The 25th Annual Pine Plains Parade of Lights
If you’re going to wait out in the cold for a parade, it better be worth it and the Pine Plains Parade of Lights did not dissapoint. For the past 25 years, the beginning of the Christmas season is heralded by the parade of fire trucks, hay wagons, ambulances and tractors that are covered in holiday lights for a parade down Route 199. “We had more than 50 floats this year,” says Pine Plains Business Association President Ibis Guzman. As the particpants gathered at Stissing Mountain High School, Jorge and Eileen Yajure The Pines bed and breakfast were readying for nearly 200 guests at their annual open house. They had decked their halls with miles of ribbon and evergreen boughs, and set up heaters on the outdoor porch where drinks were served. Guests could listen to Christmas carolers inside, warm themselves by a bonfire outside and admire the gingerbread houses that local residents had made to resemble Pine Plains landmarks, which were being sold off to raise funds for the Pine Plains historical society.
Hammertown Barn’s Joan Osofsky and Terry Giordana; Lydia & Lori Berliner.
The porch at The Pines.