Save the Date! 33rd Troy Victorian Stroll - Sunday, December 6, 2015
The annual holiday tradition which transforms the historic streets of downtown Troy into a magical stage of song, dance, and family enjoyment – the Troy Victorian Stroll – is set to celebrate the 33rd year on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Troy Victorian Stroll marks its 33rd year as the region's premier free holiday event. All afternoon— from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. —Troy's historic downtown will offer more than 100 free attractions, including the region's top performers, musicians, dancers, magicians and storytellers.
There will be rides, refreshments, a craft show and much more, set in the historic beauty of Victorian downtown Troy. Throughout the afternoon, Troy's fine shops, boutiques and galleries will be open for holiday shopping. If you're hungry, make sure to stop into many of Troy's best eateries or for a quick bite, visit our food court located at Monument Square.
The Troy Victorian Stroll attracts nearly 25,000 visitors from throughout the Northeast. The event is privately funded by corporate and citizen contributions and organized by the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The City of Troy provides operational support.
Window Decorating Contest
The Window Decorating Contest remains a community favorite and has become a Stroll tradition. Last year’s theme was based on the popular children’s book, “Snowmen at Night.” Judging took place Thursday, November 29 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Available at the 33rd Annual Troy Victorian Stroll will be the seventeenth pewter Troy Victorian Stroll ornaments, designed by goldsmith John Bloom of Troy's JK Bloom Jewelers. The limited edition ornaments are numbered and are available at JK Bloom Jewelers, located at 21 Third Street in downtown Troy. For more information, please contact John Bloom at 518.272.1807.
Capture the festivities and joyful charm of the 33rd Annual Troy Victorian Stroll for the 2015 Photo Contest! For more information on participating in this year's Photo Contest, hosted by The Record, please visit last year's voting portal - click here.
FROM THE SOUTH:
Take I-87 (NYS Thruway) north to exit 23; take I-787 north to the “23rd Street / Green Island / Watervliet” exit 8; turn right at end of ramp; turn right and cross over Green Island Bridge into Troy; follow signs to parking left or right.
FROM THE NORTH:
Take I-87 (Northway) south to exit 7; NYS Route 7 east into Troy, cross over Collar City Bridge. Merge right on ramp for "Downtown Troy" onto Sixth Avenue. Follow Sixth Avenue (past four traffic lights). Turn right onto Congress Street and follow signs to parking.
FROM THE WEST:
Take I-90 (NYS Thruway) east to exit 24; I-87 (Northway) north to exit 7; follow NYS Route 7 east into Troy, over Collar City Bridge. Approaching the Troy side of the bridge, merge right on ramp for "Downtown Troy" onto Sixth Avenue. Follow Sixth Avenue (past four traffic lights) until Sixth Avenue meets Congress Street only permitting a right turn. Turn right onto Congress Street and follow signs to parking.
FROM THE EAST:
(Vermont via NYS Route 7) Follow NYS Route 7 into Troy. As you enter Troy from Brunswick traveling west on Route 7. Route 7 turns into Hoosick Street just past Wal-Mart. Continue west down Hoosick Street, following signs, traveling under the Collar City Bridge. At first light under the bridge, turn left onto Sixth Avenue. Follow Sixth Avenue (past four traffic lights) until Sixth Avenue meets Congress Street only permitting a right turn. Turn right onto Congress Street and follow signs to parking.
All Parking is FREE!
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Parking is FREE in all City Lots, in the Troy Atrium Garage, and on all city streets. Restrooms are available at Troy City Hall, RiverSpark Visitors Center, and Victorious Life Christian Church. Information tables are located at the Chamber Offices, Troy Atrium, and Troy City Hall.