2022 November Guide | Capital District Moms

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

Holiday Lights Roundup (Scroll to the bottom for the list)
Holiday Concert Roundup (Scroll to the bottom for the list)

Gobble, gobble. It’s time for our Thanksgiving themed Kid’s Cookie Decorating Class, Saturday 11/19 at 10am or 2pm, only at our Schenectady location. $9 for a giant turkey-shaped sugar cookie, frostings, and sprinkles to decorate. Parents receive 10% off their order during the event. Pre-registration required by 11/15. Visit https://www.toasttab.com/bountiful-bread-schenectady/v3/ to register today.

1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
Phone #: 518-438-3540

108 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone #: 518-387-9997

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Enjoy the warm and welcoming environment of Bring on the Spectrum, a community space and sensory gym for all ages, all abilities.  It’s 5,000 square feet of fun — from our swings, slides and interactive games in the sensory gym to classes like art, yoga, STEAM, Zumba and more in our community space.  Birthday parties, too.   “Come as You Are” to 71 Fuller Rd in Colonie, around the corner from Colonie Center.

71 Fuller Road #6, Albany, NY 12205
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Phone #: 518-641-1971
Email: [email protected]


Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our dancing chefs! Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.

Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell in addition to the wonderful memories made on this unforgettable adventure.

Check our website for Polar Express Train schedules and to purchase tickets. All trains depart from Westbrook Station at Kingston Plaza and then return.

Westbrook Lane Station in Kingston Plaza, 55 Kingston Plaza Road, Kingston, NY 12401
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Phone #: 845-332-4854
Email: [email protected]


Christmas Land was created to offer a holiday attraction that evokes the aura of an old fashioned Christmas. This attraction is geared toward all age groups connecting families & communities in bringing back the spirit of Christmas.

3068 Furbeck Road, Altamont, NY 12209
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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-371-1225
Email: [email protected]


Pamper with a Purpose this Holiday Season
Enjoy a bit of paradise in our tranquil, eco-friendly environment. Stop in the spa or visit our website for holiday packages and gift card offerings! Specialty holiday gifts and pre-made baskets available for everyone on your list!

221 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
Phone #: 518-489-5231
268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone #: 518-306-5502
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Email: [email protected]


Featuring 150 retail shops……and tons of fun & entertainment for the kiddos….. Crossgates offers something for everyone – all under one roof. Enjoy plenty of stores, restaurants and entertainment venues that you won’t find for miles in any direction like Apple, LEGO, Build a Bear Workshop, 5 Wits, Dave & Buster’s, Apex Entertainment, Get Air, Billy Beez, plus the nation’s top retailers, to experience all that Crossgates has to offer. Whether you’re looking to shop & dine or play & stay, our on-site Tru and Homewood Suites by Hilton dual-branded hotel allows for the best Staycation. Planning your next visit couldn’t be any easier.

One Crossgates Mall Road, Albany NY 12203
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Phone #: 518-869-9565
Email: [email protected]


Dogtopia of Latham is the Capital District’s premier Dog Daycare, Boarding and spa center! At Dogtopia, we believe in safe socialization, exercise and education for your furry child. Our dog daycare center provides the utmost in quality care as we separate each dog by size, temperament and promise evaluated, vaccinated dogs in a supervised environment. You can even watch them play all day via our live webcams!

No other Dog Daycare in the area can offer the comprehensive facility package we provide. From impact reducing compressed rubber floorings, training programs created by a 20+ year Certified Canine Behaviorist, animal hospital derived cleaning protocols, to HVAC units equipped with advanced filtration and sanitization systems found in hospital operating rooms. Rest assured your pup is in the best of hands! 

195 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110
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Phone #: 518-380-2400
Email: [email protected]


Exciting things happening at (g)row in downtown Glens Falls.
Holiday gifts, winter clothes, and online shopping now available!
Be sure to visit them online (growforkids.com) or in person at 18 Exchange Street Glens Falls, NY.

18 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
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Phone #: 518-832-4769
Email: [email protected]


(formerly known as Kinkaid Family Chiropractic) 

Your new baby will be here soon and you’re doing everything right, from check ups to nutrition, but do you know about prenatal Chiropractic Care?! Receiving regular chiropractic treatment is one of the most important and helpful areas of prenatal care. We specialize in prenatal, pediatric and whole family care. We have helped many families navigate their way through the aches and pains of pregnancy and post-partum including back and neck pain, headaches, pelvic pain, sciatica & more. See all of the ways Healing Hands Chiropractic Center can help you and your family.

