Whether you want to end 2020 on a high note or celebrate the new year, there are plenty of things to do in Albany. Below we’ve rounded up some events and activities you should know about and local news from the area.
Kick Off 2021 With a First Day Hike
Although guided first day hikes in the Capital Region are already full/near capacity, you can still plan your own adventure on January 1. Grab your snowshoes and check out one of these excellent snowshoe trails in the Albany area.
Last Chance to Sign Up for the Albany Last Run 5K
The 24th Annual Albany Last Run 5K has been taking place virtually throughout the month of December, and your final chance to participate is Thursday, December 31. If you’d like to run in support of the St. Peter’s Cardiac & Vascular Center, then register online now!
Celebrate the New Year at the Capital Holiday Lights
Looking for a fun way to end the holiday season with the family? Take a drive to the 24th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights! Please note that the event organizers are unable to accept credit/debit at the gates, so it’s recommended you purchase tickets in advance. The final day of the Lights is Sunday, January 3.
Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Host NYE Countdown
Join Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady on Thursday, December 31 for a New Year’s Eve Countdown on the Casino Floor. The event is open to the public, and guests will receive special edition New Year’s facemasks, noisemakers, and party favors while supplies last. The countdown will begin 10 seconds prior to 9:00pm due to the casino’s early closing time.
Crossgates Mall Announces New Hours for 2021
Crossgates Mall has recently announced that effective Saturday, January 2, they will operate under new hours of operation based on valued feedback and input received from tenants and visitors. The new general hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday from 11:00am-7:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am-6:00pm.
Attend a Virtual Concert Featuring the Musicians of Ma’alwyck
The Musicians of Ma’alwyck is a flexible-size chamber ensemble, and on Monday, January 4, the group will perform at WAMC’s The Linda as part of a very special Beethoven birthday celebration. Tickets are $10, and the concert will be available for live viewing at 8:00pm on January 4, and the replay will be available until midnight on January 6.
Experience a Virtual Twelfth Night Celebration
On Wednesday, January 6, Crailo State Historic Site and Schuyler Mansion will co-present a virtual Twelfth Night celebration featuring holiday preparations, food and other demonstrations, performances, and more. If you’d like to celebrate Twelfth Night at home, you can purchase a “Take-Home Twelfth Night” kit from the Fort Orange General Store in January.