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Empire State Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks Festival
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Where:Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York
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.
Sunday, December 7, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This family-fun annual event has something for everyone with a full day of indoor and outdoor activities, including:
A chance to meet Santa
Ice sculpture demonstrations
A holiday arts and crafts fair
Skating demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club
Train rides around the Empire State Plaza concourse
A holiday rock and skate with Electric City Horns
The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 5:15 and concludes with a fireworks show. The event also coincides with the Taste NY Holiday Expo at the New York State Museum, which has a $5 admission and the Great Train Extravaganza in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, admission $7, kids under 12 free.