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2018 Troy Victorian Stroll Presented by The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Celebrate the holidays Victorian-style at the Troy Victorian Stroll, taking place on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The city of Troy closes the streets to traffic during the stroll to allow for this festive event.

The Victorian Strolls runs from 11am to 5pm and has long been a heartwarming tradition for thousands of local families and visitors from all over the region. In fact, this is the largest free holiday festival in the entire Northeast with more than 100 live performances throughout the day!

men in Victorian period costumesPhoto credit: Val Lazzari

What to Expect

  • Juggling acts, carolers, musicians, entertainers
  • Father Christmas
  • Wooden toys and commemorative ornaments
  • Ice sculptures and decorative displays
  • People dressed in Victorian period attire
  • Refreshments and giveaways
  • Poster Contest and Window Decorating Contest

As evening falls on the city, Monument Square lights up with hundreds of LED bulbs in the shape of a giant Christmas tree. Though the lights are white in color, they draw less than 300 total watts, so it's even environmentally-friendly! Come and witness the holiday magic as downtown Troy is transformed into a Victorian winter wonderland.

Schedule of Events

11am to 12pm

  • RPI Flute Ensemble at The Atrium

11am to 1pm

  • Mark Rabin & The Lovely Missus at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity

11am to 2pm

  • Victorian Stroll Brunch at The Little Rice Ball

11am to 3pm

  • Saxophone Santa Strolling Throughout Downtown Troy
  • Troy Senior Center Craft Fair and Bake Sale

11am to 5pm

  • E K Logic Studio, Holiday Open House
  • Aurora's Boutique Winner Picks 6
  • Dawn Danis Harpist at Jean's Greens
  • Flowers by Pesha Open House Celebration
  • Victorian Era Inspired Games, Pastries & Libations at Bard & Baker
  • Whispering Willow Wildcare - Live Birds of Prey
  • Wreath Sale to Benefit JH&S at Monument Square

11:30am to 12:15pm

  • Troy Children's Chorus at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

12pm to 1pm

  • Historic Chime Concert at St. John's Episcopal Church
  • Victorian Shakespeare by The Blue Horse Repertory Company at The Arts Center

12pm to 1:30pm

  • Reggie's Red Hot Feetwarmers at Key Bank
  • RPI Clarinet Choir Concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

12pm to 2pm

  • Balloon Artist at The Atrium
  • Living Nativity at St. John's Episcopal

12pm to 3pm

  • Uncle Sam - Throughout Downtown Troy

12pm to 4pm

  • About Face, Face Paintings at The Atrium
  • Congregation Berith Sholom Choir & Flea Market

12:30pm to 1:15pm

12:30pm to 2:30pm

  • Troy Samba! Throughout Downtown Troy

12:30pm to 3pm

  • The Amazing Kids Circus at The Atrium

12:30pm to 3:30pm

  • Bill Flanagan Hammered Dulcimer at Pause Gallery

12:30pm to 4:30pm

  • Mark Rust at The RPI Children's Corner at The Chasan Building

1pm to 3pm

  • Three Quarter North Bluegrass Band at Best Western Franklin Square Inn

1pm to 3:30pm

  • The Pokingbrook Morris Dancers

1pm to 4pm

  • Ed Stander on the Glass Harmonica at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm
  • Holiday Open House and Warming Station at Victorious Life Christian Church

1:30pm to 2pm

  • Albany Pro Musica at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
  • Trojan High Steppers at The Atrium

2pm to 2:30pm

  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Lighting Show

2pm to 3pm

  • Tiffany Window Tours at St. John's Episcopal
  • Woodland Hill Montessori School at The Atrium

2pm to 4pm

  • Mike Demarco Trio at LoPorto Ristorante Caffe
  • Sonny & Perley at Victorius Life Christian Church

2pm to 4:30pm

  • Introduction to English Country Dance at Christ Church United Methodist

2:30pm to 3:30pm

  • Planet Light at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

2:30pm to 4pm

  • Johnny Rabb & The Tichy Boys

3pm to 5pm

  • Jeff Strange - Irish Musician at The Counties of Ireland
  • Sparkles the Tall Juggler
  • The Lustre Kings Perform & Special Menu at Franklin Alley Social Club

3:30pm to 4:30pm

  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Self Guided Tours

4pm to 7pm

  • The Refrigerators at Bootlegger's on Broadway

Contests

Poster Contest

To commemorate this year's 36th annual Troy Victorian Stroll the community is invited to participate in a poster design contest.

Window Decorating Contest

This year's theme is Winter Holidays Around the World.

For businesses in downtown Troy, this is a fun and easy way to help create a festive ambiance for the Victorian Stroll. And, nearly 30,000 people will be visiting the community for this event and throughout the entire season. Take part in this holiday tradition and sign up today.

Download rules, information, and contest applications at victorianstroll.com/contests.

For more information please call the Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce at 518.274.7020.

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