All guests eligible to win a $2,500 shopping spree to Stuyvesant Plaza

ALBANY, N.Y. – Stuyvesant Plaza will usher in the most wonderful time of the year with a series of festive promotions designed to highlight the seasonal offerings available at the nearly 60 shops and restaurants that comprise the outdoor lifestyle shopping center.

Shoppers this holiday season will enjoy a digital gift guide featuring dozens of ideas; a $2,500 shopping spree giveaway; dazzling window displays; and seasonal holiday décor offering numerous memorable photo opportunities.

In addition to convenient one-stop shopping in an open-air environment with plentiful parking, Stuyvesant Plaza features designated curbside pickup spots for many of its locally-owned and operated shops and restaurants.

“Our beautiful décor, festive outdoor atmosphere and unique selection of outstanding shops and restaurants are just some of the reasons why Capital Region residents have made Stuyvesant Plaza their holiday shopping destination for more than 60 years,” said Stuyvesant Plaza Vice President Janet Kaplan. “We are committed to creating a safe and socially-distanced shopping environment for both our patrons and tenants. We encourage shoppers to continue their holiday tradition by joining us once again this year and supporting our shops and restaurants.” 

Win a $2,500 shopping spree from Stuyvesant Plaza and B 95.5 FM

Shoppers this holiday season will have the opportunity to make their season brighter with the chance to win a $2,500 shopping spree, courtesy of Stuyvesant Plaza in partnership with B 95.5 FM.

One winner will be randomly selected to receive $2,500 in gift cards to any combination of Stuyvesant Plaza shops and restaurants of their choice. Shoppers can enter to win at Stuyvesant Plaza Guest Services located adjacent to Ten Thousand Villages.

Entries will be accepted beginning on Black Friday, November 27 through Thursday, December 24. Stuyvesant Plaza Guest Services is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

No purchase necessary to enter.

Digital holiday gift guide offers 25 unique selections

Available exclusively at, the digital holiday gift guide features more than two dozen selections at varying price points from the stores and boutiques that comprise Stuyvesant Plaza.

Featured gift options include customer designer apparel and accessories from Evoke Style and Lola Saratoga; handcrafted skincare products from RAD Soap Co.; and sparkling jewelry from Frank Adams Jewelers and Silver Parrot.

Shoppers will also enjoy cooking essentials and flavorful products from Different Drummers Kitchen and Penzeys Spices; premium pipes and cigars from Edleez Tobacco; festive beverages from Top Shelf Wine & Spirits; and gift cards from The Hot Yoga Spot and BARE Blends.

The complete guide can be viewed at For more information about each item or details on how to purchase, contact the shop or restaurant directly.

Holiday Window Decorating Contest features more than a dozen dazzling displays

The beginning of the holiday season also marks the return of the Window Decorating Contest at Stuyvesant Plaza, which features storefront windows designed in holiday themes. The contest, which is held in partnership with the Times Union, invites patrons to stroll the outdoor shopping center to view the windows.

Beginning Saturday, November 28 through Sunday, December 13, shoppers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite display at

One voter will be randomly selected to win a $500 grand prize gift card package to various Stuyvesant Plaza shops and restaurants.

Shops and restaurants participating in this year’s Window Decorating Contest include: B.Good; Beck Furs; Blaze Pizza; Different Drummers Kitchen; Edleez Tobacco; Evoke Style; Frank Adams Jewelers; G. Willikers; Lola Saratoga; Mobicentrix; Peaches Café; Pearl Grant Richmans; and Top Shelf Wine & Spirits.

Holiday décor displays offer unique photo opportunities, chance to win $50 gift card

Stuyvesant Plaza will once again feature an array of seasonal holiday décor, including several areas designed for festive photo opportunities featuring oversized ornaments and gift-wrapped presents; as well as traditional holiday wreaths and twinkling holiday trees.

Shoppers are invited to spread holiday cheer by sharing a photo of themselves or a loved one posing with the holiday displays on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #PlazaPics. Beginning November 28 through December 26, one photo each week will be randomly selected with the winner to receive a $50 gift card to a Stuyvesant Plaza shop or restaurant.

The three holiday photo displays are located near Oliva! and Circles; in front of Different Drummers Kitchen; and on the lawn next to J&A Italian.

Holiday décor is supplied by vendors local to the greater Capital Region, including The Christmas Guys in Wynantskill; Bob’s Trees in Hagaman; Hillard’s Greenhouse and Produce in Latham; and Emil J. Nagengast Florist in Stuyvesant Plaza.

Health and safety measures at Stuyvesant Plaza

All shoppers at the Plaza are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and to respect social distancing. Common areas feature additional benches for shoppers while waiting to enter stores due to social distancing requirements and store occupancy limits, which have been temporarily reduced based on the store’s square footage to ensure safety.

The Plaza has implemented enhanced cleaning protocols and procedures, including regularly wiping down benches, trash cans and high touch areas in the public restrooms and customer service office with increased frequency.

Curbside pickup parking spots are available to allow for convenient and efficient service from shops and restaurants. Select retailers also offer private shopping appointments.

Hours and policies for individual tenants vary during this time. Shoppers should contact each store or restaurant for details.

Shoppers are encouraged to follow Stuyvesant Plaza on Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter for regular updates.

Stuyvesant Plaza has served as the Capital Region’s premier lifestyle shopping center for more than 60 years.

About Stuyvesant Plaza

Since opening in 1959 with 18 tenants, Stuyvesant Plaza has grown more than threefold to become the Capital Region’s premier outdoor lifestyle shopping center and professional office park. Stuyvesant Plaza, which opened just 12 years after the nation’s first outdoor shopping center in Los Angeles, is currently home to nearly 60 shops and restaurants. For more information, visit

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