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Capital Holiday Lights is keeping the Holidays COVID Safe!  Holiday Fun is Essential! Capital Holiday Lights is making sure to accommodate those who are anxious about their exposure to the virus.

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Letter to Santa

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa can be deposited in Santa’s Mailbox at the Entrance booth of the Capital Holiday Lights.

25th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights

Welcome to the 25th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park – continuing the Capital Region Event that has become a beloved family tradition!  While so much in 2021 has forced us all to change and/or adapt due to the ongoing Pandemic, we have adapted our 25th Annual holiday extravaganza with minimal impact. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors make Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights their holiday destination, and this year is no exception!

Opening Night - November 26th

The Albany Police Athletic League (PAL) has an amazing holiday show planned this year to celebrate and capture the best of the season’s spirit, with many new and exciting features sure to please everyone. Whether you’re starting a new family tradition, or one of our thousands of returning visitors, Welcome to the Show!

The 25th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park drive through runs from November 26, 2021, until January 2, 2022.

Presented by Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the people of the City of Albany and Albany PAL, this year’s show depicts holiday scenes of yesteryear and many new & exciting lighting displays.

Hours are Sundays 5 to 9p.m., Monday-Wednesdays 5:30 to 9 p.m., Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fridays 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission prices are $25.00 per car, $30.00 for 10-18 passenger vehicle, $50.00 for vehicles containing 19-28 passengers, $100.00 for school buses and $125.00 for commercial coaches, with all proceeds benefiting the youth programming of Albany PAL. (Tickets must be purchased in advance)

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NOTE: Tickets are ONLY valid for the the scheduled DATE and TIME on ticket. NO EXCEPTIONS! Guests may arrive at the gate to enter the queue no sooner than 20 minutes prior to their scheduled reservation time. The gate will close 20 minutes after the last scheduled reservation time for the night.

The best part of the 25th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park is that all proceeds benefit the juvenile crime prevention programs of the Albany Police Athletic League (PAL)!

For more information and the most up-to-date schedule of events at Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights, visit or call Albany PAL at 518-435-0392.

****Volunteers needed nightly – Sun – Thurs 5 – 9:30 PM and Fri and Sat 5 – 10:30 PM. Please contact the PAL Office at 518-435-0392 for more information****