It's that time of year again! This year, the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party will be held at Dave and Buster's- the capital region's newest arcade, where you can enjoy amazing food and drink, play hundreds of games, and watch your favorite teams on TV all under one roof!
Join us at Bethlehem Lutheran Church during the 5 weeks of December at Sunday morning worship and Wednesday evening Advent Services as Pastor Mark Mueller presents a sermon series titled "Love Finds a Voice in Bethlehem."
Where: Participating Locations, Downtown Albany, NY
Back for the the third year in a row, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) presents the "Jingle. Elf. Quest." which will begin Wednesday, December 4th and run through Wednesday, December 11th, 2013.
Where: Jingle Elf Quest Headquarters - 40 N Pearl Street
New this year, to the Jingle Elf Quest is the "Jingle Elf Quest-Capades" evening will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Several businesses will stay open a little later (7:00 PM + or -) in order for younger Elf Questers to join in on the fun.!
Where: Desmond Hotel and Conference Center at 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany NY
Cost:Members Only $10
Join us for this annual Chamber tradition where the Chamber board, Chamber members, and elected leaders enjoy a night of conversation in the festive atmosphere at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. Take the opportunity to have fun while making valuable connections.
When: Fri, Dec 6, 2013 until Sun, Dec 8, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Where: Brunswick Grange, Rt. 7 and Rt. 142, Troy, NY
Cost:$10 Adults, $5 seniors and students
The Highlight Acting Troupe is proud to present The Christmas Ornament on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:00 pm at the Brunswick Grange, Rt. 7 and Rt. 142 (Behind Stewart's).
5k Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer, all to benefit the Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY.
Join Indian Ladder Farms in the Winterfest celebration. Breakfast with Santa, by reservation only, caroling hayrides and sittings with Santa at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, free holiday crafts for the children. Live Holiday music by Two Late. 342 Altamont Rd. Altamont 518-765-2956.
Where: 9 Brice Street (off Route 67) Amsterdam, NY
Over 50 vendors and a silent auction! Come to Amsterdam's Winter Craft Bazaar and shop for it all! Get some of your holiday shopping done while browsing all the vendors have to offer. The Bazaar will start at 9 am and go until 4 pm! Hope to see you there.
The Macedonia Baptist Church is having their Annual Holiday Craft Fair - Items such as jewelry, home décor, candles, fragrances, one of a kind pieces and a whole lot more! Of course the day would not be complete without a bite to eat while you shop.
Join Santa, as he ushers in the holiday season at the Museum on December 7, 2013, from 10:30am until 12:30pm. Children can tell Santa their holiday wishes, as they have their picture taken with him on a real fire truck! Create a unique holiday memory your family will always treasure at the FASNY Museum of Firefighting.
Where: The Foundry for Art Design + Culture | 119 Remsen Street, Cohoes, New York.
If you’re an avid collector, or you simply appreciate quality and beauty, be sure to mark your calendar for December 7, for the second annual Made by Hand Invitational at The Foundry for Art Design + Culture. Not to be confused with the myriad “craft fairs,” the Made by Hand Invitational is a unique, upscale shopping experience with 15 jury-selected artists and designers.
Join us for this special event and fundraiser supporting the African American Cultural Center in Albany. There will be plenty of activities and giveaways, great vendors, children's entertainment and photos with Black Santa.
Celebrate Downtown Schenectady in the Holiday season! Join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation for FREE and FUN activities for the entire family. Come aboard the Holly Jolly Trolley and visit locations throughout Downtown.
The 8th annual Santa Speedo Sprint! Put on your Santa hat, beard, and suspenders, but forget your shirt and pants!! This race is to be done in your underwear and festive gear only. Join over 100 runners in a sprint down Lark Street!
Where: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 85 Elm Ave, Delmar, NY
Please join us for a beloved tradition at Bethlehem Lutheran as we present our LIVE NATIVITY. This year we begin with contemporary style praise and worship at 5:00 p.m. led by our dynamic praise band and followed at 5:30 with the Live Nativity. Come celebrate this blessed event and bring the children (they will love the live animals).
Deck the hall with the sound of singing. Benjamin Britten's delightful Ceremony of Carols, Stephen Paulus, Christmas Dances and many other songs of the season fill the beautiful and acoustically live sanctuary at Carondelet. Guest conductor Ron Bemrich will lead the chorus, accompanied on select numbers by harpist Karlinda Caldicott.
Now in its 17th season, the Sage Singers has gained a reputation for performing challenging programs, stretching the boundaries for both performer and audience alike. The choir presents two concerts each year, one in December and one in April, and is also featured in the annual Victorian Stroll Christmas concert at the historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Deck the hall with the sound of singing. Benjamin Britten's delightful Ceremony of Carols, Stephen Paulus' Christmas Dances and many other songs of the season fill the beautiful and acoustically live sanctuary at Carondelet. Guest conductor Ron Bemrich will lead the chorus, accompanied on select numbers by harpist Karlinda Caldicott.
Where: Century House, A Clarion Hotel 997 New Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110
Come celebrate the holidays with the Women’s Business Council. Join us to build relationships and spread holiday cheer. There will be hors d’oeuvres, light lunch fare, and silent and live auctions displaying a variety of spectacular items and services.
Network with local Exhibitors and Support 3 Non-profit Organizations ! Come join us on Wednesday, December 11th at the Polish Community Center on Washington Avenue Extension in Albany, NY for the Holiday Business Bash!
Come mingle with local businesses right before the Holidays! There will be vendors for all of your last minute Christmas shopping needs, Food and Wine tastings, Letters to Santa, Pictures with Santa and so much more.. This is going to be a nice Holiday Party which is FREE to the public! There will be something to do for the Whole Family so come on out on a nice winter evening for food, drinks and FUN!!
