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2018 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!

2018 Fidelis Care Holiday Parade in Downtown Schenectady

November 17, 2018

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

Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year, the 2018 Fidelis Care Holiday Parade in Downtown Schenectady is celebrated as the largest nighttime parade in the entire northeast!

Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

November 23, 2018 to January 2, 2019

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

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

Christmas Land LLC

November 24, 2018 - December 23, 2018 (Saturdays and Sundays)

santa claus and boy

Christmas Land LLC in Altamont is back! Bring the family and enjoy photos with Santa Claus, sleigh rides, and more holiday season activities. Christmas Land LLC will be open on Saturdays and Sundays (11:00am-7:00pm) from November 24 - December 23, 2018.

Troy Victorian Stroll

December 2, 2018

a crowd on the street during wintertime at night

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

December 1 to 16, 2018

close up of a deocrated Christmas 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!

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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