The Holiday season may look a bit different this year, but Schenectady County is still full of holiday cheer! Our favorite holiday happenings are still taking place, just with additional safety measures in place! 

We've rounded up all the ways to get in the holiday spirit in Schenectady County! 


Head to Viaport Rotterdam and shop with dozens of vendors that will have your last minute Christmas gifts! Friday & Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm.  


Join the Schenectady County Historical Society and YWCA NorthEastern NY for their annual Festival of Trees throughout the month of December! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the Festival of Trees glows with the enchantment of wintertide. Masks are required, and we recommend advance tickets ($6 adults, under 12 free!). Proceeds of the festival benefit the numerous programs and services provided by both non-profit organizations.


Visit Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center through December 27 to view holiday trees decorated by local charities and sponsorship partners. Social distancing and safety protocols will be strictly enforced. 
Vote for your favorite trees to help raise money to support the tree’s respective charity.


Stop by the Schenectady Greenmarket inside Proctors Theatre on Sundays and shop from over 60 vendors. Grab fresh and local ingredients for your holiday baking and cooking!


Everyone knows holiday shopping gets you in the Holiday spirit! Schenectady County is full of great places to stop and shop for everyone on your list! Whether it's a sweet treat, jewelry or unique home decor, we are sure you'll find that perfect gift in Schenectady County! Make sure to stop and see our friends at b.Inspired HomeBlue Bird Home Decor, Clinton Street MercantileThe Open Door BookstoreThe Schenectady Trading Company and The Silver Shop

*Make sure to visit our partners individual website and social media pages, some of them are offering private shopping appointments during the holiday season!*


The Stockade Historic District is a beautiful and unique neighborhood. No matter the time of year, this is a great area to get outside. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, bundle up and take a stroll through the Stockade neighborhood to see the beautiful houses all dressed in holiday decor!