Drive-Through Sneak Peek

Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21- 6-9pm Albany PAL presents a DRIVE-THROUGH SNEAK PEEK of the Lights on the Lake!  Be among the first to see what is new and exciting in the Show this year! Bring the whole family and enjoy a night out, while staying safe and socially-distant in the comfort of your family vehicle!  All those who enjoy this special Sneak Peek preview will receive a Bounce Back Pass with their admission, valid for a return visit during this year’s Show!

“Triple F” Walk Night

Sun, Nov. 22 – 5:45-7:30pm – NEW THIS YEAR -OUR “TRIPLE F” (FOOD FOR FRIENDS!!) FOOD WALK –Sure to be a new favorite, our Triple F Food Walk benefits the Food Pantries of the Capital District – helping our neighbors get through these difficult times together–the way only the 518 can do it!  Bring a non-perishable food item to donate, and enjoy a lovely stroll  around the Lake.  Social distancing and all current safety requirements are applicable.

Pet Walk Night

Monday, November 23 – 5 -7pm This annual favorite is back for 2020! 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 2020. Social distancing and masks are required. Suggested donations $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.

Celebrating a Special Occasion?

Book your special visit through the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights and take advantage of a trolley, limousine, or your preferred mode of transportation! Celebrate your event in Lights on our digital display board by contacting Sherry at 518-435-0392.

Trolley Rides

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


2020 SNEAK PEEK – REIMAGINED!

Due to the current COVID restrictions, we are REIMAGINING our SNEAK PEEK EVENTS FOR THIS YEAR ONLY!  Our perennial favorite TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS EVENTS will be postponed until 2021, when we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Capital Holiday Lights in the Park.  Be sure to join us next year for our Special Anniversary Edition, filled with fun and surprises!

Friday, November 20—6-9 pm, and Saturday, November 21 – 6-9pm:  Albany PAL presents a DRIVE-THROUGH SNEAK PEEK of the Lights on the Lake!  Be among the first to see what is new and exciting in the Show this year! Bring the whole family and enjoy a night out, while staying safe and socially-distant in the comfort of your family vehicle!  All those who enjoy this special Sneak Peek preview will receive a Bounce Back Pass with their admission, valid for a return visit during this year’s Show!

Sunday, Nov. 22 – 4:30 – 5:30pm: Bike & Lights – Bring your Bike and see the lights from a different perspective. All proceeds from bike night are used to purchase helmets and to recondition bikes for under served/ under privileged youth in the Capital Region. Suggested donation is $5 per adult or $10 per family –

Sunday, November 22—5:45-7:30pm –  NEW THIS YEAR – OUR “TRIPLE F” (FOOD FOR FRIENDS!!) FOOD WALK –Sure to be a new favorite, our Triple F Food Walk benefits the Food Pantries of the Capital District – helping our neighbors get through these difficult times together–the way only the 518 can do it!  Bring a non-perishable food item to donate, and enjoy a lovely stroll  around the Lake.  Social distancing and all current safety requirements are applicable.

Monday, Nov. 23 – 5-7pmPet Walk Night – This annual favorite is back for 2020!  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 2020.    Social distancing and masks are required.  Suggested donations $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family.

Tuesday Nov. 24 through Thursday, Nov. 26- 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. 27 – GRAND OPENING!! The Lights are on and we welcome the 24th Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Park open every night through January 3 Sunday through Thursday 6-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6-10pm.

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!

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