, horse drawn carriage ride and tree lighting will soon take over Ulster County, NY.

Ulster County, NY Resort To Host Holiday Event With World's Largest Kaleidoscope

An Ulster County, NY resort may be considered a hidden gem within the Hudson Valley. Locals may have experienced the world's largest kaleidoscope there before while visitors travel to this resort to experience it.

The World's Largest Kaleidoscope Is Located At The Emerson Resort & Spa

The Kaatskill Kaleidoscope is located inside of the Emerson Resort. A few years back, I visited the Kaatskill Kaleidoscope at the Emerson Resort. It was an experience that I will always remember. During the kaleidoscope experience, it made me forget about anything else going on and enjoy the fun, psychedelic show.

The World Record Academy shared that the silo from the original Riseley Flats Farm in Mount Tremper became the kaleidoscope and set the world record for being the World's Largest Kaleidoscope. Charles Karadimos was the artist who created the award winning kaleidoscope.

The Kaatskill Kaleidoscope Is A Main Attraction In Mt. Tremper, NY

The Emerson Resort shared information about this one of a kind experience.

"Standing at 56 feet tall and 38 feet in diameter, the attraction is certifiably the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope. When you step into the silo kaleidoscope, lay on the ground or lean up against the wall and gaze at the ceiling for the 20-minute display."

Do you remember those kaleidoscopes that we had as children? The Emerson Resort claims that their experience is better than what we've experienced in the past.

"The Catskills inspire the moving images and mirrors, so look out for familiar objects in the bright evolving images. To accompany the spectacular show, a musical score surrounds and immerses you in the kaleidoscope. "

The Emerson Resort also shared that the entry is only $5 per person and free for children 11 and younger. Its open seven days a week from 9am-5pm. Their gift shop also has unique gifts for yourself or others and souvenirs to purchase to keep this memory alive.

Along with visiting the world's largest kaleidoscope, guests are invited to join in on holiday fun as well.

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The Emerson Resort & Spa Will Host A Holiday Event For All Ages

The Emerson Resort & Spa
Canva, The Emerson Resort & Spa

The Emerson Resort & Spa is located in Mt. Tremper, NY. 

Nearby attractions such as Rail Explorers, Empire State Railway Museum and The Phoenicia Diner make visiting this area even more exciting.

The Emerson Resort & Spa is more than a spa, they have rooms available to stay, shopping and dining available on site as well. They also host weddings too.

The Emerson Resort & Spa is hosting a holiday event, Santa's Coming. This event will take place on  Friday, November 24, 2024 from 4:30 pm until 8:30pm.

At 4:30 pm, there will be a tree lighting event. At 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, there will be horse drawn carriage rides and face painting.

From 5:00 pm until 8:00pm, there will be ornament making and a special holiday kaleideshow. Those who visit can also write a letter to Santa during that time. Photos with Santa are also included.

Emerson Resort & Spa shared that all of these activities are complimentary. Food, fun, hot chocolate and holidays are included in this event. 

Emerson Resort & Spa's event calendar has different events throughout the year.

The Emerson Resort & Spa

5340 Route 28

Mount Tremper

New York 12457

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