Colonie Center


Blue Star Mothers Holiday Troop Drive

Saturday, November 8

Join Colonie Center and Capital Region NY2
Blue Star Mothers as we fill Holiday Freedom Boxes for local men and women serving overseas. Donations will be accepted November 8, 2014 at Center Court. For more information visit


Schedule of Events
(beginning at Noon)

CBA Marching Band
Opening Ceremony
Albany Pipe and Drum
Nicaya Rios- Singing National Anthem
Patriot Guard Riders
Voices of Harmony
Clifton Park Community Choir
More events throughout the day!

Suggested Donations
Cookies & Crackers (individual packs) • Mac & Cheese (microwave cups)
Gum & Hard Candy (no chocolate) • Granola Bars & Energy Bars
Powdered Drink mix (Gatorade, Lemonade, Kool-Aid) • Nuts • K-Cups
Ground Coffee • Trail Mix • Pop Tarts • Pringles • Fruit Snacks
Pouch Tuna or Chicken • Slim Jims • Beef Jerky • Disposable Camera
Hand Sanitizer (4 oz or less) • Sanitary Wipes/Baby Wipes • Lip Balm
Chapstick • Shampoo (4 oz or less) • Bar Soap • Toothpaste
Toothbrush • Deodorant • Puzzle Books • Playing Cards • Envelopes
Note Paper • Individual Size Tissues • Quart Size Ziplock Bags


Cash Donations Greatly Appreciated
We also accept cash donations to help defray the $12.65 cost of shipping
per box. We are hoping to send 700 Freedom Boxes this year.

Blue Star Mothers of America
The Capital Region NY2 Blue Star Mothers is a non-partisan, non-political organization. We do not support any political candidate, nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America, as does our organization. We are mothers who now have, or have had children honorably serving in the military. As we support our military, we develop a strong bond to each other. We support each other in times of stress and celebrate together our happy times. We are proud patriots. We are a non-profit (501{c}3) Veterans service organization supporting our military while promoting patriotism.

Macy's Private Shopping Night

Sunday, November 9 l 5pm - Close

Join Macy's, Colonie Center for a private shopping event on Sunday, November 9th from 5pm to close. Don't forget your special access coupon for this private shopping event below!

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Saturday, November 15 l 1-3pm l Center Court

Celebrate the Season at Colonie Center with Santa Claus!

Santa arrives Saturday, November 15th. We'll prepare for his arrival at Center Court with the help of Chrissy Cavotta from FLY 92.3's Morning Rush. Children will be able to make magical reindeer food, decorate a "cookie plate" for Santa, make a special holiday ornament and more!

When it comes time to greet Santa, there will be a surprise processional and then a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas".

The whole event wouldn't be complete without dancing, games and prizes!

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