Capital Holiday Lights in the Park | New York by Rail

november, 2021

26novAll Day02janCapital Holiday Lights in the Park(All Day) Washington Park, Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12203

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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 25th annual Capital Holiday Lights in the Park at Albany’s Washington Park! This event runs from November 26 through January 2, and is a drive-through immersive experience with more than 125 holiday displays and scenes.

At the end of the drive, 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

On Friday, November 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the grand opening for the new season!

Family Nights on Sundays

On Sundays in December, the first 125 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

Pet Walk Night

Monday, November 22, 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.


$5.00 per Person; $10.00 per Family.

Bike and Lights

Sunday, November 28, 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. — Experience the park from a new perspective as you bike around the lake. All proceeds will be used to purchase helmets and recondition bikes for underserved youth.


$5.00 per Person; $10.00 per Family.

Walk Only Night

Saturday, December 11, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. — Walk through the park to view the displays on another level while benefiting local Charities of Choice. 


$5.00 per Person; $10.00 per Family.

Ticket Sales for Capital Holiday Lights in the Park

Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mondays through Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fridays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

$25.00 per car, $35.00 for 10-18 passenger vehicles, $50.00 for vehicles containing 19-28 passengers, $100.00 for school buses and RVs, 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 26 (Friday) - January 2 (Sunday)


Washington Park

Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12203