Events

Here’s this week’s KidsOutAndAbout newsletter.

Here’s a list of 101 Holiday Things to Do.

And here’s what’s coming up:

Friday, December 1: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Friday, December 1: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Friday, December 1: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Friday, December 1: Paint & Sip Hot Chocolate at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. Sip hot chocolate and create a painting. Registration required. For 5th-9th grades.

Friday, December 1: Ballston Spa Holiday Parade  at Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Associations annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place, Friday, December 1. Parade step off time is 6:30 pm, proceeding on Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree. The parade has become a hometown-style holiday tradition, with fire trucks, floats, animals, kids and Santa parading down the main street of the village. Once again this year, the parade will spotlight the Toys for Tots campaign, in partnership with the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps, Saratoga County Sheriff Department and U.S. Marine Corps. Volunteers from these organizations will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from spectators along the parade route as well as at the tree lighting.

Friday, December 1: Mud Pond Hike at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Join us for our first series of early morning hikes, a perfect opportunity to start off your day! This hike is a pretty flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 2.5 miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Friday, December 1: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Friday, December 1: Story Art at New York State Museum. Enjoy the Museum by listening to a story, exploring objects from the teaching collection and creating a fun art project. Themes will be announced on the day of the program.

Friday, December 1: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Friday, December 1: Full Moon Hike at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Rebecca, our Park Educator will be leading this months Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake She will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Full moon hikes are $3 per person, please call for reservations 793-0511.

Friday, December 1: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Friday, December 1: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Friday, December 1: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Friday, December 1: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Friday, December 1: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Friday, December 1: New Parents Gallery Talk at Clark Art Institute . An informal, guided gallery talk for new parents and their infants. Strollers and front-style baby carriers permitted.

Friday, December 1: The Nutcracker School show at Northeast Ballet Company. The Nutcracker School show runs for 45 minutes and is very popular in the Northeast for schools. All schools are welcome!

Friday, December 1: Wiggles & Giggles at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 11:00am-12:00pm, drop-in, ages 2-5. This is a play program where young children can explore the world around them through guided free play.

Friday, December 1: Miracle on 34th Street at Classic Theater Guild Inc.. Proctors is proud to announce the return of the timeless holiday play, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, presented by the Classic Theater Guild, Inc.MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will be the inaugural production in our new state-of-the-art third-floor performance theater – The Addy.

Friday, December 1: WINTER BIRCH PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Friday, December 1: Busy Bees at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 10:00am-11:00am, drop-in, birth-24 months. This open playgroup is exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, December 1: Opening Day of Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. The rink is open, with free skate rentals from Hannaford!

Friday, December 1: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Saturday, December 2: Family Fun: Let’s Make a Green Holiday! at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Turn trash into treasure or use eco-friendly materials to wrap those packages for under the tree or for any special day. Come ready to get a little messy as have eco-friendly, kid-friendly fun. Adults must accompany children. Space at this free program is limited. Call 518-475-0291 by Wednesday, November 29 to register.

Saturday, December 2: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Saturday, December 2: Breakfast With Santa at Indian Ladder Farms. Breakfast Buffet 8:00 am 1:00 pm by reservation only;Lunch menu with additional holiday specialsChristmas Crafts for Children * Caroling Hayrides with Santa * Live Holiday MusicFor reservations, call the Farm Market and speak with Donna or Laurie 518-765-2956

Saturday, December 2: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Saturday, December 2: Youth Snowmobile Safety Course at Grafton Lakes State Park. Free course for kids ages 10-18 taught by NYS certified instructor. Adult are encouraged to attend with kids. MUST PRE-REGISTER by calling park office at 518-279-1155.

Saturday, December 2: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Saturday, December 2: Paint With Santa at The Pottery Place. Children of all ages are invited to come Paint With Santa. Santa will read the children a story and visit with each child individually. The children will paint ornaments, have their picture taken with Santa and decorate Christmas cookies.

Saturday, December 2: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Saturday, December 2: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Saturday, December 2: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Saturday, December 2: Breakfast with Santa at Holy Spirit School. Visit with Santa and take this year’s Santa pictures for your Christmas cards. Enjoy a continental breakfast and activities for the kids. $5 per person. Kids 5 and younger are free.

Saturday, December 2: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Saturday, December 2: Sensational Saturdays – Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Saturday, December 2: Breakfast with Santa  at Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. A delicious pancake breakfast will be provided courtesy of the Eagle Matt Lee and Union Fire Companies. Children and their families will enjoy activities, live performances and a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cost for the breakfast is $5 per person and reservations are not necessary.

Saturday, December 2: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Saturday, December 2: WHIMSICAL HOLIDAY PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Saturday, December 2:  Santa’s Magical Express at Yankee Trails World Travel. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves in a quest to save Christmas. Hop on the Magical Express where we warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart and dance with Frosty the Snowman. Along the ride through town, we’ll sing and search for clues as to where Jack Frost has taken Santa’s Magical Hat, stopping for milk and cookies along the way. Shows every Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Shows run in the evening from 11/25 to 12/23. Recommended for kids 4 & up!

Saturday, December 2: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Saturday, December 2: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Saturday, December 2: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Saturday, December 2: SINTERKLAAS FESTIVAL DAY in RHINEBECK at Sinterklaas. A day-long, colorful celebration of dance, theatre and music all over the village. The spectacular Childrens Starlight Parade, featuring two-story tall, animated puppets carried by hundreds of volunteers, closes the day at twilight.

Saturday, December 2: Winter Walk Special Event at Hudson Opera House. Hudsons liveliest, largest, and most colorful event of the year, celebrating 21 years!

Saturday, December 2: Open Workout at Twist’N Flip Gymnastics Glenmont. Open Workout is a time for gymnasts to come practice skills under coach supervision

Saturday, December 2: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Saturday, December 2: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Annual Celebration at Skaneateles, Town of. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Saturday, December 2: Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting at Village of Cobleskill. Parade, Santa, Tree lighting, roasted chestnuts, and much more!

Saturday, December 2: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Saturday, December 2: Candy Houses at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Families with children ages 4-9 and siblings are invited to celebrate the season of sweet things!

Saturday, December 2: ‘SNOW DAY!’ MORNING FAMILY PAINTING EVENT *Special Price *limited space at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun family morning creating a unique project!

Saturday, December 2: Family Saturday at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided.

Saturday, December 2: Family Festival Fun at Saratoga Festival of Trees at Catholic Charities of Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties. A favorite Festival tradition, Family Day is the perfect way to celebrate the start of season of kindness and cheer. Choose between Breakfast with Santa or Sundaes with Santa while also touring through the hundreds of decorated trees or making crafts at Santa’s Workshop. Costumed characters like Frosty the Snowman and Mrs. Claus, Nutcracker ballerinas, and more will all be there and every event ticket also includes a photo with Santa!

Saturday, December 2: Christmas Land A Family Event at Christmas Land. A family event for all ages.

Saturday, December 2: Miracle on 34th Street at Classic Theater Guild Inc.. Proctors is proud to announce the return of the timeless holiday play, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, presented by the Classic Theater Guild, Inc.MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will be the inaugural production in our new state-of-the-art third-floor performance theater – The Addy.

Saturday, December 2: Parents’ Night Out at Twist’N Flip Rotterdam at Twist ‘N Flip Gymnastics. We’re parents too, so we know the value of relaxation and tired, content children. The quest for that, at times, seems futile. We’ll do our best to help

Saturday, December 2: Sensational Saturdays – Lego Club at Schenectady County Public Library. Drop in for some building fun!

Saturday, December 2: The Nutcracker  at Northeast Ballet Company. Making its annual return to the Main Stage is everyone’s favorite holiday ballet.

Sunday, December 3: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Sunday, December 3: The Nutcracker Matinee Show at Northeast Ballet Company. The Nutcracker Matinee Show will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at Proctors Theater.

Sunday, December 3: Miracle on 34th Street at Classic Theater Guild Inc.. Proctors is proud to announce the return of the timeless holiday play, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, presented by the Classic Theater Guild, Inc.MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will be the inaugural production in our new state-of-the-art third-floor performance theater – The Addy.

Sunday, December 3: The Magic of Christmas at Albany Symphony. A Capital Region Holiday Tradition! Tickets start at just $28. Children are half price when you order by phone.

Sunday, December 3: Christmas Land A Family Event at Christmas Land. A family event for all ages.

