Opening Night

Friday, Nov. 2– 6pm The Lights are on and we welcome the 25th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park open every night through January 2. Click here for hours and pricing information.

Food For Friends Walk Night

Sun, Nov. 21 – 5-7pm  The Walk benefits the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY – helping our neighbors get through these difficult times together–the way only the 518 can do it!  Admission $5.00 per person or $10 per family and you may also bring a non-perishable food item to donate, as you enjoy a lovely stroll  around the Lake.

Pet Walk Night

Monday, November 22 – 5 -7pm This annual favorite is back for 2021! Bring your fur babies and walk the beautiful Lights around the Lake during our walk-only night to benefit our local Charities of Choice for 2021. Admission $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.

Celebrating a Special Occasion?

SEE YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!

We are pleased to be able to once again offer our visitors the opportunity of posting a seasonal salutation at the Lights in the Park.

For $50.00 we will list your celebration on our digital sign board for all to see on the night of your choice (limited to 6 greeting per night. The greeting will rotate on the board for the duration of the evening. “Happy Birthday Javon”, “Will you Marry Me Alicia” and “Congratulations Trevor and Jasmin”, are just a sample of what your greeting can say.

To order your greeting contact the PAL Office 518-435-0392, Credit Cards are accepted.   

Trolley Rides

Trolley Rides are available from your starting location most nights via Royale Transportation. For more information or reservations contact (518) 286-4444.


2021 SNEAK PEEK

Sunday, November 21—5-7pm –  Food For Friends Walk Night –The Walk benefits the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY – helping our neighbors get through these difficult times together–the way only the 518 can do it!  Admission $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family and you may also bring a non-perishable food item to donate, as you enjoy a lovely stroll  around the Lake. 

Monday, Nov. 22 – 5-7pmPet Walk Night – This annual favorite is back for 2021!  Bring your fur babies and walk the beautiful Lights around the Lake during our walk-only night to benefit our local Charities of Choice for 2021.    Admission $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.

Tuesday Nov. 23 through Thursday, Nov. 25- Happy Thanksgiving! Santa and his elves are making the final preparations to the lights to be sure they are perfect for the Capital Region; the Show will be closed so our other volunteers may enjoy the holiday with their family. SEE YOU ON FRIDAY AS WE CELEBRATE OUR GRAND OPENING!


Friday, Nov. 26 – GRAND OPENING!! The Lights are on and we welcome the 25th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park open every night through January 3. Be sure to get your ticket in advance.

Saturday, Dec. 11 – 6-8pm Join us for a Walk-Only Night around the beautiful Lights around the Washington Park Lake while supporting our local Charities of Choice for 2021. The Walk Night will take place immediately following the City of Albany’s Last Run 5K. Admission $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.

Sundays in December, Kids Night –
the first 125 youth receive a special gift compliments of Albany PAL and CDTA!

Albany Broadcasting Nights at the Lights
 Join your favorite Albany Broadcasting stations for fun Remote Nights at the Lights!  B95.5, JAMZ 96.3, FLY 92.3, 100.9 The Cat and Magic 590 AM are taking turns keeping Santa company at the Show!  Be sure to listen to our partners all year round!

Please check back for more information.  This page is being updated for your convenience.