First day of festivities will include special tree lighting ceremony

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. – Stuyvesant Plaza today announced plans to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a weekly Holiday Stroll each Sunday beginning Nov. 20 through Dec. 18. The Sunday Holiday Strolls will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In conjunction with the inaugural Holiday Stroll on Nov. 20, a special tree lighting ceremony will be held outside of Jean Paul Spa and Salon. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. with performances from the Albany Gay Men’s Chorus and solo artist Lennox. The event will be hosted by Taylor Rao (The Buttonista) of Two Buttons Deep.

Each week, guests can also enjoy complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides by Bowman Carriages, live music by Lennox and photos with Santa Claus.

At the opening Stroll on Nov. 20, shoppers can indulge in free hot chocolate from Bountiful Bread’s hot cocoa cart, while supplies last. During all ensuing Sundays, shoppers will be able to purchase hot chocolate from Bountiful Bread’s mobile cart with partial proceeds benefitting a local nonprofit organization.

“We’re very excited to welcome guests for our Holiday Stroll. This is such a special time of year, and we can’t wait to celebrate with our valued shoppers,” said Stuyvesant Plaza General Manager Rachel Ferluge. “To make sure all of our guests are on Santa’s Nice List, 10% of the proceeds from Bountiful Bread’s hot cocoa cart will be donated to the Guilderland YMCA.”

Stuyvesant Plaza is conveniently located at the corner of Western Avenue and Fuller Road in Albany. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Beginning Friday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Dec. 23 the Plaza will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Restaurant, bank and post office hours may vary.

For more information about the Holiday Stroll, visit the Stuyvesant Plaza Facebook page.

About WS Development

Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 20 million square feet of existing space and an additional five million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit, call 617.232.8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn.

About Stuyvesant Plaza

Located in the heart of the Albany, Stuyvesant Plaza is the premier open-air retail destination in New York’s state capital region and has been serving the community since 1959. The Plaza is situated at the intersection of I-87 and I-90/NY State Thruway in a popular retail corridor that attracts shoppers from as far as 30+ miles away. Today, Stuyvesant Plaza is home to more than 60 shops and restaurants, including an interesting mix of locals and sought-after national brands.


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