Sunday, December 3: Home Depot Menorah Workshop  at Clifton Park Chabad. Chabad of Clifton Park will be partnering with The Home Depot to offer a Pre- Chanukah Menorah Workshop

Sunday, December 3: City of Albany Tree Lighting Ceremony and Open House at City Of Albany. Join Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the Albany Tulip Queen & Court and City of Albany officials in the annual tree lighting and open house!

Sunday, December 3: Brunch with Santa and Friends at Big Crunch Media. Ho ho ho, hello children, Kris Kringle here, I want to let you all know that I will be having brunch with my good friends Frosty at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Latham on December 3rdEnjoy a delicious brunch, get plenty of photos with your favorite holiday characters and shop some holiday craft vendors wares.

Sunday, December 3: Holiday on the Avenue: A Village of Scotia Holiday Tradition at Scotia Business Improvement District. Santa & Mrs. Claus, Chili Tasting, Puppet People, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Gingerbread Contest, Choral Performances, and more!

Sunday, December 3: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Sunday, December 3: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Sunday, December 3: Girls World Expo – Albany at Girls World Expo. Girls World Expo is a one-day event for girls ages 11-18 that combines fun, information, fashion, contact with successful women in our community, workshops and shopping that will help girls build self-esteem and create success in all aspects of their live

Sunday, December 3: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Sunday, December 3: Christmas In The Village at Museum Village. Join us at Museum Village for a FREE event with a donation for Country Kids Food Pantry (soups & pastas needed!).

Sunday, December 3: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Sunday, December 3: Tree Lighting at the Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. This family-fun annual event has something for everyone with a full day of indoor and outdoor activities!A chance to meet Santa Claus!Holiday arts and crafts showSkating demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating ClubTrain rides on the ConcourseHorse and carriage rides on the PlazaCaricatures by Rich ConleyMusical performances by Moriah Formica of the Voice, Tuba Christmas and the Rusty PipesAnd FIREWORKS!

Sunday, December 3: Holidays on the Hudson at Castleton Public Library. Join us as we celebrate the holidays with storytime and a craft, a special visit from Santa, and light refreshments! Presented in cooperation with the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.

Sunday, December 3: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Sunday, December 3: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Sunday, December 3: Empire Plaza Tree Lighting indoor concert at Capital Area Flute Club. Come to meeting room 6 at the Empire Plaza 1:30-2:15 on Sunday December 3rd to hear the sounds of the season as performed by a full flute choir. Meet Vader – our HUGE contra bass flute! https://winter.empirestateplaza.org/event-display/311

Sunday, December 3: Taste NY Holiday Expo at New York State Museum. Celebrate the holiday season at the New York State Museums 4th Annual Taste NY Holiday Market! Stroll through the halls of the museum while shopping and sampling made in New York food and beverages from dozens of vendors, including hand-crafted beer, wine and spirits, cheese, chocolate, apple and maple products, and other edible goodies.

Sunday, December 3: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Sunday, December 3:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, December 3:  Santa’s Magical Express at Yankee Trails World Travel. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves in a quest to save Christmas. Hop on the Magical Express where we warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart and dance with Frosty the Snowman. Along the ride through town, we’ll sing and search for clues as to where Jack Frost has taken Santa’s Magical Hat, stopping for milk and cookies along the way. Shows every Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Shows run in the evening from 11/25 to 12/23. Recommended for kids 4 & up!

Sunday, December 3: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Annual Celebration at Skaneateles, Town of. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Sunday, December 3: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Sunday, December 3:  Troy Victorian Stroll at Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce. Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at the 35th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll, the Northeasts largest free holiday festival with more than 100 live performances throughout the day!Troy is always open to wrap up your holiday shopping at the more than 35 clothing, jewelry and gift boutiques throughout downtown. Eat, drink and be merry at dozens of cafes, restaurants and food vendors in Monument Square.

Sunday, December 3: HOLIDAY SWEETS & TREATS! Culinary Arts for Kids Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our culinary art classes for kids!

Sunday, December 3: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Sunday, December 3: The Magic of Christmas at Albany Symphony. A Capital Region Holiday Tradition! Tickets start at just $28. Children are half price when you order by phone.

Sunday, December 3: A Winter Holiday Celebration with the Snow Sisters at Hill City Ice Queen. Join the Ice Queen and her little sister for a holiday themed party with NEW COSTUMES, NEW SONGS and more fun than ever!

Sunday, December 3: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Sunday, December 3: Great Train Extravaganza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Model Train Show and Sale

Sunday, December 3: Yoga for Teens at Lilananda Yoga.  Holistic Youth Project

Sunday, December 3: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Monday, December 4: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Monday, December 4: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Monday, December 4: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Monday, December 4: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Monday, December 4: Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room at The Wonder Room. We always have sensory activities for exploration – but on Mondays we do something a little bit MESSY! come and play!

Monday, December 4: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Monday, December 4: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Monday, December 4: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Monday, December 4: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Monday, December 4: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Tuesday, December 5: The Puppet People present A Christmas Carol at Town of Ballston Community Library. The Puppet People present A Christmas Carol! Tuesday, December 5th at 1:30 PM at the BH-BL High School Auditorium

Tuesday, December 5: The Messiah- The Cathedral of All Saints at The Cathedral of All Saints. Woodrow Bynum leads The Cathedral of All Saints Choir of Men & Boys, and The Cathedral Consort in a performance of Handel’s masterpiece, MESSIAH at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 5 December. The work, sung in its entirety, features guest soloists Sarah Brailey, soprano, Emily Marvosh, alto, Ruairi Bowen, tenor, and Jonathan Woody, baritone, and is performed in the Gothic splendor of The Cathedral of All Saints.

Tuesday, December 5: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Tuesday, December 5: Ninja Challenge at Twist’N Flip Gymnastics Glenmont. Our Ninja Program combines military style obstacle courses to develop strength and speed, gymnastics tumbling, and Ninja style moves. Most kids grow up wanting to be Ninjas…now’s their chance.

Tuesday, December 5: Preschool Storytime  at Voorheesville Public Library. Theme-based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy. Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. (Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver.)

Tuesday, December 5: Studio Sprouts at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Let your childs creativity blossom in our new, drop-in Sprouts program for children ages 25.Through free-form creative engagement, caregiver and child will experience the arts like they have never had before!

Tuesday, December 5: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Tuesday, December 5: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Tuesday, December 5: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Tuesday, December 5: Pre-K Story Time at Rensselaer Public Library. Children ages 2-5 and their parents can drop in for story-time, siblings welcome.

Tuesday, December 5: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!

Tuesday, December 5: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Tuesday, December 5: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Tuesday, December 5: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Tuesday, December 5: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Tuesday, December 5: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Wednesday, December 6: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Wednesday, December 6: Play Date at Colonie Center Shopping Mall. Join the Children’s Museum of Science & Technology for some FREE, fun, hands on activities for kids on the first Wednesday of every month (January – December) in 2017 at 10am on the lower level by L.L. Bean.

Wednesday, December 6: Homeschool Art Series Donatello / Beautiful Sculptures at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our Homeschool Art Programs! Explore the elements and principles of art, while learning about prominent artists, cultures, and movements throughout history.

Wednesday, December 6: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Wednesday, December 6: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, December 6: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Wednesday, December 6: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Wednesday, December 6: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Wednesday, December 6: Preschool Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join in the fun with books, songs, flannel boards and more! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, December 6: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Wednesday, December 6: Character Design & Storytelling for Comics at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Wednesday, December 6: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Wednesday, December 6: OPEN SUDIO – Saratoga  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us on WEDNESDAYS at our SARATOGA location for some fun Open Studio from 12:30-3:30pm!

Wednesday, December 6: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Wednesday, December 6: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Wednesday, December 6: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs, and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Wednesday, December 6: Kids’ Zone at Schenectady County Public Library. A drop-in program for families with kids in grades K-5

Thursday, December 7: Family Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Join us for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, December 7:  ‘Heartfelt Messages’ Metal Stamping Jewelry Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Thursday, December 7: STUDIO ART LESSONS AGES 7-ADULT at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a creative art lesson!

Thursday, December 7: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Thursday, December 7: Swim with Santa at Capital District YMCA. Come swim with Santa, decorate our underwater Christmas tree, enjoy holiday music and grab an ornament from the pool and join us to decorate your ornament in the lobby!

