2021 November Guide | Capital District Moms

This guide was created to help make the month of November a little bit easier for you!


Holiday Lights

Parades in November

Holiday Shows

Thanksgiving Meals To Go



Blue Iris Photography is a luxury boutique studio, specializing in newborns and families in Ballston Spa, NY. Every November, we offer fun/memorable Holiday Mini Sessions both with and without Santa. Outdoor holiday photography is available, as well.

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872 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Follow Blue Iris Photography on Facebook and Instagram

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Phone #: 518-320-4862

Email: [email protected]



Bob’s Trees is a local, family-owned Christmas tree farm and garden center located in Galway NY.  Visit our gift shop for unique centerpieces and Christmas décor.  We offer Christmas trees, wreaths, kissing balls and garland.  Please visit our website for information, schedules and to purchase tickets for our Santa, Cookies & Cocoa experience.


1227 West Galway Road, Hagaman, NY 12086

Follow Bob’s Trees on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-627-4260

Email: [email protected]



At Coral & Blue, we make luxury children & adult stationery sets for families who love thank you notes, gratitude and good manners!  Our cards are a delight to write on and a joy to receive. Everything, right down to paper, is made here in upstate New York.  Write more, text less!


Follow Coral & Blue Paper Co. on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 347-803-0442

Email: [email protected]




*One use only. Min. subtotal $20. Expires 12/31/21.

delivery.com is a locally owned and operated online ordering platform designed to connect diners with their favorite local restaurants for both take-out and delivery orders.  Our goal is to service customers and help local businesses grow with both take-out and delivery orders.


Follow delivery.com on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: (800) 709-7191

Email: [email protected]



Old Brick is a local, family-owned and operated furniture + mattress store with prices guaranteed to be 10-30% less every day! With 8 locations, find furniture and accessories for every room in your home, plus take advantage of interior design services and financing to make your dream home a reality.


NEW YORK: Albany, Schenectady, Queensbury + Clifton Park 

VERMONT: Bennington, Manchester + Rutland


Follow Old Brick Furniture and Mattress Company on Facebook & Instagram.

Click here to visit their website.



The Planter LLC offers a unique experience along with a variety of houseplants! We provide a daily plant terrarium workshop that’s easy and fun. Pick your vase, plants and decorate! Come in to build your very own masterpiece and watch it grow! Private parties are available as well, contact us for more info!


109 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

Follow The Planter LLC on Facebook and Instagram

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Phone #: 518-238-3135

Email: [email protected]




We are a family owned, Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Studio located in Stuyvesant Plaza, Western Ave, Albany, NY. We have a wide selection of pottery pieces you can choose from to design and paint with our glazes; to then be fired in our kilns, which makes what you paint permanent, shiny, & also food safe! Fun for kids and families of all ages or a unique date night! Make one-of-a-kind personalized gifts too!


1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203

Follow The Pottery Place on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: (518) 446-0870

Email: [email protected]



We see you, mom. You’re on duty 24/7.  You give your 100% to everyone and you don’t get much downtime. With the holiday season upon us, we need something quick and easy to help us keep up with life’s demands.  Enjoy a sense of calm as you seize the day with the superior products at Your CBD Store.

At Your CBD Store, you will find the finest USDA Certified CBD products on the market today. With independent 3rd party lab reports available, you never have to wonder about what you’re putting in your body or the quality of the products you are purchasing. 

Stop into our Loudonville, Clifton Park, Guilderland, or Lake Placid locations for a free sample and experience the superior quality for yourself.   We have everything from our award-winning topical cream, tinctures, water soluble, edibles, vape products, bath & beauty products, and our pet line for your fur babies at home.  

When you can’t take a time out, take the next best thing from Your CBD Store!


CLIFTON PARK, NY – Phone # 518-982-0015

22 Clifton Country Road, Suite 140, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Click here to visit their website.

Follow their Clifton Park Store on Facebook and Instagram.


GUILDERLAND, NY – Phone # 518-313-7019

20 Mall, 2080 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12084

Click here to visit their website.

Follow their Guilderland Store on Facebook and Instagram.


LAKE PLACID, NY – Phone # 518-837-5104

2420 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Click here to visit their website.

Follow their Lake Placid Store on Facebook and Instagram.


LOUDONVILLE, NY – Phone # 518-512-3033

475 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211

Click here to visit their website.

Follow their Loudonville Store on Facebook and Instagram.



Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Winterlights at Naumkeag

Quick Response

Holiday Lights Spectacular 2021 at Quick Response (Round Lake, NY)

November 25, 2021 -Jan 3, 2022

Drive-thru (Admission is Free)

Click here to follow Quick Response on Facebook.

25th Annual Capital Holiday Lights in the Park in (Washington Park in Albany, NY)

November 26, 2021 until January 2, 2022.

Price: Passenger Vehicles (Capacity Max 9): $25

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN PRIOR YEARS): Tickets must be purchased prior to arrival at Washington Park. Guests must arrive on their selected day and time. Guests that arrive late or on a different date may not be allowed entry.

Click here for more information.


Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo

November 26, 2021 – December 19, 2021 (Fridays-Sundays)

Price: Adults $8, Children $5

Bright Nights is the Utica Zoo’s Premiere Holiday event that runs on weekends from the end of November through Christmas featuring all sorts of holiday fun such as caroling, food trucks, hot drinks, Santa, and numerous light displays!

Click here for more information.


Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo

Select dates November 19 through January 9

Price: Adults $39.95, Children $24.95

Tickets are required and must be reserved in advance.

Join us for a family holiday festival at the Bronx Zoo. During the evenings, the park comes to life with holiday cheer as immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns and animated light shows sparkle across the zoo. The outdoor celebration is complete with festive entertainment, seasonal treats and classic holiday music. The walk-through experience is a beloved tradition, enchanting and fun for all ages.

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Holiday Nights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse, NY)

December 3-18, 2021 (Fridays and Saturdays)

Price: Advanced Sale Tickets $8, Day of Tickets $9

New for the holidays! Take a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Enjoy holiday treats like hot chocolate and s’mores along with pop-up entertainment along the way!

Click here for more information.


Holiday Lighted Nights at the Washington County Fairgrounds

Select days between November 26 – December 23, 2021

Price $25

A Drive-Thru Holiday Light Experience! Over a mile of lighted holiday magic for the whole family! Order Snacks before you arrive and have them waiting for you at our snack pavilion! Snacks are packaged to share the whole family or to have some leftover for the ride home! 

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Winterlights at Naumkeag (Stockbridge, MA)

November 6th through January 9th (Wednesday through Sunday each week)

Price:Adults $25 (Fridays & Saturdays), Adults $20 (Sundays, Wednesdays & Thursdays), Children $10 (Everyday)

Winterlights is back! Join us for a magical outdoor experience at Naumkeag as it sparkles with thousands of shimmering and artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a fun and safe outdoor experience. 


Click here for more information.


A Frosty Fest – Ulster Park, NY

Select Days in November & December 2021

Price: Adults $18.95, Children $14.95

A Drive-Thru Experience to be Enjoyed in the Comfort of Your Own Vehicle. You can also Park, Walk In and View 11 Additional Attractions.

Click here for more information.


Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Display at Animal Adventure Park

Select Days between November 11, 2021-January 2, 2022 – Walk Thru Experience

Price: $12 per guest

11/17/21, 12/8/21 & 12/22/21 – Jungle Bells – Drive Thru Experience

Price: $15 per vehicle

HO! HO! HO…LY COW! We have managed to get bigger and brighter for 2021, now boasting the area’s largest holiday lights display with over ONE MILLION lights shining bright!  Gather with family and friends to stroll the grounds of Animal Adventure, enjoying the magic of our holiday display and visiting with a number of our cold weather tolerant species!  Sneak into our heated giraffe barn to visit Oliver & Johari, visit Santa or the Snow Sister Princesses in our heated photo area of Base Camp Pavilion, and warm yourself up as you sip delicious hot cocoa from our concessions while engaging dozens of photo opportunities and the animals throughout the park!  We also offer three nights just for drive-thru guests, to enjoy the sights from the comfort of their vehicle!

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Wonderland of Lights – Dutchess County Fairgrounds

November 25th through December 26, 2021

Click here for more information.


Wild Lights – The Wild Center

Select Days

Click here for more information.


The Wild Animal Park – Chittenango – NY

The light show is walk through only and handicapped accessible. Thursday through Sunday 5-9 until New Year’s Day.
Click here for more information.


Greenwich Lighted Tractor Parade

Saturday, November 20,2021

The Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce annual Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade in the Village of Greenwich, New York has been a tradition since 2013.

Follow the Greenwich Lighted Tractor Parade on Facebook for more information.

Schenectady Holiday Parade 

Saturday, November 20,2021

The 2021 Daily Gazette Holiday Parade in Downtown Schenectady will be held on November 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The Daily Gazette, The Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Schenectady will be coming together again to kick off the holiday season in Schenectady. The theme for 2021 is “Superheroes”. Floats, dancers, bands, vehicles, and even the parade attendees will be ready to sparkle and celebrate the return of Schenectady’s Holiday Parade. The parade will be honoring all superheroes – including comic book heroes from childhood and our everyday heroes!

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The Elf On The Shelf – A Christmas Musical

November 24, 2021 at The Palace Theatre

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The Magic of Christmas

December 5, 2021 at the Palace Theatre

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The Nutcracker – Albany Symphony

December 11, 2021 at the Palace Theatre

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The Muppet Christmas Carol (Movie)

December 20, 2021 at the Palace Theatre

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Celtic Christmas: A Concert Presented by Captial Pride Singers and Triskele

December 5, 2021 at Cohoes Music Hall

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Santa’s Sing-A-Long

December 6, 2021 at the Cohoes Music Hall

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A Year with Frog & Toad

December 15, 2021 – December 19, 2021 at Cohoes Music Hall

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It’s a Jazzy Christmas

December 17, 2021 at Proctors

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The Spirit of the Holidays

December 19, 2021 at Proctors

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Northeast Ballet’s Annual The Nutcracker

December 22-23, 2021 at Proctors

Click here for more information.


The following restaurants have posted their 2021 Thanksgiving Menus.


2Shea Catering – Albany, NY


677 Prime – Albany, NY


19th Hole Cafe at Briar Creek Golf Course – Rotterdam, NY


Amelia’s Italian Eatery – Schenectady, NY


Barnsider Restaurant – Colonie, NY


Circa ’21 – Wilton, NY


Dinosaur BBQ – Troy, NY


Gershon’s Deli – Schenectady, NY


Innovo Kitchen – Latham, NY


Manhattan Exchange – Schenectady, NY


Maria’s Cafe and Catering – Schenectady, NY


Mazzone Hospitality


Milano Restaurant – Latham, NY


On THYME Catering – Greenwich, NY


Panza’s Restaurant – Saratoga Springs, NY


PDT Catering


Perreca’s – Schenectady, NY


Route 20 Cafe and Deli – Guilderland, NY


Ruggiero’s Pizza, Deli & Catering – Glenville, NY


Saati Deli & Catering – Latham, NY


Settles Hill Banquets & Events – Altamont, NY


The Brook Tavern – Saratoga Springs, NY


The Century House – Latham, NY


The Desmond – Albany, NY


The Edison Club – Rexford, NY


Tops American Grill, Bakery & Bar – Schenectady, NY


Turf Tavern – Scotia, NY

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