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This Month at Bethel Woods - December 2020

light show bus at bethel woods

The Museum at Bethel Woods

From a permanent collection to rotating special exhibits, discover the decade that changed everything.

inside museum at Bethel Woods

Drive-thru holiday light experience!

New this year!  Peace, Love & Lights is this season’s best and brightest socially-distant activity to enjoy with family and friends

snowflakes at bethel woods

Historically, the winter months have been the quietest of the year for us. However, we are so excited to offer events this December that continue to focus on building community and creating shared experiences for the whole family.  We hope you'll visit soon!

INTRODUCING: Peace, Love and Lights

This drive-thru holiday light show, totaling just over one mile, will open Monday, November 23rd and run nightly (including all holidays) through Sunday, January 3rd from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Peace, Love & Lights, powered by Healey Brothers and presented by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association, will be filled with LED lighting and animated displays.

Add some fun

Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Wednesdays at Peace, Love & Lights

Experience Peace, Love & Lights up close and personal.

Sullivan 180 Walkthrough Wednesdays at Peace, Love & Lights

Dinner with Santa

Attending Peace, Love & Lights? On select dates, drop in anytime from 5pm – 8pm to enjoy a festive dinner featuring full-service food stations in the beautiful Event Gallery. Take a selfie with Santa to make your Peace, Love & Lights experience even more memorable!

Dinner with Santa

The Holiday Hub

The fun doesn't end when your drive is over! The Holiday Hub is open every night for you to enjoy comfort food, holiday beverages, and a cozy fire!

cookies and candy canes

Don't miss Holiday Market!

December 5 & 6 | 11 AM - 4 PM. 

Crowded stores and more online shopping? No, thank you! This holiday season, shop a wide selection of unique holiday gifts and support regional vendors and beyond during the Bethel Woods Holiday Market. Enjoy a warm and cheerful event for you to check everyone off your shopping list.

+ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Market open with socially-distant, local shopping.

+ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Photos with Santa on the Museum Patio (Saturday only)

+ 2:00 PM: Live, outdoor caroling with Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop.

Please be aware that lines close at 1:30 PM. Masks will be required for this experience by both Santa and guests. Guests will be positioned in front of a large-scale photo frame with Santa behind it, assuring distance between parties. A Bethel Woods staff member will be on-site to take the photo for the whole family.

Attending Holiday Market?

Please use this page to help you plan your visit, ensuring it's safe and fun!

Holiday Market Vendors

  • Weekend 2: Saturday & Sunday, December 5-6


    • 1857 Spirits Barbers Farm Distillery
    • Awestruck Ciders
    • Ferreira Carpenter Estates Winery
    • Hetta Glogg
    • Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage
    • Pazdar Winery
    • Shrewd Fox Brewery
    • Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
    • Three Brothers Wineries


    • And Here’s Your Sign
    • BeltsNYC
    • Bethel Council of the Arts
    • Black Cat Candles LLC
    • Creekside Art Company
    • Demitheoharis
    • Energy Inspired Art
    • Female
    • Gourdaments
    • Hester’s Studio
    • Hollyberries Gypsy Boutique
    • House of Cork
    • KipKids of New York
    • L & J Crafts
    • Light Curves Glass
    • Lori Rae LLC
    • Marchesin Florals
    • Mariella’s Soap
    • The Montgomery Book Exchange
    • RoseAnnas Glass Art
    • Sul Lago LLC
    • Three Wags
    • Violet & Blue
    • VJB Creations
    • Wired Gems and Break it Up Designs


    • Muthig Farm


    • What's Poppin
    • Whipped Cupcakes


    • Chestnut Creek Baked Goods
    • Cooperstown Cheese Company
    • Go Goats Milk
    • Hop Barons LLC
    • Hudson Valley Chocolates
    • Hudson Valley Treats
    • Nemeth Orchard
    • Pancake Hollow Sugarworks
    • Peties Biscuits
    • PickleLicious
    • Saratoga Crackers
    • Satori Unlimited LLC
    • Senza Glutime by Carmela
    • Spice Beast Inc
    • TCs Sauces and Marinades

Join us for an Evening with Soul Inscribed

As part of our virtual program, Bethel Woods @ Home,  Soul Inscribed will stream a FREE and LIVE performance from the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods. Not only will they perform age-appropriate songs linked to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, but they will ask you to join in and participate with a showcase of the work their teaching artists do in classrooms across the country with beat boxing, breakdancing, beat making and song writing.

Learn more and register here!

soul inscirbed at bethel woods


Experience the historic site like never before with our new augmented reality tour

Want to know where the stage was? And how 450,000 people fit on that field? Led by the voices of Nick and Bobbi Ercoline (the couple from the Woodstock album and also volunteers at Bethel Woods), guests will listen to stories of those who were there, see the iconic stage, hear concert recordings and authentic announcements, and relive the legendary moments as a member of the 450,000 person crowd. Tours are $5.00 with your museum ticket, or $8.00 standalone. 

Learn more by watching below or clicking here.


Visiting The Museum? Please note the following museum hours:

During Peace, Love & Lights (November 23-January 3, 2021):

  • Open Monday-Wednesday; 5 PM - 10 PM
    (also includes holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)
  • Open Thursday-Sunday; 10 AM - 10 PM

Looking for a place to stay?

Stay the night at Resorts World Catskills and play all night with endless movies and popcorn! Your package includes an Overnight stay in a king suite, 3 movie selections, Freshly popped popcorn, Crackerjack snacks, “Name That Movie” Board Game and more!

Valid Sundays through Thursdays from November 20 through January 31, 2021. Based on availability, blackout dates may apply. All packages and bookings subject to mandatory resort fee. Gratuities not included. Terms subject to change. Management reserves the right to cancel, modify or alter this promotion at any time.


rwc movie night