Thursday, December 7: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Thursday, December 7: Swim with Santa at Capital District YMCA – Southern Saratoga YMCA. Come swim with Santa, decorate our underwater Christmas tree, enjoy holiday music and grab an ornament from the pool, and join us to decorate your ornament in the lobby. Decorating station from 6:15-7:45pm

Thursday, December 7: Preschool Art Playdate  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us THURSDAY mornings at our SCHENECTADY studio for Preschool Art Playdate!

Thursday, December 7: Knee High Naturalist at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Come out for our new knee high naturalist class! This class is intended for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians. We will discover different themes of nature with a short story and hands on experiences.

Thursday, December 7: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Thursday, December 7: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Thursday, December 7: Swim with Santa at Capital District YMCA. Come swim with Santa, decorate our underwater Christmas tree, enjoy holiday music and grab an ornament from the pool and join us to decorate your ornament in the lobby!

Thursday, December 7: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Thursday, December 7: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Thursday, December 7: Albany Academies Lunch on Us Information Session at Albany Academies. Join us from noon to 1:30 p.m. to learn more about The Albany Academies.

Thursday, December 7: Preschool Art Playdate  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us THURSDAY mornings at our SCHENECTADY studio for Preschool Art Playdate!

Thursday, December 7: Studio Sprouts at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Let your childs creativity blossom in our new, drop-in Sprouts program for children ages 25.Through free-form creative engagement, caregiver and child will experience the arts like they have never had before!

Thursday, December 7: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Thursday, December 7: Annual Snow-A-Palooza at Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. This 4th Annual event is free to attend and includes an arts & crafts room, cookie decorating room, game room, free refreshments AND a visit from Santa on his Red Fire Engine courtesy of Round Lake Fire Department.

Thursday, December 7: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Thursday, December 7: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Thursday, December 7: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Thursday, December 7: Living Nativity at East Glenville Community Church. Come experience the joy of Christ Jesus birth in our Living Nativity!

Thursday, December 7: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Thursday, December 7: Library Tots at Voorheesville Public Library. Join Miss Amy for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together.

Thursday, December 7: Swim with Santa at Capital District YMCA – Southern Saratoga YMCA. Come swim with Santa, decorate our underwater Christmas tree, enjoy holiday music and grab an ornament from the pool, and join us to decorate your ornament in the lobby. Decorating station from 6:15-7:45pm

Friday, December 8: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Friday, December 8: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Friday, December 8: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Friday, December 8: Miracle on 34th Street at Classic Theater Guild Inc.. Proctors is proud to announce the return of the timeless holiday play, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, presented by the Classic Theater Guild, Inc.MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will be the inaugural production in our new state-of-the-art third-floor performance theater – The Addy.

Friday, December 8: Parents Night Out at the Ciccotti Center at Rudy A Ciccotti Family Recreation Center. Do you need quiet time away from the kids? Need time to finish up holiday shopping? Well here is your chance! We provide supervised activities including games, stories, movies and swimming. We provide pizza, beverages and popcorn. Please bring your children dressed ready to swim; proper gymnasium footwear is also required. Parents must notify staff if a flotation device is needed. Since this program requires a minimum of 10 children to operate, pre-registration is required by Noon on Thursday, before the program.

Friday, December 8: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Friday, December 8: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Friday, December 8: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Friday, December 8: Family Movie Night: Despicable Me 3 (PG) at Castleton Public Library. This month’s family movie is “Despicable Me 3.” All ages welcome!

Friday, December 8: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Friday, December 8: SNOW WONDER PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Friday, December 8: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Friday, December 8: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Friday, December 8: A Christmas Carol at HMT at Home Made Theater at the Spa Little Theater. Join us, and Tiny Tim, this holiday season for timeless family entertainment!

Friday, December 8: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Friday, December 8: SNOW WONDER PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Friday, December 8: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Friday, December 8: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Friday, December 8: Wiggles & Giggles at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 11:00am-12:00pm, drop-in, ages 2-5. This is a play program where young children can explore the world around them through guided free play.

Friday, December 8: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Friday, December 8: Living Nativity at East Glenville Community Church. Come experience the joy of Christ Jesus birth in our Living Nativity!

Friday, December 8: Busy Bees at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 10:00am-11:00am, drop-in, birth-24 months. This open playgroup is exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, December 8: Annual Santas Play Land Open House at Quick Response Restoration.  Join us for a spectacular light display with horse and wagon rides, reindeer, Christmas train rides, Santa and so much more!

Saturday, December 9: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Saturday, December 9: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Saturday, December 9: Sensational Saturdays – Lego Club at Schenectady County Public Library. Drop in for some building fun!

Saturday, December 9: Family Saturday at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided.

Saturday, December 9: Downtown Schenectadys City Hall-iday at Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.. Join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation for FREE and FUN activities for the entire family. Stop by City Hall and hop on the horse-drawn carriage for a ride, then visit with Santa and have a FREE family picture taken. Many other hands-on activities, performances, musicians and much more!

Saturday, December 9: OPEN ART STUDIO 3rd ANNUAL GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Saturday, December 9: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Saturday, December 9: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Saturday, December 9: Annual Santas Play Land Open House at Quick Response Restoration.  Join us for a spectacular light display with horse and wagon rides, reindeer, Christmas train rides, Santa and so much more!

Saturday, December 9: Living Nativity at East Glenville Community Church. Come experience the joy of Christ Jesus birth in our Living Nativity!

Saturday, December 9: Schenectady County Chili Chowdown & Craft Beer Trail at Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.. Starting at 3pm, some of Schenectady County’s best restaurants and pubs in Downtown Schenectady will open their doors to serve a variety of hot chili. In addition to the various varieties of chili offered, there will be eight (8) restaurants sampling regional craft beer.

Saturday, December 9: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Saturday, December 9: Art for All at Albany Institute of History and Art . Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative! Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute art studio on Saturdays for drop in art making. Activities are based off of our current exhibitions and include techniques involving painting, drawing, multi media work, collage and more!

Saturday, December 9: Augmented Reality Sandbox Demonstration at Castleton Public Library. Join us for a demo of a hands-on exhibit to learn about topography. Stop in on 12/9, or anytime on 12/11 or 12/12.

Saturday, December 9: Breakfast With Santa at Indian Ladder Farms. Breakfast Buffet 8:00 am 1:00 pm by reservation only;Lunch menu with additional holiday specialsChristmas Crafts for Children * Caroling Hayrides with Santa * Live Holiday MusicFor reservations, call the Farm Market and speak with Donna or Laurie 518-765-2956

Saturday, December 9: Christmas Land A Family Event at Christmas Land. A family event for all ages.

Saturday, December 9: Candlelight Evening at the Farmers’ Museum at The Farmers’ Museum. Join us for one of the regions best-loved holiday traditions, Candlelight Evening. The landscape of the museum takes on a magical appearance, decorated in greenery and illuminated by hundreds of candles.

Saturday, December 9: Noble Train Begins!  at Fort Ticonderoga. In this one-day living history event, step into Fort Ticonderoga as if it were December 6, 1775, when Henry Knox rode into these storied walls.

Saturday, December 9: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Saturday, December 9: Sensational Saturdays – Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Saturday, December 9: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Saturday, December 9: St. Nicholas Day  at Crailo State Historic Site. Open house with food, crafts, shopping and a visit from Sinterklaas! Children can decorate their own wooden shoes, make a Christmas card or felt ornament. For an additional fee make your own cookie in our cellar kitchen with our wooden cookie molds.

Saturday, December 9: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Saturday, December 9: Busy Beavers at Thacher Park at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Late fall is when beavers really get busy!

Saturday, December 9: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Saturday, December 9: Miracle on 34th Street at Classic Theater Guild Inc.. Proctors is proud to announce the return of the timeless holiday play, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, presented by the Classic Theater Guild, Inc.MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will be the inaugural production in our new state-of-the-art third-floor performance theater – The Addy.

Saturday, December 9: Bars Clinic at Twist’N Flip Gymnastics Glenmont. Clinics are held throughout the year, all of which focus on gymnasts mastering a specific skill, or set of skills: back handspring, front walkover, bars, etc.

Saturday, December 9: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Saturday, December 9: Albany Last Run 5K at City Of Albany. The 20th Annual Albany Last Run 5K is a great race for all ages, featuring a beautiful course through Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park and a spectacular fireworks show!