1873 Western Ave Suite 103, Albany, NY 12203
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Phone #: (518) 869-8000

New patient paperwork is located on the home page of our website. Once we have had a chance to review it, we will call you to schedule your first appointment. 


Peakquest Hiking and Adventure Scratch Offs! Choose your adventure and track your treks. 
ADK Hiker Holiday Gift Set now available!

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Email: [email protected]


Play Hollow is a children’s retail and community-play space which values eco-friendly and fair trade practices, celebrates diversity, and offers products and programming that center around loving and taking care of ourselves, each other, and our Earth.  We have a collection of bilingual/bicultural books, natural toys and apparel, as well as children’s classes and parent workshops both virtual and in-person to support every stage of the family journey.

40 Front Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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Phone #: 518-309-3517
Email:  [email protected]  


This year, Saratoga Candy Co., the Spa City’s longtime purveyor of all things sweet, is celebrating its 24th Christmas season. Stop by the store, located below Salt & Char on Broadway, to see the cutest nostalgic displays of candies you grew up with, and shop favorites like thin ribbon candy, gumdrops, chocolate Santas and, of course, the famous Peppermint Pig. Come be a kid again at Saratoga Candy Co. Online shipping and local delivery available.

353 Broadway Lower Level, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Phone #: 518-580-0499
Email: [email protected]


For award-winning service and a hassle-free experience, choose Saratoga Honda when you need a new vehicle, auto repairs, parts, or car detailing for any make or model! Take advantage of our new car lease specials or exclusive savings on service/parts with our Fall Specials! Here at Saratoga Honda we have recently expanded our Service Department and have a new state-of-the-art carwash coming soon! Mention this ad for $10 off your next Oil Change!

3402 Route 9, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Phone #: 518-308-4007


Tiny Titans Day Care will open soon at SPORTIME Schenectady! This unique childcare program will offer a curriculum aligned with the NY State Core Standards, and include art, music, and sports education. Available to Pre-K children ages 3-4, Tiny Titans is now accepting enrollment. To learn more or to schedule a tour, please email Director, Brie Lawrence, at [email protected] or call 518-356-0100.

2699 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
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Phone #: 518-356-0100


At Starsia Law, we believe estate planning isn’t just a one-time transaction where a lawyer tells you what legal documents you “need”, and you go home with an expensive stack of papers that may or may not work the way you want them to. We know that, while we’re the experts on the law, you’re the expert on the people you love and the legacy you want to leave them. Click here to schedule a FREE introductory call. Register for our upcoming FREE webinars at starsiapllc.com/events.

123 Lakehill Road, 2nd Floor, Burnt Hills, NY 12027
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Phone #: (518) 309-2252
Email: [email protected]


As the world’s premiere early childhood development program, The Little Gym partners with parents to empower children for life’s adventures. We specialize in unique, educational classes that revolve around active play, supporting each child’s physical, social, and emotional growth and installing the confidence needed to be the best they can be! The Little Gym of Colonie is ready to meet your little one at their FREE introductory experience. Sign up online now!

471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
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Phone #: 518-729-3230
Email: [email protected]


Mothers deserve time to rejuvenate!
The Salt Den is a great place to breathe in health and relaxation for you and the whole family. We offers Holistic Facials, Massage Therapy, Dry Salt Therapy (Halotherapy), Red Light Therapy and Infrared Detoxification.  We have many events going on throughout the month. Family care starts with you, book an appointment now!

654 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
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 Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-785-7258
Email: [email protected]


Come see “Newsies, JR.” on November 4 or 5 at 7:30PM and “Yes Virginia” The Musical on December 9 or 10 at 7:30PM! Both will be held at the Connect Center in Cohoes at 49 Johnston Ave.

The Young Actors Guild is one of the longest running educational performing art programs in the Capital Region.  Since 1989, the Young Actors Guild has served thousands of children across the community. The Young Actors Guild has received numerous awards from the Theater Association of New York State (TANYS) as well as being recognized for the past 6 years by the Times Union Best of! The Young Actors Guild is a year round program offering education in music, acting, dance and movement to students ages 6-18. In addition to classes, the Young Actors Guild also provides practical application of these skills in live performances at the culmination of each session. youngactorsguild.org

Follow the Young Actors Guild on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: (518) 478-5326
Email: [email protected]


Quick Response Holiday Lights (Round Lake, NY)
Drive through only. Admission is free.
Follow Quick Response on Facebook for more information.


Capital Holiday Lights in the Park
Capital Holiday Lights will no longer be at Washington Park. In 2023 they are looking to move it to the Altamont Fairgrounds.


Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo
Select dates November 18, 2022 through January 8, 2023
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 celebration includes festive entertainment, seasonal treats, the Holiday Train, and classic holiday music. The walk-through experience is a beloved tradition, enchanting and fun for all ages.
Click here for more information.


Holiday Nights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse, NY)
December 2nd-17th (Fridays and Saturdays)
Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Warm up by the fire pits and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, live performances of holiday music, ice carving, roving entertainers and animals on evening exhibit.
Click here for more information.


Holiday Lighted Nights at the Washington County Fairgrounds
A Drive-Thru Holiday Light Experience
Follow Washington County Fair on Facebook for more information.


Winterlights at Naumkeag (Stockbridge, MA)
November 25, 2022 – January 7, 2023 (Wednesdays – Sundays)
This holiday season, three of our beautiful garden properties sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a magical, fun, and safe outdoor experience – with food, refreshments, and more.
Click here for more information.


A Frosty Fest (Ulster Park, NY)
Select Days in November & December 2022
A Drive-Thru Experience to be Enjoyed in the Comfort of Your Own Vehicle. You can also park and walk in to visit Santa, Dance with the Characters, Jingle and Jangle Stage Show and More!
Click here for more information.


Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Display at Animal Adventure Park (Harpursville, NY)
Select Days between Nov. 10th – Dec 31st
We are ready to light up the night and spread holiday cheer during our 4th year of Jungle Bells!
Click here for more information.


Wonderland of Lights – Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Select Dates between November 25th through December 25, 2022
North Pole Productions is excited to announce the return of THE WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS™ to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds from November 25 through December 25. Last year, this family-friendly holiday drive-thru experience helped launch a new family tradition for over 10,000 families in Rhinebeck and surrounding communities. Residents will once again enjoy the festive pageantry as they journey through more than a mile of spectacular lights and holiday wonder. From tunnel displays to towering structures and whimsical designs, THE WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS continues to create a memorable experience for the entire family.
Click here for more information.


Bright Nights at Forest Park (Springfield, MA)
Bright Nights at Forest Park” is the Northeast’s premier holiday lighting experience with more than 675,000 lights along a three-mile drive through. Displays include Seuss Land, Winter Woods, Happy Holidays Springfield, Everett Barney Mansion and more!
Follow Bright Nights at Forest Park on Facebook for more information.


NightWood at The Mount (Lenox, MA)
Join us at Edith Wharton’s historic home in Lenox for an outdoor sound and light experience like no other!
Follow The Mount on Facebook for more information.


Wild Lights – The Wild Center
Wander into our enchanting, illuminated, winter wonderland to explore the sights and sounds of Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. Thousands of lights transforms our campus into a twinkling, family-friendly experience that is sure to become a holiday tradition for North Country families.
Click here for more information.


Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo
Bright Nights 2022, presented by Baird Private Wealth Management, will run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from November 25 through December 18.
Click here for more information.


The Wild Animal Park (Chittenango – NY)
Click here for more information.




Lights on Cedar (Gansevoort, NY)
Follow Lights on Cedar on Facebook for more information.


Lights on Walden (Saratoga Springs, NY)
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Lights on Crestwood (Schenectady, NY)
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Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet!
Palace Theatre
November 17, 2022
Click here for more information.
Children’s Concert: Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Zankel Music Center
November 28, 2022
Click here for more information.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
MVP Arena
November 30, 2022
Click here for more information.
Northeast Ballet’s Annual the Nutcracker
December 3, 2022 and December 4, 2022
Click here for more information.
Finding Christmas: A Holiday Extravaganza to Benefit Building on Love
Cohoes Music Hall
December 4, 2022
Click here for more information.
Albany Symphony: The Magic of Christmas
Palace Theatre
December 4, 2022
Click here for more information.
Danú: “An Emerald Isle Christmas”
Spa Little Theatre
December 11, 2022
Click here for more information.
Canadian Brass Holiday Concert
Spa Little Theatre
December 13, 2022
Click here for more information.
CBS 6 Melodies of Christmas
December 15, 2022 to December 18, 2022
Click here for more information.
The Nutcracker – Nacre Dance Group
The Egg
December 17, 2022
Click here for more information.
The McKrells Christmas Show
The Egg
December 17, 2022
Click here for more information.
Damien Sneed: “Joy to the World”
Spa Little Theatre
December 18, 2022
Click here for more information.
Santa’s Sing-A-Long
Cohoes Music Hall
Monday, December 19, 2022
Click here for more information.
Baby Shark Live! The Christmas Show
December 20, 2022
Click here for more information.






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