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City Hall-iday, market among weekend events in Schenectady

City Hall-iday, market among weekend events in Schenectady

Chili and beer lovers will want to check out third-annual Chili Chowdown
City Hall-iday, market among weekend events in Schenectady
Linda Sweet paints a candy cane on 2-yearold Jaelena Swint's cheek during Schenectady City Hall-iday at City Hall on Dec. 13, 20
Photographer: Gazette file photo

SCHENECTADY — Visitors to downtown Schenectady will find plenty to do this weekend, with several seasonal events planned.

Here are a few of them:

The Downtown Schenectady Holiday Bazaar kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday on Jay Street, featuring a "seasonal outdoor marketplace." It continues until 8 p.m. and continues on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The annual City Hall-iday will take place from noon to 4 p.m. in front of and around City Hall, on Jay Street. 

That event includes live entertainment, carriage rides, kids' crafts, photos with santa and vendors.

And the Chili Chowdown and Craft Beer Trail will run from 3 to 8 p.m. at several downtown restaurants, several of which have teamed up with area craft beverage makers to offer both chili and beer tastings.

For a complete list of the restaurants and beweries participating, visit Schenectadycounty.com.

In Rotterdam, starting at 9 a.m., local small businesses will offer the Small Business Holiday Bazaar to benefit St. Jude's at the Fitness Factory, 1520 Altamont Ave.

The event, which will give people a chance to shop local for the holidays for a good cause -- beyond just shopping local -- will continue until 4 p.m. There will also be a Toys for Tots donation box, raffles and kids' activities.

All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

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