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Festival of Trees

Advance tickets are not available. Please purchase tickets at the front desk when you arrive. Celebrate the season as we fill our galleries with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the Festival of Trees glows with the enchantment of the holidays. Join us throughout December for a shimmering, festive season. The Festival of Trees is a fundraiser for, and a partnership between, the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY. Admission is $6 for adults 12+.    

Schenectady Wine Society

It's the inaugural meeting of the "Schenectady Wine Society" a collection of curated wine tastings by and for local wine lovers at our historic sites. Up first: uncorking the perfect holiday wines to accompany your meals. Join City Historian and wine connoisseur Chris Leonard on a tasting and history tour of his favorite wines to make the season bright. Enjoy the shimmering Festival of Trees while you're here! The program begins at 6pm but you're welcome to arrive early to explore the Festival of Trees. $30; pre-registration required. Must be 21+ with valid ID. All ticket sales are final.