“Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that”

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is Season of Light?

Join us in the Season of Light, where we are embracing and celebrating diversity in all holidays and people.

For our 135th year, we challenged our community partners to choose a holiday celebrated during the holiday season and create an engaging display for our community. The event will be open December 2nd through January 5th at 44 Washington Ave. in Schenectady. 

The exhibit is FREE for all, but donations are encouraged and will benefit the Holiday Assistance Program.

Kids can enjoy a scavenger hunt to find all of the winter-themed stamps. Once they have punched their whole card they can return it at the front desk for a prize!

Our goal is to showcase all holidays that families are celebrating this season, educate one another, and give us all a new perspective on the many ways this season is celebrated. 

Thank you to our sponsor!


  • Diwali Nov 12th
  • Hanukkah Dec 7th – 15th
  • Bodhi Day Dec 8th
  • St Lucia Day Dec 13th
  • Las Posadas Dec 16th – 24th
  • Winter Solstice Dec 21st
  • Christmas Dec 25th
  • Kwanzaa Dec 26th – Jan 1st
  • Lohri Jan 11th

Though Diwali and Lohri are celebrate outside of the date range for this event, we invite and encourage groups to choose those holidays to represent during the designated dates. 

**Have an idea for a holiday not listed? Reach out to Danielle at [email protected]

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