Happenings at Stuyvesant Plaza

It's the most wonderful time of year...
Twinkling lights, magical window displays, glittering gift ideas, even an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage ride!
Come celebrate the warmth of the season with Stuyvesant Plaza!

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Annual Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 21, 5:30 pm
On the front lawn by J&A Italian

Join us for our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! The honor of lighting this year’s 16-foot holiday tree will go to University at Albany women’s basketball head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee. She will be joined by several players, Stuyvesant Plaza representatives and local officials to light the holiday tree. The University at Albany Pep Band will entertain guests and after the tree lighting, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and pastries. All are welcome...the more the merrier!

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Holiday Open House

Saturday, November 25, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Celebrate the warmth of the season with Stuyvesant Plaza!  Enjoy sparkling lights, beautiful window displays, fabulous sales, tasty samplings, glittering gift ideas and much more!

Free Horse-drawn Carriage Rides 1:00 to 4:00 pm!

Click HERE for your printable program of Open House sales and in-store events!


Window Decorating Contest

November 21 – December 21

The Window Decorating Contest is just one of the unique ways Stuyvesant Plaza celebrates the holiday season. Beginning on November 21, storefront windows will be designed in holiday themes. Plaza patrons are invited to stroll the shopping center to view the windows and vote for their favorite by checking in at the Stuyvesant Plaza Facebook page and posting their own photo of their favorite window décor. One voter will be randomly selected to win a $50 gift certificate to a Plaza store of their choice. Additionally, the winning business will receive recognition during an upcoming UAlbany Men’s Basketball game.


Share the JOY!

November 24 – December 21

Spread holiday cheer with “JOY in Stuyvesant Plaza”. You’re invited to complete the word JOY with your own body by standing next to the giant “J” and “O” letter statues at Stuyvesant Plaza. The letter sculptures will be located in two locations: near Cold Stone Creamery and Jean Paul Spa.

Share and tag a photo of yourself or a loved one completing the word JOY on  Facebook,  Twitter or Instagram using #JOYinStuyvesantPlaza. Beginning November 24 through December 21, one photo each week will be randomly selected to win a prize from Stuyvesant Plaza.

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Free Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

Saturdays & Sundays
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 25 - Christmas

A long-standing tradition and customer favorite, the horse-drawn carriage rides begin at Jean Paul Spa and take you once around the shopping center.  It's a unique and relaxing way to enjoy all of the beautiful lights and window displays throughout the Plaza.

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Extended Holiday Hours

Friday, November 24 - Saturday, December 23, 2017:

Monday - Friday     10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday                 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday                    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Christmas Eve         11:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Year's Eve       12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Plaza will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Restaurant, Bank and Post Office hours vary.