2023 November Guide | Capital District Moms

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



Access Therapy Group is a pediatric therapy practice offering, PT, OT and speech therapy to newborns, infants, toddlers, and children (ages birth through college). All therapy is one on one, with an emphasis on educating parents on how to facilitate age expected developmental milestones. Our staff of licensed therapists have dedicated their careers to assisting children and their families to Access Their Potential.

515 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Phone #: 518-280-4294


872 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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Phone #: 518-320-4862
Email: linda@blueirisphotos.com


At Capital District Family Chiropractic, we help children and families achieve optimal health!  What makes our office different? We are the only neurologically-focused chiropractic office in the Capital District!  Dr. Rhiannon is the only local chiropractor certified in pediatric and prenatal care through pxdocs.com.  We use iNSIGHT scanning technology to locate and measure stress and tension in the nervous system that can cause behavioral, social, and developmental challenges in kiddos.  Families comes to our office to find the root cause of their symptoms such as anxiety, poor digestion, immune system challenges, sleep disturbances, headaches, and more.  Give your family the gift of optimal health by scheduling your nervous system assessments today!

40 Colvin Ave Suite 100, Albany, NY 12206
480 Broadway Lower Level (Palette) Saratoga Springs, NY 12886
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Phone #: 518-599-0067
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.

The Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Polar Express Trains start operation on November 17th and run through December 29th, 2023.

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 towards all age groups connecting families & communities in bringing back the spirt of Christmas. It features many activities inside & out for children and adults on a large farm in Altamont, NY. Santa will be sure to make you feel like a kid again & believe in the magic of this glorious season.

3068 Furbeck Road, Altamont, NY 12009
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Phone #: 518-371-1225
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 #: 518-869-3522
Email: [email protected]


Join us for thrilling fun as we celebrate all the people who serve and protect including the firefighters at Latham Fire and the Town of Colonie Police. We’ll also be helping our neighbors at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York by stuffing the fire truck with food donations that you can bring in!

Activities include:
– Touch a Truck: Get up close and personal! Climb in, sound the sirens and learn about the life-saving impressive equipment used by our firefighters, police and DEC.

– Meet the Heroes: Talk to these first responders and take a photo to learn what it takes to protect the community.

– Safety Education: Learn how you can keep your family protected. These first responders know all the tips to stay safe!

– Stuff a truck! Bring non-perishable food for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. There’s a reason for the season, and you can help your neighbors stay healthy by giving.

– Indoor Rock Climbing: Challenge yourself on our state-of-the-art indoor rock wall. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or a beginner, there are routes for everyone to enjoy, PLUS a portion of the proceeds from the Rock Wall Climbing this day will go to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

579 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110
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Phone #: 518-213-3478
Email: [email protected]


Offering rolling admissions for Preschool through Grade 12 for the 2023-24 school year!  We invite you to visit and discover why Doane Stuart is one of the Capital Region’s premiere private schools.   Learn more at www.doanestuart.org, email admissions@doanestuart.org, or call 518.465.5222 to speak with an admissions representative today!

199 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144
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Phone #: 518-465-5222
Email: [email protected]

Dryer Vent Wizard of SE Saratoga & NE Schenectady provides professional dryer vent cleaning for residential and business properties in the Capital Region. When your dryer is functioning poorly, it is likely due to a clogged or debris-filled dryer vent line. Lint, debris, and other common sources of dryer vent clogs can not only affect the efficiency of your dryer, but they can also be a serious fire hazard.

Follow Dryer Vent Wizard of SE Saratoga and NE Schenectady on Facebook and Instagram.
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Phone #: (518) 344-0664


Ellms Family Farm is the Capital Region’s destination for fall family fun featuring over forty safe outdoor activities for kids and adult kids at heart. Ellms Family Farm has over 20 varieties of pumpkins and gourds to choose from. Located in Ballston Spa, Ellms Family Farm is open Wednesday through Friday from 9am-1pm and Saturday & Sunday from 10am-6pm. Plan a day of fall family fun now at ellmsfarms.com!

448 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

468 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

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Phone #: 518-884-8168
Email: [email protected]


This year is a new opportunity to forge your own path and discover amazing things about yourself. Don’t miss your chance to grow, learn, and laugh with new friends by your side! It’s your year of discovery with Girl Scouts! Learn more today at https://www.girlscoutsneny.org/

Albany Service Center, 8 Mountain View Ave, Albany NY, 12205
Plattsburgh Service Center, 13 Latour Avenue, Suite 110, Plattsburgh NY, 12901
Queensbury Service Center, 213 Meadowbrook Rd, Queensbury, NY, 12804
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Phone #: 518-489-8110
Email: customercare@girlscoutsneny.org


Go Kids is a sports and physical activity program for ages 18 months-9 years old.  Go Kids offers children the ability to develop a love for an active lifestyle through an introduction into a variety of sports such as; soccer, football, basketball, tennis, baseball, hockey, and track and field. Additionally, Go Kids offers school break camps and additional classes for school aged children including; LEGO Club, Strong Kids, and Just for Kicks. Go Kids works to meet each child where they are at to instill a love for being active.

