The holiday season has arrived at Rivers Ledge Apartments! While decorating your apartment and buying gifts are holiday traditions, making special memories is what really puts you in a festive spirit. Luckily, our area has no shortage of holiday activities and events, so you don’t have to travel far to experience some seasonal cheer.
Shop Local for Gifts
Skip the busy mall and crowded big box stores this year. Instead, shop small local businesses in our area to find one-of-a-kind gifts with character. Niskayuna and Schenectady boast a variety of charming boutiques, artisanal shops, and craft markets that offer unique and thoughtful gifts.
The Schenectady Greenmarket hosts a winter market inside Proctors each Sunday from 10am-2pm. Browse farmers, bakers, artisans, and craft vendors for everything from peppermint bark fudge to handmade scarves to creative cat toys.
And, make sure to also stop by upstate New York’s largest gift shop—Wit’s End in Clifton Park. This shop offers everything from candles and ornaments to clothes, jewelry, stationary, and more. Any gift you could possibly think of is there, and to top it off, they even have a gift wrapping station for your convenience.
See Live Holiday Performances
What better way to soak in the holiday spirit than enjoying a live performance? Whether it’s a classic Nutcracker ballet, a festive musical performance, or a heartwarming theater production, there are a variety of entertainment options.
Proctors Theater in nearby Schenectady will host the 44th year of the CBS 6 Melodies of Christmas December 14-17, 2023. In Albany, theREP is presenting Million Dollar Quartet Christmas on select dates in December. And for some extra laughs, Schenectady’s Mopco Improv group puts on hilarious improv comedy shows every Friday and Saturday night that will have your face hurting from smiling!
Attend Winter Events
Experience the Niskayuna area come alive with winter events that are sure to fill your heart with holiday cheer. Don’t miss the annual Niskayuna Tree Lighting ceremony on December 8, 2023, where the community gathers to witness the illumination of a beautifully decorated tree. It’s a magical moment that signals the start of the holiday season.
For all things Christmas, visit Wintertime Wonderland in Rotterdam through December 23, 2023. This interactive indoor event has it all, from carnival rides and light displays to a Frosty Ice Maze and Santa’s Village. Kids can stop by the Post Office to mail their letters to Santa and even help Cindy Lou Who stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas!
Another must-attend event is the Schenectady Festival of Trees at the Schenectady County Historical Society. Walk through a winter wonderland and bask in a glittering glow from dozens of elaborately decorated Christmas trees. The festival offers a joyous atmosphere, and it’s held from December 2-23, 2023.
Additional Holiday Activities
Beyond shopping, live performances, and winter events, there are plenty of other holiday activities to enjoy near your home at Rivers Ledge Apartments. Explore local holiday markets, sip on hot cocoa while strolling through festive streets adorned with lights, or attend community gatherings to share the joy of the season with neighbors.
This December, skip the stress and travel and instead soak up our area’s holiday happenings. If you’re interested in making Rivers Ledge Apartments your home base for festive experiences, contact us today to schedule a tour!