Saturday, December 9: Holiday Nature Crafts at Grafton Lakes State Park. Nature offers plenty of inspiration for gift making. Join us at the park office to create something special for your loved ones. $4/person materials fee. Must pre-register: 518-279-1155.

Saturday, December 9: Parents’ Night Out at Twist’N Flip Colonie at Twist ‘N Flip Gymnastics. We’re parents too, so we know the value of relaxation and tired, content children. The quest for that, at times, seems futile. We’ll do our best to help.

Saturday, December 9: The Nutcracker at National Museum of Dance. The Museum’s School of the Arts will present this annual performance at the Maple Avenue Middle School Trombley Auditorium this holiday season. Last years performances left audiences spellbound.

Saturday, December 9: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Saturday, December 9:  Santa’s Magical Express at Yankee Trails World Travel. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves in a quest to save Christmas. Hop on the Magical Express where we warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart and dance with Frosty the Snowman. Along the ride through town, we’ll sing and search for clues as to where Jack Frost has taken Santa’s Magical Hat, stopping for milk and cookies along the way. Shows every Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Shows run in the evening from 11/25 to 12/23. Recommended for kids 4 & up!

Saturday, December 9: Start with Art at Clark Art Institute . Get your preschoolers off to a good start with themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specially designed for this age group. Best suited to three- to six-year-olds and their parents.

Saturday, December 9: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Saturday, December 9: Holiday American Girl Tea with Samantha Parkington at Schenectady County Historical Society at Schenectady County Historical Society. Our hostess will be Samantha Parkington who grew up at the turn of the 20th century. The parlor will be decked with holiday decor and festive trees. Well enjoy an elegant tea with tasty cookies. Children will make ornaments to take home. All dolls welcome!

Saturday, December 9: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Saturday, December 9: Christmas In The Air at Empire State Aerosciences Museum. The Empire State Aerosciences Museum will celebrate the Holidays with their annual Christmas in the Air when Santa arrives from the North Pole by plane on Saturday, December 9th. Gates open at 10 am at the Museum at 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville. Following arrival, Santa will be available for pictures which can be purchased on site. Hot dogs, pizza and assorted baked goods will be available for purchase as well hot beverages. Entry includes visiting with Santa and access to all the Museum buildings, including the sensational Air Park with over 20 aircraft. Join in the fun!

Saturday, December 9:  The Albany Berkshire Ballet performs The Nutcracker at The Egg at The Egg (Nelson Rockefeller Center for the Performing Arts). Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) will present its annual tour of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. The production was choreographed by Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo. Sets and scenery were created by theater and movie set designer Carl Sprague, a Stockbridge native, and costumes were designed by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue. The Nutcracker will feature local dance students in special childrens roles alongside the professional dancers of the ABB. This years company includes dancers from around the United States, as well as International.A holiday favorite, The Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl, Clara, and the magical dream she has one Christmas Eve. Set to Tchaikovskys timeless music, the story of The Nutcracker follows the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the Mouse King and embark on magical journey to The Land of Sweets.

Saturday, December 9: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Annual Celebration at Skaneateles, Town of. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Saturday, December 9: Deep Freeze at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Frogs are silent during these cold and snowy months, the curved shape of turtles cant be seen on the logs in the wetland, and no snakes can be heard moving through the brush. Amphibians and reptiles have unique ways to survive through the winter weather. Join us for this program and learn why we call it deep freeze. Please be prepared for the weather, as we will be taking a short hike. In case of snow, we will provide snowshoes. Ages 6+.

Saturday, December 9: Live Nativity at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Following the Live Nativity will be a free BBQ for all who attend.In conjunction with the dinner is an Open House of our new construction for anyone who is interested.

Saturday, December 9: A Christmas Carol at HMT at Home Made Theater at the Spa Little Theater. Join us, and Tiny Tim, this holiday season for timeless family entertainment!

Saturday, December 9: Handel’s Messiah with The Octavo Singers at Union College at The Octavo Singers. Always a favorite at Christmas and always a staple of the Octavo choral seasons, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is inarguably his finest work. Composed in less than 4 weeks and containing upwards of a quarter of a million notes, the work is not only a masterpiece, but also a miracle. For this concert, the chorus expands its numbers a bit, as does the orchestra, and a powerful, wildly-talented quartet rounds out the beauty of this stunning Baroque oratorio. Performed at the acoustically-perfect Memorial Chapel on the Union College campus, the Octavos will be presenting this on a Saturday night this year as opposed to its traditional Sunday afternoon. Grab a good meal beforehand and come prepared to sing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ with us.

Saturday, December 9: CHRISTMAS CARDINAL PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Sunday, December 10:  Santa’s Magical Express at Yankee Trails World Travel. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves in a quest to save Christmas. Hop on the Magical Express where we warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart and dance with Frosty the Snowman. Along the ride through town, we’ll sing and search for clues as to where Jack Frost has taken Santa’s Magical Hat, stopping for milk and cookies along the way. Shows every Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Shows run in the evening from 11/25 to 12/23. Recommended for kids 4 & up!

Sunday, December 10: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Sunday, December 10: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Sunday, December 10: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Sunday, December 10: A Christmas Carol at HMT at Home Made Theater at the Spa Little Theater. Join us, and Tiny Tim, this holiday season for timeless family entertainment!

Sunday, December 10: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Sunday, December 10: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Sunday, December 10: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Sunday, December 10: Special Storytime: Matt Tavares at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. In Red & Lulu, two birds make their nest in a beautiful evergreen. But one day Red and Lulu are separated, and it will take a miracle for them to find each other again! Luckily it’s just the season for miracles…

Sunday, December 10: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Annual Celebration at Skaneateles, Town of. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Sunday, December 10: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Sunday, December 10: Yule Log Celebration: Sunday, December 10: 1pm – 3pm  at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Celebrate the outdoors this season by enjoying the annual Yule Log Event at the Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center.

Sunday, December 10: Christmas Land A Family Event at Christmas Land. A family event for all ages.

Sunday, December 10: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Sunday, December 10: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Sunday, December 10:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, December 10: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Sunday, December 10: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Sunday, December 10: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Sunday, December 10: Brunch with Santa at The Century House at The Century House, Latham NY. Treat your family to a special holiday tradition – Brunch with Santaat The Century House!

Sunday, December 10: Miracle on 34th Street at Classic Theater Guild Inc.. Proctors is proud to announce the return of the timeless holiday play, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, presented by the Classic Theater Guild, Inc.MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will be the inaugural production in our new state-of-the-art third-floor performance theater – The Addy.

Monday, December 11: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Monday, December 11: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Monday, December 11: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Monday, December 11: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Monday, December 11: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Monday, December 11: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Monday, December 11: Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room at The Wonder Room. We always have sensory activities for exploration – but on Mondays we do something a little bit MESSY! come and play!

Monday, December 11: Read to Lacey at Castleton Public Library. Children are invited to read aloud to Lacey, the therapy dog! Reading to an animal can improve children’s reading and communication skills. 15-minute individual reading time with Lacey is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, December 11: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Monday, December 11: Cake Bash! at Schenectady County Public Library. Decorate and enjoy your own cupcake with a fun winter theme!

Monday, December 11: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Monday, December 11: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Tuesday, December 12: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Tuesday, December 12: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Tuesday, December 12: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Tuesday, December 12: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Tuesday, December 12: Puppet Show: The Steadfast Tin Soldier at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. For families of all ages. No registration required.

Tuesday, December 12: Music at Noon at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The free Music at Noon concert series has presented exceptional musicians with a diverse mix of musical styles. Come listen, and bring your lunch!

Tuesday, December 12: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Tuesday, December 12: Ninja Challenge at Twist’N Flip Gymnastics Glenmont. Our Ninja Program combines military style obstacle courses to develop strength and speed, gymnastics tumbling, and Ninja style moves. Most kids grow up wanting to be Ninjas…now’s their chance.

Tuesday, December 12: Preschool Storytime  at Voorheesville Public Library. Theme-based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy. Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. (Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver.)

Tuesday, December 12: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Tuesday, December 12: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Tuesday, December 12: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Tuesday, December 12: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Tuesday, December 12: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Tuesday, December 12: Pre-K Story Time at Rensselaer Public Library. Children ages 2-5 and their parents can drop in for story-time, siblings welcome.

