Christmas is almost here! Make sure you take some time this weekend to escape the hustle and bustle of the cooking, presents, and more going on at home. Get the family together and head out ice skating at the Plaza, drive through Washington Park to see the amazing lights, or otherwise make sure to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
through March 11
If you haven’t made your way down to the Plaza yet to skate, this Christmas weekend might be the perfect opportunity! Remember, skating is completely free and skate rentals are only $4 for adults and $3 for kids. This is a fun winter activity the whole family can enjoy.
through Tuesday, January 2nd
If you haven’t had a chance yet to drive through Washington Park and see the dazzling light displays this weekend would also be an excellent time to do so! The cost is $20 per vehicle, with proceeds benefiting youth programming of Albany PAL. Santa will be at the Washington Park Lakehouse through Saturday the 23rd!
Friday, December 22
Have you watched this Christmas classic yet this year? It’s a Wonderful Life is being shown at The Palace for just $5.
Friday, December 22
If you’re a Garfield fan you might want to head to Proctors this weekend for A Garfield Christmas! See your favorite cat character as he decks the halls for the holidays in this lively musical. Tickets start at $20.
A Chance to See Santa
Sunday, December 24
You can see Santa himself jamming out on the saxophone on Christmas Eve at the Rustic Barn Pub in Troy.
Pizza & Rollerskating
Saturday, December 23
Rollarama in Schenectady has unveiled their Christmas Vacation schedule, and Saturday the 23rd is all you can eat pizza night. Admission to skate is $8.50 and rentals are $3.50
Shed Those Holiday Pounds
Tuesday, December 26
If you’re looking to burn off those calories from holiday treats the Albany Pine Bush Preserve is hosting their annual Cookie Burner Stroll the day after Christmas. The group will be embarking on a 2.6-mile hike. Snowshoes will be provided if the weather dictates the need. The cost for the hike is $3 per person or $5 per family.