Winter at the Plaza
December 3: New York State Holiday Tree Lighting
This family-fun annual event has something for everyone with a full day of indoor and outdoor activities!
- A chance to meet Santa Claus!
- Holiday arts and crafts show
- Skating demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club
- Train rides on the Concourse
- Horse and carriage rides on the Plaza
- Caricatures by Rich Conley
- Musical performances by Moriah Formica of the Voice, Tuba Christmas and the Rusty Pipes
- And FIREWORKS!
The event also coincides with the Taste NY Holiday Expo at the New York State Museum (free); the Great Train Extravaganza in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, admission $10, kids under 12 free; and a free concert by The Zucchini Brothers at 3 p.m. in The Egg Center for the Performing Arts.
|Great Train Extravaganza ($)||10:00 am - 4:00 pm||Convention Hall|
|Ice Rink Open||11:00 am||Plaza|
|Taste of NY Holiday Market||11:00 am - 4:30 pm||NYS Museum|
|Holiday Marketplace||12:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Concourse|
|Arts & Crafts||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Meeting Room 6|
|Carriage Rides||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Plaza|
|Llamas||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Plaza|
|Capital Area Flute Club||1:30 pm||Meeting Room 6|
|Meet Santa Claus||2:00 pm||Concourse|
|Ice Rink Closed||2:45 pm - 3:45 pm||Plaza Ice Rink|
|Free Skate Rental Begins||3:00 pm||Plaza Ice Rink|
|Meet Santa Claus||3:00 pm||Concourse|
|The Rusty Pipes Caroling||3:15 pm||Meeting Room 6|
|Hudson-Mohawk Skating||3:45 pm||Plaza Ice Rink|
|Tuba Christmas Music||4:00 pm||Plaza|
|Rusty Pipes Caroling||4:45 pm||Plaza|
|Tree Lighting Ceremony||5:15 pm||Plaza|
|Rock & Skate with Moriah Formica||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Plaza Ice Rink|
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