Tuesday, December 12: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!

Tuesday, December 12: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Tuesday, December 12: Cake Bash! at Schenectady County Public Library. Decorate and enjoy your own cupcake with a fun winter theme!

Wednesday, December 13: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Wednesday, December 13: Balloon Menorah Extravaganza at Boscov’s at Clifton Park Chabad. At indoor entrance.

Wednesday, December 13: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs, and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Wednesday, December 13: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Wednesday, December 13: Kids’ Zone at Schenectady County Public Library. A drop-in program for families with kids in grades K-5

Wednesday, December 13: Homeschool Art Series Donatello / Beautiful Sculptures at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our Homeschool Art Programs! Explore the elements and principles of art, while learning about prominent artists, cultures, and movements throughout history.

Wednesday, December 13: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Wednesday, December 13: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Wednesday, December 13: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Wednesday, December 13: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, December 13: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Wednesday, December 13: Bad Art Night at Castleton Public Library. Create the most bizarre piece of art that you can using a variety of materials. The creator whose art is deemed the “worst” will win a prize! For teens in 6th through 12th grade.

Wednesday, December 13: SNOW GLOW PAINTING EVENT *Special Price $30 at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Wednesday, December 13: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Wednesday, December 13: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Wednesday, December 13: Preschool Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join in the fun with books, songs, flannel boards and more! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, December 13: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Wednesday, December 13: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Wednesday, December 13: OPEN SUDIO – Saratoga  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us on WEDNESDAYS at our SARATOGA location for some fun Open Studio from 12:30-3:30pm!

Wednesday, December 13: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Thursday, December 14: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Thursday, December 14: The Park Playhouse production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Cohoes Music Hall. The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world-so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. Silent night? Not a chance… But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

Thursday, December 14: Library Tots at Voorheesville Public Library. Join Miss Amy for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together.

Thursday, December 14: Family Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Join us for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, December 14: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Thursday, December 14: STUDIO ART LESSONS AGES 7-ADULT at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a creative art lesson!

Thursday, December 14: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Thursday, December 14: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Thursday, December 14: The Wonder Room: COMMUNITY SEWING TABLE at The Wonder Room. Beginning hand sewing crafts

Thursday, December 14: Preschool Art Playdate  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us THURSDAY mornings at our SCHENECTADY studio for Preschool Art Playdate!

Thursday, December 14: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Thursday, December 14: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Thursday, December 14: Preschool Art Playdate  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us THURSDAY mornings at our SCHENECTADY studio for Preschool Art Playdate!

Thursday, December 14: A Christmas Carol at Theatre Institute at Sage. A new adaptation of the holiday classic comes to life when you and our family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the timeless message of hope, peace, and love, in Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Thursday, December 14: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Thursday, December 14: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Thursday, December 14: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Thursday, December 14: Disney on Ice – Frozen at Times Union Center. Discover the full story of Disneys Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Annas fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award-winning songs like Let It Go and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen – the show worth melting for!

Thursday, December 14: OH HOLY NIGHT PAINTING CLASS *Special $25 *ALL AGES NIGHT at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Thursday, December 14: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Friday, December 15: Busy Bees at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 10:00am-11:00am, drop-in, birth-24 months. This open playgroup is exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, December 15: Disney on Ice – Frozen at Times Union Center. Discover the full story of Disneys Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Annas fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award-winning songs like Let It Go and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen – the show worth melting for!

Friday, December 15: Wiggles & Giggles at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 11:00am-12:00pm, drop-in, ages 2-5. This is a play program where young children can explore the world around them through guided free play.

Friday, December 15: POINSETTIA PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Friday, December 15: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Friday, December 15: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Friday, December 15: The Park Playhouse production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Cohoes Music Hall. The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world-so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. Silent night? Not a chance… But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

Friday, December 15: CBS 6’s Melodies of Christmas at Northeast Ballet Company. Northeast Ballet Company will perform in December 15th-17th in the Capital Regions premiere holiday extravaganza as well.

Friday, December 15: A Christmas Carol at HMT at Home Made Theater at the Spa Little Theater. Join us, and Tiny Tim, this holiday season for timeless family entertainment!

Friday, December 15: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Friday, December 15: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Friday, December 15: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Friday, December 15: A Christmas Carol at the Farmers’ Museum at The Farmers’ Museum. Enjoy a live performance of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The play tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three ghosts teach him the error of his ways.

Friday, December 15: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Friday, December 15: Chuck E Cheese – Ticket Blaster -10 Free points with a Toy Donation  at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Donate a Toy to the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region and receive 10 Free points and as a BONUS for just $2.50 Monday – Thursday a pass to go into the TICKET BLASTER! Offer Valid until December 15th .

Friday, December 15: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Friday, December 15: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Friday, December 15: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Friday, December 15: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Saturday, December 16: Sensational Saturdays – Lego Club at Schenectady County Public Library. Drop in for some building fun!

Saturday, December 16: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Saturday, December 16: LIVE NATIVITY PERFORMANCE at Redemption Dance Institute. A night of celebration through the art of lyrical and classical ballet, modern, and tap. A beautiful, inspiring night that walks us through the night Christ was born. During a season where most are focused elsewhere, Christ will be the focus of this presentation!

Saturday, December 16: Holiday Treasure Hunt at Grafton Lakes State Park. The elves have hidden treasure in the woods and left a map to help us find it! Join us at the Shaver Pond Center (194 Shaver Pond Road) for this family adventure in the forest. $3/person or $10/family. Must pre-register so there are prizes for all!

Saturday, December 16: Christmas Land A Family Event at Christmas Land. A family event for all ages.

Saturday, December 16:  Saturday Star Shows – Albany Star Sighting – Geared for older skywatchers ages 8 and above. at Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center & Henry Hudson Planetarium. Interactive program identifies stars, planets, comets and constellations in the night sky.

Saturday, December 16: PAWS for Reading at Schenectady County Public Library. Drop-in and read to our therapy dog!

Saturday, December 16: A Christmas Carol at the Farmers’ Museum at The Farmers’ Museum. Enjoy a live performance of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The play tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three ghosts teach him the error of his ways.

Saturday, December 16: Saturday Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Join Miss Joelle for story time and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Saturday, December 16: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Saturday, December 16: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Saturday, December 16: A Christmas Carol at HMT at Home Made Theater at the Spa Little Theater. Join us, and Tiny Tim, this holiday season for timeless family entertainment!

Saturday, December 16: Holiday Happiness Ice Show at Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club. Bring the family for a joyous holiday show! Enjoy performances by talented area skaters, including the Houstonettes synchronized teams, and solos by regional and national-level skaters. Raffles for gift baskets and an American Girl doll, too!

Saturday, December 16: The Nutcracker: Sweet & Swingin’ at The Saratoga City Ballet Company. Celebrate the holidays with the whole family and join Saratoga City Ballet for a rhythm-filled evening ofThe Nutcracker: Sweet & Swingin!

Saturday, December 16: OPEN ART STUDIO 3rd ANNUAL GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Saturday, December 16: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Saturday, December 16: Sensational Saturdays – Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Saturday, December 16: WHITE CHRISTMAS PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Saturday, December 16: Kids Night Out!- Albany JCC at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Fun for Children ages 6 to 12 Years Old on Saturday Nights-Swimming, Games, and Snack-Each event will have a Bubblemaker Scuba Class for ages 8+

Saturday, December 16: Art for All at Albany Institute of History and Art . Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative! Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute art studio on Saturdays for drop in art making. Activities are based off of our current exhibitions and include techniques involving painting, drawing, multi media work, collage and more!

Saturday, December 16: Dave & Buster’s Breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster’s Albany. The Breakfast with Santa event will be hosted in one of Dave & Buster’s private rooms where food, beverages, and activities will be. As a guest of the event, you will have access to this private event space, as well as our Million Dollar Midway

Saturday, December 16: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Saturday, December 16: Open Workout at Twist’N Flip Gymnastics Glenmont. Open Workout is a time for gymnasts to come practice skills under coach supervision

Saturday, December 16:  Santa’s Magical Express at Yankee Trails World Travel. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves in a quest to save Christmas. Hop on the Magical Express where we warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart and dance with Frosty the Snowman. Along the ride through town, we’ll sing and search for clues as to where Jack Frost has taken Santa’s Magical Hat, stopping for milk and cookies along the way. Shows every Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Shows run in the evening from 11/25 to 12/23. Recommended for kids 4 & up!

