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31st annual Troy Victorian Stroll kicks off

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TROY, N.Y. -- The city of Troy is getting into the holiday spirit today with the 31st annual Troy Victorian Stroll.

The holiday tradition transforms the historic streets of downtown Troy into a stage of song, dance, and family enjoyment.

With more than 100 attractions, including Mr. and Mrs. Claus, fire engine rides, and sleigh rides, there is plenty to keep you busy all day. Best of all, it's free.

The 31st annual Troy Victorian Stroll featured more than 100 free events including live music, sleigh rides, and more.

Area businesses also decorated their windows with the theme from the popular children’s book, “Snowmen at Night."

Organizers said the yearly event attracts more than 20,000 visitors from across the Northeast, including many who are re-living their childhood.

"We like to look at the city," one attendee said. "We don't get down here a lot, so it's a good excuse to come down and share the festivities with everybody. We like to look at all the old architecture. My grandmother used to live in Green Island many years ago, and we used to come over here and do our Christmas shopping every year so it brings back some memories."

The stroll wraps up with a tree lighting ceremony and concert by the Troy High School choir at Riverfront Park.

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