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Visit with Santa

Santa Information & Santa FastPass

Santa will be at his Winter Wonderland home in Colonie Center November 15th through December 24th. Find him on the lower level by L.L. Bean.

Why wait in line, when you can pay online! This year, see Santa without the wait by purchasing your photo package in advance with Santa’s FastPass!

Santa Scavenger Hunt


Play Santa’s Scavenger Hunt!
November 27th though December 23rd 

Santa's favorite things are hidden around Colonie Center.
The more you find, the more chances you have to win! Text in the codes to 313131 or complete an entry form at Guest Services.

$250 Sephora Gift Card
$500 Macy's Gift Card
Playstation 4
XBox One

Text messages and data rates may apply. Play November 27 through December 23, 2014.
All prizes awarded on or before Dec. 24.

Click here for official sweepstakes rules.

Gift Wrap

Thru December 24th l Noon - 8PM

Holiday Gift Wrap at Colonie Center

Gift wrapping is available on the upper level in two locations, in front of Sears and in front of Macy’s. The stations are run by The American Cancer Society and by The Capital City Rescue Mission from 12 Noon to 8PM daily, November 28-December 23 and 12 Noon to 4PM on December 24th. Donations welcome.

Center Court Holiday Performance Schedule

Various Dates & Times Thru December


December 3 St. Pius X 12PM
December 4 Albany School of Humanities 6:45PM
December 5 Eagle Point Elementary School 6:30PM
December 6 Loudonville Christian School 10AM
December 7 Menands School 1PM
December 8 Blessed Sacrament 1:15PM
December 9 Catholic Central High School 12PM
December 10 Southgate Elementary School 4PM
December 11 St. Jude the Apostle School 6PM
December 12 Shaker Jr. High School 10:30AM
December 13 Grapeville Christian School 1PM
December 15 Sacred Heart School 6PM
December 16 Shaker Road Elementary School 6:30PM
December 17 Roessleville Elementary School 12PM
December 18 Forest Park Elementary School 12PM
December 19 Van Antwerp Middle School 6:30PM
December 20 St. Madeleine Sophie School 10:30AM
December 23 Myers Middle School 10AM

WIN "It's A Wonderful Shopping Spree"!

Enter daily thru 12/23

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Colonie Center!

Colonie Center wants to help you round out your holiday shopping list (or help you treat yourself) with a WONDERFUL shopping spree to all of your favorite Colonie Center retailers! Enter daily through December 23, 2014 for your chance to win our 'It's A Wonderful Shopping Spree' sweepstakes where the winner will receive a $500 Colonie Center gift card!


Click here to view official rules.

'Shop Till You Drop" Holiday Show

December 20-22, 2014

Shop Till You Drop Holiday Show
Arts, Craft & LifeStyle Show

Take advantage of excellent shopping opportunities at the "Shop Till You Drop" Holiday Show as well as Colonie Center merchants.

The "Shop Till You Drop" Holiday Show Features:

Some of the very best hand-crafted Jewelers and Crafters in upstate New York will be selling their designs. Don't miss this opportunity to mingle, shop, and buy unique, quality gemstone and lampwork jewelry!

Fun Community Shopping with YOUR Local Artists and Crafters. Exhibitors also offering a selection of products by popular home-based business representatives, Health and Wellness, and Home Improvements.

Hosted by JB Enterprises- http://www.jb-enterprises.org/

Noon Year's Eve

Wednesday, December 31 11am-1pm

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Center Court

Join us for this very special Kids Countdown to Noon Year's Eve at Colonie Center! Bring the whole family for this fun event and enjoy:

  • A New Year's countdown at noon to the big balloon drop and juice toast
  • Giveaways from Whole Foods Market for kids and adults
  • Get your photo taken on the red carpet with iSmile Studios
  • Tons of games, music and dancing
  • Strolling balloon artist
  • Face painting