Friday, December 22
A Very Leonard Christmas with Let’s Be Leonard
Caffé Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
Let’s Be Leonard, will be spreading the holiday cheer with A Very Leonard Christmas two-night show, Friday and Saturday. Expect to hear the holiday classics sprinkled with the signature Leonard flavor.
Saturday, December 23
Holiday Lights in the Park
Washington Park, Albany
The 21st Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive-through runs until January 2, 2018. The 2017 edition is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albany’s Washington Park. At the end of your drive through the Lights, the Washington Park Lake House comes alive with the holiday season as everyone enjoys crafts and refreshments. Santa will be there through Dec. 23 to hear the holiday wishes of the little ones. Hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission prices are $20.00 per car, $25.00 for 10-18 passenger vehicle, $50.00 for vehicles containing 19-28 passengers, $100.00 for school buses and $125.00 for commercial coaches, with all proceeds benefiting the youth programming of Albany PAL.
Sunday, December 24
Pay as You Wish
The Hyde Museum, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls
Noon – 5 p.m.
The holidays are about celebrating with those we love, and this year, The Hyde Collection wants to help you do just that. Each December, the Museum offers its Pay as You Wish program, with free admission in exchange for feedback on the Museum experience and, if visitors are able, a donation based on their visit. Bring family and friends to enjoy your Museum this holiday season. For more information visit www.hydecollection.org.
Monday, December 25
Santa Claus Comes to Town!
Christmas Eve Services:
Saratoga Abundant Life Church will be having a Christmas Eve Service on December 24 at 6 – 7:15 p.m. There will be no morning services that day. The church is located at 2 Hutchins Rd., Saratoga Springs.
Round Lake United Methodist Church, located at 34 George Ave., Round Lake, will be having a Christmas Eve Candle Light Service, Sunday, December 24, at 5 p.m. There will be lots of special music. Come join the celebration of Jesus' birthday.
The Malta Ridge United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Eve service on Sunday, December 24 at 7 p.m. at the church located at 729 Malta Avenue Extension in Malta Ridge. All are welcome. There will be no service Sunday morning on the 24th.
Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, located at 768 Charlton Rd., Charlton invites the community to the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service. The Celebration Brass, a quartet of musicians, will be the guest musicians for this special evening. Come celebrate Jesus’ birth on this holy night with candles, a godly message and excellent music.
Tuesday, December 26
Empire “Skate’’ Plaza
Empire State Plaza Ice Rink, Albany
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open daily through March 11, 2018. Skating is free. Located in the shadow of Albany’s majestic State Capitol, amenities include a full-service snack bar on Friday nights and weekends and a skate lounge with lockers. Rentals are available whenever the rink is open and cost $3 for children 12 and under and $4 for adults. A photo ID is required to rent skates. Every Friday is Free Skate Rental Day courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets.
March of the Wooden Soldiers
Cohoes Music Hall, 58 Remsen St., Cohoes
Stannie Dum (Stan Laurel) and Ollie Dee (Oliver Hardy) rent rooms in Mother Peep’s shoe in Toyland. When Mother Peep can’t make her mortgage payment to evil Silas Barnaby (Harry Kleinbach), he attempts to blackmail her into having Little Bo-Peep (Charlotte Henry) marry him, despite the girl’s attachment to Tom-Tom Piper. Stannie and Ollie offer their assistance to Mother Peep, Bo-Peep and Piper, and later enlist an army of wooden soldiers to battle Barnaby’s cave-dwelling bogeymen. $5.
Wednesday, December 27
Build a Fairy Garden Workshop
The Children’s Museum, 69 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
Join Sue DuBois from Garden Goddess to learn about the flower fairies, dance like a flower fairy, and create your own Fairy Garden to take the magic and good luck home. Children will receive and take home with them a starter container with soil, 2 plants, stone and a fairy or gnome to live in their Garden. For ages 4 and up. Per class fee of $35 for members, $40 for future members. Pre-registration is required no later than Tuesday, December 26.
Roast Beef Dinner
Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tossed salad, soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, dessert, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee and tea. Donation Requested: $12 adults, $11. Seniors (62 years) and Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card, $8 Children 5-12. Children under 5 Free, $12 All Take-outs. Cash Bar Available. Call 518-584-2585 for more information.
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
Café Lena, 33 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
Sign up 7 p.m.
Hosted by: NYS Blues Hall of Fame inductee Sonny Speed for SABS. This months featured artist is our very own Sonny Speed, who will be jamming some hot Blues with a few fine players. Acoustic Jam to follow - All levels of playing are welcome. 4th Wednesday of the month. Come on down to listen and play the Blues. Admission: $5. For more information call 518-587-6433 or visit, www.Caffelena.org
Thursday, December 28
The Puppet People Present: “A Christmas Carol”
Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
A Charles Dickens holiday classic, this show features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many holiday favorites, and a giant 9-foot parade puppet. Pick up free tickets in the children’s room. For children ages 5 and up. For more information and other events at the library, visit www.sspl.org.