Mark the date on your calendar. Sunday, Feb. 17. That's the date of the 2nd Annual Ashokan Hot Chocolate Festival. The first one was a huge success, and what's better than a nice cup of steamy hot chocolate on a cold winter day?

Want to hear more? Here you go. The 2nd Annual Ashokan Hot Chocolate Festival will be on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road in Olivebridge. There will be both indoor and outdoor activities, crafts, lunch and several great flavors of hot chocolate provided by executive chef Bill Warnes. Other activities include blacksmithing and broom shop demonstrations, guided hikes, and sledding on Hoot Hill, weather permitting.

Sounds like a fun day for the whole family! Tickets are only $5 at the gate, and include two varieties of hot chocolate made to order. More hot chocolate, food, and colonial crafts can be purchased for a small additional fee. For more information about the Ashokan Hot Chocolate Festival, visit their facebook page.