Plan Your Capital Region Holiday Getaway!

The holiday season is upon us, and Albany has everything you need to make this holiday season memorable.  Celebrate the season with family and friends in Albany on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Magic of Christmas, the Capital Region's favorite Holiday spectacular. 

Sparkling holiday favorites and carols led by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony.  Plus selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and three movements of Handel's Messiah performed by the Cathedral of All Saint's Choir of Men and Boys.  The program will also feature young musicians and dancers from The Music Studio, Capital District Youth Chorale, Bolland School of Irish Dance and the World of Dance Studio with a special visit from Santa Claus. 


Tickets start at just $28  and children 12 & under are half price.

Call 518.694.3300 for best seats and personalized service or buy online through Ticketmaster.

Ask about group rates and discounts.


Market Hours: 11:00am to 4:00PM  Address: 222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230

Market Hours: 11:00am to 4:00PM

Address: 222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230


TASTE NY Holiday Market- Sip, sample and shop at the New York State Museum's 2nd Annual Taste NY Holiday Market. Enjoy an array of "made in New York" specialty food and beverages, including hand-crafted beer, wine and spirits, cheese, chocolate, apple and maple products, and other edible gifts.

Cooking demonstrations will be held throughout the day and living historians will share recipes from the past. Chocolate dipping fountain compliments of Price Chopper & We Do Fondue. 

For more information, call (518) 473-0559 or visit


2016 Empire State Holiday Tree Lighting

The Empire State Plaza becomes a winter playground for the whole family including live music, ice skating, visits with Santa, a holiday marketplace, fireworks and more! The official tree lighting ceremony kicks off at 5:15pm.  

Free Ice Skating: Skate Rentals start at $3

Free Ice Skating: Skate Rentals start at $3