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Attend Lark Street's 2019 Winter Festival: Chili Chowder Stroll & Santa Speedo Sprint

Check out the details on the hottest early winter events on historic Lark Street in Albany, NY! Both the Chili Chowder Stroll & Santa Speedo Sprint are happening in conjunction with each other on Saturday, December 14, 2019, making it a true early winter festival.

Taste Amazing Food at the Chili Chowder Stroll

someone holding a chili cup sample

The 3rd Annual Chili Chowder Stroll will be held from 12pm to 4pm, with $1 samples of chili and chowder from area restaurants. Vote for your favorites as you stroll through Albany's Lark Street neighborhood, fully decked out for the holidays. Admission to the event is free.

Compete in the Santa Speedo Sprint

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This year marks the 14th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint! The Santa Speedo Sprint is an 800 meter run taking place at 2pm on Lark Street. Proceeds from the festive race benefit the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

You do not have to wear a speedo - runners wear everything from speedos to bikinis to costumes to suits! If you're not running, come out and enjoy the fun, and consider a donation to the cause.

There will also be restaurant and bar specials, promotions from retail shops, live music, and kids' activities. Experience holiday fun at this popular winter festival!

Check out photos from previous Santa Speedo Sprints:

santa speedo sprint lineup

santa speedo sprint group

santa speedo sprint group

santa speedo sprint runners

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