Saturday, December 16: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Saturday, December 16: Family Saturday at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided.

Saturday, December 16: Kwanzaa Umoja Community Celebration at Hudson Opera House. Presented in partnership with Operation Unite NY, come celebrate African-American culture and unity with friends and family. Join us for an immersive afternoon of arts and crafts for children, dancing, drumming, a candle-lighting ceremony and the sharing of Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Saturday, December 16: Disney on Ice – Frozen at Times Union Center. Discover the full story of Disneys Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Annas fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award-winning songs like Let It Go and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen – the show worth melting for!

Saturday, December 16: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Saturday, December 16: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Annual Celebration at Skaneateles, Town of. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Saturday, December 16: Meet Javaka Steptoe  at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Hear Steptoe discuss his research and art for Radiant Child, and what his year has been like following a Caldecott win.

Saturday, December 16: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Saturday, December 16: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Saturday, December 16: Saturday Morning Cartoon Cereal Bowl: HOLIDAY EDITION! at Proctors. We’re back for the holidays! Get set for 3 hours of holiday-themed Saturday Morning cartoons on the biggest screen in the Northeast! Titles are our secret until showtime, but something for everyone is guaranteed! 100% fun and child-friendly!

Saturday, December 16: Saturday Star Shows at Henry Hudson Planetarium at Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center & Henry Hudson Planetarium. Interactive program exploring the stars, planets, comets, and constellations in the night sky geared toward children aged 3 to 7 and their families.

Saturday, December 16: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Saturday, December 16: The Park Playhouse production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Cohoes Music Hall. The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world-so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. Silent night? Not a chance… But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

Sunday, December 17: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Sunday, December 17: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Sunday, December 17: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Sunday, December 17: The Park Playhouse production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Cohoes Music Hall. The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world-so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. Silent night? Not a chance… But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

Sunday, December 17: Chanukah at the Chocolate Factory at Bethlehem Chabad. Crazy car menorah parade, oompa loompa latkes, hot chocolate bar, activities and entertainment for kids and adults.

Sunday, December 17:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, December 17: Christmas Land A Family Event at Christmas Land. A family event for all ages.

Sunday, December 17: A Saratoga Christmas with The McKrells at HMT at Home Made Theater at the Spa Little Theater. Home Made Theater continues their tradition of hosting Christmas shows with Kevin McKrell and his merry musicians.

Sunday, December 17: A Christmas Carol at HMT at Home Made Theater at the Spa Little Theater. Join us, and Tiny Tim, this holiday season for timeless family entertainment!

Sunday, December 17: A Christmas Carol at the Farmers’ Museum at The Farmers’ Museum. Enjoy a live performance of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The play tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man who devoted his life to money and business until three ghosts teach him the error of his ways.

Sunday, December 17: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Sunday, December 17: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Sunday, December 17: Chanukah at the Chocolate Factory at Bethlehem Chabad. Celebrate Chanukah with the community! Great time for all ages!

Sunday, December 17: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Sunday, December 17: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Sunday, December 17: Disney on Ice – Frozen at Times Union Center. Discover the full story of Disneys Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Be a part of Annas fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer sidekick Sven as they help Anna in a race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to Academy Award-winning songs like Let It Go and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen – the show worth melting for!

Sunday, December 17: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Sunday, December 17: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Sunday, December 17:  Santa’s Magical Express at Yankee Trails World Travel. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves in a quest to save Christmas. Hop on the Magical Express where we warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart and dance with Frosty the Snowman. Along the ride through town, we’ll sing and search for clues as to where Jack Frost has taken Santa’s Magical Hat, stopping for milk and cookies along the way. Shows every Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Shows run in the evening from 11/25 to 12/23. Recommended for kids 4 & up!

Sunday, December 17: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Annual Celebration at Skaneateles, Town of. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Sunday, December 17: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Monday, December 18: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Monday, December 18: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Monday, December 18: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Monday, December 18: Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room at The Wonder Room. We always have sensory activities for exploration – but on Mondays we do something a little bit MESSY! come and play!

Monday, December 18: Night Time Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Books, songs and fun for families!

Monday, December 18: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Monday, December 18: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Monday, December 18: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Tuesday, December 19: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Tuesday, December 19: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Tuesday, December 19: Pre-K Story Time at Rensselaer Public Library. Children ages 2-5 and their parents can drop in for story-time, siblings welcome.

Tuesday, December 19: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Tuesday, December 19: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Tuesday, December 19: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Tuesday, December 19: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!

Tuesday, December 19: Ninja Challenge at Twist’N Flip Gymnastics Glenmont. Our Ninja Program combines military style obstacle courses to develop strength and speed, gymnastics tumbling, and Ninja style moves. Most kids grow up wanting to be Ninjas…now’s their chance.

Tuesday, December 19: Mud Pond Hike at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Join us for our first series of early morning hikes, a perfect opportunity to start off your day! This hike is a pretty flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 2.5 miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Tuesday, December 19: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Tuesday, December 19: Preschool Storytime  at Voorheesville Public Library. Theme-based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy. Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. (Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver.)

Tuesday, December 19: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Tuesday, December 19: Organ Concert Series at Proctors at Proctors. Proctors invites all Capital Region residents and visitors to attend a free noontime organ concert featuring “Goldie” — Proctors mighty Wurlitzer Organ on the Mainstage at Proctors. The Organ Concert Series is performed by member of the Hudson – Mohawk Theatre Organ Society.

Tuesday, December 19: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Wednesday, December 20: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Wednesday, December 20: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Wednesday, December 20: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Wednesday, December 20: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Wednesday, December 20: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Wednesday, December 20: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Wednesday, December 20: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Wednesday, December 20: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Wednesday, December 20: Homeschool Art Series Donatello / Beautiful Sculptures at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our Homeschool Art Programs! Explore the elements and principles of art, while learning about prominent artists, cultures, and movements throughout history.

Wednesday, December 20: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Wednesday, December 20: Character Design & Storytelling for Comics at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Wednesday, December 20: OPEN SUDIO – Saratoga  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us on WEDNESDAYS at our SARATOGA location for some fun Open Studio from 12:30-3:30pm!

Thursday, December 21: Winter Solstice PJ Party  at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the Eric Carle: Night exhibition on the longest night of the year! In addition to night-themed art projects, storytimes, and films, guests will enjoy an evening snack of milk and cookies. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, December 21: Family Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Join us for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, December 21: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Thursday, December 21: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Thursday, December 21: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Thursday, December 21: STUDIO ART LESSONS AGES 7-ADULT at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a creative art lesson!

Thursday, December 21: Library Tots at Voorheesville Public Library. Join Miss Amy for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together.

Thursday, December 21: Preschool Art Playdate  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us THURSDAY mornings at our SCHENECTADY studio for Preschool Art Playdate!

Thursday, December 21: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Thursday, December 21: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Thursday, December 21: Preschool Art Playdate  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us THURSDAY mornings at our SCHENECTADY studio for Preschool Art Playdate!

Thursday, December 21: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Thursday, December 21: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Thursday, December 21: Knee High Naturalist at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Come out for our new knee high naturalist class! This class is intended for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians. We will discover different themes of nature with a short story and hands on experiences.

Thursday, December 21: Holiday Candy Box! at The Wonder Room. A favorite! Ages 5 and up.

Thursday, December 21: Winter Solstice Evening Hike at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Daylight has waned to a minimum on the shortest day of the year. What better time for an evening hike through the Albany Pine Bush Preserve? Join us for a 0.9-mile hike after sunset. We will also explore how nocturnal animals utilize the nighttime for their survival. Our hike will conclude with hot cocoa around a campfire. All ages. Free!

Thursday, December 21: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Friday, December 22: Parents Night Out at the Ciccotti Center at Rudy A Ciccotti Family Recreation Center. Do you need quiet time away from the kids? Need time to finish up holiday shopping? Well here is your chance! We provide supervised activities including games, stories, movies and swimming. We provide pizza, beverages and popcorn. Please bring your children dressed ready to swim; proper gymnasium footwear is also required. Parents must notify staff if a flotation device is needed. Since this program requires a minimum of 10 children to operate, pre-registration is required by Noon on Thursday, before the program.

Friday, December 22: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Friday, December 22: Photos with Santa + Free Gift at Wilton Mall at Wilton Mall. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in Center Court. Reservations available, but not required!

