Xmas Tree 12-2-11This morning there was a little snow in the air and on the ground.  The light covering transformed the scenery along country roads in Fulton County to a beautiful winter picture.  This added to the holiday spirit already present everywhere you turn.

Many events are scheduled for the weeks ahead to enhance your spirit, support the local business and arts community, and just give old-fashioned holiday cheer!

This Friday, November 16 is the Classic Image Johnstown Holiday Parade.  The traditional parade features floats, marchers, bands, Santa and more. The route starts 7PM at the Wells House on Madison Avenue, going past Pineview Commons, over Main Street and ending at Chase.  It is free to the public.

From 12-9PM enjoy music in the Sir William Johnson Park and shop with various vendors.  Food will also be catered by Vic’s Tavern and the Holiday Parade team will offer hot chocolate and coffee and tea.

On Sunday, November 18, the Hadassah 31st Annual Craft Fair will take place at the Gloversville Middle School from 10AM-4PM.  This juried show features over 120 crafters.  The wide variety of vendors include quilted items, pottery, jewelry, soaps, jams, dips, cheese, chocolates, maple products, photos, art, tee shirts, horseradish, herbs, florals, candles, tole painting, furniture, lotions, leather, and more.

Also available is a bake sale and a cafeteria for lunch and hot and cold drinks.  A variety of theme baskets as well as a cedar log head and foot board for a king size bed, a crafted jewelry set, leather hand bag, fabric bag and many more items will be raffled off.  Proceeds benefit Hadassah’s Cancer Research Program and Hadassah Medical Organization.

The Gloversville Symphonic Brass will hold their Winter Concert at the Glove Performing Arts Center on November 24 at 7:30PM.  This concert will include music for Christmas and Hanukah, as well as classical masterpieces. The group is comprised of professional musicians from throughout the Northeast.  This concert is presented by Gloversville Community Music.

On November 30 various activities will be happening in conjunction with each other on North Main Street in Gloversville.  Included in these activities is the Micropolis Gallery unveiling of a new display of art and unique gifts, including a tree of ornaments.

Micropolis will host a full day of activities: special guest artist Stan Plotner will be in the gallery between 11:30AM and 7PM presenting a collection of his exquisite, handcrafted silver jewelry, all available for sale, and speak with shoppers about his design work.  A Meet the Artists reception will conclude the day with refreshments served between 5-7PM.

The Gloversville Holiday Tree Lighting on that evening will be at 6PM followed by the arrival of Santa with caroling, cocoa, and cookies in the Chamber lobby. The Gloversville Business Improvement District is sponsoring the annual event.

For more event information and additions check the calendar.  And for more shopping ideas visit our map.  Check back for another holiday edition blog with more events happening and offering a variety of gift ideas!