Capital Holiday Lights
See the spectacular show of over 125 holiday light displays in Washington Park! The Silver and Gold themed celebration will bring you holiday cheer, plus, you can meet Santa and his reindeer afterward! Proceeds benefit the Albany Police Athletic League's youth programs!

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Jingle Elf Quest
The Downtown Albany BID needs your help finding these elves! Seek them at downtown businesses from Dec. 4 -11 and snap a pic. When you share your photos, you could win great prizes! Check out a list of participating businesses and read up on the rules, then start hunting for those elves!

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Speakeasy Gala
This Saturday, December 7, Support the Albany Center Gallery at its 1920s speakeasy-themed party, with amazing food from Mazzone Hospitality, limited and specialized art from regional artists, competitive auctions and raffles, buzz-worthy old-timey cocktails and live entertainment. 

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Enter To Win Local Giveaways!

Christmas Tree, Wreaths & More -- Enter to win a whole holiday greens package from Ellms Farm!

Snow Tubing Fun -- Win $100 to Tubby Tubes Outdoor Fun Park!

$50 For Beautiful Flowers -- Enter to win a $50 gift card to!

Three Restaurant Cards -- Win 3 gift cards to local restaurants thanks to ADK Sports complex!

Dinner at Grappa 72 -- Win a $50 gift card to Italian Restaurant Grappa 72!

Copy Of Second Chance Dog -- Win a copy of Jon Katz' touching memoir - perfect for animal lovers.

Featured Events

Two Tree Lightings!
Only a great city like Albany could have two holiday tree lightings! First up is the Academy Park Tree Lighting with Mayor Jennings on December 5. Then, see the Empire State Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting with fireworks on December 8!
Last Run 5K
Well, registration is closed for the St. Peter's Cardiac & Vacular Center Last Run, but that doesn't mean you can't cheer on the runners as they make their way through downtown Albany and the Capital Holiday lights! Read more Holiday Guide
Keep your holiday spirit high by checking out the holiday guide! You'll find even more seaonsal events, local gift inspiration, and plenty of helpful tips to enjoy the festive season.  Read more

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