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10 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.