Last Weekend Before Christmas

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments. Here’s what’s happening this weekend:

All Weekend:

Evening of Friday 12/17:

Saturday 12/18:

  • Kids can make a snow globe at 10 am at Moreau Lake.
  • At 10:30 am, they’re making Solstice Sun Catchers at Thacher Nature Center. This is a bit ambitious, appropriate for ages 12 and up, with a cost of $4 for materials, plus a request to bring along supplies.
  • From 11 am to noon, Brown School kids will be playing bells and caroling up and down Upper Union Street again this Saturday.
  • At 11 am, kids can learn about some Awesome Astronomy at the Bethlehem Public Library.
  • There’s a Children’s Planetarium Show at Henry Hudson Planetarium in Albany at 11 am.
  • From 11 am to 1 pm, kids can have cookies with the Saratoga Santa while you taste some wine at the Saratoga Winery and Tasting Room.
  • Kids 5 and up can make their own Snow Globes at the Children’s Museum of Science & Technology.  Pre-registration required, $2/non-member.
  • Pruyn House in Colonie is hosting a Children’s Party from 1-3 pm. Reservations are required.
  • From 1-4 pm, it’s Art for All at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
  • At 2 pm, the Zucchini Brothers will be performing at The Egg. It’s $12/ticket.
  • At 2:30 pm, Niskayuna High School students will be dressed in Victorian garb and leading a sing-along on Upper Union Street (specifically in front of Northeast Fine Jewelers. I believe that this will be a fun group. At least, the grown-ups.
  • At 7:30 pm, there’s  Sing SOLSTICE at Proctors. It’s a multi-cultural celebration, $24 for general admission.

Sunday 12/19:


  1. HollowSquirrel

    I can personally recommend the Henry Hudson Planetarium show in downtown Albany — it was really well done and perfect for my then 4.5 year old! Not so good for babies or toddlers, or kids who are afraid of the dark.

  2. Erin Simmons

    The Troy library is having a reading of The Grinch at their main & Lansingburgh branches on Saturday: 10:30 AM at the Lansingburgh branch and 1:00 PM at the main branch.

  3. Erin Simmons

    Oh – and the Grinch will be making personal appearances at each.

    This is what I get for commenting after helping a friend with her Bombers birthday margarita… ahh – friends with no kids.

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