It's one of the biggest celebrations of the year and it's happening tonight! Don't miss the Celebration of Lights in Poughkeepsie.

The Mid Hudson Valley kicks into full Holiday party mode tonight with a big parade, tree lightings and fireworks. The parade will start at Main and Garden Street and work it's way down to the river district. There will be thousands of people in Poughkeepsie to enjoy this family friendly event.


This is the 24th year for this party and yes - Santa will be in the parade. The City of Poughkeepsie, the Bardovon and many businesses put on this party. Fireworks will happen after the tree lightings and then the Bardovon will be showing "The Princess Bride" on their big screen.

The Walkway Over the Hudson is throwing a party at Upper Landing Park, where you can watch the Fireworks up close. It's free for Walkway members and there will be a Bon Fire and hot coco. This is probably the best spot to catch the fireworks.

The Celebration of Lights has been called the "Best Holiday Event" by Dutchess Tourism, so don't miss it tonight starting at 6:30 pm.