It's going to be a joyous December in Albany!
Find out what the Capital Region has in store this year!
Embrace the Season in Albany
It's hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us! Don't miss out on all the Albany area has to offer this year with exciting events, prime shopping opportunities, and much more.
See Festive Lights
in the Park

Price Chopper/Market 32 is once again presenting us with an amazing show of lights throughout Washington Park for charity. Don't forget to stop by the Lakehouse for Santa, crafts, and refreshments! Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park is the ultimate holiday experience.

View all the details for this year's holiday lights >>
Don't Forget to Shop
Local This Season

If you're looking to shop local this year you're in luck! We've put together a list of the top local holiday gifts in the Albany area. From gift cards to an escape room or an adventure park, to gourmet artisan foods, to stylish apparel, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list.

See why you'll want to shop local this year >>
Check Out a
Holiday Market

The Fort Orange General Store is hosting a holiday market on December 8th, 15th, and 22nd. Vendors will rotate each week, selling locally made and sourced goods. Stop on buy and support our local artists and others in the community!

Check out a list of participating vendors >>
Find Holiday Bliss at Christmas Land

Get ready for everything Christmas at Christmas Land, happening in Altamont on weekends through December 17th. There will be Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, ornament and cookie decorating, train rides, kids activities, and so much more.

Get all the details on Christmas Land >>
Participate in the
Santa Sprint

It's not too late to register for the annual Santa Sprint, happening right on Lark Street on December 16th. Proceeds are going towards the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

Find more info on the Santa Sprint >>
Consider Dining Out
This Year

What if you didn't have to stress out about cooking and hosting for the holidays this year? Consider heading out to eat - several Albany area restaurants are open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and/or New Year's Day.

Browse restaurants open on the holidays >>

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