Events for Kids – Young and Old!
Letters To Santa
When: Today until Thu, Dec 17, 8:00 AM
Where: Clifton Park Town Hall, One Town Hall Plaza, Clifton Park
Clifton Park Town Hall will once again forward letters from local children to the North Pole! For a personalized reply, include a self-addressed stamped envelope and mail or drop off by Thursday, December 17.
9th Annual Schenectady Festival of Trees
When: Today until Sun, Dec 13, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: YWCA & Schenectady County Historical Society
Cost: Adults $5, Children $2, Under 5 Free
Visit beautifully decorated trees in the YWCA and the Schenectady County Historical Society. Community organizations, schools, groups, clubs, businesses and families are welcome to decorate a tree.
19th Annual Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights
When: Today until Sat, Jan 2, 2016, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Washington Park, Albany
Cost: $15-$100 depending on size of group
When Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights opens on Nov. 27 in Washington Park, you’ll be “Home for the Holidays”.
Polar Express Comes to Saratoga
When: Today until Sun, Dec 27, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: North Creek Railway, 26 Station Lane Saratoga Springs
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary By Class and Availability
The Polar Express comes to the Saratoga North Creek Railway. Take your child to experience the magic of the season on a mystical round-trip journey to an extravagantly built North Pole.
Empire ”Skate” Plaza – Part of Winter at the Plaza
When: Today until Tue, Mar 8, 2016, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza, Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Now in its 5th year, the tremendously popular Empire State Plaza Ice Rink is open daily December 4th through March 13th, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and skating is free.
Museum of Innovation and Science: Trains & Toys Holiday Show
When: Today until Sat, Dec 19, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: miSci- 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
The Model Trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the intricate 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains. Stay and play! The Play Space is full of science toys you don’t have at home.
Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!
When: Thu, Dec 17 through Sun, Dec 20
Where: Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany
It is one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt.
Live Music and Entertainment
A Christmas Story, the Musical!
When: Today until Sun, Dec 27, 7:30 PM
Where: Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
Cost: variable pricing
Based on the motion picture A CHRISTMAS STORY, written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark.
The Country Jamboree
When: Sat, Dec 19, 8:00 PM
Where: The Madison Theater, 1036 Madison Ave, Albany
Cost: $17 in advance / $20 day of
If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip back in time and spend a magical evening revisiting the glory days of country music, The Country Jamboree will take you there.
The Albany Berkshire Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
When: Sat, Dec 19, 1:30 PM
Where: The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany
The Albany Berkshire Ballet is nationally recognized for its versatility in performing both classical and contemporary dance works with excellence.
A Charlie Brown Christmas: Presented by Park Playhouse
When: Sat, Dec 19, 2:00 and 7:00 PM and Sun, Dec 20, 2:00 PM
Where: Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany
Cost: $20 for Adults / Children 12 + Under get in FREE
The classic animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.
The West Point Band’s Benny Havens Band
When: Sat, Dec 19, 7:00 PM
Where: The Linda – WAMC’s Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
For over three decades the West Point Band’s have brought musical excellence to their audiences by presenting the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions.
Electric City Chorus Holiday Show and Concert
When: Sat, Dec 19, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Schenectady High School
Cost: $10/person; Children under 12 Free
Electric City Chorus An A Cappella Christmas Concert and Holiday Show Benefit of Youth Music Education and Habitat For Humanity of Schenectady County.
Home Made Theater: Miracle on 34th Street
When: Sun, Dec 20, 1:00 PM
Where: Home Made Theater, Spa Little Theatre, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs
Cost: $18 Adults/$12 Children 12 and under
Sometimes we all need a reminder of how wonderful it is to believe!
CDYC Annual Holiday Concert
When: Sun, Dec 20, 3:00 PM
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Hackett Blvd, Albany
Cost: $5.00 per person at the door
The Capital District Youth Chorale will present its Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 20th at 3:00 PM.
Christmas Dinner Theater at Prime
When: Sun, Dec 20, 6:00 PM
Where: Prime at Saratoga National, 458 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs
Celebrate the Season with a fabuous 3-course dinner from our talented chefs at Prime while enjoying a fabulous performance of “All She Wants for Christmas” by our talented friends of Enchante Cabaret.
- @Downtown Schenectady