From glittering holiday trees, to festive Main Streets, Albany County is decked out for the season. Have a holly jolly time snapping photos at these top 5 most Instagrammable holiday spots in Albany County! Don't forget to share your photos with #DiscoverAlbany for a chance to be featured on our Instagram. 

Remsen Street in Cohoes

Remsen Street, the main thoroughfare in the city of Cohoes, is merry and bright during the holiday season. Sparkling garlands with huge brightly lit red bows hang across the entire street. Street lamps are elegantly wrapped in glittering garland and capped off with festive wreaths. With holiday decorations straight out of a Hallmark movie, it is a totally Insta-worthy backdrop for all your seasonal photos. 

Olde English Pub

Nestled in Quackenbush Square, the Olde English Pub is dressed in holiday style. Housed in the second oldest building in Albany, the pub's historic facade is adorned with charming wreaths and warm twinkle lights. Step through the red front door to enter a festive wonderland. Dozens of sparkling ornaments dangle from the ceiling and brightly lit garland decorate the space. Sit near the fireplace and the glittering holiday tree to toast to the season with a festive beverage. The Instagrammable moments are endless! 


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NYS Holiday Tree

The official New York State Holiday Tree at the Empire State Plaza is Albany's most popular holiday Instagram spot. From one angle, the dazzling tree is surrounded by the towering Plaza buildings and the unique Egg Performing Arts Center. From another, the glittering holiday tree is perfectly accented against the backdrop of the majestic New York State Capitol Building. From all angles, it is a totally Instagrammable sight! 

Stuyvesant Plaza

Stuyvesant Plaza is aglow with festive holiday lights! Throughout the shopping plaza, there are festive displays ranging from larger-than-life ornaments, to cheerful penguins, to shimmering trees.  Pose for an Insta-worthy photo on the bench beneath the sparkling red and white ornament or in front of the giant shiny red ornaments. Spread holiday cheer by sharing your photos online with the hashtag #PlazaPics and tagging @StuyvesantPlaza for a chance to win a $25 gift card! 

NYS Capitol's War Room

The glittering tree in front of the New York State Capitol Building on State Street is stunning, but this lesser-known tree inside the Capitol is extra Instagrammable! The dazzling tree is on display in the War Room, located on the second floor of the Capitol. The War Room is home to sweeping ceiling murals that create a picturesque backdrop for this festive holiday tree.