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Get Ready for the
Holiday Season in Albany
Kick Off the Season
With an Epic Tree Lighting

You will not want to miss out on the annual Empire State Plaza Tree Lighting on December 3rd. More than just a tree lighting, the event also includes a chance to meet Santa, a holiday arts and crafts fair, caroling, skating demonstrations, live music, and more.

Get more details on the tree lighting >>

Host Your Holiday Event at the Newly Renovated Albany Marriott

Did you know? The Albany Marriott recently underwent a whopping $15 million renovation! If you're looking to host a holiday event, or are attending one in the area and need somewhere to stay, this hotel will go above and beyond for you.

See why you'll be convinced to choose the Albany Mariott >>

Start Your Holiday Shopping

Looking to buy local this year? We've compiled a list of the top local gifts available in the Albany area, with a wide range of options. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support local at the same time!

View all top local holiday gifts for this year >>

Try the Troy Turkey Trot

If you've never participated in the Troy Turkey Trot consider doing so this Thanksgiving! Now in its 101st year, this is one of the oldest running turkey trots in the country. Be a part of this historic holiday tradition.

Check out the schedule and register today >>

Attend a Festival of Trees

Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit more than seeing beautifully decorated Christmas trees at the Schenectady Festival of Trees, happening December 3rd through the 23rd.

Find out more on the festival >>

Shop & Sample
NYS Food and Beverages

Happening before the Empire State Plaza Tree Lighting on December 3rd is the Taste NY Holiday Market at the NYS Museum. Shop and sample beer, wine, cheese, chocolate, and more!

Discover more on the tasting >>


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