Locations in Saratoga and Clifton Park
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Phone #: 518-878-6502
Email: [email protected]


Hello! We’re Good to Grow, New England’s only fully dedicated airway, early ortho, and frenectomy pediatric dentistry. We deliver services in a way that is different from other dental practices because our focus is on more than just teeth. We connect the dots between oral health and systemic health to treat preventable ailments that would otherwise affect the child negatively in the long term, such as sleep disordered breathing, chronic infections, speech and eating concerns, tooth decay, and behavioral issues like ADHD/ADD. Children who come to us experience increased air flow, improved sleep and immunity, beautiful smiles, straight teeth, and so much more. Put your child on the path to lifelong health, and schedule an evaluation today.

740 Williams Street, Suite C, Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Phone #: 413-329-3292
Email: [email protected]


Ivy Lane Photography is dedicated to documenting your whole family in their truest and most genuine form, through special occasions and everyday life. During the month of November, extend the gift of memories to all of your loved ones with our exclusive Capital District Moms bundles. Buy one session and get one session 50% off when you book two 1-hour sessions ($525), or buy two 30-minute mini sessions and get two free ($500)! What better present to give than the priceless gift of memories; either give them away to each of your loved ones, or keep them for yourself to use as your family grows! Email, message, or call to book!
*When requesting to book, mention the code CAPITALMOMS. 

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Phone #: 518-400-0226
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Robin Lozman is a lot of things. A doctor. A mother. A competitive equestrian. A volunteer for nonprofits. But one of her greatest passions comes from her work as an orthodontist: transforming her patients’ smiles. At her family practice in Latham, New York, Dr. Lozman specializes in comprehensive orthodontic treatment for children and adults, from early interventions and orthognathic surgery to braces and Invisalign. Dr. Lozman works alongside her father, Dr. Michael Lozman, to help people from all walks of life achieve a brighter, healthier and straighter smile, improving their confidence while maintaining a consistently high standard of care. Click here to learn more about Dr. Lozman.

17 Johnson Road, Latham, NY 12110
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Phone #: 518-785-9441


The appliance experts at Marcella’s Appliance Center are here for you, with essential kitchen and laundry appliances families depend on day after day to cook, clean, refrigerate and sanitize. Shop Marcella’s in-store, online or by phone with the area’s best selection of appliances and pricing. Our showrooms are conveniently located in Schenectady and Clifton Park, stop by to speak with an experienced appliance expert today or visit www.marcellasappliance.com to learn more.

560 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone #: 518-381-1957

Shoppers World, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone #: 518-952-7700

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Go full STEAM ahead at miSci this fall with brand-new exhibits, events, and break classes. Visit the Museum to experience interactive activities, see historical wonders, and learn about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math! Great for the whole family, visit www.miSci.org to learn more.

15 Museum Drive, Schenectady, NY 12308
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Phone #: 518-382-7890
Email: [email protected]


Pediatric dental care for children of all ages.

Follow Pediatric Dental Group of New York on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-798-9966

652 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

88 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

1760 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309


Celebrating 30+ years of progressive education!

Parker’s philosophy puts students at the center of their own learning. Parker teachers focus on constructing authentic experiences that respond to students’ interests and needs while building on academic and social skills. The result is that students get to spend their day engaged in projects and learning that is individualized, meaningful, and connected to the real-world, and all done on an expansive 77 acre campus. 

Programs for PreK 3 and 4 year olds through 8th Grade & Forest Toddlers (18 months- 3 years). 

Join us for a Fall Open House; November 1, November 30, and December 13 at 9am! Learn More!

4254 Route 43, North Greenbush, NY 12198
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Phone #: 518-286-3449
Email: [email protected]


Try out Saratoga Honda’s new state-of-the-art carwash today! With single washes starting at just $10 and monthly unlimited packages from $29.99, you won’t find a better deal anywhere else! Purchase directly through our website at: https://bit.ly/3MgjVc6

3402 Route 9, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Phone #: 518-587-9300


The most wonderful event of the year is here: Stuyvesant Plaza’s Annual Holiday Stroll. Visit every Sunday from November 19 through December 17 between 1 – 4 p.m. for the Holiday Stroll featuring activities & photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides & music by local artist Lennox. Grab a hot cocoa benefiting the Guilderland YMCA & snag Stuyvesant Plaza hand warmers while you enjoy the many festive window displays throughout the Plaza. Stop by our Little Free Library between Your Local Butcher: Primal & Rad Soap Co. to pick up a rating sheet to mark down your top three favorite window displays that are in the running for holiday bragging rights! Learn more about Stuyvesant Plaza Holiday Programming here.

