A Guide to Winter Events & Activities in Albany & The Capital Region

Don't let the cold weather keep you at home this winter! There are plenty of adventures and activities waiting for you throughout the Capital Region.

Discover an abundance of outdoor activities like ice skating, skiing, snowmobiling and tubing, plus endless indoor entertainment options like Albany museums, planetariums, movies, and even off-broadway shows.

Browse this Albany Winter Guide to find winter activities, events, and fun for the whole family!

The Capital Region and surrounding area is perfectly situated for downhill skiing and snowboarding!

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Go ice skating this winter at Albany's public outdoor skating rink, located at Empire State Plaza. Don't have your own skates? Rent a pair!
From wine tastings to the largest home show in the Capital Region, there is something for everyone this winter in Albany.
Discover the quiet solitude of a winter wonderland while enjoying a vigorous workout when you go cross-country skiing!
Find trails and snowmobile clubs in and around Albany County, and spend the day cruising through the snow on your sled.
Strap on some snowshoes and walk on top of the snow! Snowshoeing is not only excellent exercise, it's also a great activity for the whole family.
Looking for more fun this winter? From ice skating to snow tubing to relaxing at a cozy B&B - the area offers plenty of cold weather fun!
Get details on the snow emergency procedures, permitted parking areas, and snow removal responsibility you'll need to know when it snows.
From building snowmen to warming up with hot chocolate - there's so much fun to be had! Get ideas on what to do with your kids this winter.
Discover these 10 basic tips for winter driving that can help keep you and your fellow drivers safe on the road this winter.
Protect your kids from the elements this winter season and learn some essential outdoor safety tips in our guide.
Too cold for outdoor activities? Need a break from frolicking in the snow? There are plenty of great indoor activities to check out in the area!
Planning to stay in the Capital Region for winter break? Check out these great Albany area staycation ideas and enjoy your week!
Get ready for the big game with these favorite Super Bowl snacks suggested by the Capital Region's best pubs and restaurants.
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