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Albany Holiday Guide for 2020: Find Local Gift Ideas, Festive Events & More

The lights. The food. The magic of the holidays is upon us! If you're ready to make this year the most spectacular one yet, then you need to check out our 2020 Albany Holiday Guide. Discover the best holiday gifts available in the region, find the season's can't-miss events, and remember to have fun with the family.

a pink peppermint pig
Want to find a local, meaningful gift for someone on your list? Take a look at the 2020 Capital Region Holiday Gift Guide!
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Don't miss out on these deals and discounts currently being offered by Albany area businesses!
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Don't forget to think of those who are less fortunate this holiday season. Consider donating your time and money to a local charity.
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Make the holidays easy this year and check out these local restaurants offering dine-in or takeout specials for Christmas and New Year's.
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Read tips on choosing the right Christmas tree for your home, and then visit a local tree farm this season.
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One of Albany's biggest holiday traditions is the Capital Holiday Lights in the Park presented by Price Chopper/Market 32.
colorful outdoor holiday lights display
Have a festive time with these exciting holiday season events that take place each year in the Albany area.
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There's so much to enjoy all season long! Here are some upcoming holiday events happening around the region.
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View more holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list - for him, for her, for kids and teens, and for anyone.
holiday table setting
Get into the holiday spirit and start planning the best holiday party your family and friends will remember for years to come.
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From simple to elaborate, from elegant to fun - find great outdoor holiday decorating ideas!
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Celebrate this holiday season in style! Check out decorating tips and then deck your home with warm, cozy, and festive holiday decor inside and out. 
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Your mother-in-law can be difficult to shop for. Let us help with these five ideas for great holiday gifts
holiday stockings
See our stocking stuffers ideas list and get creative this year with easy ideas for men, women, and kids.
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Want to start a new tradition or reconnect with your family? We've put together an extensive list of holiday traditions to try.
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Need to drop a few pounds this season? We have pulled together five quick tips for weight loss.
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Keep more of that money in your pocket this season! Discover budget-friendly holiday tips.
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Looking ahead to your New Year's Eve or New Year's Day plans? Check out our Albany New Year's Guide.
baked turkey and sides on a wooden table
Find Albany area restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus for indoor dining or takeout.