Upper Union Street Holiday ReUNION presented by Trustco Bank
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 12pm-6pm
Fun for the whole family including:
Visits with Santa from 2:30-4:30pm
Carriage Rides from 12:30-4:30pm (suggested $2/pp donation)
Tree Lighting at 5pm!
Artisan Vendors – Games & Crafts Live Music – Costumed Characters
Kids Scavenger Hunt & More
Elf on the Shelf Contest
Come see our businesses’ best Elf on the Shelf displays!
Visit the businesses below and see what their mischievous elves are up to – then vote for your favorite display for a chance to win $500 to your favorite Upper Union Street Business – courtesy of the Daily Gazette.
Find Elf displays at:
The City Squire
Home Style Pizza
I Love NY Pizza
Michael’s Shoe Service
Motor Oil Coffee
Northeastern Fine Jewelry
Sondra’s Fine Jewelry & Green Leaf Wellness Co
Sophia Sabella Photography
UPshining House Plants
Whisky Business Bakery
Complete a ballot at one of the participating businesses. Only one (1) entry is allowed per person. No purchase necessary. Multiple entries from the same person will result in disqualification. Valid email required to win prizes. Winner will be drawn on December 18
Kids Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a scavenger hunt map at one of the businesses below and then see if you can find the answers to each clue! Every time you find an answer, make sure you get your map stamped by the business owner!
Bring your completed scavenger hunt map to Santa outside of Trustco Bank between 2:30-4:30pm and collect your prize!
Find scavenger hunt maps at: Dance Me, Healthy Blends, Gershon’s Deli, Off the Hook, Sondra’s Fine Jewelry & Green Leaf Wellness Co., Trendy Tots, UPshining House Plants
Visit with Santa
Santa will be outside Trustco Bank from 2:30-4:30pm to visit with kids and families!
Take a scenic holiday ride down Union Street in a horse drawn carriage from 12:30-4:30pm. Carriage rides depart and return to the public parking lot between Union Street and Eastern Parkway (behind Bruegger’s Bagels and Trustco Bank). Carriage rides have a suggested donation of $2 per person.
Finish the day with our Upper Union Street Tree Lighting at the corner of Union Street and Woodland Avenue. Come sing carols, enjoy a holiday performance by DanceMe and join Santa as we countdown to lighting our holiday tree! Tree lighting ceremony starts at 5pm.
Milk, Cookies and Hot Cocoa
Enjoy complimentary sweet treats at the following locations:
- Gerhon’s Deli: Cookies and Milk, Hot Cocoa
- GlaMaris Beauty Bar: Cookies and Milk
- Healthy Blends: Hot Cocoa
- Sondra’s Fine Jewelry and Green Leaf Wellness Co: Cookies and Candy Canes
- Upstate CBD: Cookies and Milk
- Union Cafe: Cookies
Cookies generously donated by:
Makers and Artisans
Visit our vendor tents to see local artists, makers and sellers!
Adirondack Packs, Black Kettle Soap Co, The Boujie Bakery, CARA, Cedar’s Studio by Sara Yokubait, Davis Made Home, Dizy Artisans, Dyes by Harvest, Electric City Barn, Farley’s World, Healing Lily Metaphysical Boutique, Helderberg Meadworks, Jade & Geodes, New York Sweeties, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Powerful Impak, Stella, Schenectady Kiwanis/Kids Arts Festival
Kids Crafts and Games
Joining the Schenectady Police Department for kid games
Visit the patio at Union Cafe for a kids dance party!
Spend time with Kids Arts Festival to make Snowflake Ornaments
Electric City Barn will guide holiday card making from 3-4:30pm!
Come see what our businesses are doing to celebrate the holidays
Dance Me: Craft fair in studio from 12-4pm
Gershon’s Deli: Live music
GlaMaris Beauty Bar: Food, drinks, music, and permanent bracelet pop-up
Healthy Blends: Balloon artist
Trendy Tots: Unveiling of HolidayToyland! Drop off or write letters to Santa, Pop-up Vendor Dee’s Cocoa Bombs
UPshining House Plant: 1) Buy One Get One Free for 6 inch Plant 2) Buy Live Plants to get 50% Off Deal for Ceramic Pots 3) Pick 3 four inch plants for $16.50
Union Cafe: Live music
Upstate CBD: 20% off sale
Whisky Business Bakery: Specials on holiday confections
The Crafters and Artisans for Rescued Animals organization is also coordinating a new and used shoe drive fundraiser. Shoes can be dropped off at the Adirondack Tire tent location.
This event is sponsored by: