Looking forward to the weekend? The Capital Region is full of fun holiday season events that will leave you feeling festive. Enjoy SantaCon in downtown Saratoga, a chili and chowder festival in Albany, and so much more.
Warm Up With Tasty Chili & Chowder on Lark Street
This Saturday, the Lark Street Business Improvement District will present A Taste of Lark: Chili & Chowder Edition from 12:00pm-4:00pm on Lark Street in the City of Albany. During this fun food festival, participating restaurants will offer $1 samples of warm and delicious chili and chowder. Take a stroll and experience a taste of Lark Street!
Walk Through a Magical Festival of Trees
It’s the final weekend of the annual Schenectady Festival of Trees at the Schenectady County Historical Society, so don’t miss your chance to see all the beautiful and dazzling lighted fir trees and decorations in their galleries. Admission is $6 for adults and free for kids under 12.
Finish Up Your Holiday Shopping in the Capital Region
Make your way to the Albany Barn this Sunday and discover a wide range of handmade goods at their Gifted Holiday Market. There will be visual art, soaps, apparel, and more potential holiday gift ideas. The market will be open from 11:00am-2:00pm.
The newly redesigned Holiday Shop at the Arts Center of the Capital Region will only be open for a few more weekends this December. Be sure to stop by on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to browse unique gifts, artworks, and more. Proceeds from the shop will fund the Arts Center’s free public programs.
Shopping for any sports fans this holiday season? This Sunday’s Albany Sports Card & Memorabilia Show at the Park Manor Hotel in Clifton Park will feature multiple vendor booths with the best prices around. Check out the vintage and modern sports cards, comics, old toys, and much more. Plus, NY Giants Super Bowl Champion Derek Brown will be signing autographs at the show from 12:00pm-2:00pm.
Calling All Santas!
Dress in your best Santa gear and head to downtown Saratoga for the 8th Annual Saratoga Springs SantaCon on Saturday! The pub crawl will include drink specials, shenanigans, and plenty of holiday fun. Registration is a donation of five or more non-perishable food items.
Unleash your festive spirit at the 13th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint on Lark Street in Albany! Each year, runners dress in speedos, bikinis, holiday-themed costumes, and even three-piece suits for this exciting 800-meter sprint. Funds raised will support the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.