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 31st year on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Troy Victorian Stroll marks its 31st year as the region's premier free holiday event. All afternoon— from 11 a.m. to 5:00 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 more than 20,000 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. This year’s theme is based on the popular children’s book, “Snowmen at Night.” During the Stroll, be sure to stop in at participating businesses to let them know if their window is your favorite!
Judging for the contest will be held on Thursday, November 29 from 5 - 7 p.m. and prizes will be awarded in various categories.
Also available, will be the fifteenth 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 31st Annual Victorian Stroll for the 2013 Photo Contest. For more information on participating in this year's Photo Contest, hosted by The Record, please click here.
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