Whether you’re looking forward to a delicious dinner or some well-deserved R&R, there are plenty of ways you can spend the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Albany. Check out some top events happening this weekend, as well as more announcements from around the area.
It’s Time to Get Into the Holiday Spirit
Drive Through the Beautiful Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
The 24th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park officially begins on Friday, November 27. Plan a visit to this dazzling holiday attraction and experience the magic of the season with your family.
Burn Off All Those Extra Calories in the Virtual Troy Turkey Trot
You don’t have to feel guilty about eating all that Thanksgiving food – as long as you participate in the annual Troy Turkey Trot! A Thanksgiving tradition in the Capital Region, the Troy Turkey Trot has gone virtual for 2020, so you can complete the race on a course of your choosing. Funds raised from the event will benefit several local charities.
Enjoy Old-Fashioned Holiday Activities at Christmas Land LLC
Located in Altamont, Christmas Land LLC is a holiday season destination perfect for all ages. Their mission is to bring back the spirit of Christmas by offering all of the holiday activities you know and love, plus some surprises. Christmas Land LLC opens for the season on Saturday, November 28, and you can learn all about this year’s activities on their website.
Make a List, Check It Twice: Holiday Shopping Is Underway
Get Ready for Black Friday in Albany
Are you preparing to get all the best deals on Black Friday? Find out which local malls and retailers will be open and when! We’ve also rounded up some shopping events happening on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
A New Children’s Toy Store Opens at Crossgates Mall
Coconuts Toys is the newest toy store at Crossgates Mall in Albany, and they offer everything from the hottest toys to board games, puzzles, craft and science kits, and more. The store is now open on the lower level below Best Buy and near FYE. Stop by and find gifts for the kids on your holiday shopping list.
Support Downtown Businesses During Shop & Savor smAlbany
In collaboration with the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, O’Connell & Aronowitz will present Shop & Savor smAlbany, a two-week promotion celebrating downtown Albany’s small businesses. This promotion will highlight downtown retailers and small businesses from November 28 – December 5 and showcase downtown dining options from December 5 – 12.
Don’t Miss Out on This Gift Card Promotion
Shoppers are encouraged to visit Lark Street on Small Business Saturday and buy local this holiday season. You’ll find shops, boutiques, and services, as well as local restaurants, bars, and cafes selling gift cards. As part of a Lark Street Holiday Market promotion, the first 20 shoppers to complete a special Scavenger Hunt will receive a $25 gift card to a Lark Street business.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church Hosts a Holiday Bake Sale
The St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Schenectady is accepting orders for their Greek Bake Sale from now through Monday, November 30. Enjoy spanakopita, baklava, and other Greek favorites at affordable prices. Visit the church’s website to order online.