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October 15
Halloween Pets On Parade
Goold Orchards, Castleton 732-7317
October 17
100th Anniversary Commemoration
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Albany 434-0834
October 27—28
Murder at Cherry Hill Dramatic Tour
Historic Cherry Hill, Albany
Investigate the scene of a historic murder.
October 27—28
Halloween Knick at Night
Knickerbocker Mansion, Schaghticoke 664-1700
Chills and thrills as mansion guests return to life!
October 28—December 16
Shaker Christmas Craft Fair
Shaker Heritage Site, Albany 456-7890 Holiday crafts and gifts.
October 29
40th Annual Festival of Nations
Empire State Plaza, Albany 474-4759 International arts and culture festival.
Votes for Women:
Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial New York State Museum, Albany 474-5877
Celebrate the 100 years since women were given the right to vote.
Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Washington Park, Albany 435-0392
More than 125 holiday light displays throughout Washington Park.
November 3—5
Albany Auto Show
Times Union Center, Albany 452-0584 Featuring more than 160 new vehicles representing 30 manufacturers.
November 3—5
Ski & Snowboard Expo
Convention Ctr, Empire State Plaza, Albany 474-4759
A snow sports exhibition.
November 8—12
Science Festival of the Capital Region
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890 Wall-to-wall STEM activities.
November 15
Fall Craft Fair & Harvest Festival
Empire State Plaza, Albany
Local artisans, hands-on activities, farm animals, and more.
November 24—26
Thanksgiving Weekend at AIHA
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 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
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 Artisans and vendors kick off the holiday season.
November 30—December 3
61st Annual Holiday Greens Show Rensselaer County Historical Society, Troy 272-7232
Hudson River School
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
Hudson River School works portray a visual history of the American landscape during decades of rapid change and transformation.
Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal
New York State Museum, Albany
Erie Canal retrospective upon its bicentennial.
First Friday each month
1st Friday Citywide Art Exhibits
Throughout Albany
Free citywide art exhibits.
Ongoing—December | see website for dates
Live Harness Racing
Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Saratoga Springs 584-2110
Empire “Skate” Plaza Ice Rink
Albany, NY 12242
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
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
December | See website for date
Holiday House at Ten Broeck Mansion
Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany
Meet Sinterklaas and see this beautiful estate decked out for the holidays.
December 1—17
Festival of Trees
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
See this historic house decorated for the holidays.
December 1—3
Italian Christmas Market
American Italian Heritage Museum, Albany 435-1979 Christmas gifts and treasures.
December 3
Taste NY Holiday Market
NYS Museum, Albany
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
Celebrate this annual New York State tradition.
December 3
Great Train Extravaganza
Empire State Plaza, Albany 474-4759 Public model train show and sale.
December 9
Winter WonderLark
Lark Street, Albany
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
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 Sample craft beer from across the country and participate in tons of fun activities.

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