november, 2019

23novAll Day03janCapital Holiday Lights in the Park(All Day) Washington Park, Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12203

Event Details

Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Come and see a drive-through Christmas spectacular filled with lights and displays galore through Albany’s Washington Park!

The beginning of the huge holiday lights display in Washington Park. | Courtesy of

The beginning of the Capital Holiday Lights in the Park display in Washington Park. | Photo Courtesy of

Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Don’t miss out on the 23nd annual Capital Holiday Lights in the Park through Albany’s Washington Park! This event runs from November 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020, and is a brand new, drive-through with more than 125 holiday displays and scenes.

At the end of the drive through, you will be in the Washington Park Lake House. There will be crafts, refreshments and special friends including Rudolph. Santa will be there through December 23 to grant holiday wishes for children.

Events at Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Grand Opening of Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

On Friday, November 29, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the grand opening for the new season!

Family Nights on Sundays

On Sundays, the first 100 children receive a special prize, courtesy of Albany PAL.

Albany Broadcasting Nights at the Lights

Your favorite Albany Broadcasting stations will be taking turns keeping Santa company – stop by and see them for prizes and giveaways. Participating stations are B95.5, JAMZ 96.3, FLY 92.3, 100.9 The Cat, and Magic 590 AM.

Special Events at Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival at the Lights

Saturday, November 23, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Presented by Albany PAL, enjoy music, tasting and, of course, the Lights on beautiful Washington Park Lake! Must be 21 to attend; ID required.


$29.95 in advance at; $44.95 at the door

Chili, Chowder & Soup Fest

Sunday, November 24, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Don’t miss the Capital Region’s hottest seasonal event, featuring local favorites from restaurants, taverns & delis! Enjoy music, crafters, Santa and more!


Adults, $7.00; Children 10 & Under, $3.00 in advance at
Adults, $12.00; Children 10 & Under, $5.00 at the door

Pet Walk Night

Monday, November 25, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Take your pet for a walk around the Lake as part of a walk-only Charity Walk Night to benefit our local Charities of Choice for 2018.

Suggested Donations
$5.00 per Person; $10.00 per Family.

Ticket Sales for Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Sundays through Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

$20.00 per car, $25.00 for 10-18 passenger vehicles, $50.00 for vehicles containing 19-28 passengers, $100.00 for school buses, and $125.00 for commercial coach buses.

Take Amtrak to Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Experience these holiday spectacular via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany, NY—Don’t forget to the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany-Rensselaer office today at 518-427-3893.

Where to Stay in Albany

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Albany area has to offer. Book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Albany Medical Center and spend the weekend tasting and experiencing Capital Craft Beverages and Music.


November 23 (Saturday) - January 3 (Friday)


Washington Park

Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12203