Event marks return of free horse-drawn carriage rides to Stuyvesant Plaza

ALBANY, N.Y. – Stuyvesant Plaza will usher in the most wonderful time of the year by welcoming shoppers to celebrate the season at the annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Shoppers at the Holiday Open House will enjoy exclusive sales and samples, as well as unique gift ideas for the holiday season from the Plaza’s numerous shops and eateries.

The event also marks the returns of free festive horse-drawn carriage rides to Stuyvesant Plaza. The complimentary seasonal carriage rides will be offered each Saturday and Sunday of the holiday season (through December 23) from 1 to 4 p.m.

“The Holiday Open House is a wonderful opportunity for gift seekers to kick off the season of giving with a look at hundreds of items for everyone on their list,” said Janet Kaplan, vice president of real estate for Stuyvesant Plaza. “We look forward to once again welcoming shoppers to stroll the plaza sidewalks while enjoying their favorite musical selection of holiday classics.”

Additionally, shoppers will be invited to spread holiday cheer in the “JOY in Stuyvesant Plaza” initiative. Plaza patrons can complete the word JOY with their own body by standing next to 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.

Shoppers are encouraged to share a photo of themselves or a loved one completing the word JOY on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #JOYinStuyvesantPlaza. Beginning November 23 through December 21, one photo each week will be randomly selected to win a prize from Stuyvesant Plaza.

Stuyvesant Plaza is conveniently located at the corner of Western Avenue and Fuller Road in Albany.

About Stuyvesant Plaza

From one-of-a-kind shops to the finest nationally known names in retail, Stuyvesant Plaza is home to more than 50 unique other shops and restaurants in a spectacular open-air setting. For more information about Stuyvesant Plaza, visit For up-to-date information on sales, contests and special events, like the Stuyvesant Plaza Facebook page or follow @StuyvesantPlaza on Twitter and Instagram.

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