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2019-2020 Winter Events in Albany & the Capital Region

The Capital Region offers many fun and spirited events each winter! Whether you want to get some new gear, sample delicious foods, or find items for your home, there's an awesome annual event for you.

Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase

November 1-3, 2019

craft beer and ski showcase event

Every year the Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase presents the latest in skiing and snowboarding equipment and apparel at the best possible prices. You'll get access to exclusive deals on the newest fashion and industry equipment, as well as ski resort packages for the upcoming season.

This three-day event also features the popular Craft Beer Garden, where you'll get the chance to sample a variety of craft beers from breweries across the state.

Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

November 29, 2019 - January 3, 2020

holiday lights in the shape of a ship

Washington Park in Albany is transformed into a winter wonderland with a spectacular display of holiday lights you can't see anywhere else. There are a number of special events that coincide with Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park as well.

Albany Last Run 5K

December 7, 2019

runners with festive outfitsPhoto credit: Andrzej Pilarczyk

The Albany Last Run 5K is a great race for all ages that goes through a beautiful course, including the holiday lights in Washington Park, and culminates with an amazing fireworks show. This run benefits the St. Peter's Cardiac & Vascular Center. The event is incredibly popular and sells out well in advance, so if you're interested in participating hurry and register!

Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival

January 16-18, 2020

indoor food festival

Taste delicious offerings from the best local restaurants at the Albany Chefs' Food & Wine Festival! Enjoy a full weekend of food-related events and competitions. Highlights will include the Mayor's Opening Celebration, a Battle of the Bartenders, a Slider Slam Competition, and the Grand Gala Reception.

Times Union Home Expo

February 7-9, 2020

ladles hanging from a wall

Don't miss the largest home show in the Capital Region! The Times Union Home Expo features more than 400 booths to shop, compare, and hear from the experts. Discover new products, hear helpful tips, learn about the latest trends, and walk away with fresh ideas and great deals.

Schenectady Restaurant Week

March 2-8, 2020

entree of meat and vegetables

Enjoy delicious three-course meals at various participating Schenectady restaurants for a special fixed price during Schenectady Restaurant Week! This event is brought to us by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation, the Capital Region Chamber, and Discover Schenectady.

Mac-N-Cheese Bowl

March 14, 2020

shell mac n cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a favorite for people of all ages! Head to the Marcelle Athletic Complex at Siena College for the annual Mac-N-Cheese Bowl and taste dozens of varieties of the dish, all prepared by local restaurants. Then, vote for your favorites!

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