“Our partnership with Mayor McCarthy and the City of Schenectady has shown brightly, and this celebration is a symbol of what we have accomplished together, as well as a look to future progress.” – National Grid
“MVP Health Care is proud to be part of this year’s ILLUMINOCITY celebration as we brighten the city and shine a light on many organizations that are working to keep Schenectady healthy and thriving!” – MVP Health Care
“Pioneer is thrilled to sponsor this year’s inaugural ILLUMINOCITY event to help shine a light on the needs of our local community and brighten the holiday season for many in downtown Schenectady.” – Pioneer Bank
“As a good neighbor, we are excited to join with the city in wishing everyone a wonderful and healthy holiday season!” – Union College
Mayor Gary McCarthy announces Schenectady’s inaugural holiday lighting promotion, ILLUMINOCITY 2021! The mayor has invited downtown properties to light up their buildings to create a festive atmosphere in the city all season long.
ILLUMINOCITY encourages more people than ever to visit downtown to eat, shop, and play, all while demonstrating community pride in our city. Dozens of buildings and storefronts are being decorated as part of the ILLUMINOCITY promotion. National Grid is the promotion’s presenting sponsor. Additional support comes from MVP Health Care, Pioneer Bank, and Union College.
ILLUMINOCITY is also created to support Schenectady County’s brightest lights, our nonprofit organizations. Participating businesses/properties are partnering with local nonprofits in a friendly, but competitive, decorating contest. The public and a panel of judges will select winning displays in a variety of categories, and winners will earn cash prizes for their nonprofit partners! Categories include:
Visit all six (6) ILLUMINOCITY Selfie Stations for a chance to win a $100 gift card! Take a photo at each location, post on your social media using #illuminocity, and email all six pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received by January 1, 2022 at 11:29 pm.
Selfie Station window decals are at the following locations: