Troy, NY Event Calendar Holiday Activities & Promotions


Holiday Shopping Kick Off 
1 Monument Square
12:30pm to 1:00pm
The Downtown Troy BID celebrates the beginning of the Holiday Shopping season with a history rich, black powder cannon blast reenactment, reminiscent of the 19th century flag hoisting at Monument Square.
Come join us as we celebrate the kick off for the downtown Troy Holiday Shopping Season!
Troy Turkey Trot
Starts at 4th & Fulton St.
Ends on River St at Monument Square
8:00am to 12:00pm
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Troy Turkey Trot is the nation’s 11th largest turkey trot and 12th oldest road race, as well as the world’s 64th oldest road race. Drawing as many as 8,000 recreational runners and walkers from 37 states and featuring a 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk, the event is designed to celebrate fitness, families and tradition against a backdrop of some of Troy’s most historic neighborhoods. For more information, visit
The downtown Troy BID does not manage this event. For any questions, please reach out to the Troy Turkey Trot.
Troy Night Out: Black Friday
Downtown Troy
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Troy Night Out, held on the last Friday of each month, presents Holiday Shoppers with smorgasbord of shopping incentives for supporting small business while gifting to everyone on your holiday shopping list, on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 5:00p.m. until 9:00p.m.
Small Business Saturday
Downtown Troy | All Day
Downtown Troy merchants invite shoppers and gift givers to indulge in holiday shopping with discounts and specials for Small Business Saturday! Once again, the city showcases the Small Business Saturday Shopping Tote Special for Small Business Saturday, happening Saturday, November 26, 2016.
The shopping bags, featuring the popular “enjoy troy.” symbol, will be free to customers shopping local in the Business Improvement District and will receive discounts from participating retailers. The bags are screen printed by The Enjoy Troy Co. and community volunteers.
Disclaimer: Discounts may not apply to certain items -or- may be used differently depending on the business sales structure. 
Crumb Crawl Scavenger Hunt
Downtown Troy | All Day
Breadcrumbs (a local website design company located here in Downtown Troy) is facilitating a Small Business Saturday scavenger hunt around town to encourage and support our community to #ShopSmall.

Breadcrumbs will provide a map to participants containing clues to the Crumb Crawl, and a trial of crumbs will be placed around Downtown Troy that leads shoppers directly to the door of participating shops and restaurants. While inside the shops, we urge you to keep your eyes peeled for clues, snap a shot of the shop’s designated object and upload an image of it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #crumbcrawl and tagging the small business.

Shopping, snapping and sharing will make you eligible to win prizes and discounts from participating local vendors (just in time for the holidays)!

The downtown Troy BID is not facilitating this promotion. For any questions, please reach out to Breadcrumbs by Boogie.
Giving Tuesday
Partake in the giving spirit with a food drive oriented to combating hunger in Troy by purchasing fresh and non-perishable food. Downtown Troy drop off sites include The Arts Center of the Capital Region and The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. from Monday, November 21, 2016 through Friday, December 2, 2016.
More details HERE.
The downtown Troy BID is not managing this promotion. For any questions, please reach out to Capital Roots.
5th Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards
Franklin Plaza Ballroom
5:30pm to 8:30pm
The Downtown Troy Business Improvement District invites you to celebrate accomplishments, growth and the pride prevalent in the historic city! Join business owners, city officials and residents, friends and families for the 5th Annual Dinner & Sammy Awards on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Franklin Ballroom Plaza, 5:30p.m. until 8:30p.m.
This year, the BID celebrates Sunhee’s Farm & Kitchen located at 95 Ferry Street as New Business of the YearDavid Kropp, Troy resident, is celebrated with the Sammy Spirit Award and the Friend of Downtown Troy award goes to The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall!
Purchase tickets HERE or pay with a check by mailing or visiting the Downtown Troy BID at 251 River Street, Troy, NY 12180.
34th Annual Victorian Stroll
Downtown Troy
11:00am to 5:00pm
Join in the merriment as the historic streets of downtown Troy transforms into a magical stage offering more than 100 free attractions, including the region’s top performers, ­musicians, dancers, magicians and storytellers. There will be rides, refreshments, an arts & crafts show and much more! Need to finish your holiday shopping? Throughout the afternoon, Troy’s fine shops, boutiques and galleries will be open for shopping. If you’re hungry, make sure to stop into many of Troy’s best eateries or for a quick bite, or visit our food court located at Monument Square.
The downtown Troy BID does not manage this event. For any questions, please reach out to the Rensselaer County Chamber. 
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Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, 251 River St, Troy, NY 12180
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