Can you believe it’s already December? If you’re looking for events to get you in the holiday spirit, we have you covered. Take a look at our top picks for weekend happenings:
All Weekend Long
9th Annual Schenectady Festival of Trees
Visit beautifully decorated trees in the YWCA and the Schenectady County Historical Society at the 9th Annual Schenectady Festival of Trees. Last year, over 1,000 people visited the display of holiday trees & houses prepared by community groups and businesses! Stop in for a visit on Friday, Saturday or Sunday!
19th Annual Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights
An Albany holiday tradition! The always popular Holiday Lights in the Park are lit up and ready for you take a drive through. Check out more than 125 illuminated displays and be sure to stop in the Washington Park Bakehouse for refreshments, crafts and lots of surprises!
59th Annual Holiday Greens Show
The Rensselaer County Historical Society and the Van Rensselaer Garden Club present the 59th Annual Greens Show this weekend! This Troy winter tradition transforms twelve rooms of the Hart-Cluett House, one of the finest intact houses of the late Federal period in America, into a unique holiday showcase. Don’t miss it!
Ice Rink Opening Day
The ice rink at Empire “Skate” Plaza opens for the season on Friday, December 4th! Located in the shadow of Albany’s majestic State Capitol, amenities include a full-service snack bar and a skate lounge with lockers and music. Skating is free and rentals for children are $3 and $4 for adults.
Northeast Ballet’s The Nutcracker will make its annual return to Proctors Theatre on Saturday. Enter a world of Christmas dreams to the joyous music of Tchaikovsky in this annual holiday favorite.
Troy Victorian Stroll
Enjoy the caroling and wassailing along with some more contemporary music, food and fun for the entire family at the 2015 Troy Victorian Stroll! Throughout the day, downtown Troy will be filled with crafts, rides, storytellers and more.
Albany Symphony Orchestra: Magic of Christmas
Celebrate the holidays with a heart-warming celebration of the season! The Albany Symphony is joined by 200 young singers and dancers from all over the Capital Region at the Palace Theater. It’s a program of holiday favorites including a holiday sing-a-long, dancers and special guests.
Empire State Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks
Join in the fun on Sunday at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks Festival at Empire State Plaza! There will be a chance to meet Santa, ice sculpture demonstrations, live music and more.
Check out the full list of weekend happenings in Albany!