Where: Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York 965 Albany Shaker Road Latham, NY 12110
The Capital District chapters of the Albany Ad Club, Alliance for Women in Media, American Marketing Association, and Women's Press Club are pleased to announce this year's holiday mixer, "White Out Hunger" at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.
Where: Colonie Central HS Auditorium (off Sand Creek Road, Colonie)
Music Director Doug Dougherty has assembled a program appropriate for this time of year "Music of the Holidays, Music of the Season". Selections include holiday pieces such as "The Festival of Hanukkah", "Christmas Declaration", an arrangement of the Ukrainian "Carol of the Bells", and "An Irving Berlin Christmas", as well as seasonal tunes such as "Still, Still, Still", "All Through the Night", and "Finale for a Winter Festival". The program will conclude with a sing-along of well-known holiday favorites.
When: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 until Sun, Dec 15, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre, Schenectady
ESYO's Youth Orchestra, led by Helen Cha-Pyo performs with ESYO's Youth Chorale, directed by Rae Jean Teeter, in CBS 6?s annual Melodies of Christmas concerts. Various guest artists will join the festivities for this annual benefit.
Where: Maggie's Sports Bar & Cafe 1186 Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203
Friday, December 13th - Matthew Pryce Music is bringing the funky Christmas fun back to Maggie's on Western! The Xmas party was so much fun last year, we're coming back for another display of Holiday cheer, grinchly grooves and yule-tide spirit!
Where: 79 Warren Street Square, Suite 202 Glens Falls NY 12801
The Adirondack Ballet Theater presents three performances of The Nutcracker at the CRW Theater in downtown Glens Falls. ABT will present this typically sold out holiday favorite with student members ranging from ages 5 to 18.
An International Christmas Celebration entitled "A Taste of Heaven" will be held in Albany on Saturday, December 14th This event is free and open to the public. It will involve Christmas songs sung by people from many different nations and parts of the world including China, Burma, Nepal, Russia, Korea, Africa, Latin America and Pakistan as well as from Albany area churches.
A down-home concert of holiday songs and stories with Christopher Shaw and Bridget Ball that features"The Mountain Snow Orchestra" - fiddler John Kirk, guitarist Kevin McKrell, and percussionist Brian Melick.
Now in its 17th season, the Sage Singers has gained a reputation for performing challenging programs, stretching the boundaries for both performer and audience alike. December's concert will be "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten.
Where: Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar
The Delmar Community Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Blostein, will present a Holiday Concert on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Bethlehem Town Hall (445 Delaware Ave., Delmar). The concert is free and open to the public, and will include classical works, holiday favorites, and movie music.
Where: Holiday Inn-Wolf Road, 205 Wolf Road, Hudson Rm., Albany, NY 12205
Cost:$20 Members; $21 Non-Members & Guests; Program Only $5
Monthly meeting of the Capital District Chapter IAAP. This is the chapter's annual holiday party and there will be an auction put on by the ways and means committee. RSVP deadline is Friday, December 13. There are four menu choices.
Where: Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber 5 Computer Drive South Albany, NY 12205-1608
Cost:FREE ADMISSION-members only
Mingle, Jingle and Munch at the annual holiday BRG networking event. The opportunity to network with members of all four groups only happens twice a year, so be sure to attend this great event and make some connections.
When: Today until Sat, Dec 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Shaker Site Off heritage Lane, Albany, NY
Find perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Over fifty regional crafters are represented, offering thousands of items for your perusal. Jewelry, apparel, ornaments, household goods, toys and gourmet jams are among the most popular items.
When: Today until Tue, Dec 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Where: Sorelle Gallery, Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave. Albany NY 12203
Sorelle Gallery proudly presents 'A Festival of Miniatures'. Please join us on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm for the Artist's Reception. Sorelle Gallery artists deliver boundless talent in this presentation of 100 miniature pieces for your holiday gift giving. Please visit the gallery to choose from a variety of miniature pieces.
When: Today until Mon, Dec 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Schenectady County Historical Society & YWCA 21 First Street Troy, NY 12180
The Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA are hosting the 7th Annual Festival of Trees featuring a festive collection of lit trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Come get into the holiday spirit!
When: Today until Mon, Jan 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: miSci- 15 Nott Terrace Heights Schenectady, NY 12308
Cost:Free with admission ($6.50 - $9.50)
Model Trains are back at miSci this holiday season! See the trains run on an elaborate display, then stay and play! This year's exhibit also features toys you don't have at home. Play a song on a walk-on piano, construct your own playhouse with giant building bricks, and lots more!
Now in its 3rd year, the tremendously popular Empire State Plaza Ice Rink is open daily November 29 through March, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and skating is free. Located in the shadow of the majestic
State Capitol, amenities include a full-service snack bar, and a skate lounge with lockers and music.
When: Today until Sat, Dec 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Frear's Atrium
Small Business Saturday will start off early in Troy, with the third in a series of six Saturday markets in the second floor atrium of the Frear Building at the corner of Fulton and Third Streets. Presented by Tight Knit, a Troy-based organization whose mission is to promote and inspire makers and artists to embrace the urban marketplace, buy local and give handmade, these seasonal markets showcase fine art and crafts sold directly by the hands that made them. Right next to Troy Farmer's Market.
This timeless classic gets a merry retelling in a new adaptation by the creator of the two-time Tony Award® winning hit "The 39 Steps." Five actors portray over 20 characters, exploring new facets of this Dickens' classic. Re-imagined with a fresh new physicality, this highly theatrical, sometimes comic, ultimately moving adaptation is sure to brighten up your holidays!
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