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Enjoy These Annual Holiday Events in Albany, NY and the Capital Region

It's the most wonderful time of the year in Albany, NY and the Capital Region! The holiday season is always full of festive celebrations and fun things to do with the whole family. Mark your calendar today for these annual events happening during the 2020 holiday season.

Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Dates: November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021

holiday lights display

Don't miss out on the animated light displays and special events in Albany's Washington Park at the 24th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights. This annual holiday season tradition is a spectacular sight to see with the family as you drive through the park. All proceeds from the Capital Holiday Lights benefit the Albany Police Athletic League.

Christmas Land LLC

Dates: November 28 - December 20, 2020

people near christmas land signNote: This photo was taken prior to 2020 and does not reflect current social distancing requirements

Once again, Christmas Land LLC in Altamont will be bringing back the spirit of Christmas to the Capital Region! Take the kids to this annual holiday attraction and enjoy photos with Santa Claus, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and more holiday activities. Christmas Land LLC will be open on Saturdays and Sundays (10:00am-6:00pm) from November 28 - December 20, 2020.

Troy Victorian Stroll

Dates: December 6 - 20, 2020

troy victorian strollNote: This photo was taken prior to 2020 and does not reflect current social distancing requirements

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 38th Annual Troy Victorian Stroll has been re-imagined as a "Stroll Season" happening from December 6 - 20 in downtown Troy. Visitors are encouraged to shop and dine local in this beautiful Victorian City as the community celebrates the holiday season.

Schenectady Festival of Trees

Dates: December 5 - 29, 2020

decorated holiday tree

See a fantastic display of ornaments, lights, and more at the Festival of Trees in Schenectady. Let the decorations fill you with holiday spirit! The Festival of Trees is a fundraiser for, and a partnership between, the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY.

Fidelis Care Holiday Parade in Downtown Schenectady

2020 Event CANCELED

holiday parade down streetPhoto credit: Brian Moak/Brian Jude Photography

Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year, the Fidelis Care Holiday Parade in Downtown Schenectady is celebrated as the largest nighttime parade in the entire Northeast!

Santa's Magical Express

Note: Will Not Run In 2020

scrooge and mrs claus

All aboard Santa's Magical Express in Rensselaer! Operated by Yankee Trails World Travel, Santa's Magical Express is a one-of-a-kind holiday show, bus ride, and theatrical experience that's perfect for families. Due to COVID-19, the Magical Express will not run in 2020.

More Upcoming Holiday Events

watching fireworks outsideNote: This photo was taken prior to 2020 and does not reflect current social distancing requirements

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