Holiday Information and Alcathons

Happy Holidays!

Special Notice about meetings during the holidays:

Some meetings may not meet on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Often this is because the church is having a service at that time, but it can happen for other reasons.  If you are looking for your first AA meeting on one of these holidays, please consider giving your local hotline a call to find out which meetings will be held on the holiday. If you arrive at a meeting to find that it is not being held, please call your local hotline AND try another meeting. Or try one of the Alcathons listed below.

Known Holiday Schedules

When districts provide holiday meeting schedules, we post them here.


Alcathons (or Alkathons) are special AA events held during the holidays. Typically these events offer round-the-clock meetings and fellowship. Some offer meetings every hour, others offer meetings every other hour. Alcathons are free to attend and are supported by group contributions and/or 7th tradition donations.

Thanksgiving Alcathons (November 27 and 28th, 2019)

Rensselear, NY District 18 Thanksgiving Alkathon 

Begins @ 7 pm Wed. Nov. 27.
Ends @ 4 pm Thur. Nov. 28.
Blooming Grove Reformed Church
706 Bloomingrove Dr.
Rensselaer ( Defreestville ) NY 12144

View Flyer for additional information

Saratoga Springs. NY Thanksgiving Alcathon (District 5)

Begins 6am on Thanksgiving
Ends 6pm on Thanksgiving
175 5th Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
(Corner of 5th and Henning)

Schenectady, NY Thanksgiving Holiday at the Clubhouse!

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th
The clubhouse will be open at 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Meetings will be held at 10:00 am, and 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
There will be a Continental Breakfast (muffins, fruit, etc.) available in the morning.
Thanksgiving dinner will begin at 2:30 p.m.
District 14
Schenectady Clubhouse
430 Cedar St.
Schenectady, NY 12306

See Flyer for additional information

Christmas Alcathons (December 24-25 2019)


New Years Alcathons (December 31, 2019-January 1, 2020)


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