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GLA Spreads Good Cheer with Live & Online Holiday Events

Updated: Dec 18, 2020

The Greater Loudonville Association (GLA) has revved up our community outreach with new COVID-safe events that are both live and online. Our goal is to help make the season bright, fun and cheerful.

NEW! Santa & Mrs. Claus are Coming to Loudonville!

(December 19, starting at 11 am)

There are two simultaneous and different routes. (Yes - Santa has the ability to be in two places at once!) Please download the information below to see which is best for you and your family. The routes are 1) off/around/near Rte 9 and 2) off/near/around Albany-Shaker Rd.

Download Santa's Route off/around/near Rte 9 below.

Santa Fire Truck Rte 9 FINAL Route
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Santa Route
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Download Santa's Route off/near/around Albany Shaker Rd. below

Santa Route Albany Shaker Rd Route
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********For more updates on Santa's Route on/around/near Albany-Shaker Rd, please check out the Shaker Rd. Loudonville Fire Department FB page.

News Flash! Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be visiting neighborhoods in Loudonville on Saturday, December 19th. A cooperative effort between the GLA and the SRLFD, fire trucks will be visiting designated streets, traveling slowly with lights and intermittent sirens sounding so Santa and the crew can wave, greet, and give happy holiday wishes.

Jonathan Schroll, Chief, SRLFD, added “We are excited to partner with GLA to escort Mr. and Mrs. Claus through Loudonville on our shiny red fire trucks for the very first time. We look forward to seeing you all soon!”

GLA volunteers Peg and Leon Hovish will play Mr. and Mrs. Claus and SRLFD will have 2nd Santa, courtesy of a volunteer firefighter.

For more details about routes and approximate times, please check back on this website where we will post a map with more information.

NEW! Loudonville Lights Photo Contest

The hamlet of Loudonville boasts many historic and elegant homes, and the coming holiday season brings the annual opportunity to enhance them with creative lighting displays. If stringing up the holiday lights every year is a proud family tradition in your home, the Greater Loudonville Association would like to highlight your hard work, while also maintaining safe distancing. This year we are introducing our Loudonville Lights contest! If your home is in Loudonville, Menands or Newtonville, you are eligible to participate in a competition for the best light display, with the top three homes each receiving $50 gift cards from Rissoto

in Loudon Plaza (thank you to owner Dave Camacho). Please send a digital photograph of your decorated home to GLA committee member Chris Wessell at between now and December 26th. From December 27th to January 2nd, a slideshow of all submissions will be on the GLA Facebook page and will include the ability for anyone (regardless of where they reside) to vote on the entries, so when it goes up please share with family and friends. Help us to spread some cheer with this "virtual tour" of Loudonville's finest displays of holiday spirit!

Adapted: Virtual Tree Lighting with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

A video will be posted to on Sunday, November 29th. We look forward to hosting our live, free, Annual Tree Lighting & Sing-along at Loudonville Green 2021.


GLA President, Darcy Harding said, “We invite you to experience our GLA holiday events and on behalf of myself and GLA, wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday.”


Special thanks to all of our holiday sponsors! We can't thank you enough!

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