Friday, December 22: Wiggles & Giggles at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 11:00am-12:00pm, drop-in, ages 2-5. This is a play program where young children can explore the world around them through guided free play.

Friday, December 22: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Friday, December 22: Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Ellms Family Farm. Welcome to the farm! Open 11/24-12/22 for Choose and Cut and Fresh Cuts. SAT. AND SUN. 9-5; MON. AND FRI. 10:30-5. Start your family tradition on our farm! ELLMS MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS TREES!

Friday, December 22: THAT’S THE ONE PAINTING CLASS *Special $25 *ALL AGES NIGHT at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Friday, December 22: Busy Bees at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 10:00am-11:00am, drop-in, birth-24 months. This open playgroup is exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, December 22: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Friday, December 22: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Friday, December 22: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Friday, December 22: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Friday, December 22: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Friday, December 22: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Saturday, December 23: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Saturday, December 23: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Saturday, December 23: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Annual Celebration at Skaneateles, Town of. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Saturday, December 23: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Saturday, December 23: Social Saturday at The Wonder Room at The Wonder Room. On Saturdays we do something special. Come and bring your family!

Saturday, December 23: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Saturday, December 23: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Saturday, December 23: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Saturday, December 23: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Saturday, December 23: SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Saturday, December 23: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Saturday, December 23: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Saturday, December 23:  Santa’s Magical Express at Yankee Trails World Travel. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves in a quest to save Christmas. Hop on the Magical Express where we warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart and dance with Frosty the Snowman. Along the ride through town, we’ll sing and search for clues as to where Jack Frost has taken Santa’s Magical Hat, stopping for milk and cookies along the way. Shows every Thurs., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Shows run in the evening from 11/25 to 12/23. Recommended for kids 4 & up!

Saturday, December 23: School Break Extra Hours for drop in play! at The Wonder Room. Drop in an explore with us!

Sunday, December 24: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Sunday, December 24: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Sunday, December 24: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Sunday, December 24: Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles: Annual Celebration at Skaneateles, Town of. Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Sunday, December 24: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Sunday, December 24: Santaland at Crossgates Mall at Crossgates Mall. Start making those lists! Hell be checking them twice. Visit Santa on the lower level near the Apple store now through Christmas Eve. For questions and pricing info, please call 518-724-1698.

Monday, December 25: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Tuesday, December 26: Preschool Storytime  at Voorheesville Public Library. Theme-based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy. Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. (Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver.)

Tuesday, December 26: School Break Extra Hours for drop in play! at The Wonder Room. Drop in an explore with us!

Tuesday, December 26: Pre-K Story Time at Rensselaer Public Library. Children ages 2-5 and their parents can drop in for story-time, siblings welcome.

Tuesday, December 26: Make-and-Take Poppies at New York State Museum. Learn how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance during WWI and carry on the tradition by making your own tissue paper poppies.

Tuesday, December 26: Make-and-Take Poppies at New York State Museum. Learn how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance during WWI and carry on the tradition by making your own tissue paper poppies.

Tuesday, December 26: Make-and-Take Poppies at New York State Museum. Learn how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance during WWI and carry on the tradition by making your own tissue paper poppies.

Tuesday, December 26: Make-and-Take Poppies at New York State Museum. Learn how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance during WWI and carry on the tradition by making your own tissue paper poppies.

Tuesday, December 26: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Tuesday, December 26: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Tuesday, December 26: World War I Exploration Station with Soldier James at New York State Museum. Could you pack it? Discover what a WWI doughboy soldier would carry in his backpack!

Tuesday, December 26: Cool Science: Rain Clouds at Castleton Public Library. Learn how rain clouds work as we create colorful rain using food coloring and shaving cream!

Tuesday, December 26: Make-and-Take Poppies at New York State Museum. Learn how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance during WWI and carry on the tradition by making your own tissue paper poppies.

Tuesday, December 26: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!

Tuesday, December 26: Make-and-Take Poppies at New York State Museum. Learn how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance during WWI and carry on the tradition by making your own tissue paper poppies.

Tuesday, December 26: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Tuesday, December 26: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Tuesday, December 26: Make-and-Take Poppies at New York State Museum. Learn how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance during WWI and carry on the tradition by making your own tissue paper poppies.

Tuesday, December 26: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Tuesday, December 26: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Wednesday, December 27: Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve at Times Union Center. Debut performance with a full progressive orchestra, synchronized to a spectacular light show, lasers and the latest pyrotecnics

Wednesday, December 27: OPEN SUDIO – Saratoga  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us on WEDNESDAYS at our SARATOGA location for some fun Open Studio from 12:30-3:30pm!

Wednesday, December 27: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Wednesday, December 27: Special Storytime: Gina Perry at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. In Small, author/illustrator Gina Perry shares the story of one little girl who feels overwhelmed by the big world around her.

Wednesday, December 27: The Train to Christmas Town at Saratoga & North Creek Railway. Experience an all-new whimsical Christmas adventure with: Roundtrip train ride to Christmas Town; Original story and music by Grammy-nominated artists; Elves serving cookies and hot chocolate; A visit from Santa with a gift for each child; Kick your holiday season off with a festive ride for the whole family!

Wednesday, December 27: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Wednesday, December 27: Paper Star Craft at New York State Museum. Make your own 3D paper nautical star to take home!

Wednesday, December 27: That’s a Wrap!: A Holiday Reuse Party  at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Ages 3 and up with an adultAre you surrounded by wrapping paper, tissue paper, and/or boxes in your home after a busy holiday season? Bring them in to the Art Studio during this workshop to reuse them in a variety of creative ways with your family.

Wednesday, December 27: Sam the Magic Man Workshop at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. Learn new magic tricks from a magician! For kids in 1st-4th grades.

Wednesday, December 27: Birch Log Feeder and Winter Birds at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Make a birch log suet feeder to give as a gift or hang in your yard!

Wednesday, December 27: School Break Extra Hours for drop in play! at The Wonder Room. Drop in an explore with us!

Wednesday, December 27: The Very Cozy Storytime  at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Join us in the galleries where well read a picture book, look at original artwork, and engage in imaginative play inspired by the Eric Carle: Night exhibition.

Wednesday, December 27: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Wednesday, December 27: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Wednesday, December 27: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Wednesday, December 27: Frozen Sing-Along at Schenectady County Public Library. Vacation Week Fun!

Wednesday, December 27: Breakfast Bonanza Culinary Arts for Kids Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our culinary art classes for kids!

Wednesday, December 27: The Lion King-Family Fun Day  at Palace Theatre. A Palace Family Fun Day, featuring pre-film games and activities!Doors open at NOON for Activities / Movie starts at 1:00PM

Wednesday, December 27: Perler Bead Crafts at Castleton Public Library. Come make something awesome out of perler beads!

Wednesday, December 27: The Erie Canal: Then and Now at New York State Museum. Venture back in time as you travel along the museums Erie Canal exhibit. There will be hands-on mystery items to explore as you imagine your journey from town to town along the canal.

Wednesday, December 27:  Frozen Sing-Along: Family Film  at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. The Junior Friends of the Library are hosting this popular Disney film for families with children of all ages who like to sing or simply enjoy listening to others sing.

Wednesday, December 27: The Lion King-Family Fun Day  at Palace Theatre. A Palace Family Fun Day, featuring pre-film games and activities!Doors open at NOON for Activities / Movie starts at 1:00PM

Wednesday, December 27: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Wednesday, December 27: Star Lab: Winter Sky at New York State Museum. Join us in our inflatable planetarium, Star Lab! Crawl inside and experience a guided tour of the winter sky. Free tickets will be available at the main lobby desk one hour before each show time on a first-come, first served basis.

Wednesday, December 27: PIZZA PIZZA! Culinary Arts for Kids Event at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for our culinary art classes for kids!

Thursday, December 28: Lego Machines & Mechanisms at Castleton Public Library. An interactive event to learn about mechanical concepts using Legos. Kids/teens use building plans and experiment with complex machines. Recommended for ages 9 and up (younger children welcome with adult assistance). Please register; call 518-732-0879.

Thursday, December 28: Star Lab: Winter Sky at New York State Museum. Join us in our inflatable planetarium, Star Lab! Crawl inside and experience a guided tour of the winter sky. Free tickets will be available at the main lobby desk one hour before each show time on a first-come, first served basis.

