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The original television classic comes to life! Come see all of your favorite characters from the special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. More…
December 2-4 & 7-11
Schenectady Civic Players
In his final comedy, Noel Coward takes us behind the scenes of a new West End production. Conjuring up a backstage world of talent and treachery, he creates a gallery of characters, including a temperamental leading lady, a ruthless director, jaded old troupers, and an innocent young playwright. From first rehearsal to opening night, Star Quality becomes increasingly heart-wrenching….and hilarious. More…
Join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation for FREE and FUN activities for the entire family. Stop by City Hall and hop on the horse drawn carriage for a ride, then visit with Santa and have a free family picture taken. Many activities, performances, musicians & more.
Enjoy a late afternoon/early evening in Downtown Schenectady hopping from location to location to sample chili at 11 different restaurants and pubs. Follow the Craft Brew Trail at select locations and enter to win a special prize pack. All tastings are $1 each. Presented by Schenectady County in partnership with the DSIC and Visit Schenectady.
Eighth Step: Brother Sun CD Release – Dec. 3, 7:30pm GE Theatre – Contemporary folk with touches of gospel, blues, jazz and pop. Their rich voices blend on a soaring foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano.
Sweets & Treats with Santa – Dec. 4, 12:30pm Cookies, cocoa, crafts and the star of the season: Santa! This event sells out quickly, so reserve your seats now.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker – Dec. 6, 7:30pm Mainstage – A holiday mash-up for the whole family. Visually exciting and bold, The Hip Hop Nutcracker re-imagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip hop choreography.
On The Screen
Hamlet – Dec. 1, 3 & 7pm GE Theatre – As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart.Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. A National Theatre Live Encore Series.
December 2, 6pm Schenectady County Historical Society Opening of the Festival of Trees, as the galleries are illuminated with glittering trees and throw open our doors for behind-the-scenes collections tours through our historic house
December 15-18 Mainstage at Proctors The Capital Region’s premier holiday extravaganza, featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests Fireworks Ensemble, the Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance.
Go behind the walls of your house with The Living House. Walk through a full-scale model of a home and discover the systems that bring a house to life – from water to electricity. Explore the principles of construction, architecture, and engineering with this hands-on exhibit.