New Year’s Eve 2018

The 22nd Annual Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights in the Parkdrive through runs until January 2, 2019. The 2018 edition of the Price Chopper/Market 32 Capital Holiday Lights is an all-new, drive-through spectacular with more than 125 displays and scenes in Albany’s Washington Park.
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.
At the end of your drive through the Lights, the Washington Park Lake House comes alive. Join your favorite reindeer and friends as they bring fun and mystery to the holiday season. The Lake House is filled with crafts and refreshments. 
Hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission prices are $20.00 per car, $25.00 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. (Credit or debit cards are not accepted for admission)
The best part of the 22nd 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)!

New Year’s Eve Bash with Funk Evolution
On Monday, December 31, the Capital Region’s premier horn-fueled party band, Funk Evolution, will wow guests with their unique and high-energy musical stylings at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. Funk Evolution has toured all throughout the United States, and has also played at some of the world’s most famous venues. This funkadelic dance party will be the perfect way end 2018 and kick off the new year. Each admission will include two drink coupons, a buffet of small bites, as well as an unforgettable dance party! The doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available at as well as through the Proctors Box Office and

“The Boardwalk After Dark” – The Largest Indoor New Year’s Eve Party in Albany at The Desmond Hotel 
This New Year’s Eve, join us as we explore the attractions of the real boardwalk after dark…Our New Year’s Eve parties are legendary, and this year will be no different as we transform the entire hotel into an exciting amusement park with street performers, a sideshow, carnival games, photobooths, and much more!
This party features live music in every area from top bands The Audiostars, Skeeter Creek, and DeeJay Element plus continuous entertainment from our cast of themed performers. Enjoy 4 hours of open bar, carnival-inspired cuisine, signature cocktails and endless champagne.

In addition to our overnight packages, we offer two VIP experiences with our VIP Lounges and VIP Party Suites that include dedicated servers, private bars, and more.
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New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration at the Polish Community Center
Join us for the last night of 2018 and dance your way to the celebration of 2019 at our New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration!

  • Modern and Folk Polish Music presented by the live band …”EKSTAZA”
  • Appetizers • Dinner
  • Homemade Pastries • Coffee and Tea
  • Midnight Snacks • Open Cash Bar
  • A Champagne Toast for the Countdown!!!

$95 pp / $190 couple
* Tickets are Non-Refundable *

New Year’s Eve Family Show and Ball Drop
Celebrate the start of the new year with Mopco – a memorable, interactive, family-friendly-improv-show! We use audience suggestions and willing volunteers to create stories, characters, and songs in a one of a kind performance. Stick around for an early ball-drop and be home and in your pj’s before midnight! Doors Open @ 6:30pm, Show Starts @ 7:00pm. Location is 10 Jat St, Schenectady.

Groovin’ New Year’s Eve at the Albany Marriott

A Groovin’ New Years Eve Dinner Show & Dance Party Celebration featuring live entertainment by “Groovin’…The Capital Districts Premier Rock & Roll Legends Show.”

NYE Legends Performing Include: Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Dusty Springfield, Elton John, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, and more!


6:30pm to 7:15pm: registration, reception, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar all night

7pm to 8:30pm: buffet (carved strip steak, chicken piccata, pasta baked salmon, salads, and desserts)

8:30pm to 12am: Groovin’…Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legends and Dancing to the Music of DJ Lenny Thomas

12am: champagne toast to ring in 2019

12am to 12:30am: Groovin’…Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legends and Dancing to the Music of DJ Lenny Thomas


For tickets, reservations, or more information, call the Albany Marriott at (518) 458-8444.

Dinner & Show Package – $99 Per Person

One ticket for Marriott’s New Year’s Eve Party including light reception, dinner buffet, party favors, midnight champagne toast, and four hours of live entertainment and DJ with Lenny Thomas. (Book this package by December 15th to receive $10 off!)

NYE Overnight Package – $299 Per Couple

All of the above for two, plus room accommodations and New Year’s morning breakfast buffet.

Book your corporate rate for  New Years Eve Package

First Night Saratoga is New York’s largest New Year’s event outside of NYC!

As one of the oldest and largest First Night celebrations in the country, First Night is the most affordable, accessible, family-friendly, safe and exciting way to spend New Year’s Eve in the region.

On Monday, December 31st, join over 15,000 revelers as Saratoga Arts hosts dozens of regional and touring performing groups in thirty venues throughout Historic Downtown Saratoga Springs. Starting with the 5K roadrace at Skidmore College at 5:30pm, culminating with the fireworks in Congress Park at midnight, and packed full of live music, dance, comedy and magic in between, this event will be a highlight of your outgoing year.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Hunter Mountain

Welcome in 2019 with a day on the mountain complete with plenty of great entertainment! Join us on the base of the mountain for an amazing fireworks show to help ring in the New Year! Come ready to celebrate good times! (Don’t worry, if you forget your NYE party garb, we’ve got you covered.)  We’ll have live music rockin’ at the Main Bar starting at 4:30pm and Fireworks at 6:30PM.

New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks at Windham

Ring in the New Year on the mountain! DJ Brian will get the party started on the patio at 2pm before kicking things off in Seasons. The best party band in the Hudson Valley, Probable Cause, will play from 8:30pm until 12:30am in Seasons, taking a break at 10pm for the Grand Fireworks Celebration!

New Year’s Eve 11am: The Magic of David Hall at the Berkshire Museum

Ring in the New Year at the Berkshire Museum! Join Boston-based magician David Hall as he performs amazing magic and astonishing illusions.

Noon Year’s Eve at Colonie Center

Ring in the new year with Colonie Center. We will be hosting a special celebration in Center Court to help you bring in the new year with crafts and a balloon drop at Noon!

9:30AM-11:30AM or 12:00PM-2:00PM

Pre-Registration Required

Celebrate the arrival of 2019 at a child-friendly time. Ring in the Noon Year with laughter, learning and fun.

Thanks to our friends at GE, your admission fee is waived for our Noon Year’s celebration; we invite revelers to contribute their $8 admission fee savings to our Science for Every Child initiative.

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