Holiday fun abounds in the Clifton Park area, and there are many ways to celebrate this special time of year with family and friends. Experience a memorable weekend by attending one of these upcoming Capital Region holiday events.
Quick Response Restoration in Round Lake will transform their property into Santa’s Play Land this Friday and Saturday. Join them for free family fun, including “Quick Express” tractor drawn train rides, horse and wagon rides, visits with Santa and holiday characters, and more.
Illuminate your holiday season with a visit to the annual Schenectady Festival of Trees. The Schenectady County Historical Society’s galleries will be filled with lighted fir trees decorated with a variety of classic and kooky styles.
Get festive and compete in the 2019 Jingle Bell Run at Halfmoon Town Park this Saturday. The annual race is a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation, so wear your favorite holiday costume and walk or run for a good cause.
One of the most popular events of the holiday season in Albany is the annual Santa Speedo Sprint, which will be held on Lark Street this Saturday. The Santa Speedo Sprint is an 800-meter run to raise funds for the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center. Runners wear everything from speedos and bikinis to holiday-themed costumes.
While you’re at Lark Street for the Santa Speedo Sprint, taste delicious food samples during the 3rd Annual Chili Chowder Stroll. From 12:00pm-4:00pm, participating restaurants will be selling $1 samples of chili and chowder. Admission is free, and after you’ve had your fill, you can vote for the best!
Don’t miss out on the biggest pub crawl of the holiday season in the Capital Region – Saratoga SantaCon! Hosted in downtown Saratoga Springs, Saratoga SantaCon is a fundraiser to support the local Franklin Community Center. Dress in your best Santa outfit and prepare for a day of festivities.
Plan a trip to the village of Altamont this Sunday and have fun at their annual Victorian Holiday Celebration. See Santa arrive by train and enjoy activities and events, such as a Festival of Trees, winter markets, Christmas carols, games, and a history/mystery scavenger hunt.
The highly anticipated CBS 6 Melodies of Christmas at Proctors will return next Thursday, December 19. This event is the Capital Region’s premier holiday extravaganza, and it will feature the ESYO Symphony Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests The McKrells, Grand Central Station, The Northeast Ballet, and the Orlando School of Dance.