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Celebrate the Holidays at the 2021 Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Each year, Price Chopper/Market 32 puts on an amazing display of holiday lights in Albany's Washington Park that you can drive through to enjoy, with proceeds benefiting the Albany Police Athletic League. It's the perfect event to get into the holiday spirit with the family.

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November 26th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022

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Visit the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park this season for a spectacular, awe-inspiring show with over 125 light displays and scenes.

2021 Cost

To drive through the display, it costs:

  • $25 per passenger vehicle (max capacity of 9)
  • $30 for passenger vehicles and recreational vehicles (capacity of 10 - 18)
  • $50 for commercial vehicles and vans (capacity of 19 - 28)
  • $100 for school buses
  • $125 for commercial coaches

NOTE: Tickets must be purchased in advance, and they are ONLY valid for the scheduled DATE and TIME on ticket. NO EXCEPTIONS! Guests may arrive at the gate to enter the queue no sooner than 20 minutes prior to their scheduled reservation time. The gate will close 20 minutes after the last scheduled reservation time for the night.


All vehicles should enter the display at the New Scotland Avenue entrance to Washington Park. Call the Albany Police Athletic League (PAL) at 518.435.0392 if you have questions about other vehicles not listed above.

2021 Hours

The 2021 Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights will be held from November 26th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022. The show will be open during the following hours (note that December 11 is a "walk-only night"):

  • Sundays: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Mondays - Wednesdays: 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursdays: 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Fridays: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Saturdays: 5:30pm-10:30pm

2021 Special Events

bright holiday lights display

Each year, the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights features a variety of special events, including "walk-only" nights. Get the latest on this year's special events below (updated as of 10/29/2021).

Sunday, November 21st - Food For Friends Walk Night

The Food For Friends Walk Night is a fundraising event for the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY. Admission $5 per person or $10 per family and you may also bring a non-perishable food item to donate, as you enjoy a lovely stroll around the lake.

Monday, November 22nd - Pet Walk Night

Take your pet for a walk around the lake during this walk-only event to benefit the Charities of Choice for 2021. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family.

Saturday, December 11th - Walk-Only Night

Don't miss out on this walk-only night in December! This event will take place following the City of Albany's Last Run 5K, and admission is $5 per person or $10 per family.

Other Events

Kids Nights on Sundays

On Sundays in December, the first 125 children receive a special gift, courtesy of Albany PAL and CDTA.

Albany Broadcasting Nights at the Lights

Your favorite Albany Broadcasting stations will be taking turns keeping Santa company. Participating stations are B95.5, JAMZ 96.3, FLY 92.3, 100.9 The Cat, and Magic 590 AM.

Special Occasions

Trolley Rides

Trolley rides are available most nights through Royale Transportation. For more information or reservations, contact 518.286.4444.


From the West

Go wast on Route 20 into Albany. Bear right at the fork in the road (intersection of Allen Street). Continue wast on Madison Avenue to the New Scotland Avenue entrance. Turn left into Washington Park.

From the East

Go west on I-90 to I-787 South. Continue south on I-787 to the Madison Avenue exit. Proceed west on Madison Avenue to the New Scotland Avenue.

From the North

Drive south on I-90, and exit I-90 at Arbor Hill. Continue straight on Henry Johnson Boulevard, following it to the New Scotland Avenue entrance.

From the South

Take I-787 north to Exit 23 or (north to Southern Boulevard). Take Southern Boulevard to Delaware Avenue. Take a right on Delaware Avenue and proceed to Madison Avenue. Take a left on Madison Avenue to the New Scotland Avenue entrance.


Volunteers are needed nightly! If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Sherry at the PAL office at 518.435.0392.

For more information about the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park, call the Albany PAL at 518.435.0392.

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