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Keep It Local This Holiday Season With Albany Area Gifts

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Enjoy Holiday Season Fun at Christmas Land LLC

Christmas Land LLC in Altamont is bringing back the spirit of Christmas! Take the kids to this wonderful attraction and enjoy old-fashioned holiday activities like pictures with Santa and horse-drawn sleigh rides, and find some great gift ideas too. Learn More »

Looking for some great gifts for those on your list this year? We've put together our top picks for holiday gifts this season for absolutely anyone on your shopping list. All ideas are from local businesses in and around Albany, making your shopping experience that much easier. Take a look and get shopping!

2023 Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide

Surprise Your Family With Tickets to Lake George Winter's Dream

man, woman, and child standing near fire pit with colorful lights in the background
Photo Credit: Moment Factory, Borealis Lumina

This winter, a brand new immersive experience called Lake George Winter's Dream is coming to the Fort William Henry Historical Fortress in Lake George Village. Created by the award-winning multimedia studio Moment Factory, Lake George Winter's Dream features a combination of lights, music, sounds, and interactivity that brings the magic of winter to life. This is the perfect event for the family, so be sure to surprise yours with a trip during the 2023-2024 winter season.

Lake George Winter's Dream will be open evenings from December 8, 2023 - March 31, 2024, on every day except Tuesday. Visit their website today to secure your tickets!


‘Tis the Season to Give Wine!

Adirondack Winery has the perfect gifts for the wine lover in your life that fits your budget! Whether it’s their limited-edition holiday wines or a gift certificate to the winery – there is something for everyone! Test out your wine tasting skills with their Mystery Box at your next holiday party or check out their many holiday themed events for a fun night out with friends or family! Learn more at


A Book for Animal Loving Children

Whether it's your kid or a niece or nephew, they will love Frisky Finn by local author Dani Martindale. Follow these fun farm animals together as Frisky Finn runs a race and maybe makes a new friend. Take a look at the website for more, and maybe plan to attend a book signing to meet the real Finn!


Treat Your Furry Friend to a Gift From Benson's Pet Center

Benson's Pet Center is the Capital Region's one-stop shop for all of your pet needs, especially during the holiday season. Discover the perfect gifts for your dog or cat this year, including a Bestie Box and a Kitty Crate.

Bestie Boxes ($29.50) are full of carefully curated dog products, samples of food and treats, and high value coupons. Each month the items inside change, so you'll always have something new and fun to look forward to unboxing with your pup! No subscription required. While supplies last.

Kitty Crates ($19.50) contain products that cats love, samples of food, and high value coupons. Each month the items inside change, so you'll always have something new and exciting to look forward to unboxing with even the pickiest of kitties. Plus, it comes in a box. And we all know that boxes are a cat's best friend. No subscription required. While supplies last.


Experience Interactive, Live-Action Adventures at 5 Wits Albany

This holiday season, give your family the gift of adventure with tickets to 5 Wits! Located in the Crossgates Mall, 5 Wits offers 12,000 square feet of live-action, immersive experiences that will transport you to an ancient Tomb, launch you into Deep Space, or have you saving a kingdom from a dragon in Drago's Castle. Interact with live-action environments and complete games and challenges to save the day! But use caution: your performance changes the outcome of the adventure.

Visit the 5 Wits website to book tickets to this one of a kind experience! Gift cards are also available for purchase online and in person.


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