The holiday season celebrations have begun in Albany and the rest of the Capital Region. Get ready for the Schenectady Holiday Parade on Saturday, the reopening of Wintertime Wonderland in Latham, two preview events for the Capital Holiday Lights, and more.
It’s Time to Get Into the Holiday Spirit
Here’s what’s going on this weekend and next week in the Capital Region:
- Albany Civic Theater presents ART: November 18 – 21
- 2021 Schenectady Holiday Parade: November 20
- CBA 24th Annual CRAFT FAIR: November 20
- Wintertime Wonderland: November 20 – 21
- Downtown’s Shop & Savor smAlbany: November 20 – December 4
- Hope 7 Community Center’s Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair: November 21
- Food For Friends Walk Night at Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park: November 21
- Pet Walk Night at Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park: November 22
- 2021 Troy Turkey Trot: November 25
- Holiday Lights Spectacular 2021: November 25 – January 3
Campfires Return to Nine Pin Cider & More Newsy Updates
Enjoy Sipping Cider by the Fire at Nine Pin
Campfire season has returned to Nine Pin Cider in Albany as of November 6! This Cider by the Campfire experience is available for small private groups, by reservation only, from Thursday – Sunday throughout the 2021-2022 winter season. Each reservation includes Nine Pin ciders, sourdough pizzas, camp chair seating, and a pre-built campfire for you and your group to enjoy. Reservations can be made online today.
Schenectady Announces ILLUMINOCITY – A New Holiday Lighting Promotion
To make this holiday season the brightest one yet, the City of Schenectady has announced a new holiday lighting promotion called ILLUMINOCITY. From November 20, 2021 – January 3, 2022, participating properties in downtown Schenectady will light up their buildings for the holidays and create a festive atmosphere for visitors and shoppers to enjoy. There will be nearly 30 ILLUMINOCITY displays around downtown, and you can cast your vote for your favorite display on the Daily Gazette website.
Goodbye Times Union Center, Hello MVP Arena
Earlier this week, Albany County officially revealed that the sports and entertainment venue formerly named the Times Union Center will now be called the MVP Arena. According to an article from News10 ABC, the naming rights for the venue were awarded to MVP Health Care.
MVP has signed a five-year contract for the naming rights along with two additional five-year options to renew the contract. Although the new signage will take some time to prepare, you can expect to see the updated branding inside the venue by December 31.