Drive through Washington Park for an incredible display of holiday lights now through the New Year. At the very end of the drive, the Park Lake House features favorite holiday characters, crafts, and refreshments. Only 11 minutes from the Albany Lofts at One Broadway, the Capital Holiday Lights show is the ideal before-or-after dinner entertainment to get you in the holiday spirit.
Skate for free at Empire State Plaza now through March. Skate rentals are available, along with a full-service snack bar on Friday evenings and weekends. Just a 6 minute drive or 2.6 mile walk from the Albany Lofts at One Broadway, the ice skating rink at Empire State Plaza is a fun holiday and winter activity – perfect for date night, entertaining visiting family, or a fun afternoon with friends.
Explore a wonderland of beautifully decorated trees at the Schenectady County Historical Society. $8 for adults, kids under 12 are free, the Schenectady Festival of Trees is the perfect place to get in the holiday spirit, donate to a good cause, and maybe find some inspiration for your own holiday decorations. About 20 minutes from the Lofts at One Broadway, you can turn your trip to view the trees into a holiday entertainment adventure with a show at Proctors.
There are several opportunities to see the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, in the Capital Region. Enjoy this family friendly tradition and support local dance schools and talent the weekend of December 21-22. The Albany Berkshire Ballet will also be presenting The Nutcracker on December 14-15 at the Egg, a mere 6 minutes from the your Albany NY apt at the Lofts at One Broadway.