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New York State Holiday Tree Lighting

December 04, 2016 - December 04, 2016

  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free Admission
  • Phone:518-474-4759
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This family-fun annual event has something for everyone with a full day of indoor and outdoor activities, including a chance to meet Santa, a holiday arts and crafts fair, and skating demonstrations by the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club, train rides around the Empire State Plaza concourse, as well as horse and carriage rides on the Plaza.

There will also be musical performances by The Capital Area Flute Club, Debuts Theater Company, and Tuba Christmas, and a holiday rock and skate with The Silver Arrow Band. The tree-lighting ceremony, hosted by the News10 Morning Team and WTRY, begins at 5:15 and concludes with a fireworks show.

The event also coincides with the Taste NY Holiday Expo at the New York State Museum, which has a $5 admission (those 12 and younger get in free); the Great Train Extravaganza in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, admission $7, kids under 12 free; and a free concert by The Zucchini Brothers at 3 p.m. in The Egg Center for the Performing Arts.



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