1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
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Phone: 518-813-4959
Email: [email protected]


The Music Studio has been a regional leader in music education since its founding in 1977. We offer short-term classes for children as young as age 2, and an award-winning school-year Foundation Program for children ages 4 to 7. With an exceptional faculty and bright, well-equipped classrooms, we invite students to tap into their natural love of music, challenge them to excel as musicians, and support every step of their musical journey. Find out what makes our program different at themusicstudio.com. Or call 518-459-7799 for more information.

1237 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
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Phone #: 518-459-7799
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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Phone #: 518-785-7258
Email: [email protected]


Join us for Brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 17th!
Pictures with Santa in the Winter Wonderland
Special Guest, Mrs. Claus
Brunch Buffet + Carving Station
Dessert Room
Festive Drink Specials

Reservation Required / Visit Website for Full Menu
Tickets are $46.95 pp (children age 14 & under $19.95)

111 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
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Phone #: 518-949-2211
Email: [email protected]


Take your family on an unforgettable journey as you explore vivid underwater worlds across 45 exhibits. Feel the soft, smooth skin of a stingray as they swim right up to your hand in Stingray Bay. Watch sharks swim overhead while schools of fish surround you in our immersive tunnel tanks. From local favorites to the depths of the ocean, explore our planet’s oceans and rivers all in your own backyard on this self-guided exploration.

93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY 12306
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Phone #: 518-280-5100
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 use to take place at Washington Park in Albany, NY. It appears there will be no holiday lights again in December 2023. 


Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo
Select dates November 17, 2023 through January 7, 2024
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. This year, you’ll experience NEW lantern displays showcasing the wildlife of New York’s ocean waters and wetlands, plus a new interactive experience celebrating bioluminescent creatures.
Click here for more information.


Holiday Nights at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse, NY)
December 1st-16th (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
November 24th-December 30th – select days
A Drive-Thru Holiday Light Experience
Follow Washington County Fair on Facebook for more information.


Winterlights at Naumkeag (Stockbridge, MA)
November 24 – January 6 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Enjoy dazzling light displays, festive music, seasonal treats, and time with loved ones outside among the trees and snow.
Click here for more information.


A Frosty Fest (Ulster Park, NY)
Select Days in November & December 2023
Enjoy the Drive-Thru Experience in the Comfort of Your Own Vehicle
Park and Walk Inside, Visit Santa, Dance with Mr. & Mrs. Frosty, Rudolph, Snow Bear, and other Characters, Watch Jingles Magic Show and More
Click here for more information.


Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights Display at Animal Adventure Park (Harpursville, NY)
Kicks off November 9th!
Click here for more information.


The Wonderland of Lights – Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Select Dates between November 22nd through December 30, 2023
Click here for more information.


Bright Nights at Forest Park (Springfield, MA)
November 22nd through January 1st
More than six million visitors have delighted in Springfield’s Bright Nights at Forest Park since the event debuted in 1995, and with 675,000 LED lights on display it’s easy to understand why. Dubbed the Northeast’s biggest holiday lighting experience, the show focuses on famed folks from the area, like beloved Dr. Seuss creator, Theodor Geise
Follow Bright Nights at Forest Park on Facebook for more information.


NightWood at The Mount (Lenox, MA)
November 17th through January 6th
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
Starts November 24th
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. Bask in the glow of thousands of lights as you experience Wild Walk after dark. Then, stroll through Forest Music to surround yourself with immersive music and lights—curated specifically for the looped trail.
Click here for more information.


Lake George Winter’s Dream
Lake George Winter’s Dream welcomes guests of all ages to enjoy the beauty of the season with original music and interactive light displays.
Click here for more information.


Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo
Click here for more information.


The Wild Animal Park (Chittenango – NY)
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Lights on Cedar (Gansevoort, NY)
Follow Lights on Cedar on Facebook for more information.
Posted August 2023: As many know we have decided to discontinue our light show to embark on an electrifying new journey by starting our very own Residential Electrician Business.


Lights on Walden (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Follow Lights on Walden on Facebook for more information.


Lights on Crestwood (Schenectady, NY)
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra at MVP Arena
November 29, 2023
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Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party at MVP Arena
December 14-17, 2023
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Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour at MVP Arena
December 27, 2023
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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party at MVP Arena
January 13-14, 2024
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Cirque du Soleil at MVP Arena
April 19-21, 2024
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Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet at The Palace Theatre
December 5, 2023
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Peppa Pig’s Sing-Along Party! at the Palace Theatre
December 5, 2023
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Finding Christmas at the Palace Theatre
December 10, 2023
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American Girl Live in Concert at Proctors
November 4, 2023
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A Charlie Brown Christmas at Proctors
November 25, 2023
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Dinosaur World Live! at Proctors
January 19, 2024
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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at Proctors
March 8, 2024
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Bluey’s Big Play at Proctors
April 9-10, 2024
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