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Where: Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) invites you to join in the fun at the annual SEFCU Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks Festival at the Empire State Plaza.
Each year, OGS receives hundreds of offers for tree donations and visits many with potential before choosing two perfect New York State trees. Each tree is decorated with over 2,000 energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) scheduled to be illuminated at this heartwarming family event.
The Plaza becomes a winter playground for the whole family including activities such as: skating, caroling, outdoor mini-golf, visits with Santa and his reindeer, and the fireworks! After the show, stay for Rock & Skate with live music by The Back40 Band - and don't forget to visit the New York State Chocolate Expo in the New York State Museum.
Schedule of Events - All Events are Outdoors
- 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Meet and Greet with Santa Claus
- 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Holiday Fun Putt
- 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet Santa's Reindeer and sip FREE Hot Cocoa
- 4:30 p.m. - The Rusty Pipes of RPI on the Main Stage
- 4:45 p.m. - Skating Demonstrations by members of the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club
- 5:15 p.m. - Official New York State Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by SEFCU
- 5:30 p.m. - Fireworks!
- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Rock and Skate with The Back40 Band
For More Information Call: 518-474-0460
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