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October 15
Halloween Pets On Parade
Goold Orchards, Castleton 732-7317 goold.com
October 17
100th Anniversary Commemoration
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Albany 434-0834 schuylerfriends.org
October 27—28
Murder at Cherry Hill Dramatic Tour
Historic Cherry Hill, Albany
434-4791 historiccherryhill.org
Investigate the scene of a historic murder.
October 27—28
Halloween Knick at Night
Knickerbocker Mansion, Schaghticoke 664-1700 knickmansion.com
Chills and thrills as mansion guests return to life!
October 28—December 16
Shaker Christmas Craft Fair
Shaker Heritage Site, Albany 456-7890 shakerheritage.org Holiday crafts and gifts.
October 29
40th Annual Festival of Nations
Empire State Plaza, Albany 474-4759 empirestateplaza.org International arts and culture festival.
November—December
Votes for Women:
Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial New York State Museum, Albany 474-5877 nysm.nysed.org
Celebrate the 100 years since women were given the right to vote.
November—January
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Washington Park, Albany 435-0392 albanycapitalholidaylights.com
More than 125 holiday light displays throughout Washington Park.
November 3—5
Albany Auto Show
Times Union Center, Albany 452-0584 albanyautoshows.com Featuring more than 160 new vehicles representing 30 manufacturers.
November 3—5
Ski & Snowboard Expo
Convention Ctr, Empire State Plaza, Albany 474-4759 empirestateplaza.org
A snow sports exhibition.
November 8—12
Science Festival of the Capital Region
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890 misci.org Wall-to-wall STEM activities.
November 15
Fall Craft Fair & Harvest Festival
Empire State Plaza, Albany
474-4759 empirestateplaza.org
Local artisans, hands-on activities, farm animals, and more.
EVENTS
November 24—26
Thanksgiving Weekend at AIHA
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org Discounted admission all weekend, with activities for the whole family.
November 24—December 31
Trains and Toys Exhibit
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890 misci.org
Model trains just in time for the holidays.
November 29
Albany Holiday Market
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
25 Quackenbush Square, Albany 434-0405, 800-258-3582 albany.org Artisans and vendors kick off the holiday season.
November 30—December 3
61st Annual Holiday Greens Show Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy 272-7232 rchsonline.org
WINTER EVENTS
Ongoing
Hudson River School
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org
Hudson River School works portray a visual history of the American landscape during decades of rapid change and transformation.
Ongoing
Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal
New York State Museum, Albany
474-5877 nysm.nysed.org
Erie Canal retrospective upon its bicentennial.
First Friday each month
1st Friday Citywide Art Exhibits
Throughout Albany 1stfridayalbany.org
Free citywide art exhibits.
Ongoing—December | see website for dates
Live Harness Racing
Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Saratoga Springs 584-2110 saratogacasino.com
December—March
Empire “Skate” Plaza Ice Rink
Albany, NY 12242
474-4759 empirestateplaza.org
Open daily, 11 am-8 pm weather dependent. Closed daily for maintenance 3 pm-4 pm.
December | see website for date
Candlelight Evening
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown 607-547-1450 farmersmuseum.org
The museum takes on a magical appearance, decorated in greenery and illuminated by hundreds of candles.
December | See website for dates
Siena vs. UAlbany College Basketball
Times Union Center, Albany
487-2000 timesunioncenter-albany.com
WWW.ALBANY.ORG
December | See website for date
Holiday House at Ten Broeck Mansion
Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany
436-9826 tenbroeckmansion.org
Meet Sinterklaas and see this beautiful estate decked out for the holidays.
December 1—17
Festival of Trees
Schenectady
887-5073 schenectadyhistorical.org
Enjoy a beautiful display of lit trees decorated by local organizations, businesses, and families.
December 1—2
Friends of Pruyn House Holiday Open House
Pruyn House, Latham
783-1435 pruynhouse.org
See this historic house decorated for the holidays.
December 1—3
Italian Christmas Market
American Italian Heritage Museum, Albany 435-1979 americanitalianmuseum.org Christmas gifts and treasures.
December 3
Taste NY Holiday Market
NYS Museum, Albany
474-5877 nysm.nysed.gov
Sip, sample and shop at the New York State Museum’s Taste NY Holiday Market.
December 3
Holiday Tree Lighting & Fireworks Festival
Empire State Plaza, Albany
474-4759 empirestateplaza.org
Celebrate this annual New York State tradition.
December 3
Great Train Extravaganza
Empire State Plaza, Albany 474-4759 empirestateplaza.org Public model train show and sale.
December 9
Winter WonderLark
Lark Street, Albany
248-9770 larkstreet.org
Shopping, family activities and the annual Santa Speedo Sprint!
December 9
Holiday Hilltowns Market
Octagon Barn 588 Middle Road, Knox 872-1879
Live music, free refreshments, Santa, and festive shopping.
December 9
Albany Last Run 5K
Downtown Albany
434-2032 albanyevents.org
Race through the Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park, ending with a fantastic fireworks show!
January 27, 2018
Albany Winter Brew Fest
Albany Capital Center, Albany
315-426-8714 albanywinterbrewfest.com Sample craft beer from across the country and participate in tons of fun activities.


































































































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