Thursday, December 28: The Wonder Room: COMMUNITY SEWING TABLE at The Wonder Room. Beginning hand sewing crafts

Thursday, December 28: Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region. Join us. Music, Vendors, Entertainment. Light refreshments

Thursday, December 28: Family Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Join us for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, December 28: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Thursday, December 28: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Thursday, December 28: Motion Man Family Night at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. A special performance for the whole family.

Thursday, December 28: Our Boys Need Sox. Knit Your Bit. at New York State Museum. During World War I, civilians knitted items that would improve the comfort of American soldiers, like socks and mittens. Meet knitters who demonstrate this kind of knitting, and see some of the items that were knitted. Bring your own knitting too!

Thursday, December 28: School Break Extra Hours for drop in play! at The Wonder Room. Drop in an explore with us!

Thursday, December 28: Preschool Art Playdate  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us THURSDAY mornings at our SCHENECTADY studio for Preschool Art Playdate!

Thursday, December 28: Library Tots at Voorheesville Public Library. Join Miss Amy for an early literacy program that emphasizes sharing books, flannel board stories, music, rhymes, and playtime together.

Thursday, December 28: The Very Cozy Storytime  at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Join us in the galleries where well read a picture book, look at original artwork, and engage in imaginative play inspired by the Eric Carle: Night exhibition.

Thursday, December 28: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Thursday, December 28: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Thursday, December 28: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Thursday, December 28: Preschool Art Playdate  at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us THURSDAY mornings at our SCHENECTADY studio for Preschool Art Playdate!

Thursday, December 28: Dance Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Join us for a story about dance, then see a special visitor show us some of their moves! All ages welcome.

Thursday, December 28: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Friday, December 29: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Friday, December 29: Painting Fun at Castleton Public Library. Do you love painting? Stop by the library to have fun with all kinds of paint!

Friday, December 29: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Friday, December 29: The Wizard of Oz at Schenectady County Public Library. Vacation week fun!

Friday, December 29: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Friday, December 29: Troy Night Out at Troy, New York Downtown Business Improvement District. A monthly arts and cultural event that takes place the last Friday of EVERY month in downtown Troy

Friday, December 29: Erie Canal Design Challenge: Raise the Boat! at New York State Museum. Explore Enterprising Waters: New Yorks Erie Canal exhibit to see how New Yorks first engineers designed the Erie Canal. Design and build your own model of something to raise a boat that is not a lock.

Friday, December 29: Wiggles & Giggles at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 11:00am-12:00pm, drop-in, ages 2-5. This is a play program where young children can explore the world around them through guided free play.

Friday, December 29: Busy Bees at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 10:00am-11:00am, drop-in, birth-24 months. This open playgroup is exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, December 29: School Break Extra Hours for drop in play! at The Wonder Room. Drop in an explore with us!

Friday, December 29: Votes for Women Story Hour at New York State Museum. Enjoy a selection of childrens books about the suffrage movement and a hands-on Exploration Station. Try on a sash and take your picture in front of our photo mural.

Friday, December 29: The Very Cozy Storytime  at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Join us in the galleries where well read a picture book, look at original artwork, and engage in imaginative play inspired by the Eric Carle: Night exhibition.

Friday, December 29: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Friday, December 29: MOOSE SPOTTING PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Friday, December 29: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Friday, December 29: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Friday, December 29: Kids Can Cook! at Clark Art Institute . Starr Catering Executive Chef Dan Hardy invites kids to learn how to make the most important meal of the day: breakfast!

Friday, December 29: CactusHead Puppets Present: The Pied Piper of Hamelin at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and theres only one person who can help! Cactushead Puppets brings the story of The Pied Piper to life in this comedic, updated adaptation of the traditional folktale.

Saturday, December 30: OPEN ART STUDIO *December Painting Specials $12! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY art studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun & creative kids class!

Saturday, December 30: ADK SKYLIGHT PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us at our Glenville, NY Paint and Sip Art Studio (just 20 minutes from Saratoga) for a fun night creating a unique project!

Saturday, December 30: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Saturday, December 30: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Saturday, December 30: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Saturday, December 30: Knock Hockey at Castleton Public Library. Come bring a friend down to the library and play a game of tabletop hockey!

Saturday, December 30: Hike to Historic Knox School #5 at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Take a walk back in time to a historic one-room schoolhouse!

Saturday, December 30: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Saturday, December 30: Art for All at Albany Institute of History and Art . Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative! Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute art studio on Saturdays for drop in art making. Activities are based off of our current exhibitions and include techniques involving painting, drawing, multi media work, collage and more!

Saturday, December 30: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Saturday, December 30: New Years Mid-Day Celebration at New York State Museum. Ring in the New Year (a little early)! Dance, play games, and make fun party hats to celebrate the arrival of 2018! The Museums New Year Countdown will be held at 3 p.m. A special magic show will be held at 1 p.m.

Sunday, December 31: First Night Saratoga 2017 at Saratoga Arts.  An evening of fun and festivities, the largest New Years Eve event in New York outside of NYC, and the most affordable, accessible, family-friendly, safe and exciting way to spend New Years Eve in the region!

Sunday, December 31: New Years Eve Family Show and Ball Drop at Mopco Improv Theatre. Celebrate the start of the new year with a memorable, interactive, family-friendly-improv-show!

Sunday, December 31: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Sunday, December 31: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Sunday, December 31: Family New Year’s Eve at Okemo Mountain Resort. AN OKEMO FAMILY TRADITION! Midnight arrives early for friends and family enjoying a whole host of activities. Magic show, wagon rides, party hat decorating, bingo games and trivia. Families can ring in the New Year early with a DJ dance party and still get the kids to bed in time for a full day on the slopes the next day. Balloons, noisemakers, photo both, Dux the balloon man, and fireworks add to the New Year celebration, complete with a kids dinner party including pizza, mac and cheese and a few other chef selections in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore.

Sunday, December 31: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Sunday, December 31: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Sunday, December 31: Adirondack Thunder 5:00 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Sunday, December 31: First Night Bethlehem at Town of Bethlehem Parks & Recreation Department. Mark your calendar Bethlehems First Night 2018 Celebration, a family friendly, fun event, will be held on New Years Eve, Sunday, December 31 kicking off at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks at the Four Corners followed by entertainment and activities.Thank you for making First Night 2017 a tremendous success! There were approximately 2000 attendees and thousands of dollars raised for charity to help out our neighbors in need.

Sunday, December 31: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Monday, January 1: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Monday, January 1: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Tuesday, January 2: Preschool Storytime  at Voorheesville Public Library. Theme-based, multi-age level storytimes with an emphasis on early literacy. Books, rhymes, songs, a short video, and an art activity comprise the program. (Ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver.)

Tuesday, January 2: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Tuesday, January 2: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Tuesday, January 2: Ninja Challenge at Twist’N Flip Gymnastics Glenmont. Our Ninja Program combines military style obstacle courses to develop strength and speed, gymnastics tumbling, and Ninja style moves. Most kids grow up wanting to be Ninjas…now’s their chance.

Tuesday, January 2: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!

Tuesday, January 2: Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights In The Park  at Albany Police Athletic League. The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 24, 2017, until January 2, 2018.The 2017 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albanys Washington Park.

Tuesday, January 2: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Wednesday, January 3: The Art of Eric Carle: Night at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Eric Carle is famous for his representations of cheerful suns and soulful moons, but his work is often sprinkled with twinkling stars, fireflies, and other creatures of the night.

Wednesday, January 3: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free ice skating! Skate rentals available every day, rentals FREE on Friday.

Wednesday, January 3: Write to Your Favorite Author at Castleton Public Library. Have questions about a book you like? Want to tell an author what you thought about his or her story? Join us and use our supplies to write a letter or draw a picture that we’ll mail to your favorite author!

Wednesday, January 3: Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics at Corning Museum of Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. Louis C. Tiffanys innovative artistry forged a bold new aesthetic for glass mosaics and contributed a uniquely American character to the centuries-old art form. Discover and explore these breathtaking artworks as never before. Through exquisite new photography, high-definition gallery projections, and interactive activities, Tiffanys glass mosaics and the creative process behind them can be fully appreciated for the first time. From design to installation, we invite you to lose yourself in the immersive world of Tiffanys Glass Mosaics.

Wednesday, January 3: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!