“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.
We challenge our community partners to choose a holiday from the list provided to create an engaging presentation for community members to view. The event will be open December 2nd through January 5th at our Main Campus where over 1000 community members and families from Schenectady and beyond will come through our doors.
Our goal is to showcase all holidays that families are celebrating this season, educate the community, and give spectators a new perspective on how others celebrate this holiday season. All proceeds raised will benefit YWCA’s Holiday Assistance program, supporting the families engaged in our services needing a little extra help this season. In addition, there will be opportunities for YWCA to give back to our community partners during some of the holidays observed this season.
Registration fee: $50 (limit 6ft of space) – registrants must provide their own table
Schools are FREE – please get in touch with Danielle Schimpf at [email protected] to coordinate holiday and set-up time.
Set up will be November 26th – 29th
All proceeds raised will benefit YWCA’s Holiday Assistance program, supporting the families engaged in our services needing a little extra help this season. In addition, there will be opportunities for the YWCA to give back to our community partners during some of the holidays observed this season.
Thank you to our sponsor!
Holidays to choose from:
- Diwali Nov 12th
- Bodhi Day Dec 8th
- St Lucia Day Dec 13th
- Las Posadas Dec 16th – 24th
- Hanukkah Dec 18th – 26th
- 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]