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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 annual New York State Holiday Tree Lighting presented by SEFCU at Empire State Plaza is scheduled for December 4 from 1:00PM - 8:00PM!

This family-fun annual event has something for everyone with a full day of indoor and outdoor activities, including:

  • A chance to meet Santa 
  • A holiday arts and crafts fair
  • Caroling
  • Skating demonstrations by the Hudson-Mohawk Figure Skating Club
  • Live music
  • And more!

The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 5:15 and concludes with a fireworks show. The event also coincides with the Taste NY Holiday Market at the New York State Museum and the Great Train Extravaganza in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

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