#Albany, NY events this week

Enjoy a Capital holiday getaway in Albany!
New York State Holiday Tree
Enjoy winter merriment in Albany!
See the New York State Tree Lighting Ceremony, skate in Empire State Plaza, ride a horse-drawn carriage through Capital Holiday Lights in the Park, holiday shop at one of our artisan markets, or get on-board the Polar Express to meet Santa! Revel in Albany’s holiday events and catch the spirit of the season!
Only in Albany
Ice skating at Empire State Plaza.
Plotting your escape: Budget-friendly winter getaways

Cold weather doesn’t have to mean hibernation. In fact, now’s a great time to plan a winter getaway. We’ve got some fun, winter adventures that are family-friendly and affordable!

Arts & Culture
Discover the “simple joys” of theater at one of these top-notch performances…
It may be cold outside, but our theaters are heating up with red-hot performances! Capital Rep stages Camelot, a classical musical for the holidays.  See Something Rotten at Proctors, or “John Cleese Live on Stage” after a screening of Monty Python. Plus, there’s a season of holiday performances at the Palace Theatre, including the holiday films, musicals, and a special performance The Magic of Christmas by the Grammy Award-Winning Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Meander our markets

Albany is a shopper’s paradise. Whether you prefer big name retailers or the quaint charm of a  locally owned independent, Albany has the shopping experience you’re looking for. Here’s our favorite places to shop this holiday season!
Eat & Drink
Culinary Capital: Carbing up in the Capital Region
Crazy good Italian spots in Albany that are sure to answer that winter craving you have for pasta! Mangia!
Discover More About Albany County
Enjoy four unique seasons of entertaining events, historic masterpieces, unique cultural attractions, regional shopping centers, and a taste for culinary delights from around the world.
Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau | albany.org
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