Tis the season to pretend that you like the cold.
Saratoga Springs Victorian Street Walk. On Thursday, December 3rd from 6-10pm, Broadway in Saratoga will be closed off to traffic so that you can revel in some good olde fashioned Victorian holiday cheer. Street perfomers, treats, and of course, that old dude in red.
The Hudson Winter Walk. Held on the 1st Saturday of December for the last 12 years, this event has become our family tradition. There is something really nice about sipping hot chocolate under the twinkling lights of downtown Hudson...listening to street performers, catching a glimpse of Saxaphone-Santa, real reindeer, and the live mannequins in shop windows. 5:00-8:00pm.
The Troy Victorian Stroll. If you didn't get enough of it in Hudson or Saratoga, head to Troy on Sunday for the 27th Annual Victorian Stroll from 11 - 5pm. (If you are feeling really festive you can do this and then still be in Albany in time for the tree lighting on the plaza, then you will have done all you need to do to be considered 'full of holiday cheer') Here you can see over 100 free attractions including the region's top performers, musicians, dancers, magicians, and storytellers. And it looks like Saxophone-Santa comes here too! You can also pick up some cool wooden Victorian toys (yo-yo's and tops) at the Chamber Office at 225 River Street.