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2019 Top Annual Holiday Events in Albany and the Capital Region

It's the most wonderful time of year in Albany, NY and the Capital Region. The holiday season is full of magic and fun things to do with the whole family. When you're ready to experience the holidays, attend one of these top holiday celebrations and events.

2019 Fidelis Care Holiday Parade in Downtown Schenectady

November 23, 2019

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!

Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

November 29, 2019 to January 3, 2020

holiday lights display

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

Santa's Magical Express

November 22, 2019 - December 23, 2019

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All aboard Santa's Magical Express in Rensselaer this holiday season! 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. Join them on select dates from November 22 - December 23, 2019.

Christmas Land LLC

November 30, 2019 - December 22, 2019 (Saturdays and Sundays)

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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-6:00pm) from November 30 - December 22, 2019.

Troy Victorian Stroll

December 8, 2019

troy victorian stroll

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

Festival of Trees

December 7 - 22, 2019

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!

Upcoming Holiday Events

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Looking for even more holiday events? Find everything the Albany area has to offer and then mark your calendar!

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