Annual Holiday Events in the Capital Region

There's a ton to do throughout the Capital Region this time of year! Celebrate the season with tree lightings, concerts, light displays, and holiday events for the entire family!

Gazette Holiday Parade

firefighters on a truck waving in the paradePhoto credit: Brian Moak/Brian Jude Photography

November 18, 2017

Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year, the Gazette Holiday Parade in Schenectady is celebrated as the largest nighttime parade in the entire northeast!

Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

holiday lights spelling out Happy Holidays From Price Chopper, there is a Santa with a bag that says Price Chopper

November 24, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Enjoy animated light displays and special events in Washington Park during the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights.

Troy Victorian Stroll

a crowd on the street during wintertime at night

December 3, 2017

From carolers to Victorian costumes to window decorating contests, refreshments, activities, entertainers, and more, the Troy Victorian Stroll will take you back in time for a wonderful holiday celebration.

Festival of Trees

close up of a deocrated Christmas tree

December 3 to 23, 2017

See a fantastic display of ornaments, lights, and more at the Festival of Trees in Schenectady. Let the decorations fill you with holiday spirit!

More Holiday Events

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Looking for even more holiday events? Find all the Albany area has to offer and then mark your calendars.

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